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I decided to bet on the sport I love. I lost, even when I won.

I decided to bet on the sport I love. I lost, even when I won.

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Baudrillard and Babes at the Consumer Electronics Show

The surreal magic of the annual gadget extravaganza in Las Vegas

At the annual gadget-industry trade show, Lydia DePillis finds blink-controlled TVs, angry tech bloggers, and a World’s Fair for an age when brands are more important than countries.

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Casinos already divide Indian tribes into haves and have-nots. Legalizing poker will only make the problem worse.

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Every relevant indicator points toward an Obama victory.

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Democrats outnumber Republicans at an '08-esque level.

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A new poll shows Obama up by 2 points in Arizona, but could Obama really win the state?

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Romney's four point bounce won't give him the lead without outsized gains in key swing states.

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Romney is dealing with getting outspent by taking risks in New Hampshire and Iowa.

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In 1906, James McKeen Cattell of Columbia University assembled a list of the 1000 most eminent American scientists of his day and published an analysis of their geographic distribution in the journal Science, including the 40 cities with at least five top scientists. Those cities correspond to 30 metropolitan areas today. Those metropolitan areas were home to 26 percent of 1900 U.S. population but 78 percent of the nation’s top scientists. Today, these metropolitan areas account for 24 percent of the U.S. population and 42 percent of U.S.

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For the first time since World War II, there are fewer jobs three years after the end of a recession than before it began. Our new Brookings report suggests that most of this flat recovery can be attributed to severe losses in housing wealth and jobs in industries such as manufacturing and construction. Yet education--especially the balance between the demand and supply of educated workers--is the most important factor explaining long-run unemployment in metropolitan and national labor markets. First, consider the short-run picture.

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