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The BBC Under Fire: Psychology Of A Scandal

For nearly 50 years, the British Broadcasting Corporation has been highly regarded for its coverage of human and civil rights abuses in Britain and beyond. But now the BBC finds itself accused of quietly concealing widespread sexual abuse by one of its most recognizable TV celebrities. We look at the repercussions of this scandal for the BBC, and explore the psychology behind protecting private and celebrity culture at big institutions.

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As Summer Winds Down, Wistful Dreams Of A 'Lost Estate'

The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
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A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis

Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.
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McDonnell Corruption Trial: Former Gov Defends Relationship With Jonnie Williams

On the stand today, the former Virginia governor defended his relationship with the businessman at the heart of the trial, saying it was appropriate.
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Coming Soon To A Pole Near You: A Bike That Locks Itself

Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks.

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