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headline description Commerce:
Obama's economic dream team

Can the new president channel Miles Davis?

headline description Environment:
Change desperately needed

Obama has room to improve America's green reputation

headline description Wheels:
The good, the bad and the auto

Why America "is" the car

headline description Washington:
From the Hill to Foggy Bottom

How will Hillary Clinton's legacy shape her diplomacy

headline description Sports:
Going for Olympic gold

Can Obama bring it home to Chicago?

headline description NGOs:
How generous is the U.S.?

Not as generous as most of its people think

headline description Worldview:
HDS Greenway

Why Obama should look to the lessons of Woodrow Wilson

headline description Worldview:
Deborah Amos

What America owes Iraq's refugees

headline description Worldview:
Seamus Murphy

Seeing America, Kennedy to Obama

headline description Worldview:
David Marash

China is experiencing the same consumerism the U.S. did in the 1950s

headline description Worldview:
Michael Moran

Seven foreign policy challenges

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