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The choice of Rio de Janeiro as the site of the 2016 Summer Olympics is another sign of Brazil's rise as a global power.
Cellphones Take the Stand
The increasing use of cellphone data in criminal trials raises constitutional questions about privacy rights in the digital age.
What to Wear in Baghdad
As security improves in Iraq, Muslim clerics are less able to force women to stay covered up.
Times columnist Tom Friedman on why China's decision to go green should spur the U.S. to do the same
1859: The 'Origin of Species'
How Charles Darwin changed the world and why his work is still the subject of contention
To Boldly Go, and Not Return
What are the ethics of a manned mission to Mars that's only one-way?
NEWS & TRENDS
Alphabet exports, athletes' virtual twins, presidential tweets, and more
Do we still need the post office?
NEW THIS YEAR
Life's full of questions; he's got answers.
Some lighter looks at what's in the news