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The Dec. 14, 2015 Issue 

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cover story

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Hard Knocks

(P. 14)

Football is an iconic American sport, but is it too dangerous?

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Attack on Paris

(P. 12)

The November 13th terrorist assault rocked the French capital

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the big picture

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Next Stop, Coral Reef

(P. 2)

Old subway cars are becoming artificial reefs


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Women Warriors

(P. 6)

Will the U.S. military allow women to officially go into combat?

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Should Voting Be Mandatory?

(P. 22)

Two experts weigh in on the issue.

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news & trends

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News and Trends

(P. 4)

Iran’s fast-food knockoffs, prehistoric sleep, countries with the most languages, and more

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Social Arabia

(P. 8)

Social media is changing the lives of Saudi Arabia’s youth.

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times past

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How We Got Football

(P. 18)

The popular game was so violent, it once was almost banned.

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(P. 24)

Some lighter looks at the news

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