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After Days of Political Controversy, Presidential Nominees Hold Their Ground in Second Debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fielded questions about issues that have rocked their campaigns in recent days. By showing some discipline in his performance, Trump may have staved off political disaster.

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Live at Truthdig: What Can Be Done to Reform the U.S. Prison System?

At age 16, Gary Tyler was wrongly sent to death row, where he spent 41 years until being freed in April. The Truthdig team will talk with him Thursday at 1 p.m. PDT/4 p.m. EDT.

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Tech Giants Look the Other Way on Rights Abuses Stemming From Cobalt Mining in Congo

The African country is the world’s largest producer of the mineral—a vital ingredient in lithium-ion batteries for electric cars, smartphones and laptops. But Congolese are suffering as a result.

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Is It Possible That Democracy Doesn’t Work?

It’s a reasonable question to ask amid the xenophobia of Brexit, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the election of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who gleefully compares himself to Hitler.

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Obama Acknowledges Future Presidents May Wage Perpetual, Secret Drone War

The president agrees with one of the most significant critiques of his drone war: that its precedent could encourage future presidents to engage comfortably in perpetual covert wars “all over the world”—just as he did.

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VP Debate: Tim Kaine Puts Mike Pence on the Defensive as Candidates Take On Issues, and Each Other

In what became a heated debate, Republican Pence played a more rational-seeming, diplomatic foil to the brash and bombastic Donald Trump, while Democrat Kaine continued Hillary Clinton’s line of attack against her rival for the presidency.

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Seriously, Stop Bullying People Who Won’t Vote for Hillary

Journalist Ted Rall explains why he can’t stomach voting for Hillary Clinton; we live in the illusion of democracy, not the actual thing; skeletons discovered in Roman ruins in England raise questions about human history. These items and more after the jump.

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What Will Donald Trump Do if Elected President?

Armed with the finding that U.S. presidents fulfill more than 70 percent of their campaign promises, New Yorker contributor Evan Osnos spoke with a wide range of experts to try to determine what Trump will do if he wins.

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Encampment on Dakota Access Pipeline Site Is Allowed to Remain

As demonstrations against the proposed oil pipeline ramp up, the federal government announced it would not evict protesters living at the camp in North Dakota.

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The Symbiosis Experience

A visit to the transformational festival in California’s Central Valley shows why the anti-corporate event has the potential to become a movement in the United States.

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