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U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at first presidential debate | REUTERS/Pool
September 30, 2016
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Election 2016: An Odd Blip or a Fundamental Shift in American Politics?

A Stanford scholar examines how we got to Trump and Clinton, who will likely win, and what it means for our future.

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Labourers work at a large garment factory | Reuters/Kham
August 10, 2016
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How to Improve Working Conditions in the Developing World

A major sporting goods manufacturer found a surprising way to improve workers’ lives while maximizing productivity.

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A vendor selling Tea Party flags | Reuters/Brian Snyder
July 15, 2016
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How Racial Threat Has Galvanized the Tea Party

New research explores the link between racial animosity and the Tea Party movement.
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