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5:39 am
Sun March 29, 2015

How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

A couple enjoys the view of Singapore's financial center. Conservatives saw Singapore as a free-market success story, but Lee Kuan Yew's government played a big role in the economy.
Wong Maye-E AP

Singapore has been called the 20th century's most successful development story.

"I don't think any other economy," says Linda Lim, an economist at the University of Michigan, "even the other Asian tigers, have that a good a statistical record of rapid growth, full employment, with very good social indicators — life expectancy, education, housing, etc. — in the first 20 years," she says.

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Music
5:37 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Courtney Barnett Talks Songwriting And Shyness

Courtney Barnett.
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Iraq
5:31 am
Sun March 29, 2015

As Iraqi Forces Press Into Tikrit, Hundreds Of ISIS FIghters Remain

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Fine Art
5:26 am
Sun March 29, 2015

New Postage Stamps Recognize The Genius Of Martin Ramirez

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Television
5:26 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Cate Blanchett Swears On Australian TV; Flap Ensues

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The Salt
5:26 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

A Cheez Whiz ad from 1952.
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Will Cheez Whiz survive the merger?

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Europe
5:26 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Ukrainian Protestants Say Religious Intolerance Rising In Donetsk

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Politics
5:26 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Clinton Seeks A 'New Relationship' With The Press

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Europe
5:26 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Greek Voters Want Their Government To Show Some Fight

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Music Interviews
5:26 am
Sun March 29, 2015

Big Data: Dance Floor Jams For The Cyber-Paranoid

Alan Wilkis is the founder of the electronic act Big Data.
Courtesy of the artist

The electronic act Big Data made its opening salvo to the music world in 2013 with a single called "Dangerous." The lyrics, which exuded digital-age fears about privacy and surveillance, couldn't have been further in tone from the hard-grooving, extremely danceable music — and that, says founder Alan Wilkis, was precisely the point.

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