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It’s official: Britain is done with Europe. Prime Minister Theresa May has formally triggered the process for withdrawing from the European Union, ensuring that the United Kingdom, one of the largest...

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Costa Rica is often thought of as the “Switzerland of the Americas.” With a stable democracy and no standing army, the small Central American country of 4.8 million is often referred to as the “exception”...

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On March 8, 40 girls were killed in a fire at a home for abused youth in Guatemala. More than 800 children and adolescents were living in the home. In Guatemala, youth are at high risk of becoming victims...

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As an anthropologist, I know that all groups of people use informal practices of social control in day-to-day interactions. Controlling disruptive behavior is necessary for maintaining social order, but...

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Details about the man who attacked the British Parliament on March 22, identified by London police as British national Khalid Masood, are still emerging. With three victims confirmed dead, the attack...

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Although it is difficult to get exact numbers, some estimates show Immigration and Customs Enforcement home raids have never resulted in more than 30,000 apprehensions in any given year. At that rate,...

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Testifying before a congressional committee, FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that his agency is investigating links between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia. While this investigation continues,...

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Weighing up your votes northcharleston/flickr, CC BY In the days following the 2016 presidential election, many pundits and voters alike were stunned by the disparity between the popular vote, which...

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If you care about the future of abortion rights, now is a good time to worry. A sweeping Supreme Court victory for pro-choice advocates last summer was quickly overrun by worries brought on by the election...

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When Ronald Reagan called the United States a “city on a hill,” in 1974, it encapsulated an expansive, optimistic vision of America. The phrase comes from a Puritan sermon by John Winthrop called...