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The Jan. 12, 2015 Issue 

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cover story

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Czar Putin?

(P. 14)

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin starting a new Cold War with the U.S.?

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international

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Dangerous Crossing

(P. 10)

Life in Cuba has become so desperate that thousands of Cubans are risking death to flee to the United States.

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times past

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Cross-Dressers of the Civil War

(P. 18)

On the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, a look at the women who disguised themselves as men to fight

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cartoons

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Cartoons

(P. 24)

Some lighter looks at the news

national

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George Stinney Was Executed at 14

(P. 8)

The family of a 14-year-old boy executed for murder in 1944 is trying to prove that he was the victim of a racist Jim Crow justice system.

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technology

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Invasion of the Drones

(P. 16)

Drones may soon deliver pizzas to your door, but they raise serious issues involving privacy, safety, and warfare.

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the big picture

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The Real Walking Dead

(P. 2)

A short news story about an Indonesian corpse-cleaning ritual

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national

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Immigration: Obama vs. Congress

(P. 6)

Did President Obama have the authority to issue an executive order protecting undocumented immigrants?

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debate

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Is It Time to Raise the Minimum Wage?

(P. 22)

Two experts weigh in on the issue.

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news & trends

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News and Trends

(P. 4)

Why comets stink, gladiator Gatorade, cyborg roaches, e-thieves, and more

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