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The Sept. 21, 2015 Issue 

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cover story

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The Confederate Flag: Heritage or Hate?

(P. 18)

The recent murder of nine black people by a white supremacist has reignited the debate about the Confederate flag.

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international

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What’s the Deal With the Iran Deal?

(P. 12)

Will the agreement to curtail Iran’s nuclear program make us safer or help Iran get the bomb?

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the big picture

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Discovered: Lost Leaders of Jamestown

(P. 2)

A big picture and a news brief about recently unearthed skeletons that offer new insights into the Jamestown settlement.

national

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The Selfie Election

(P. 6)

Selfies and social media are changing the way candidates campaign for president.

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international

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10 Things You Need to Know About China (Part 2 of 2)

(P. 14)

What does China’s growing economic and military power mean for the U.S.—and for you? We explain in 10 questions and answers. Part 2 of 2.

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news & trends

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News and Trends

(P. 4)

Why NBA stars get mani-pedis, culinary chimps, the teen who found a planet, and more

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national

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What They Did for Their Summer Vacation

(P. 8)

How a loophole in America’s child labor laws lets teens work dangerous jobs harvesting tobacco

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debate

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Is the Supreme Court Too Powerful?

(P. 22)

Two experts weigh in on the issue.

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Cartoons

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Cartoons

(P. 24)

Some lighter looks at the news

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