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I’ve always been fascinated by storms, particularly Puerto Rico’s own history of them. I think it’s because I was born in September 1960 during Hurricane Donna. In its wake, that storm left more...

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On Oct. 3, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a major case about the Wisconsin State Assembly districts. In the U.S., we elect members to the House of Representatives and to state legislatures...

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For almost five months, 21 million people in the southern Philippines have been living under martial law. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the province of Mindanao in May...

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Is Mara Salvatrucha, the Salvadoran youth gang menacing residents in some U.S. cities, really America’s public enemy number one? After months of boasting that it would “destroy” MS-13, the Trump...

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A Maryland grand jury has indicted Sean Urbanski for allegedly murdering an African-American student in May. Urbanski, a white former University of Maryland student who belonged to the racist Alt-Reich:...

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In recent weeks, the dispute over Catalonia’s quest for independence from Spain has captivated the attention of many parts of the world. There is concern about further outbreaks of violence if the government...

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The morning after Hurricane Maria blasted through Puerto Rico, I emailed my aunt to ask if she was safe. That was Sept. 21. I heard back from her on Oct. 10. She was fine, she assured me, but “Puerto...

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Three weeks after Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, half of the population still lacks fresh water and medicine, and almost 80 percent doesn’t have electricity. The scarce resources arriving...

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On Oct. 15, 2017, the United Nations will withdraw its peacekeeping troops from Haiti, ending its 13-year mission there. One might expect mixed feelings about the soldiers’ departure. After all, since...

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Editor’s note: On Friday, Oct. 13, “Third Rail with OZY” will ask: Is sexual harassment inevitable in the workplace? This roundup of stories from The Conversation archive explores sexual harassment. 1....