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OPINION: How curated articles could help Facebook fight fake news

In an attempt to curtail fake news on its network, Facebook could be eyeing a tool that would push stories from established, valid sources onto its users, according to sources close to the project. … Full Article

OPINION: Seeking truth, 21st-century style

Recently the Oxford Dictionaries declared “post-truth” as the international word of the year. From Britain’s “Brexit” referendum to the American presidential election, worries have grown that people are losing some common definition of what is true. … Full Article

OPINION: Social justice in the age of Trump

For many of us, even the words are hard to say: “President Trump.” … Full Article

OPINION: Presidential Apprentice

Two months before joining the government in an entry-level position, President-elect Donald Trump has been learning the ropes and is busier than a bartender ten minutes before midnight at a Times Square Applebee’s on New Year’s Eve. … Full Article

OPINION: Is Trump set to redefine how press & presidency engage?

One probable outcome of the Donald Trump administration already seems clear: it’s likely to redefine the relationship between the press and the U.S. presidency. … Full Article

OPINION: Sea ice hits record low; why is that a big deal?

Sea ice, which forms and melts annually, has declined more than 30 percent in the past 25 years. … Full Article

OPINION: In blue cities, new resolve to address hate crimes

Harmann Singh, a Sikh and first year student at Harvard Law School, was shopping in Cambridge, Massachusetts last week when a stranger called him “a [expletive] Muslim.” … Full Article

OPINION: How Trump’s immigration stances could affect the tech industry

Since declaring his candidacy last June, President-elect Donald Trump's promise to build a border wall on Mexico's dime has become one of the rallying cries of his campaign, drawing cheers from some crowds and boos from others.  … Full Article

OPINION: Schumer is Democrats' last 'emergency brake' on Donald Trump

Sen. Charles Schumer sometimes bursts out in song among his fellow Democrats  serenading them with excerpts from the Broadway hip-hop musical, Hamilton. … Full Article

OPINION: Great American Smokeout, a day of dialogue, compassion and encouragement in Brooklyn

I am a 19-year-old college sophomore at St. Francis College who was born and raised in New York City. Seeing cigarette smoke on just about every block that I walk down has always been the norm here. Now, do I like cigarettes or the smell of tobacco? Of course not. … Full Article

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