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Palm Oil Is Everywhere in India—and Public-Health Experts Are Concerned
Dr. Anoop Misra drew back the flimsy curtain in his office, and the patient stepped down from the exam table, gently tugging the bottom of his shirt so as to obscure a considerable midsection. “I’m not here to give you sweet words,” said the soft-spoken endocrinologist, who, in addition to seeing patients six days a week at this upscale health…

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When Bosses Threatened to Close the Plant, These Greek Workers Took It Over
One day in May 2011, during the peak of Greece’s financial crisis, Alekos Sideris and his coworkers at Vio.Me, a producer of industrial adhesives in the northern city of Thessaloniki, were greeted with grim news. The management’s parent company, Philkeram Johnson, had once been a profitable enterprise, employing 350 people and exporting ceramic tiles to 29 countries.

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America’s Gulf Allies Are Making the World a More Dangerous Place
Though August is supposed to be slow for news, the young month has already seen two extraordinary events. Both have largely flown under the radar, but each has important implications for United States national security—and together they expose a deep flaw in US foreign-policy strategy: a reliance on repressive and autocratic Persian Gulf states in the name of fighting terrorism.

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Can a New Left Movement Shift Israeli Politics?
There’s a broken record I’m tired of hearing play on the streets of Tel Aviv. Israelis of conscience cry out, ‘No one listens to us, not in our own country and not abroad. Since our opponents on the right seem invincible and since no one cares what we do anyway, let’s do nothing.

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Trump’s Travel Ban Has Torn Apart Hundreds of Families
Djibouti, Djibouti In December, Sharifa walked out of the US embassy in Djibouti triumphant. In her hands, she clutched a slip of paper that said her visa had finally been approved. She and her four children would be in America by New Years, she thought. She just needed to wait for her visa to be printed; after years of war…

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At the VA, a Law Meant to Discipline Executives is Being Used to Fire Low-Level Workers
In October 2015, then-candidate Donald Trump held a campaign rally in front of a Navy battleship in Norfolk, Virginia, and outlined his plan to restore trust at the Department of Veterans Affairs. “We are going to make the VA great again,” Trump said to thunderous applause. “And we are going to do it by firing the corrupt and incompetent VA…

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A Daughter’s Memories in Moscow
I was part of a Nation magazine-sponsored group in Russia in April, and amid the strained dialogue between our nations, and reappraisal of a Soviet leader who once caused Western hearts to flutter, I flash backed to a long-forgotten but inspiring deed. One of many by the man who raised me.

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How Racism Could Drive Support for War With Iran
Over the past several months, the likelihood of the United States’ engaging in military conflict with Iran has increased dramatically. President Donald Trump declared that he would pull of of the Iran deal, despite full compliance from Iran. Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, one of the key supporters of the Iran deal within his cabinet, and ultra-hawk John…

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Christian Spaces Helps Bring Joy and Faith to Social Media
Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. LinkedIn. Snapchat. Texting, emailing, and status updating—our world is more connected than ever, and most of us are living our lives in multiple online communities. While this interconnectedness expands our worlds and introduces us to new people and experiences, it can be challenging to find a niche on the Web where faith and friendship can intersect.  That's…

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