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Why Is New TV So Much Like Cable?

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. There are constant fights among powerful digital companies over what streaming video apps appear on our living room TV sets. It shows how the overlords of new TV are falling into the …

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The Power of Pre-K

In the late 1990s, Boston expanded its public pre-K program, but it did not have nearly enough spots for every 4-year-old in the city. So it used a lottery to help determine which children could enroll. That lottery created an opportunity for academic researchers. It meant that thousands of otherwise …

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So Your Car Has Been Recalled. Now What?

Millions of cars are recalled each year, and roughly eight million already have been in 2021, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Getting a notice from the automaker that your vehicle is among them and has a safety deficiency is not only alarming, it can also lead to …