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Capitalism Is Making China Richer, But Not Democratic

The U.S. thought trade and investment would eventually make China more democratic. In fact, it's had the opposite effect: creating a rich, authoritarian leadership class that remains repressive.

Action Replay Alan Hawkshaw
Flaximus Brownout

Abortion-rights supporters outside the Supreme Court in January for the annual March for Life. This week North Dakota and Colorado struck down ballot measures restricting abortion, while Tennessee passed an initiative that may result in restricted rights. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Two Of Three States Reject Ballot Measures Restricting Abortion

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Cirrus Bonobo
Gonna Be [Ben Human Remix] Mo' Horizons

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Capitalism Is Making China Richer, But Not Democratic

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GDRF Flo Rida
Cineramascope Galactic feat. Trombone Shorty and Corey Henry

To create Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, T Bone Burnett (third from left) assembled the talents of Elvis Costello, Jim James, Jay Bellerose, Rhiannon Giddens, Marcus Mumford and Taylor Goldsmith. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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To Catch Up With Bob Dylan, T Bone Burnett Assembles A Dream Team

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Lost on the River #20 New Basement Tapes
Emily's Groove Jowee Omicil

Job hunters line up for interviews at an employment fair in New York City. The unemployment rate tells only a partial story about the U.S. labor market. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Mark Lennihan/AP

Beyond The Unemployment Rate: Look At These 5 Labor Indicators

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Paper Scissors Stone Portico Quartet
Pasture Elephant Revival

In Interstellar, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are part of a team of explorers who have identified several potentially habitable planets accessible via wormhole. Melinda Sue Gordon/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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For Christopher Nolan, Making 'Interstellar' Was A Childhood Dream

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Inchworm Battles

A counselor for the health care law speaks with taxi driver David Bilewu, a 39-year-old Nigerian immigrant in Chicago. Illinois set up its exchange through a federal partnership. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Health Law Challenge

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Sixteen RAC
Presto - Recitativo: O Freunde, nicht diese Tone! ("Ode to Joy") Cleveland Orchestra Choir, Robert Shaw & Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell
Cumbia La Magdalena Ocote Soul Sounds

A jaded politician plays hooky in Viva La Libertà, so his campaign replaces him with his identical twin brother. You know where this is going, right? Courtesy of Distrib Films US hide caption

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'Viva La Libertà' Offers Harmless Electoral Fun

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Arrabal Amargo [From Tango Bar] Carlos Gardel
Changes Faul & Wad Ad

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