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The Heretical Pope Francis vs. Rush Limbaugh

When a radical pope says it's time we stopped treating capitalism like it's a religion, American conservatives get preachy.

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Israel’s Kill List

Inside the Mossad's campaign to off its most dangerous foes, one by one.

Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Linked Out

The case for sending America's unemployed abroad.

Illustration by Josh Cochran

Hack Tibet

Welcome to Dharamsala, ground zero in China's cyberwar.

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Out and Down in Syria’s Civil War

Caught between the regime and Islamists, Syria’s gay community just struggles to stay alive.

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Meet the Spies Doing the NSA’s Dirty Work

This obscure FBI unit does the domestic surveillance that no other intelligence agency can touch.

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Stuxnet’s Secret Twin

The real program to sabotage Iran's nuclear facilities was far more sophisticated than anyone realized.

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Confidence Man

John Kerry has the skill, toughness, and ego to be a great secretary of state. But will the world let him?

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Why Has the U.N. Given Assad a Free Pass on Mass Murder?

Humanitarian workers chronicle Syria's suffering -- but withhold key details on who is at fault.

Courtesy of the Gross family

Is Washington Letting This American Rot in a Cuban Jail?

Havana keeps saying that it's willing to let this U.S. contractor go. But the White House and Congress keep rejecting the offers.

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This Deal Won’t Seal Itself

Why Obama has to lean in to the nuclear negotiations with Iran.

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Mr. Bitcoin Goes to Washington

Can the skyrocketing crypto-currency survive when all of D.C. is looking to tame it?

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Crooked in Caracas

President Nicolas Maduro is promising to knock out graft and corruption. But as election ploys go, this one looks extremely cynical.

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