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What 11 emerging countries think about increased diversity

Pew Research Center data shows that most people think diversity improves lives in their countries.

  • Pew Research Center surveyed more than 28,000 people across 11 emerging countries.
  • Their data shows that most people believe different racial, national, and religious groups have improved the lives of people in their country.
  • Young people were more likely to see diversity in a positive light, as well as those with higher levels of education.
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    Cannabis discovered at an ancient biblical shrine in Israel

    That's not frankincense you smell at the "holy of the holies."

    Photo courtesy of Tel Aviv.
    • Cannabis and frankincense were discovered at the "holy of holies" shrine in Tel Arad, Israel.
    • Both substances were mixed with animal dung to promote heating.
    • This marks the first time cannabis has been found in the Kingdom of Judah.
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    Writing found on "blank" Dead Sea Scroll fragments

    The texts were previously thought to be blank and were cut up for materials studies.

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    • Several seemingly blank fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been found to have writing on them.
    • The text was found accidentally, and only confirmed with multispectral imaging.
    • The newly found text seems to relate to the book of Ezekiel.
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    Can foreign intervention lead to peaceful solutions?

    Despite potential good intentions, interventionist policies are often viewed by classical liberals as violations of individual freedoms.

    • Intervention covers a range of activity broader than just war. Some interventions have more humanitarian aims, such as disaster relief and development aid.
    • Oftentimes, the drive behind many instances of intervention involves some form of political, economic, or social outcome.
    • There are important questions to consider regarding knowledge, goals, incentives, and unintended consequences. The answers to these indicate whether an intervention is necessary and appropriate.
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    Why Trump's Palestine map is important

    Trump's Middle East peace plan contains the first map of a Palestinian state that 'Israel can live with'.

    Image: the White House
    • Trump's Middle East plan is the first U.S. proposal to contain a map of a two-state solution.
    • Considering Israel's close involvement, this map represents a Palestine 'Israel can live with'.
    • But Palestinians are unlikely to agree to give up East Jerusalem—or much else.
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