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A photo shows the Congress Centre on the eve of the opening day of the World Economic Forum, on January 16, 2017 in Davos.
Inequality will be among the issues topping the agenda as the world's political and business elite meet in Davos from January 17 to 20, when 3,000 people will gather for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.  / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Nobel economist: One-percenters, pay your taxes

By Joseph E. Stiglitz
Oxfam report reveals that eight men have as much wealth as half the world. Corporations must confront this moral failure with some basic steps that will workers and build prosperity for all in the process, writes Joseph Stiglitz.
More than 30 years the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, many pregnant women still experience unfair challenges on the job.

Why we still need to pay attention to Zika

By Lindsay C. Malloy
We need more funding for Zika research to prevent other women from being in my position, says Lindsay C. Malloy, who had a false positive test early in her pregnancy.
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MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 05: Pedro Rojas holds a sign directing people to an insurance company where they can sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, before the February 15th deadline on February 5, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Numbers released by the government show that the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area has signed up 637,514 consumers so far since open enrollment began on Nov. 15, which is more than twice as many as the next large metropolitan area, Atlanta, Georgia.

Obamacare saved my life. What now?

By Xeni Jardin
I was lying in bed with my dog, recovering from my most recent surgery, when a news alert went off on my iPhone after midnight.
US President-elect Donald Trump arrives at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8.
Trump stunned America and the world Wednesday, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States.

Trump is following the authoritarian playbook

By Ruth Ben-Ghiat
From stifling of press to rewriting history to discrediting justices who object to extra-legal practices, Trump's record bodes ill for the country and demands a vigorous push-back from citizens, writes historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat.
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President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump Tower on January 13, 2017, in New York City.

Is the Christopher Steele dossier fake news?

By Nick Dowling
Donald Trump has called the Christopher Steele dossier "fake news" and "phony stuff," but is it? Nick Dowling says the material may or may not be true, but we can't dismiss it lightly
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. arrives in Alabama's state capital at the end of the Selma-to-Montgomery march a few weeks after "Bloody Sunday." The Selma campaign is widely considered King's greatest victory.

What MLK might say to Donald Trump

By Peniel Joseph
Donald Trump's critique of civil rights icon John Lewis, says Peniel Joseph, reminds us that Martin Luther King Jr. believed that justice was what love looked like in public.
In this Jan. 5, 2017, photo, a painting by David Pulphus hangs in a hallway displaying paintings by high school students selected by their member of congress on Capitol Hill in Washington.

How controversial Capitol painting can show us who we are

By Seph Rodney
Why is a painting by a high school student the object of a tug-of-war between rival factions of the 115th Congress? The painting ended up in this fracas after it won Democratic Representative William Clay's congressional art competition last May.
MANAUS, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 18:  An inmate is escorted through the overcrowded Puraquequara prison on February 18, 2016 in Manaus, Brazil. The prison holds nearly 1,400 inmates, around twice as many as it was designed for. Brazil now holds the fourth-largest prison population in the world, behind the U.S., Russia and China, with the number of Brazilians behind bars nearly doubling in the past decade. The prison system currently holds more than 600,000 inmates, 61 percent over capacity, according to Human Rights Watch.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Violent crime in your city? More cops are not enough

By Michael A. Nutter
"Law and order' alone won't have a real effect on urban violence, says Michael Nutter; for that we'll need buy-in educators and researchers, philanthropists, public officials and business leaders.

Ex-spy who wrote intel memos is a pro

By Nick Dowling and David Handley
Two former officials, one American and one British, say the material provided by a retired intelligence operative may or may not be true but deserves to be taken seriously, and intelligence should not be politicized

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