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The Week in Photos: From Campaign Rallies in Dili to Heat Waves in New York
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How the World Heritage Convention Could Save More Wilderness
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Immigration Officials to Conduct Raids of Suspected Teenage Gang Members
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Fighting Poachers With Education, Not Guns - Vince Barkas, a grizzled high-school dropout with a sharp tongue and piercing blue eyes, is at war in the grasslands and savannas here in northeast South Africa.The war is fought at multiple levels with elements that define this complex nation: iconic wildlife being poached, loss of habitat, race, ... Continue reading
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Trump Brings Foreign Terrorist Suspect to U.S. for Trial - The Trump administration has brought Ali Charaf Damache, a suspected al-Qaeda recruiter, to face trial in the United States, the New York Times reports. The move may come as a surprise to President Donald Trump's supporters, many of whom favored his hardline, tough-on-terrorism approach; ... Continue reading
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How a Small Island Nation Is Working to Protect Its Ocean in the Face of Climate Change
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The Battle Between Republicans and the CBO Is Heating Up - In recent weeks, the Congressional Budget Office has continued to project that the various Affordable Care Act repeal-and-replace bills produced by the GOP would lead to dramatic declines in the number of Americans with health insurance. The White House (along with some Republican politicians ... Continue reading
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Sean Spicer Resigns as Press Secretary - Sean Spicer resigned as press secretary on Friday, the New York Times reports, citing his disagreement with President Donald Trump's pick of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director.Spicer had a contentious relationship at best with much of the mainstream media. His very first ... Continue reading
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Miso and the Art of Nuclear Trauma - Head bent, ribbons of dark hair falling onto her work, 29-year-old Stanislava Pinchuk methodically hammers an awl into a blank sheet of paper, hitting the tool sharply over and over again. The dull clatter is suggestive of woodworking, but the art that Pinchuk creates is far more delicate: yards ... Continue reading
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Charting the Rich History of Dyslexia Advocacy - I have been dyslexic my whole life, and a historian for 20 years. Though these two experiences are fundamental to my identity, I had never paused to consider what the history of dyslexia might reveal when studied by experts until I learned about The History of Dyslexia this summer.The ... Continue reading
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