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0 New Gates Foundation chief to seek revolutionary simplicity

The world’s biggest philanthropy is entering a new era, a third phase of sorts, but is hardly settling into a comfortable routine of funding the same old things  or losing its upstart mindset. Susan Desmond-Hellmann Susan Desmond-Hellmann is the new chief executive officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and…

World Politics
0 How the Evergreen state helped Uruguay legalize marijuana

Earlier this week, politicians in Uruguay voted to make the South American nation the first in the world to legalize marijuana aimed at regulating the use of pot and disrupting the criminal drug trade. But they might not have had it not been for a little help from Washington state, in the form of Seattle attorney Alison Holcomb.

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