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The Beatles as they were meant to be: In mono, on vinyl

By Editorial, Chicago Tribune October 07, 2014, 11:50 AM

Re-release presents the sound the way they wanted you to hear it.

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No peace, no prize this year, I say

By Joshua Keating, Slate October 07, 2014, 11:50 AM

Given the state of things, there should be no Nobel laureate in that category. That would be the right message to send.

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California law is sane response to gun violence

By Editorial, New York Times September 29, 2014, 06:00 PM

Family members can petition a court to determine if someone poses a threat.

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Delight in a waning federal deficit is premature

By Fred Hiatt, Washington Post October 06, 2014, 06:15 PM

President Obama has essentially declared “mission accomplished,” which is his way of punting these terrible numbers to the next crew.

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Counterpoint: Why periodic screening is preferable to mandatory eye exams for kids

By Erick Bothun October 06, 2014, 06:15 PM

The current strategy of screening works. Why add cost, complication?

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How society acts as a catalyst for child molestation

By Margo Kaplan October 06, 2014, 06:15 PM

Pedophilia is a status, not a crime. We must stop letting our disgust prevent people from getting help before it's too late.

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It's a midterm election, and one's thoughts turn to turnout

By LORI STURDEVANT, Star Tribune October 04, 2014, 06:00 PM

There are obstacles to voting, so it isn';t necessarily shiftlessness that leads to nonparticipation. Although it kind of is, sometimes.

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I stink, therefore I am what I am

By Arthur C. Brooks, New York Times October 06, 2014, 12:00 PM

Research shows that people literally reek of ideology, or emit its pleasing aroma, depending on perspective. Well, it's a starting point.

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How Pearl Harbor closed the White House doors

By Matthew Dallek October 06, 2014, 12:00 PM

Before the attack, the building was considered to be America's living room. Afterward, the nation's capital was “a completely changed world.”

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Behind the subdued reaction to an energy revolution

By John Rash, Star Tribune October 03, 2014, 06:00 PM

Complex, contradictory signals from global markets, geopolitics, mass media.

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