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Secretary Clinton has the solution for student debt

More than 40 million Americans still have student debt.

I know because I’m one of them. I still owe $50,000 in student loan payments. I know I’m not the only member of Congress who personally faces this issue. Even Barack and Michelle Obama...

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The Grand Canyon is under siege

Ha ŧay g’am, Wi:Nyi Gacha, Ongtupqa, Tsékooh Hatsoh, Chimik'yana'kya deya'a. (“Grand Canyon” in Havasupai, Hualapai, Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni languages.)
 
You may not recognize these words, though you know the place they describe. The...

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Working together in Europe makes us stronger

Sometimes a simple idea helps us all to be better and stronger, and in ways we never could have imagined.  For example, the international standardization of shipping containers after World War II radically cut the costs of global trade and...

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Mayors must do more on mental health

In 2014, one in five American adults experienced mental illness. Four in ten Americans report knowing someone who has been addicted to prescription painkillers. Gun suicides...

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Don't put government between a patient and her doctor

During a recent doctor’s visit, I saw a coffee mug emblazoned with a funny saying that has stuck with me. “Please don’t confuse your Google search with my medical degree,” it read. I chuckled, since certainly there are a fair share of patients...

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U.S. energy milestone from the shale revolution

Thanks to the shale revolution, the United States is now on its way to becoming a major exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). In February, two LNG cargoes left Cheniere’s Sabine Pass export terminal in Louisiana for Brazil and India.

And...

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Children’s health and our future as a nation

In a presidential year when candidates are articulating policy positions on a range of pressing issues affecting voters, our children and their role as the future of our nation is easily overlooked. Advances in medicine and public health have...

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A tale of two Maldives

This year, my country of the Maldives – an Indian Ocean island archipelago of just over 300,000 people - has been the subject of a US Senate resolution, a statement by 10 Downing Street, and a report from the All-Party Maldives Group, a caucus of...

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