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Today on “The Intelligence”: the rise of “Track 2” diplomacy, murder and intrigue in Lesotho and surprising truths about lie-detector tests

Life expectancy in America fell for three consecutive years in the past decade

Justice Democrats find and help primary challengers to incumbents deemed insufficiently progressive

The Senate impeachment trial will reveal much about Donald Trump’s hold on the Republican party

Listen to “Editor’s Picks” to hear essential stories from The Economist, read aloud. This week: intolerant India, America’s public finances, and the similarity between Britain’s queen and Sir Alex Ferguson

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Refugees are actually the least likely potential terrorists

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2015 is by far America's worst ever year for mass shootings. And it's not even over

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Americans are 40 times more likely than Brits to be murdered with a gun

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2015 is by far America's worst ever year for mass shootings. And it's not even over

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40 countries around the world have built fences against 64 of their neighbours since 1989

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Income inequality in America is much worse than the figures suggest

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Republicans owe much of their electoral success to liberals who don’t vote

Daily chart: how households around the world spend their money differently

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Global carbon emissions were 58% higher in 2012 than they were in 1990. The world must act

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