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Court rejects Obama immigration plan. Executive abuse of power?

Obama's immigration initiative could protect some 5 million people from deportation. But a court ruled against the plan, with critics saying Obama …

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Globalization

Why We Should Land on Mars' Moon Before We Land on Mars

Rather than an expensive Apollo 8-style flyby or an audacious out-the-gates landing, NASA is mulling landing on the rocky, tiny moon first.<p>NASA wants to land a human crew on Mars in the 2030s. But to succeed with such an ambitious, expensive, long-timescale project, the agency needs a roadmap that …

Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder

The president is setting a personal record. At 15 days, Barack Obama’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard will be the longest summer break of his …

What should we eat to stay healthy? Why experts actually have no idea.

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>Liberia’s poverty, skepticism of experts makes treating Ebola harder<p>Next Post »<p>Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and Gaza are falling apart and John Kerry’s not helping<p>8 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you …

Did America’s policy on ransom help kill James Foley?

<b>By David Rohde</b> Somewhere in the desert of eastern Syria, a militant from the Islamic State beheaded the American journalist James Foley this week. The killer and his terrorist group are responsible for Foley’s death. They should be the focus of public anger.But Foley’s execution is also a chilling …

The commander in chief should not also be the 'decider in chief'

Just before leaving for summer recess at the end of July, the House of Representatives turned to the issue of Iraq. Throughout June, President Obama had steadily increased the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq from an initial 275 to nearly 800. Military force had not yet been used, but the writing …

Google Is a Necessary Evil

The growing European backlash against Google, reflected in the European Commission's rejection of the search giant's antitrust settlement and a …