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3 Books That Explore Catalonia’s Fight for Independence

On Thursday, following Catalonia’s Oct. 1 referendum on independence, Spain promised to take emergency measures to suppress secessionist sentiment in the restive northeastern region, which has long sought independence from Spain. Here are two books that explore the historical and present context of …

Books

Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?

In early January, I went to see Mark Zuckerberg at MPK20, a concrete-and-steel building on the campus of Facebook’s headquarters, which sits across a desolate highway from the marshy salt flats of Menlo Park, Calif. The Frank Gehry-designed building has a pristine nine-acre rooftop garden, yet much …

Journalism

Feds say student loan collector Navient bilked borrowers out of $4B

Navient, the nation's largest student loan servicer — and formerly part of Sallie Mae — was just hit with a federal lawsuit that alleges the company deceived borrowers to the tune of $4 billion.<p>Customers who took out student loans were hit with unnecessary interest payments, denied options to …

Finance

Trump: 'There’s nobody that’s done so much for equality as I have'

Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would unequivocally renounce any support of white supremacists and declared that no one has done as much for equality as he has.<p>Trump found himself embroiled in controversy over his refusal to disavow support of the KKK and its former grand wizard, David Duke, on …

Donald Trump

How Flint, Michigan, became one of the most dangerous cities in America

The city of Flint, Michigan, which is now under a state of emergency because of lead in its tap water, has seen more than its fair share of struggles in the past few years.<p>It's known as one of the most dangerous cities in America, and the poverty that afflicts the city is part of the reason its …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Queen Elizabeth II