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A Radical New Scheme to Prevent Catastrophic Sea-Level Rise

A Princeton glaciologist says a set of mega-engineering projects may be able to stabilize the world’s most dangerous glaciers.

Robinson Meyer

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Trump Puts the Purpose of His Presidency Into Words

The president’s remarks reflect a moral principle that has guided policy while in office, a principle obvious to all but that some refuse to articulate.

Adam Serwer

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France's Fight Over Sexual Freedom

A letter from prominent French women embodied a backlash against #MeToo—and then sparked its own backlash.

Rachel Donadio

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Demonstrators rally against the rescindment of DACA outside the San Francisco Federal Building on September 5.

What Will the Dreamers Do Now?

A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to allow DACA recipients to renew their protected status. But enrollees are hesitant about what will come of the ruling.

Priscilla Alvarez

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An exam room in a hospital in Wedowee, Alabama

America's Rural Hospitals Are Dangerously Fragile

Consolidation in the health-care industry is threatening small and independent hospitals and the communities they're in.

Brian Alexander

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Recy Taylor's Truth

A Q&A with historian Danielle McGuire about the life of the black woman whose campaign for justice after a rape by six white men was instrumental to the civil-rights movement—and to the #MeToo movement today.

Vann R. Newkirk II

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50 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1968

A half-century ago, much of the world appeared to be in a state of crisis, with protests around the world, the Vietnam War, and the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert Kennedy. But there was some progress to be found as well.

Alan Taylor

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The Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed

A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money.

Alexis C. Madrigal

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Just Eat More Fiber

Diets can be overwhelming, but one small change can do a lot.

Olga Khazan

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The False Promises of Worker Retraining

Despite assurances from policymakers that retraining is the key to success, such programs have consistently failed to equip workers with the preparation they need to secure jobs.

Jeffrey Selingo

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How It Became Normal to Ignore Texts and Emails

Digital messages mimic the speed of real conversation, but often what people like best is the ability to put them off.

Julie Beck

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Why Women Prefer Male Bosses

The overbearing “queen bee” boss stereotype is a toxic feedback loop.

Olga Khazan and Alice Roth

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A Mind-Bending Translation of the New Testament

David Bentley Hart’s text recaptures the awkward, multivoiced power of the original.

James Parker

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