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The Plot Against Puerto Rico

Washington set the small island up to fail. And now that the territory is on the verge of financial collapse, Congress is washing its hands of the blame.

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Venezuela Is About to Go Bust

When the country defaults, a lot of people are going to lose a lot of money. And they deserve to.

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The Worst-Case Scenario for the Global Economy

If Greece and China both falter, here’s how it could all come tumbling down.

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The Firestarter of Berlin

Meet Imam Kamouss, the handsome, popular, self-proclaimed moderate Muslim preacher who has become the face of intolerance and terror across Germany.

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Demolition Derby

Israel has revived its policy of demolishing the family homes of Palestinians accused of terrorist attacks, even though there’s no evidence it deters future attacks.

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The Vote to Boycott Israel’s Universities

A debate over academic freedom and moral responsibility is raging among American scholars of the Middle East. And like it or not, that's a good thing.

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Japan Has Enough Plutonium to Make Thousands of Nukes

Tokyo doesn't want the bomb, but it doesn't know what to do with the fuel stockpile.

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Can OPEC Kill the U.S. Oil Boom?

Oil prices are at five-year lows thanks to OPEC's hands-off attitude. But that alone probably won't be enough to strangle the surge in U.S. oil production.

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Biomimetics: A Short History

Why imitating nature's greatest tricks is the future of engineering.

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The best stories from around the world.

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Can You Write a Novel on Twitter?

The quest to write great literature, 140 characters at a time.

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Stuck in the Shadows at the Pentagon

Chuck Hagel was always being upstaged by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The next secretary of defense will have to change that equation.

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A Surprising History of Turkey in America

How do you get from Christopher Columbus to Butterball by way of Constantinople? Just ask Ataturk.

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Talking Turkey: What Will OPEC Do?

For the first time in years, an OPEC meeting matters. But the group will be hard-pressed to reach agreement on how to halt the slide in oil prices.

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Sidelining the Spoilers

Colombia is closer than ever to ending its fight with leftist guerrillas. But is it about to let a few rogue actors ruin everything? 

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The Few, the Rich: Chinese Who Like Uncle Sam

They still see the U.S. as a beacon for democracy, while young urbanites prefer to channel Beijing's anger.

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10 Things World Leaders Are Thankful For

Why Angela Merkel is thinking of France, Khamenei is grateful for Lindsey Graham, and why China isn’t disappointed the United States is back in Iraq.

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