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The Nov. 23, 2015 Issue 

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cover story

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Locked Away

(P. 6)

Have get-tough-on-crime laws sent too many Americans to prison?

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Is the United Nations Still Relevant?

(P. 22)

Two experts weigh in on the issue.

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the big picture

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How 3D Printing Saved a Toucan

(P. 2)

Scientists engineer a new beak for an injured toucan using a 3D printer


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Invasion of the Superbugs

(P. 8)

Drug-resistant bacteria are killing thousands of Americans every year. Can they be stopped?

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Cuba & the U.S.: A New Start?

(P. 14)

After a half-century of hostilities, the U.S. and Cuba have renewed diplomatic ties. But they’re not quite ready to call each other friends.

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news & trends

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News and Trends

(P. 4)

Viking School, sorting ocean trash, a sneaker dream come true, and more

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Campaign Marathon

(P. 12)

The U.S. has the world’s longest presidential elections. Why? And will it change?

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times past

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Tambora: The Volcano That Changed the World

(P. 18)

Two hundred years ago, the eruption of Mount Tambora in present-day Indonesia wreaked havoc on the world.

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(P. 23)

Some lighter looks at the news

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