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NASA’s Children’s Climate Change Website, and the book 1984: Creating Spies One Child at a Time (7/9/2014)
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‘Trigger Warnings’ Shackle Free Flow of Ideas Vital to Higher Education (7/9/2014)
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Why a Bill Against Medical Experimentation On Minors is Necessary (7/9/2014)
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Resolving Conflicts in Artificial States (7/9/2014)
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The KGB’s Successors and The ‘Greening’ Of Europe (7/9/2014)
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The Power of the Powerless (7/9/2014)
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