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Crime and No Punishment

A wealthy Texas teenager who killed four pedestrians in a DUI is being let off with only probation because he was diagnosed with a rare new disease: “affluenza”. Apparently, some psychiatrists are arguing, wealthy people have had their moral compasses de-calibrated by privilege. We’re not in a position to judge the case on its legal merits, but we’re pretty certain there’s a cure for this horrible disease: jail.

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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