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  • Employees at Atatürk Airport attend a ceremony for their coworkers who were killed in an attack at the airport, Istanbul, Turkey, June 30, 2016, photo by Murad Sezer/Reuters

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    The Response to Every Terrorist Attack Cannot Be Another Checkpoint

    Jul 1, 2016

    The Istanbul attack will renew calls to extend security screening at the front doors of terminals. But checkpoints create bottlenecks and queues of people waiting to get through them, which then become an easy target.

  • The interior of a Tesla Model S is shown in autopilot mode in San Francisco, California, April 7, 2016, photo by Alexandria Sage/Reuters

    Commentary

    Fatal Crash Shouldn't Kill Self-Driving Cars

    Jul 16, 2016

    The first known fatality in an autonomous vehicle occurred on May 7 and raises important questions. It does not, however, mean that self-driving cars are less safe than human drivers or that development of the technology should be stopped.

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