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The Dec. 12, 2016 Issue 

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2017 atlas & almanac

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World Affairs 2017

(P. 14)

News maps for every continent and region; the latest data on the world’s 196 countries; a selection of fun stats; more

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debate

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Is the World Getting More Dangerous?

(P. 12)

Two experts weigh in on the issue

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international

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Snapshots

(P. 38)

Fun stats (like most-popular sports and selfie cities) from around the world

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international

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Best Friends No More?

(P. 6)

The Philippine president is stepping back from his nation’s alliance with the U.S.

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the big picture

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Can the Pangolin Be Saved?

(P. 2)

The world’s most trafficked mammal is endangered.

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Haiti in Crisis

(P. 8)

Hurricane Matthew was the latest setback for the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.

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news & trends

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News and Trends

(P. 4)

Mock funerals in S. Korea, bold chess move, foreign students in the U.S., more

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