“I said, ‘Look, we have ships headed there,’ ” President Donald J. Trump told the Wall Street Journal on April 12th, recounting the straight talk that he had handed to President Xi Jinping, of China, on the subject of North Korea. “He says he knows it very well.

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In 1959, I worked as a scientist at Allied Research Associates in Boston. The company was an MIT spinoff that originally focused on the effects of nuclear weapons on aircraft structures.

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Media coverage: New York Times, Deutsche Welle, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Washington Post (The Switch), Washington Post (editorial), Business Insider, Bloomberg, Forbes, CNNi (video included), NBC News, South China Morning Post, Epoch Times, Japan Times, Radio Free Asia, Threatpost, SC Ma

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Sterling used design principles to help achieve the eclectic outcome — from the enormous, pineapple-growing living wall of plants in the foyer, to the electric blue spiral staircase, to the commissioned murals, right down to the so-tacky-it’s-cool wood laminate Elvis Presley wall hanging above h

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Where does a junkie’s time go? Mostly in 15-minute increments, like a bug-eyed Tarzan, swinging from hit to hit. For months on end in 1988, I sat inside a house in north Minneapolis, doing coke and listening to Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” and finding my own pathetic resonance in the lyrics.

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This past weekend, I bopped by San Antonio, Texas to punch a couple bulls, hide a bicycle in the basement of the Alamo, eat buckets of tacos, and also work as faculty for this year’s Paradise Lost writing program. I got to hang out with some fellow pro-grade writers (Delilah S. Dawson, Robert J.

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Wednesday morning, in what marks a tectonic shift in the publishing industry, the New York Times is expected to officially begin a long-awaited partnership with Facebook to publish articles directly to the social media giant, a source with direct knowledge of the talks told me.

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