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Bush vs. Clintonby Alex Seitz-Wald
What would a Bush-Clinton matchup in 2016 look like?
From ‘I Love Lucy’ to pop music, Cuba’s influence on America runs deepby Aliyah Frumin and Emma Margolin
Now that the decades-long trade embargo between the U.S. and Cuba looks to be a thing of the past, Americans may soon be partying with Cuban goods like it’s 1959. Culturally, however, Cuba’s influence has been here all along.
Lawsuit claims racial discrimination in Ferguson votingby Zachary Roth
School board elections in Ferguson, Missouri use a racially discriminatory system that is helping to keep blacks “all but locked out of the political process,” a new federal lawsuit alleges.
Obama spends millions to prevent gun violenceby Michele Richinick
President Barack Obama on Wednesday committed to spending tens of millions of dollars on preventing gun violence, by signing a measure into law.
Jeb Bush's last name is going to be a problem — even in 2016by Benjy Sarlin
Assuming he decides on running for president, Jeb Bush starts 2016 with one huge advantage and one massive weakness and they’re both the same thing: His last name.