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  • 10 lowlights of the week

    | MARCH 22, 2013 AT 2:15 PM

    Death on the home front 1| Tragic week for Marines The details: Ten Marines died this week in the United States -- seven in a training accident in Nevada, and then three when one Marine murdered... Read More…

  • 10 highlights of the week

    | MARCH 22, 2013 AT 2:30 PM

    Drill, baby, drill 1| Gulf oil and gas lease sale pulls in $1.2b in bids The details: A nearly 39 million-acre oil and gas lease sale yesterday for the central Gulf of Mexico drew $1.2 billion... Read More…

  • 10 highlights of the week

    | MARCH 1, 2013 AT 3:05 PM

    Rocketeers 1| SpaceX successfully launches private rocket The details: The private SpaceX company successfully launched an unmanned rocket from Cape Canaveral on Friday. The rocket's payload... Read More…

  • 10 highlights of the week

    | JANUARY 18, 2013 AT 2:20 PM

    Return of the screen 1| Colo. theater where massacre occurred reopens The details: The Aurora, Colo., movie theater where 12 people were killed in a shooting rampage this summer reopened Thursday... Read More…

  • 10 highlights of the week

    | AUGUST 3, 2012 AT 3:10 PM

    Best of the best 1| Phelps becomes most decorated Olympian ever The details: United States Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympic athlete ever last week. The previous... Read More…

  • Dim Bulb: Dan Rather

    April 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Who: Dan RatherWhat: On "Good Morning America," Rather insisted his debunked 2004 story about George W. Bush's National Guard service was true. He added that he was merely the victim of a propagand... Read More…

  • Dim Bulb: Elizabeth Warren

    May 01, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Who: Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for Senate in Massachusetts What: She denied ever claiming she was Native American for professional purposes. Why it's dim: It turned out she had.... Read More…

  • 10 highlights of the week

    March 17, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Smart people are everywhere, and so are people who have common sense. That's why we're looking high and low to bring readers the highlights of the week just post. Got a suggestion? Send it... Read More…

  • Dim Bulb: Matt Yglesias

    March 01, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Who: Slate columnist Matt YglesiasWhat: "Conventions around dead people are ridiculous," Yglesias tweeted upon hearing that the conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart had died. "The world outlook... Read More…

  • What Downton Abbey teachs about human nature, ancient and modern

    February 25, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    By Nathan UldricksDownton Abbey is a British-produced television drama on PBS that revolves around the lives of the occupants of a fictitious estate (the Downton Abbey) in the English countryside.... Read More…

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