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The Apr. 20, 2015 Issue 

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Cover Story

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Is That Really a Law?

(P. 12)

Why pickles must bounce in Connecticut and other unusual laws that are still on the books

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international

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The Crisis in Venezuela

(P. 16)

Despite vast oil resources, this South American nation is facing economic, social, and possibly political collapse.

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times past

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1960: When Africa Broke Free

(P. 18)

Many of the continent’s successes and struggles today can be traced to a single year when 17 African nations broke free from colonial rule.

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cartoons

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Cartoons

(P. 24)

Some lighter looks at the news

economics

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The Sharing Economy

(P. 8)

Peer-to-peer businesses like Uber and Airbnb are changing the way we live and work. Is that a good thing?

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national

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A Smarter Gun?

(P. 6)

How a teen's science fair project led to the development of a child- and thief-proof smart gun

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the big picture

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A Solar Flight Around the World

(P. 2)

Can a plane make it all the way around the world without using a drop of fuel?

International

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From Rwanda to Harvard

(P. 14)

After losing his parents in the 1994 Rwandan genocide and becoming a beggar, a young man comes to America to achieve his dream.

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Debate

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Does the U.S. Need Tougher Gun-Control Laws?

(P. 22)

Two experts weigh in on the issue.

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news & trends

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News and Trends

(P. 4)

Hoverboards, edible cups, your chances of going pro, table texting etiquette, and more

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