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In April 2013, Megan Garber wrote about the swift and spiteful final push to invent the cell phone.
The year you were born, Fred Harris wrote about Harlan County, Kentucky, home of some of America's richest natural resources—and some of its poorest people.
In August 2014, David Graham wrote a retrospective on Nixon's resignation 40 years later.
Some Kind of Wonderful was released in 1987.
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“It was thought that all borders between men had similarly disintegrated, and we were all destined to be free and empowered individuals in a global meeting place,” wrote Robert Kaplan 20 years later.
In August 2015, Marina Koren wrote about what it's like for astronauts to view the Perseid meteor shower.
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In February 2014, Derek Thompson wrote about the career of Derek Jeter.
In June 2014, Megan Garber wrote about the complicated creative process that shaped the film.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
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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