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Responding To Terror: Balancing Openness & Security

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, transformed American approaches to security. Color codes alerted people to heightened risks. Jersey barriers went up, surrounding public buildings in major cities. And air travelers found themselves navigating a maze of rules and search measures. One week after the Boston Marathon attacks, some worry that another wave of security measures are imminent. We explore the tensions between openness and security.

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'Luncheon In Fur': The Surrealist Tea Cup That Stirred The Art World

In 1936, the surrealist Meret Oppenheim wrapped a teacup, saucer and spoon in fur. In the age of Freud, a gastro-sexual interpretation was inescapable. Even today, the work triggers intense reactions.
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'Luncheon In Fur': The Surrealist Tea Cup That Stirred The Art World

In 1936, the surrealist Meret Oppenheim wrapped a teacup, saucer and spoon in fur. In the age of Freud, a gastro-sexual interpretation was inescapable. Even today, the work triggers intense reactions.
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Key Moments From The U.S. Spy Chief's Annual 'Litany Of Doom'

In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, National Intelligence Director James Clapper says "unpredictable instability has become the new normal."
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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

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