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21st century

A Matter of Degrees

America’s long struggle with affirmative action

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Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease were linked to gyms in Florida and Australia; strep infection was noted in a newborn whose mother ate dried placenta while breastfeeding; an absence of grandparents…

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Apocalypse Always

As a teenager in the Mormon Church, I was led to believe I might live to see the world end — the fallen world of sin and imperfection, that is, which…

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Forty Questions

By Valeria Luiselli, from Tell Me How It Ends, which was published in April by Coffee House Press. Luiselli is a novelist and essayist. Her article “Terrorist and Alien” appeared in…

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Me, Myself, and Ice Cream

From Donald Trump: America’s 45th President, which was published in November by Gallopade. The biography, by Carole Marsh, is for readers aged eight and up.

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Teachable Moment

From a conversation that took place in March in a high school classroom in Bryansk, Russia. Earlier that day, Maxim, a student, was arrested for spreading information about an unsanctioned…

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August 2017

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