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How Does Malta Factor Into The Eurozone Crisis?

Sixty-nine men and women on an island in the middle of the Mediterranean gather in a 16th century palace Monday to make a decision that impacts the very heart of the global financial crisis. There's no better example of the stultifying impact of politics on the eurozone than the fact that the fate of a continent can be determined by the parliament of Malta. It will be the sixteenth of seventeen legislatures to vote on expanding the eurozone bail-out fund, having infuriated the world's mightiest financial institutions by delaying a decision this week.
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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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