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High Court Takes Different Turn On Lab Tests

In cases that use lab work like DNA and fingerprints as evidence, the people who traditionally testify are the lab analysts who produced the evidence — not a supervisor or other expert. That's in accordance with the 6th Amendment's "Confrontation Clause," which gives defendants the right to confront the accused. Now the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, seems to be reconsidering when experts may testify.
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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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