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The Oct. 12, 2015, Issue 

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Changing the World

(P. 10)

Meet five young people who are trying to make a difference in the world

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America Goes on a Diet

(P. 8)

After decades of overeating, Americans are finally consuming fewer calories. But there’s still lots of room for improvement.

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the big picture

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Inside Japan's Robot Hotel

(P. 2)

A big picture and a news brief about a Japanese hotel that is staffed almost entirely by robots


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The Migrant Crisis

(P. 14)

With hundreds of thousands fleeing war and poverty, Europe is facing its worst refugee crisis since World War II

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Are Women's Colleges Still Necessary?

(P. 23)

Two experts weigh in on the issue.

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news & trends

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News and Trends

(P. 4)

Doggie DNA, South Korea’s spy phones, how teens spend their time, and more

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Party Crashers

(P. 6)

Upstart candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are shaking up the 2016 presidential campaign.

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times past

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Wounded Knee

(P. 18)

The site of the bloody conflict 125 years ago between U.S. forces and the Lakota Sioux, the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota is today one of the poorest places in America.

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(P. 24)

Some lighter looks at the news

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