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Monday, December 09, 2013

Employees in protective gear are seen during a demonstration in a chemical weapons disposal facility at GEKA. (Getty)

The Road Ahead for Syria & the OPCW | How to Combat Poverty: Lessons from History | Retro Report: The Exxon Valdez Disaster | Vast Number of Silent Films Lost to History | Holiday Etiquette in a Digital Age

Governors Petition EPA for Tighter Regulations

Today governors of eight Northeastern states plan to petition the Environmental Protection Agency to force tighter air pollution regulations on nine Rust Belt and Appalachian states. ...

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Retro Report: The Exxon Valdez Disaster

This week our friends at Retro Report look back at a cold March night in 1989 when the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground off the coast of Southern Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of...

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How to Combat Poverty: Lessons from History

As the president and Congress debate the minimum wage and the efficacy of food stamps, a new book by Dr. Mical Raz challenges the underpinnings of our understanding of poverty and how...

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Hundreds of Thousands Take to Ukrainian Streets

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Ukraine on Sunday to take part in demonstrations against the government. During the unrest in the capital city of Kiev, prot...

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The Road Ahead for Syria & the OPCW

On Tuesday, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will accept their Nobel Peace Prize in Stockholm. Last month, they triumphantly met their deadline for the removal...

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Vast Number of Silent Films Lost to History

Silent movies are still the earliest cinematic record of our time—even if they have long been surpassed by more exciting forms of theater. Unfortunately, the Library of Congress has r...

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Holiday Etiquette in a Digital Age

It’s the holidays—a time of year when we’re expected to be on our best behavior. But how do you navigate a season steeped in tradition, in our non-traditional digital age? Gifts or gi...

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