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Let’s Stick It to Cuba (and Make the Next Summit of the Americas Interesting)

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Obama Can Thank Ted Cruz for Helping Him Fill Key Posts

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The Pakistani Taliban's War on Education, by the Numbers

The Pakistani Taliban's ruthless attacks on schools, teachers, and activists have disrupted the education of hundreds of thousands of Pakistani children.

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