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In June 2014, Megan Garber wrote about the complicated creative process that shaped the film.
The year you were born, James Fallows wrote about why Americans hate the media.
In September 2016, Uri Friedman considered the relevance of the United Nations in the contemporary world.
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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 August 2015, Kalev H. Leetaru considered whether Twitter was living up to its lofty aspirations.
Glee premiered in 2009.
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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.
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In June 2014, Price Peterson wrote about Mahone's frustration with being compared to Justin Bieber.
In April 2009, Robert Kaplan profiled Modi, then the chief minister of Gujarat.
In December 2015, Robinson Meyer wrote about why scientists had accepted this fact.
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