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Can marijuana treat MS symptoms? It’s hard for researchers to find out

Clinical trials – where patients are given cannabis – are difficult to do because of how the substance is regulated at the federal level.

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How Africa can perform better in the new round of UN development goals

Efforts are underway to help tackle the biggest challenges in the world: climate change, poverty, diseases, energy crisis, food insecurity and water scarcity.

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Yellen’s Fed faces a tricky rates dilemma in 2017 that may end up tripping up Trump

The important takeaway from the first interest rate hike of 2016 is that it’s not clear what the Fed will do next year.

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The Anthropocene is a nuclear epoch – so how can we survive it?

The fallout (both literal and figurative) from international nuclear weapons testing, nuclear energy and nuclear disasters are embedded in our environment, but also in our society.

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America’s role in the world 75 years after Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor was more than just the gateway to America’s entry into World War II.

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‘Parental alienation’: What it means and why it matters

It is time to understand what actual behaviors are used by one parent to harm the other parent’s relationship with a child so that we don’t allow them to be used to hurt others anymore.

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Why America’s labor unions are about to die

Trumps victory follows a straight line from the defeat of the Labor Reform Act of 1978 to the election of 2016.

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What Donald Trump’s surprise victory means for the economy and business

Steven Pressman and three other economists weigh in on 2016 election results.

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What Theresa May could teach America’s next president about leading a divided country

The real lessons of “Brexit” will become apparent not on election day but starting the day after, when the person elected to be the next president of the United States turns to the unenviable but critical task of putting the country back together.

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