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Presidential persuasion: So far, the art eludes Trump
Until this week Mr. Trump has been largely uninvolved in twisting arms and bending ears in an effort to win passage of the bill. In recent days Trump has ... >
She arrived in Senegal 43 years ago – and is still there working on social issues
Two dozen men and women sit in a circle at a training center an hour’s drive from Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Molly Melching, a warm American in her ... >
Curiosity as an answer for income inequality
The closer that economists look at the rise in income inequality, the more they find one cause may be the rise of another inequality: The least productive ... >
How Western spyware is being used to shut down Arab rights activists
For veteran observers in the Middle East, the revelation that the UAE may have hacked Qatar’s news agency, precipitating a diplomatic crisis, reads like ... >
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How cities are helping former felons get stable housing
Six months after Ronald Doyle’s wife died, he got a call from a public housing officer. When Doyle got out of jail in 1991 after serving eight years, he had nowhere to go. Public housing wasn’t an option for a felon like Doyle, so he drifted between... >
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Why the ground shifts under Venezuela's regime
A defining moment in a democratic revolution often comes when a nation’s poor, who mostly focus on daily material needs, join others in demanding basic r... >
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GOP challenge: Reforming widely accepted 'safety net' programs
The failure of Senate Republicans to close ranks on health-care reform this week put on display an old* challenge: How conservatives can reform social saf... >
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Europe's female imams challenge Muslim patriarchy – and fight Islamophobia
Sherin Khankan flits about the window sills, lighting wicks and placing bouquets of roses in just the right places as she prepares for Friday prayers. “... >
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Health care: The promise, and the perils, of bipartisanship
Last week, when Republican senators unveiled their revised health-care plan, reporters swamped Sen. Susan Collins (R) of Maine, a crucial swing vote, pinni... >
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Shawarma – São Paulo
On a Thursday morning in São Paulo, Ghazal Baranbo prepares for the lunch rush at her family’s restaurant. It looks like a well-choreographed dance, ... >
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A toehold for peace in Syria
After six years of war, nearly 100,000 civilian casualties, and rising foreign intervention, Syria has a toehold on peace. A truce in southwest Syria, bro... >