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GOP faces existential threat

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz

The Republican Party faces a nightmare.  Two presidential candidates remain with a chance of being nominated on the first or second ballot, New York billionaire Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz.  Cruz has no chance on the first,...

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A global perspective to the 2016 election

In ancient history--before 2012, say--American presidential elections were sometimes reasoned, somber affairs. The 2016 campaign will not be remembered as one of those. Donald Trump has upended the entire cycle, channeling voters' unabashed anger...

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The challenge: Reaching 350 million youth worldwide

There are over 350 million young people worldwide who are not in school, training or regular employment.  Many face challenges to their futures similar to those faced daily by several million American 16 to 24 year olds — crumbling schools,...

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Tips for reusing, reducing, recycling your devices

Take a closer look at your newest television — not only is it thinner and lighter than past generations — but it’s also consuming less energy. 

Across the consumer technology ecosystem, innovators have...

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Poets and artists expose the failure of immigration detention

Twenty years ago this week, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, ushering in an era of mass detention and deportation of immigrants. A few months later on September 30th, the President signed...

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Obama’s Iran playbook gives hope to Darfur

Although Darfur’s atrocities are widely perceived to be a thing of the past, the UN announced in the last week that 138,000 Darfuris have been displaced by conflict since the beginning of the year, joining over four million Sudanese already...

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