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September 8, 2011 Large Image

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. –President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd president of the United...

Ground Zero in the days after Sept. 11, 2001
September 7, 2011 Large Image
The consequences linger to this day, though not in the way many people expected

As the attacks of Sept. 11 unfolded, people instinctively reached out to one another as they generally do in a crisis, says Sam Sommers, an...

Sawkat Anwer
September 6, 2011 Large Image
Improving access to health care in Bangladesh

Roughly half the residents of Ishurdi, Bangladesh, once lived on the wrong side of the tracks. Literally.

Located 135 miles...

August 17, 2011 Large Image
A food economist at the Friedman School explains what's up with the rising cost of groceries

Does it seem like you need a second mortgage to fill your cart at the grocery store these days? Are these price spikes that hit us at the checkout...

laden mule in China; photo by Michael Freeman
August 11, 2011 Slideshow
An ethnobotanist traces the history of tea along ancient trade routes from southwestern China to the Tibetan plateau

Selena Ahmed was sipping a cup of tea with her Ph.D. advisor in his New York office when talk turned to the tea that grows deep in the forests of...