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Mexico’s Government Is ‘Dysfunctional and Corrupt,’ So Why Does Obama Support It?

The disappearance of 43 students in the Mexican state of Guerrero has shed light on Enrique Peña Nieto’s failures as president; a study shows a last name can still “set you up for life”; meanwhile, Google Glass may not be a success, but smart glass technology may yet prevail. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Former Republican Strategist ‘Vows’ to Make Hillary Clinton President

Licking their wounds after the midterm elections, U.S. Democrats are turning to a former Republican media hit man to improve their chances of holding on to the White House in 2016.

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Terrorists Bomb Ancient Mosque, Killing 81

The most important mosque in north Nigeria’s biggest city, Kano, came under attack Friday, just as worshipers were gathering to pray.

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Protesters Bring Reality to Black Friday Shopping Sprees

Interrupting America’s shopping frenzy on the sacred capitalist holiday of Black Friday, protesters flooded malls and Walmarts from Ferguson to Los Angeles, bringing news of racism and labor exploitation.

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Unite and Benefit the Nation With Your Knowledge, Academics!

Humanitarian and former independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader bemoans the failure of tenured American social science professors to join together and provide an informed and authoritative strategy for progressive reform in the United States.

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‘The Most Powerful Woman in the World’

A New Yorker profile of German Chancellor Angela Merkel depicts a shrewd politician cut to the shape of leadership in our age: bland, personally reserved and entirely uninterested in challenging the prevailing neoliberal order.

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Ukraine Cuts Financial Ties to Rebel Territories

Just in time for the holidays, Kiev has limited access to credit cards and bank accounts, and promised to cut off funds for hospitals and schools.

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Human Rights Groups Accuse Mexican Authorities of Abusing Power to ‘Quell Mass Protest Movement’

Human rights groups are speaking out about the 11 peaceful demonstrators who they believe were unjustly arrested at a Mexico City march spurred by the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala in the Mexican state of Guerrero.

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Ferguson Isn’t the Only Place Where Police Are Protected by a Broken System

The recent ruling by a St. Louis grand jury on Michael Brown’s shooting sheds light on just how difficult it is to indict a cop; the apocalypse may have something to do with indifference toward climate change; meanwhile, a teacher uses a scrap of paper to teach his students a valuable lesson about inequality and privilege. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Not Every Ferguson Protest Is Violent

Where police show restraint, demonstrators often reciprocate.

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