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Buddhists, Sociopaths And The Art Of Investing

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Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor was convicted in a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In Opioid Trial

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Sandra Joyce, the head of global intelligence at the cybersecurity firm FireEye, speaks at the company's Cyber Defense Summit in 2018. Private tech companies are increasingly taking the lead in reporting information about suspected attacks by foreign actors. In some cases, the companies sell their reports to the U.S. intelligence community. Courtesy of FireEye hide caption

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Tech Companies Take A Leading Role In Warning Of Foreign Cyber Threats

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The phone of Jeff Bezos allegedly was hacked via a WhatsApp account held by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Bandar Algaloud/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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The number of pets on planes has become a hot-button issue of late as emotional support animals have become more common than ever. Shelly Yang/Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Government May Tighten Restrictions On Service Animals On Planes

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Episode 966: The Rise Of Putin

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This chicken from Memphis Meats was produced with cells taken from an animal and grown into meat in a "cultivator." The process is analogous to how yeast is grown in breweries to produce beer. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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The phone of Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and owner of The Washington Post, reportedly was hacked via a WhatsApp account owned by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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U.N. Urges Probe Of Reported Hacking Of Jeff Bezos' Phone By Saudi Arabia

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Many Americans who get overwhelmed by student loan debt are told that student debt can't be erased through bankruptcy. Now more judges and lawyers say that's a myth and bankruptcy can help. Mitch Blunt/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Myth Busted: Turns Out Bankruptcy Can Wipe Out Student Loan Debt After All

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Some of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX airplanes are seen parked in Moses Lake, Wash., in October 2019. David Ryder/Getty Images hide caption

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Boeing 737 Max May Stay Grounded Into Summer

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Visitors in the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany view the painting Edrita Fried 1981 by Joan Mitchell. This was part of the 2015 exhibition Joan Mitchell. Retrospective. Her Life and Paintings. Henning Kaiser/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Can You Name Five Fine Artists That Are Women?

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Buckshot Cunningham lived without housing for years before he moved into a small cottage at Hope Village, a shelter run by the nonprofit Rogue Retreat in southern Oregon. April Ehrlich/Jefferson Public Radio hide caption

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Law Enforcement Officials Argue Rural Homeless Services Worsen Problem

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What if our economy is built not on traditional theories of rational behavior, but on narratives and psychology? sesame/Getty Images hide caption

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The Story Of Money: How Human Behavior Shapes Economies — And Vice Versa

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