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Best apps of the week: Layrs, Crazy Taxi, Viber, and more

Not so long ago, the idea of a portable phone was exciting all on its own. Having the ability to make calls from anywhere without having to have your …

Everything You Need to Know About Detroit's Bankruptcy

Here's how the Motor City got here, and where bankruptcy could take it<p>Reuters<p>After decades of decline, Detroit is broke. On Thursday, the Motor City filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history on its $18 billion of debt, and faces a future where only one thing is certain: lots of …

Why'd Nate Silver Leave the Times?

As you probably know by now, Nate Silver is leaving the NYTimes for ESPN/ABCNews. So why’d he leave? There’s a very interesting discussion about it …

Military Sexual Assault Bill Would Reassign Authority

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is fighting for her bill to curb sexual assaults in the military. Her measure would give independent military prosecutors, rather than commanders, the power to decide which cases should be tried in military court.<p>Military leaders fiercely oppose moving that …

Obama’s Trayvon Martin Briefing Shows View on Race in America Is Changing

President Obama’s briefing about the Trayvon Martin outcome proves Americans are--and have been--ready for a new kind of race discussion. Errol Louis …