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Europe’s Other Crackdown Azerbaijan is decimating its human rights activists, and why not? It’s faced almost no consequences for its repression.
The Grandparent Trap The shameful problem of elder financial abuse is only going to get worse.
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How Unemployment Rates Shift Choices of Majors When the economy is weak, college students flee liberal arts.
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Inside Out Director Pete Docter Explains Why Pixar Remade Certain Scenes for Foreign Viewers
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