Why Norwegian parents send their kids to simulated refugee camps

For the refugees worldwide who’ve fled their home countries due to war and persecution, life in a refugee camp is often brutally ...
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    Urban Warriors: connecting combat veterans to teens in high-violence neighborhoods

    A promising program in Chicago is bringing combat veterans and teenagers in high-violence neighborhoods together. The premise behind it ...
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      Barbershops that turn out Black men to vote

      For men, the local barbershop can be the proverbial community water cooler where they let down their guard and ...
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        A different way to police: catch kids doing good and give “positive tickets”

        Police officers typically show up in kids’ lives after they or someone they know get in trouble with the law. So it was no ...
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          Showers and bathrooms on bus wheels for the homeless

          In San Francisco, decommissioned city buses are now bringing something to homeless people that everyone else often takes for granted: ...
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            The promise this inspiring teacher has been keeping to his students for four decades

            Retired high school teacher Bruce Farrer turned an unusual writing assignment for his students into an unusual promise—and the 72-year ...
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              Fund a Veterans Trust Fund before the war’s aftermath

              For America’s elected leaders, the warnings of history loom over one of the most important decisions they can ever make: we must ...
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                Simple idea to turn more empty federal buildings into homeless shelters

                It may not seem like a sexy issue, but vacant federal property is often the target of ire from lawmakers and pundits. That’s why ...
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                  Warren Buffett: make sure the CEO loses everything if a bank has to be bailed out

                  Despite various policy and regulatory reforms to rein in excessive CEO pay, top executives continue to rake in the huge ...
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                    The unusual way Denmark reins in reckless corporate greed

                    It’s a common refrain: corporate executives in the U.S. are too short-sighted and myopic in their time horizon, controlled by the ...
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                      Delicious idea for overhauling the corporate income tax: replace it with stocks

                      Thanks to rampant tax-dodging trickery and sophistry, corporate America is enjoying huge payoffs even as it complains loudly about the ...
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                        Eyes on the Supreme Court…and the “invisible justices”

                        The rulings issued by the Supreme Court of the United States aren’t the only important decisions it makes. So are its choices ...
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                          Voting guides for citizens by citizens, Oregon-style

                          Could voting guides created for citizens by citizens encourage more people to participate in the electoral process and increase their ...
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                            When the data crunching crunches you in the new age of algorithms

                            The robot takeover will have profound implications for the future of work and daily life—but not in the way that lay folks might guess. ...
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                              “If you have nothing to hide, show us your email passwords”

                              The Apple vs. FBI drama is in the national headlines, which means so are the issues it raises around democratic governance, civil ...
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                                Translate the great American thinkers like Thomas Jefferson into Arabic

                                Decades ago, people stopping by in a bookstore or public library in Amman, Jordan, or Istanbul, Turkey, wouldn’t have been ...
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