QuickBasics rsz_egypt Egypt and the Arab Uprisings

Whatever role fundamentalism plays in the new government, there is almost certain to be a struggle for power with the military.

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Occupy Wall Street
Europe’s Debt Crisis
The Deficit and the Debt
International News Iran Iran

Why does the U.S. consider Iran dangerous? How close is Iran to developing a nuclear weapon? What’s the history behind the hostility between us?

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Israel and the Palestinians
Sudan (and Darfur)
Science rsz_stemcell Stem Cells

Stem cells are unspecialized cells that can develop into cells with specific functions—for example, muscle cells or red blood cells.

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Global Warming & Climate Change
Economics rsz_europedebtcrisis Europe’s Debt Crisis

Greek debt, bailouts, austerity, unemployment, protests, and political upheaval: a brief explanation, and opinions on what’s likely to happen next.

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The Deficit and the Debt
The Financial Crisis
Sports Steroids

Anabolic steroids are synthetic versions of testosterone, the male sex hormone.

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Controversies NB-Guns Guns, Violence, and Gun Control

How can we reduce the violence? Here you’ll find history, statistics, current laws and new proposals, and a wide range of opinions.

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Education Reform
Behind the Headlines redblueusmap-rsz Liberal vs. Conservative Values

Google the terms “liberal values” and “conservative values” and you’ll find angry voices on both sides calling the opposition stupid and irrational. Here’s a look at the ideals underlying the ideologies.

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The Tea Party
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