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'Kingdom' Examines Afghanistan Through The Prism Of The Karzai Family

Journalist Joshua Partlow was in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012, a time of corruption, government dysfunction and civilian hostility to U.S. military operations. His new book is A Kingdom of Their Own.
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Long Absent In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now encouraged at some upscale urban restaurants catering to wealthy young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.
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Do Fact Checks Matter?

Voters' minds are stubborn, and politicians habitually spout falsehoods. That doesn't mean fact-checking is a failure, though.
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WATCH: Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is detailing his vision for sending humans to the Red Planet.