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Newt Gingrich Says You’re Welcome BY MCKAY COPPINS He turned politics into a vicious blood sport. Now he’s reveling in his achievements. The Martyr and the Pope BY PAUL ELIE What the canonization of Óscar Romero says about the Catholic Church and its embattled leader. The Pentagon Wants to Weaponize the Brain. What Could Go Wrong? BY MICHAEL JOSEPH GROSS DARPA has a new mission: to fold computers into the rain and nervous system—or vice versa.
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