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It was Muhammad Ali’s world and we’re all still living in it

It was Muhammad Ali’s world and we’re all still living in it

It was Muhammad Ali’s world and we’re all still living in it There are many reasons to mourn Muhammad Ali and many accomplishments of his to eulogize. But the single largest of these may be how, through his one-man civil rights movement, he transformed the way Americans live. What Martin …

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Cybercrime isn’t the only reason cash remains king

Cybercrime isn't the only reason cash remains king

Cybercrime isn’t the only reason cash remains king When the world’s reserve banks need to create more money, they don’t turn to printing presses, anymore. With a few keystrokes, trillions can pop into circulation, as happened after the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Cash, it seems clear, is dead. Or not. New …

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fight Zika like you fight terror

fight Zika like you fight terror

We Need To fight Zika the way governments fight terror The Zika virus exploded out of Brazilian slums at 21st-century speeds, and raced north into Central America and the Caribbean in a matter of months. A full-blown outbreak in the United States looks imminent. This statistically small virus is part …

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Ultimate Fighting punches up value of live sports

Ultimate Fighting punches up value of live sports Ultimate Fighting Championship may be looking for a knockout deal. The U.S. company behind mixed martial arts events is seeking to sell itself for up to $4 billion, according to sports network ESPN. China’s Dalian Wanda conglomerate, led by mega-mogul Wang Jianlin, …

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Why China’s latest power play may roil Russia

Why China’s latest power play may roil Russia Western media and political institutions tend to describe China and Russia as something of an anti-Western bloc. More autocratic than Western governments — and more skeptical of open institutions and a free press — China and Russia often side with each other …

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Belgium at the epicenter of the war for Europe

Belgium at the epicenter of the war for Europe With every bloody episode that detonates in the countries of the European Union, another nail is driven into its coffin. The bombings in Brussels were a virtuoso act: committed in the capital of political Europe, one taking place in a metro …

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