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US Invaded Iraq and Now Iran Dominates It (Russ)

Pretty good deal 14 years in? Not so much.

Death of Cash in Urban China (Dan)

Need to pay for something? Pull out your phone.

Republican Caitlyn Jenner Weighs Run for Senate in CA (Trevin)

The ”bluest state in the Union” does have a history of electing Republican actors and TV personalities.

Why Big Pharma Charges High Costs for Medication (Dan)

Hint: It’s not for research and development.

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