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The Briefing 09-17-13

1. The Irrationality of Evil: Tragedy and Terrorism in D.C. Navy Yard

Gunman and 12 Victims Killed in Shooting at D.C. Navy Yard, New York Times (Michael D. Shear and Michael S. Schmidt)

At least 13 dead in Navy Yard shooting; possible suspect at large The Washington Post (Carol Morello, Peter Hermann, and Clarence Williams)

2. Limits of human justice: Indian judge sentences four to death in New Delhi rape case

Court Sentences Four to Death in Delhi Rape Case, Wall Street Journal (Vibhuti Agarwal, Preetika Rana, and Tripti Lahiri)

3. Transgender Professor: “gender matters in the classroom”

One Classroom, Two Genders, New York Times (Jennifer Finney Boylan)

4. From overpopulation to the birth dearth – population problems run deeper than biology

Overpopulation Is Not the Problem, New York Times (Erle C. Ellis)