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Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? For many in the tech world, the identity of bitcoin's elusive creator has been a long-running parlor game. And the speculation might not be over.
 
Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?
 
The new social media feature from Facebook that allows users to broadcast live events from their smartphones -- Facebook Live -- has taken the media world by storm, raising a new challenge for news reporters that could affect the quality of their work.
 
She has no stamina. She shouts. She's got nothing going for her but being a woman. Donald Trump, after toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, is all in on a mission to undercut Hillary Clinton's credentials by syncing up his say-anything campaign strategy with his alpha-male persona.
 
"We recognize the importance of maintaining dialogue with Russia." This was inserted in a joint communique from the Group of Seven foreign ministers' meeting held in Hiroshima at the Japanese government's desire.
 
Boris Johnson, the eccentric London mayor who dreams of Brexit and becoming Britain's next Conservative prime minister, has arguably achieved little in the post save making a name for himself.
 
Five years after the killing of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden, the network he founded is far from dead, even if it has suffered a series of setbacks.
 
We know the world today is turbulent, volatile and violent. It is also interconnected and interdependent. That's why matters to everyone who gets to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations. And that's why Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, should get the world's top job.
 
A Japanese Maritime Safety cutter was on routine patrol near the Okinotori Islands near Iwo Jima of WWII fame early last Monday. It sighted a fishing trawler and gave chase.
 
I occasionally lob a ball of sorts here in the direction of local English teachers, hoping that here or there a couple of them (perspicacious colleagues as they are) may grab onto something I say, and bring it to their students for discussion, or contemplation, or both.
 
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