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Fleeing Boko Haram

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NEW YORK TIMES – More than 130,000 people have amassed along this desert highway outside Diffa, Niger — National Route 1. They now call its barren, sandy shoulders home. All of them have been chased from their villages by Boko…

Is america’s military big enough?

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THE NEW YORK TIMES – President Trump has proposed a $54 billion increase in defense spending, which he said would be “one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.” Past administrations have increased military spending, but…

Where Refugees Come From

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THE NEW YORK TIMES – President Trump signed a new executive order on Monday to ban all refugees from entering the United States for 120 days. The order also cuts the refugee program in half, capping it at 50,000 people…

Rural Voters Can Swing the Iowa Caucuses

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THE NEW YORK TIMES – There is a surprising diversity in the physical as well as the political landscape of Iowa’s rural areas, which make up more than three-quarters of the state’s 99 counties and are home to 40 percent…

The New Panama Canal: A Risky Bet

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THE NEW YORK TIMES – Panama City — On July 8, 2009, the champagne finally flowed. After an intense two-year competition, a consortium led by a Spanish company in severe financial distress learned that its rock-bottom bid of $3.1 billion had won…

Climate Change Claims a Lake

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THE NEW YORK TIMES – Llapallapani, Bolivia — The water receded and the fish died. They surfaced by the tens of thousands, belly-up, and the stench drifted in the air for weeks. The birds that had fed on the fish…

The destruction of Aleppo after five years of fighting

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WASHINGTON POST – A UNOSAT analysis of satellite imagery of Aleppo gives us a glimpse at the scale of destruction that has besieged Syria’s largest city. The analysis compares the total number of buildings found in pre-conflict imagery collected in 2009 with…

Mapping the Shadows of New York City

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THE NEW YORK TIMES – You’re looking at a map of all of the shadows produced by thousands of buildings in New York City over the course of one day. This inverted view tells the story of the city’s skyline…