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Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth, raised to lead. Then, sharply different choices.

By Marc Fisher<p>, Senior editor<p>Sari Horwitz<p>, Reporter<p>They are the sons of wealth, brought up in families accustomed to power. They were raised to show and demand respect, and they were raised to lead.<p>They rose to positions of enormous authority, the president of the United States and the special …

Donald Trump

47 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like Netflix original "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" and Oscar-nominated "Last Men in Aleppo" a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week.<p>You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p><b>Here are</b> …

The Best Road Bikes Under $1,500 for 2018​

You don't have to spend a lot of cash to have a great ride. Some of the best tech from budget-blowing dream bikes is now available in less expensive versions that are not just economical but damn fun. These days, you can experience all the ride quality benefits of disc brakes, wide gear ranges, and …

Every Episode of Black Mirror, Ranked From Best to Worst

With four seasons of the sci-fi anthology series in the books, it’s time to stack up the best and worst entries envisioning humanity’s bleak future …

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Venture Capital

A Beginner’s Guide To True Crime Books, Podcasts, TV Shows & More

The genre has a long, bloody history<p>It all started with Serial. Well… sort of. True crime as a genre has a long, bloody history, and it's been through several incarnations before arriving at what is—in my opinion—its best form yet. But the current obsession with it is definitely due to the wildly …

An Italian rapper, a 'hangman's noose' and a $250m lawsuit: the chaotic race to build Elon Musk's hyperloop

In 2013, irked by the $68 billion (£51 billion) cost of California’s high-speed rail project, Elon Musk proposed an alternative. He called it the …

High-speed Rail

The Swift Rise--and Fall--of America's One-Time Fastest-Growing Company

Tablet maker Fuhu was No. 1 on the Inc. 500 two years in a row. Then it went bankrupt. Here's the exclusive inside story of what happened.<p>Jim Mitchell's morning ritual was as consistent as the Southern California sunshine. After fruit, bacon, and a blueberry muffin at Martha's 22nd Street Grill in …

Employment

London property values are plunging, but it's not just because of Brexit

Capital values for offices in the City of London - the financial district of London - plunged 6.1% in July, from June, real estate firm CBRE reported today. In its monthly index, "capital value" represents the probable prices that would have been paid at the date of valuation.<p>And it extended beyond …

Real Estate

A startup that just launched out of stealth a few months ago thinks it's found a way to treat cancer, and it just got bought for up to $10 billion

But the startup's investors could get up to $4 billion more if Stemcentrx hits successful milestones for clinical developments. Plus the company had about $400 million in the bank. So all in, it's about a $10.2 billion deal.<p>Stemcentrx is researching drugs designed to treat cancer by targeting …

Cancer

The Machiavelli of Maryland: adviser to presidents, prime ministers – and the Dalai Lama | Thomas Meaney

Military strategist, classical scholar, cattle rancher – and an adviser to presidents, prime ministers, and the Dalai Lama. Just who is Edward Luttwak? And why do very powerful people pay vast sums for his advice?<p>People contact Edward Luttwak with unusual requests. The prime minister of Kazakhstan …

9 Powerful Books Elon Musk Recommends

Elon Musk's must-read list exhibits his well-known and deep interest in science, as well as the personalities behind it.<p>In previous posts, I've reviewed Bill Gates's summer reading list and the books that Steve Jobs wanted people to read.<p>Elon Musk's reading recommendations are quite different. …

Peter Thiel

How to cancel your Apple Music subscription before your free trial is up

The new Apple Music streaming service comes with a three-month free trial as a way to entice users. Get them hooked early on and they'll be more …

24 Hours in L.A.’s Koreatown with Native Son Roy Choi

The food truck chef tells us about his new restaurants and his favorite things to do in K-town.<p>Roy Choi is a multi-faceted chef and entrepreneur, a …