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Private organizations are doing important and innovative work to help connect Americans with jobs and to make the labor market work for all Americans.

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Before Democratic presidential candidates take the stage for their first primary debate, a panel of experts discuss America’s rapidly changing demography and implications for the 2016 election and beyond.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L, front), Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R, front), Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin (L, back) and other members of the delegation attend the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 28, 2015. Reuters

As Russian actions in Syria and Ukraine challenge US leadership around the globe, Vladimir Kara-Murza provides his vital perspective on the drivers of Putin’s foreign and domestic policy.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi, Russia, October 7, 2015. Shoigu told Putin during a televised meeting on Wednesday that four Russian warships in the Caspian Sea had launched 26 rockets at Islamic State in Syria. REUTERS/Aleksey Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti.

Putin appears to be sending a message to Obama: “We can fly anywhere we want, anytime we want. And there is nothing you can do to stop us.”

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New data released today by the College Board confirm an outcome that has persisted for generations – high school boys significantly outperform girls on the SAT math test.

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From all indications, we are now on the cusp of a major shift to hybrid and all-electric vehicles. If additional power plants aren’t built soon, there might not be enough base-load electricity to usher in a fundamentally new era.

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In Norway, anyone can access other people’s basic tax information. A new paper uses this fact to identify the impact of income inequality on subjective well-being.

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The exact relationship between federal student aid and tuition increases—whether it causes or enables—is actually less important from a policymaking perspective because the end effect is the same: more aid, higher tuition prices. That’s why simply pouring more aid into the system won’t create affordable college. To get there, we need reforms that actually change the incentives for colleges.

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The Russian Navy's large landing ship Novocherkassk sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer.

Russia mobilizes in Syria while China militarizes the South China Sea, filling a power vacuum created by an absent America.

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The Iranian general in charge of the Quds force reportedly lobbied for Moscow to intervene in Syria. According to Iraqi officials, he made this request during a meeting with Putin months ago.

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Cuba's President Raul Castro (C) stands as Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, better known by the nom de guerre Timochenko, shake hands in Havana, September 23, 2015. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the top commander of leftist FARC rebels shook hands and agreed to reach a final peace agreement within six months in Latin America's longest war. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini.

Colombia’s preliminary peace deal with the FARC is a major achievement, but the Santos administration must handle the issue carefully in the crucial months.

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Pope Francis waves from the popemobile during a parade in Philadelphia September 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Matt Rourke/POOL.

The mainstream media often portrays Pope Francis as a kindly, almost secular figure. An in depth look at the Pope’s visit reveal this characterization is misleading and misses the point.

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Instead of launching a costly and unproven program for 4-year-olds, California should invest in helping vulnerable, young children in the home and in child care.

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