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    If the Justice Department ever probes Trump's alleged ties to Russia, Jeff Sessions needs to stay away

    If Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with efforts by Russia to help him defeat Hillary Clinton — a nightmare scenario for which no evidence has been produced so far — it would be first and foremost a political and constitutional crisis. But it also likely would involve violations of federal law....

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    Forget genius. Science is the product of less-than-brilliant minds

    We scientists tend to tell our story via breakthroughs — paradigm shifts that shake the foundations of knowledge and remake everyone’s understanding of how the world works. It’s a tale of high-flying, singular brilliance, of Einsteins and Darwins, of pure genius. Such a narrative of exceptionalism...

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    Spelling's not for eveyrone, Mr. Precedent

    Remembr speling? Neither does our president. In his first tweet as POTUS — posted at 11:57 a.m. on Jan. 21 — @realDonaldTrump tweeted, “I am honered [sic] to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States!” (He later deleted the message.) He governs as he campaigned....

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