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Before COVID, business in Beijing was booming. Dercon says one of the reasons state-led development in China has been so successful is because the country had a strong state to begin with. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Kids want to know: 'Will It Be Okay?' — this book answers that question

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Journalist Maria Ressa explains 'How to Stand Up to a Dictator'

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Maureen Corrigan's favorite books of the year: 10 disparate reads for a hectic 2022

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Ukrainian flags fly in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Oct. 19, marking the graves of soldiers killed in action following the Russian invasion earlier this year. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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A journalist's plea to the West: 'Pay attention to Ukraine and its fate'

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Singer Brandi Carlile talks ambition, avoidance and finally finding her place

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Mel Brooks says his only regret as a comedian is the jokes he didn't tell

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Mario, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, 1983. Carol Kovinick Hernandez/Fantagraphics hide caption

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'Love and Rockets' celebrates 40 years of edgy, Latinx, alternative comics

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J. Edgar Hoover is seen in his Washington, D.C., office in 1936. A new biography of the long-time FBI director looks at public support for his policies during most of his tenure. AP hide caption

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Biography traces public support for J. Edgar Hoover in most of his 48 years in power

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Former Vice President Mike Pence (right) speaks with Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep at the law library of the Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis on Monday. Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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Mike Pence, pondering a presidential run, condemns Trump's rhetoric on Jan. 6

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A cell biologist shares the wonder of researching life's most fundamental form

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Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams and Raul Julia as Gomez Addams in Addams Family Values. Paramount Pictures/Cinematic Collection/Alamy Stock Photo hide caption

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Embracing life as a late bloomer

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The carbon coin: A novel idea

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