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  • Different worldviews, common aims

    Nations don't have to sing "Kumbaya" together. But even a chilly peace can make the world a better place.

  • Finding a shared humanity

    Travel with refugees on the underground railroad from Syria to Germany. You'll feel their courage, resourcefulness, and humanity. 

  • Why we need a summer read

    A summer read can be fun, compelling, intriguing, heartwarming. Every once in a while, a summer read can be life-changing.

  • The instant the world changed

    A new world was born 70 years ago out of the ashes of war. With it came many of today's world problems. With it also came a determination to make the world better.

  • Turning the page on a presidency

    A president's legacy is written in clay, not granite. One generation gives a thumbs up, the next a thumbs down. No presidency is every really over.

  • A revolution comes in layers

    The "energy crisis" hit like a locomotive in the 1970s. Today's "energy revolution" didn't happen suddenly. It grew out millions of innovations, processes, and decisions. 

  • Cities worth rebuilding

    New Orleans and all cities arise because people join together. When they are knocked down, that same spirit helps them rise again.

October 13, 2015

Photos of the day 10/13

A model displays creations by PLASTICTOKYO designer Keisuke Imazaki during the 2016 Spring/Summer show at Tokyo Fashion Week Tuesday.

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