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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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The history of the U.S. welfare program and reform

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Welfare recipients have come into the spotlight as states crack down on how they can spend welfare money. Continue reading

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How an Afghan dressmaker became a policy-maker

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When Kamila Sidiqi was a teenager during Taliban rule in Afghanistan, she was not permitted to work, attend school or leave her house without a male chaperone. Today, she holds the powerful position of deputy chief of staff to Afghan President Ashraf Ghan Continue reading

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How U.S. laws on maternity leave impact new parents

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The United States and the island nation of Papua New Guinea are unique as the only two countries that do not guarantee paid time off for new moms to care for their infants. Continue reading

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How to learn about the Chinese economy through rap songs

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An American rapper and comedian’s popular videos are taking a new approach to the issue of rising prices in China. Continue reading

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