In August 2011, Jamie Holmes wrote about how SMS is the driving force behind technology-enabled changes in commerce, crime, political participation, and governing in the developing world.
The year you were born, Erik Larson wrote about America's weak gun laws.
In September 2013, Ben W. Heineman Jr. wrote about the ban on chemical weapons.
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The conflicts and displacements touched off around the world by the attacks have been reverberating for the majority of your life. “This ‘war’ [on terrorism] will never be over,” wrote James Fallows, a few years after the towers fell.
In June 2013, Michael Anthony Adams wrote about how the video-sharing service has helped fill a void in his life—and the lives of many other young viewers.
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High School Musical was released in 2006.
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When 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, he ignited a tinderbox of protests that continue to roil the Middle East, and kindled the beginnings of democracy in Tunisia.
In August 2016, Krishnadev Calamur and Marina Koren wrote about Brazil's Senate vote to remove Rousseff from power.
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In August 2014, Kevin O'Keeffe wrote about which emojis would represent celebrities.
In February 2012, Charles A. Kupchan wrote about the world's emerging economies, and how the world will look by 2050.
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