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A lawsuit headed to trial in September alleges that MIT ignored the advice of its own consultants and allowed Fidelity to pack the university's retirement plan with high-fee investment funds. David Wiley/Flickr hide caption

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MIT Accused Of Costing Workers Millions In Cozy Deal With Financial Giant Fidelity

MIT allegedly stuck its employees with a retirement plan so bad it violated federal labor law, charging them millions of dollars in fees. A lawsuit says the university received millions in donations.

Stocks fell sharply on Wednesday amid troubling economic data that could signal a global recession. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Dow Tumbles 800 Points As Bond Markets Signal Recession

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ekki hugsa Olafur Arnalds
Cherry (Instrumental) Chromatics

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MIT Accused Of Costing Workers Millions In Cozy Deal With Financial Giant Fidelity

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Fahrenheit 451 Hans Zimmer

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., speaks during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee in March. He blames big tech for using "exploitative and addictive practices in order to get us to spend more time on their platform." Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Senator Pushes Bill To Curb 'Exploitative And Addictive' Social Media Practices

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In Motion Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

A cannabis flower at Glass House Farms in Carpinteria, Calif., is almost ready for harvest. This farm uses greenhouses, allowing for five harvests a year. Claire Heddles/NPR hide caption

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California's Largest Legal Weed Farms Face Conflict In Wine Country

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Let's Call It Off [Girl Talk Remix] Peter Bjorn and John
Up, Up and Away Hugh Masekela
Los Santos At Night The Alchemist, Woody Jackson et. al.
Archid Orange Dwarf Hannah Peel

Steven Hoffenberg was arrested by FBI agents in Arkansas in 1996, after regulators accused him of defrauding investors. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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Jeffrey Epstein's Former Business Associate: I Want To Assist Victims

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Behind the Wheel Symmetry
Everything FM-84
Jibaro Parte II Elkin & Nelson
Coax & Botany Gus Dapperton

Eight people have been killed in New York while riding their bikes since June, bringing the total number of deaths so far this year to 19. Above a memorial to one of the cyclists killed, Robyn Hightman. Aubri Juhasz/NPR hide caption

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In NYC, Cycling Deaths Increase But Gears Turn Slowly On Safety Measures

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