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There are many modern-day analogies to Marie Antoinette's attitude toward the proles during the 18th century, but nothing quite like Warren Buffett's billion-dollar giveaway.

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Throughout the recession, Apple's growth has brought hope to many; China's creative class and human capital cannot catch up to the U.S.'; meanwhile, Western intervention in Afghanistan has obviously failed, but by how much? These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Lowell Bergman is the rare skunk who regularly finds his way into the power elite's garden parties. In his damning special now available on PBS's "Frontline" website, viewers are shown the side of "amateur" athletics that's almost never discussed inside the beery bubble of sports media.

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A country founded on anti-royalism and defined by anti-aristocrat political rhetoric will naturally profess disgust for, say, Ivy League presidential candidates and Duke basketball.

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The NCAA Tournament is the highest-level single-elimination event in basketball, making it special. Nevertheless, in the Big Dance’s present incarnation, other words come to mind, like bloated, over-commercialized and bland. In the Big Dance’s present incarnation, words like bloated, over-commercialized and bland come to mind.

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