January 26 Issue

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Blood, Sweat and Tear Gas
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Blood, Sweat and Tear Gas

Tunis, Tunisia—People throw rocks at the authorities on January 10. Seven years after the Arab Spring, a new law that increased prices sparked massive protests across this North African nation. The police responded with tear gas and arrested hundreds. At least one person died during the unrest.
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King of Bollywood's Menstruation Movie

Akshay Kumar's latest movie, 'Padman,' tells the story of a superhero who doesn’t wear a cape or have a superpower. It’s about the man who launched India’s sanitary pad revolution.
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Why Prohibition Failed

On January 16, 1919, Congress ratified the 18th Amendment which banned the manufacture, sale or transportation of 'intoxicating liquors' in the United States. The policy of prohibition would last from 1920-1933. Why did it eventually fail?