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In Iraq, One Scammer Took Advantage Of The IED Epidemic

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Fraud on the front lines of Iraq made millions for con artists who sold devices they claimed would detect hidden bombs, but which were junk. A new article profiles the man behind the scam. Robert Siegel speaks with Adam Higginbotham, author of the Bloomberg Businessweek article "The $38 Million Bomb-Detection Golf Ball Finders."
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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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