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All student debt in the US, visualized
Impeachment is broken. Impeach Trump, anyway.
China’s trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade
Why the US and Iran are fighting over this tiny waterway
The real reason Boeing’s new plane crashed twice
The big problem with comparing Trump to Nixon
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The big problem with comparing Trump to Nixon

Nixon and Trump. Both presidents faced major FBI investigations, were accused of obstructing justice. called their investigations “witch hunts,” and oozed raw sexual charisma. It’s not a perfect analogy, but the similarities have led some to argue that, like Nixon,

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Why Israelis and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem
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Why Israelis and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem

“It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” The US has officially moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and in doing so, President Trump has reversed decades of consensus about the city’s

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How this border transformed a subcontinent  |  India & Pakistan
It’s time to draw borders on the Arctic Ocean
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It’s time to draw borders on the Arctic Ocean

I’m on an island near the North Pole and I’m here to find out who owns the Arctic. As the ice melts more and more in this region, you can see just how dramatic the ice has been shrinking. One

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How Americans Learned to Love Their Front Lawns | NYT
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How Americans Learned to Love Their Front Lawns | NYT

Announcer: “Pretty important stuff, grass. Behind every blade there’s one of the biggest stories in the world.” Here’s a big story for you: the history of the American lawn. Those rows of small green plants that require endless upkeep, host

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