Jillian Weinberger

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

Shaking Up the College Admissions Process

Friday, January 29, 2016

College admissions officers from 83 universities, including the Ivy League, plan to change their admissions process to attract and admit a more diverse student body. 

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How the Air Conditioner Changed America

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The air conditioner has become a key tool in the preservation of art and artifacts, and it also changed American politics and geography.

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SCOTUS: Ban on Life Sentences for Juveniles Can be Retroactive

Monday, January 25, 2016

Three years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that life sentences for those under 18 were unconstitutional. Today, the court said that ruling also applies retroactively.


Silicon Valley Anxious as Tech Stocks Tumble

Friday, January 22, 2016

Companies like Foursquare, FitBit and even Twitter have seen their share prices tumble.

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Syrian Refugees Battle With the Gridlock of U.S. Intolerance

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The U.S. has taken just .06 percent of the 4.5 million refugees displaced by the conflict in Syria. Why have so few made it to the U.S. and what happens to them when they arrive?


Can the U.S. Really Cure Cancer?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

In his final State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new cancer research initiative to be led by Vice President Biden. Is America up to the task?

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Falling Oil Prices Mean Trouble For Unstable Governments

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The price of crude oil has hit a 12-year low. But plummeting oil prices affect precarious governments that are dependent on energy revenues.


I've Been Had! The Art of the Confidence Man

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The art of con men, and of confidence men that came before them, is rooted in belief, which is why it's so important to human history, one author says. 

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Retracing the Armenian Genocide, from Turkey to Syria

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Reporter Dawn Anahid MacKeen retraces her Armenian grandfather's forced migration from Turkey to Syria in "The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey."

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A Decade of Lost Opportunities to Stop a Heroin Epidemic

Thursday, January 07, 2016

As the New Hampshire primary approaches, local voters want to know how the presidential candidates will tackle the opiate epidemic.

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A Silicon Valley in a Siberian Forest

Thursday, January 07, 2016

"Academpark" is a hub of innovation and open-mindedness hidden deep in a Siberian forest, originally created in the Soviet era, but now seeing a revival. 


An Armed Takeover in Oregon

Monday, January 04, 2016

A Nevada-based militia group led by Ammon Bundy has occupied a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon to protest the Bureau of Land Management.

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Meet Mount Everest's Artist-in-Residence

Monday, January 04, 2016

Derek Eland will try to capture the essence of Mount Everest when he becomes artist-in-residence there later this year. 


Overdose on Opioids? Get a New Prescription

Thursday, December 31, 2015

A new study finds that more than 90 percent of those who overdose on opioids are given new prescriptions for the drugs that nearly killed them.


The Super Rich Have Built a Private Tax System — And It's Totally Legal

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A new investigation finds that the wealthiest Americans have fought for—and largely won—a two-tiered tax system, complete with loopholes that benefit the one percent.

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Manhattan DA Says Encrypted Phones Can Halt Justice

Monday, December 28, 2015

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance says cell phone and app encryption impedes law enforcement officials' ability to investigate and prosecute crime.

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Women and The Military Prepare for Combat

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The various branches of the military have until January 1, 2016 to submit their plans on integrating women into combat roles. 

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Afghanistan: America's $17 Billion Boondoggle

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

As news breaks that six U.S. soldiers were killed in a suicide attack, a new investigation from ProPublica finds that the U.S. has wasted $17 billion in Afghanistan since 2009.

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The High Price of Health: Why Price-Gouging Drugs Is Legal

Friday, December 18, 2015

Federal authorities have arrested Martin Shkreli for securities fraud, but Shkreli first gained notoriety for acquiring a drug patent and raising the price from $13.50 per pill to $750.

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A Flip-Flop in Syria? Kerry Backtracks on Assad Regime

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Earlier this week, Secretary Kerry said the U.S. is "not seeking so-called regime change" in Syria, an approach that may complicate the Syrian civil war and the fight against ISIS.

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