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Actually, the CIA had almost nothing to do with overthrowing Mosaddeq in Iran in 1953...
Conventional wisdom about the 1953 coup in Iran rests on the myth that the CIA toppled the country's democratically elected prime minister. In reality, the coup was primarily a domestic Iranian affair, and the CIA's impact was ultimately insignificant.
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Well, at least we know that people in the Clinton state department worked long hours. 
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Or they just got in the office.
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Jeff Toobin’s great piece on the appalling history of the Baltimore jail that just got shut down. 
While awaiting trial, the gang’s leader fathered five children by four guards. Credit Photograph by Stefan Ruiz
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Why did Charnice Milton die? A heartbreaking story of idealism, courage, journalism, and tragedy. 
Charnice Milton. Credit Photograph courtesy Capital Community News
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The left half of this photo is roughly a metaphor for the GOP campaign so far. (http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/donald-trump-professional-wrestling)
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100 years ago today, US marines landed in Haiti. And Edwidge Danticat's grandfather began to resist... 
American troops in Haiti in 1929. A hundred years after the U.S. occupation began, the désocupation has yet to come. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY KEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-KEYSTONE VIA GETTY
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Another brutality brought on by a Progressive President.
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The Sinalao drug cartel is way better building tunnels than most public transit agencies.
San Diego is “a candy store for smugglers,” a Tunnel Task Force agent said. Credit Illustration by Paul Rogers
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I believe that. 
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I love this cartoon... "They grow up so fast." 
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New from The Weather Channel, built with +The Atavist. 
When whaling defines a culture, what happens when the hunting ground starts to melt? (Photo: Luciana Whitaker/LatinContent/Getty Images)
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They move and eat McDonalds.
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On Deflategate, we are all Donald Trump: bloviating and opining based on no clear facts. +Ian Crouch explains...
Donald Trump has offered his full support of the Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, suggesting that he should "sue the hell out of the NFL." Credit Photograph by Kevin C. Cox / Getty
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Donald Trump has about as much credibility as Roger Goodell.
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A classic long investigation into the life of Mullah Omar, who may or may not, we've just learned, have died in Karachi two years ago...
Mullah Mohammad Omar, the leader of the Taliban, in the late nineteen-nineties. He lost an eye while fighting the Soviets. Credit Photograph from Magnum
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taliban are diverse movements ¦ likewise our relationships will always degenerate in that part of the world because we have no true appreciation for understanding why we should not waste resources over there ¦ why pay for fairweathered alligence as with pakistan or the lot ||
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"And don’t store booze above waist level. Airborne wine bottles do not do good things to human heads." 
Earthquake safety tips from Kathryn Shultz, who wrote the great story on the dangerous quake that threatens the Northwest. 
Unless you’re in the tsunami-inundation zone, you will almost certainly survive even the worst Cascadia earthquake. But the aftermath may be as devastating as that of the 2011 Tohoku, Japan, quake and tsunami, pictured here. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY MIKE CLARKE / AFP / GETTY
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  • The New Yorker
    Editor of newyorker.com, 2010 - present
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    Contributing editor, 2010 - present
  • The New Yorker
    Editor of Newyorker.com, 2010 - present
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    Contributing editor, 2010 - 2014
  • Wired Magazine
    Senior Editor, 2011
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  • The Washington Monthly
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I'm the editor of newyorker.com and a cofounder of The Atavist.
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I'm the Editor of Newyorker.com and the author of The Hawk and The Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan and the History of the Cold War. I'm also a contributing editor at CNNI and CBS News, and I'm a co-founder of The Atavist.

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