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Why do we waste so much food?

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Nearly 50 million people in the U.S. do not know where their next meal will come from; meanwhile, 40 percent of the country’s produce ends up in the garbage. Continue reading

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Shift in U.S. policy opens Cuba to American tourists

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The end of the embargo on Cuba brings new possibilities for tourism and cross-cultural exchange with a country that has a fraught relationship with the U.S. Continue reading

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Can Los Angeles end veteran homelessness?

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There are approximately 45,000 homeless people in the city, 4,000 of whom are veterans. Continue reading

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How prediction can help prevent the next Ebola crisis

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The worst of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has passed, but cases of the deadly disease still persist, making it urgently important for scientists to predict where the disease may next flare up. Continue reading

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Obama sends more U.S. troops to Iraq for fight against ISIL

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450 more troops will join the 3,100 troops that are already there in a training and advisory role. Continue reading

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