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Why Saudi arms deal could deliver conflicting outcomes
President Trump’s deal with Saudi Arabia is about more than weapons. It links the United States to Saudi Arabia’s vision for the Middle East.
Collusion? Obstruction? Washington parses key terms.
What’s really at stake in Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump and Russia? Typically, Washington is looking for bombshells. But the nuance could be more important.
In New Hampshire, high school gets a radical rethink
What if we did school differently? What if we stripped away all the traditional trappings of public education and just asked: How do kids learn best? New Hampshire offers a glimpse of what that growing revolution could look like.
Point of Progress
A small city’s street-level approach to beating opioids
In many ways, the opioid crisis in West Virginia seems too enormous to handle. Addiction is rampant. But the people of Huntington started by doing what they could with what they had. And that has ended up being quite a lot.
A rainbow of ways to talk about ‘color’
How do we distill the nearly infinite range of color down to something that fits into a box of Crayola crayons? The funny thing, scientists say, is that all cultures pretty much do it the same way.
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