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When I first served in Brazil in the mid-1960s as a young American diplomat stationed at a small consulate in Belem on the mouth of the Amazon River, the country was in its second year of a 20-year military...

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The U. S. Supreme Court on Monday invalidated two Texas provisions that would have closed at least seven of 17 abortion clinics in the state, saying that neither provision had a positive effect on women’s...

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The court ruling will keep all internet traffic treated equally. Laptop with arrows via shutterstock.com If you like binge-watching Netflix, streaming audio or online gaming, then you should be celebrating...

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There’s a transaction that happens every time you load a website, send an email, or click “like” on a friend’s post: You get something you want in exchange for some data about your actions and...

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No one wants to serve spoiled food to their families. Conversely, consumers don’t want to throw food away unnecessarily – but we certainly do. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates...

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In the midst of the Senate’s failure to agree on measures designed to tighten controls around the sales of firearms, a new idea is emerging. Last week, U.S. Representative Jim Hines, a Democrat from...

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World shipping changed forever when the Panama Canal opened on August 15, 1914. It was an engineering marvel of its day, cutting the distance required to get from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic by...

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As summer approaches, children will be spending less time in the classroom and more time navigating the outside world. Outdoor activities are a fun and exciting part of summertime, but they can also filled...

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A majority in the U.K. voted to leave the EU. But a look at the geography of the vote provides another angle on the result and insights into the political geography of the Disunited Kingdom. The vote...

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The U.S. Supreme Court has split 4-4 on whether President Obama’s immigration plan to assist the undocumented parents of certain children who are here legally is allowed. That means the 135-page lower...