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The Banality of Evil: Barbie Edition

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Right, so it's not like anyone would actually turn to the Barbie product line for an accurate depiction of well, anything, but this infernal little whittle-waisted doll still finds a way to stick to many girls' formative years like a bad gel manicure.

A Major Bump in the Road

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Much rides on America’s highways, vital arteries in the movement of people and goods. The problem is, the roads are crumbling at a time when money to fix them is hard to come by. (more)

China’s Top Gun
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The Chinese air force is drawing snickers after part of a video of military maneuvers broadcast on Chinese state television turned out to be not images of the country’s new stealth fighter but scenes from the American movie "Top Gun."

What Apple’s Lost iPhone Says About Access Journalism

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It goes like this: A 27-year-old Apple employee left what appears to be the next iPhone on a bar stool. Someone picked up the super-secret device and, long story short, sold it to a gadget blog. And thus a corporation’s highly sophisticated control over the journalists who cover it briefly and symbolically imploded. (continued)

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