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Derek Thompson

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he covers economics, business and technology. He is the author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.

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In December, the value of one bitcoin skyrocketed to $19,000. But in the past 24 hours, that value dropped to $9,700. It’s been called a cryptocurrency bloodbath.

The value of bitcoin and future for cryptocurrencies

In December, the value of one bitcoin skyrocketed to $19,000. But in the past 24 hours, that value dropped to $9,700. It’s been called a cryptocurrency bloodbath.

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Is it still too mean for Trump?

Health bill a secret no more

Is it still too mean for Trump?

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On Sunday, United Airlines forcibly removed a man from an overbooked flight. Videos of the event have gone viral and United is reeling from the public backlash they’ve caused.

United Airlines under fire after passenger was dragged off plane

On Sunday, United Airlines forcibly removed a man from an overbooked flight. Videos of the event have gone viral and United is reeling from the public backlash they’ve caused.

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