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Candid Cameras in Congress

During the recent multiday battle over the next speaker of the House, media outlets were free to capture Congress members negotiating, debating, and even losing their cool.


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Landmark Shark Attack

Government officials have declared an Oxford home's shark roof sculpture a protected landmark, against the wishes of the current owner of the house.


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Photo: Hong Kong

In June, police stormed the offices of Apple Daily, one of the last pro-democracy newspapers and an unapologetic defender of Hong Kong's autonomy.


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The Foxconn Con

The company's Wisconsin outpost was supposed to create 13,000 jobs; as of this year it employed no more than 281 people.


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A Voice From the Grave

While the earliest recording of a human voice dates to 1860, researchers at the University of London recently announced the recreation of a voice that is much older.