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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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Here’s my latest collection of interesting economic links, news, charts, videos, and more.

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Republican presidential candidates pose before the start of the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015.   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni.

The latest from James Pethokoukis and the AEIdeas blog.

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Demonstrators shout slogans as they carry placards during a protest against the killing of Mohammed Akhlaq, in Mumbai, India, October 6, 2015. The murder by a Hindu mob of Akhlaq, a Muslim man rumoured to have slaughtered a cow, has thrown a spotlight on the polarising agenda of some followers of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade - RTS39PF

As the undisputed leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mr. Modi needs to do a better job of setting the tone for his party.

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House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) adjusts his tie at a news conference on "Taxpayers Protection Alliance on Trade Promotion Authority" on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 10, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas.

Try as he might to rule himself out, Ryan is going to keep hearing calls for him to take a job he does not want.

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US House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (C) departs after his decision to pull out of a Republican caucus secret ballot vote to determine the nominee to replace retiring House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 8, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst .

The House Republicans are in full implosion mode, a reflection of the deep and unresolved — and maybe impossible to resolve — schism in the party between radicals and bedrock conservatives.

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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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A new study shows that economic downturns can coincide with new healthy behaviors. That and why all creative enterprises need fierce rivalry to survive and improve.

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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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