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How Atomic Particles Became The Smoking Gun In Wine Fraud Mystery

By testing for radiation, detectives tried to show that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting more sophisticated.

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Veteran reporter David Ignatius' new novel explores the sometimes dangerous intersection between hacker culture and the world of intelligence — and offers a prescription for a new kind of agency.

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The Common Core Curriculum Void

States and school districts are struggling to navigate the flood of new materials claiming to be Common Core-aligned.

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