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When Trump met NATO: Blunt talk and meaningful silences
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Donald Trump’s electoral campaign was notable for his abrasive statements and blunt assessments about a variety of issues. Among his more unforgettable claims was his suggestion...

Poor and middle-income families need a better way than 529s to save for college
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A college education is increasingly necessary for success in today’s economy. It’s also increasingly...

Poor and middle-income families need a better way than 529s to save for college
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A college education is increasingly necessary for success in today’s economy. It’s also increasingly expensive. Americans with a college degree earn, on average, US$1 million...

Brazil plunges once more into political crisis, jeopardizing economic recovery
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Brazil’s massive corruption scandal – which has brought down dozens of politicians and business...

Helping military service members complete college
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Every year, over half a million military service members and veterans enroll in undergraduate institutions. Only about half leave with a certificate or degree. Getting a college...

Trump budget would abandon public education for private choice
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The Trump administration has announced its plan to transform education funding as we know it. The new...

Scientists at work: Forecasting the Atlantic hurricane season
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June 1 marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through the end of November. It’s a busy time for us at the Tropical Meteorology Project in Colorado...

Getting ready for hurricane season: 6 essential reads
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Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories. June 1 marks the start of Atlantic...

Why a monthly period is especially hard for millions of women and girls around the world
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Millions of girls and women are displaced and on the move right now globally – and the Trump administration’s proposed drastic cuts to humanitarian aid will have a major impact...

Beyond the CBO score: How Trump Budget and the AHCA are dismantling America's safety net
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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on May 24 released its long-awaited analysis of the American...

How would engineers build the Golden Gate Bridge today?
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Ever since the Golden Gate Bridge opened to traffic on May 27, 1937, it’s been an iconic symbol on the American landscape. By 1870, people had realized the necessity of building...

Designing games that change perceptions, opinions and even players' real-life actions
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In 1904, Lizzie Magie patented “The Landlord’s Game,” a board game about property ownership, with...