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Netflix may have 20,000 or more customers in Australia—where it hasn’t even launched

Netflix counts more than 9 million customers as paying international subscribers, but there could be many more of them buried in its measure of US subscribers, which are approaching 30 million.<p>The internet streaming service has been available outside the US since 2010—first in Canada, the UK and …

News Corp

The Secret Story of How the NSA Began

Congress was surprised to find that a federal intelligence agency they'd scarcely heard of was bigger and more powerful than one that they'd created.<p>In 1982, James Bamford published <i>The Puzzle Palace</i>, an unprecedented journalistic look at the National Security Agency. This is an opportune moment to …

Mike Murphy: Obamacare Is a GOP Jackpot

One of the few joys in the down-and-dirty world of politics is seeing your opponents in a hole, shovels still busily swinging. The secret is knowing …

U.S. Politics

College Textbooks Are Ridiculously Expensive. Two Senators Are Trying to Change That.

Every­one knows that col­lege tu­ition costs have been skyrock­et­ing. But, it turns out, it’s noth­ing com­pared to the growth in col­lege text­book …

Kenya appeals to UK not to ban khat

<b>Kenyan MPs have appealed to the UK not to "condemn people" by banning the herbal stimulant khat.</b><p>The leafy substance, grown by many Kenyan farmers, was of economic and cultural significance to many Africans, MP Florence Kajuju told the BBC.<p>The UK government has decided, against the advice of its own …