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A tree on the grounds of the Gillis W. Long National Guard facility, formerly the Louisiana Leper Home, in Carville, Louisiana. Wet-plate collodion photograph © Lisa Elmaleh, from a series that accompanied “The Separating Sickness,” by Rebecca Solnit, in the June 2013 issue.
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Number of free condoms handed out by the Brazilian government in advance of Carnival this year:
The best way to measure happiness is simply to ask people how happy they are.
Following three weeks of clashes between protesters and government forces that killed at least 17 people, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro announced a two-day extension of Carnival. “Happiness will conquer the embittered,” he said during an appearance at a recreation center.
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“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”