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An extra period in the Declaration of Independence might change our understanding of government

But the document's official transcript, produced by the National Archives, might contain a significant error — an extra period right in the middle of one of the most significant sentences, The New York Times reports.<p>A quick Google search for the text will show that many websites and organizations …

How New U.S. Net Neutrality Rules Are Shaping the Internet Worldwide

Giving Aid and Comfort to Censors?<p>But while pro­ponents of the U.S. rules like to fo­cus on the pos­sib­il­ity that Europe will fol­low suit, …

100,000 North Koreans sent abroad as ‘slaves’

Wages of thousands of “state-sponsored slaves” are used to buy luxury goods and bankroll Pyongyang’s construction boom, activists say<p>Tens of thousands of impoverished North Koreans have been sent abroad to work as “state-sponsored slaves” whose wages are confiscated and used to buy luxury goods for …

America’s “visiting professor” scam: How colleges are watering down higher education

More and more educators are being pigeonholed into temporary positions that hurt both institutions and students<p>After more than two years of teaching at an elite liberal arts college, at a recent off-campus meeting, I introduced myself to a new colleague: “I’m Rachel Leventhal-Weiner and I’m a …

Turkey 'created a monster and doesn’t know how to deal with it'

"Turkey's policy from 2011 and until mid-2014 was that anyone and everyone who wanted to fight [Syrian President Bashar] Assad was welcome to go to Syria and do so," Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, told The Journal.<p>"That …

'The fear has gone' – Sri Lankans hope for peace and reform under new president

President Maithripala Sirisena is a busy man. No sooner has he finished his morning walk around Colombo’s Independence Square than a stream of officials, visitors, business people, soldiers and ambassadors file through the colonial-era gates to his white-washed residence in Sri Lanka’s principal …