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Trump conflicts of interest - The president-elect has populated “the swamp” with power brokers who are marred by potential conflicts of interest.

Op-Ed

A Field Guide to Trump’s Swamp

Well before his inauguration, Trump’s incoming administration and Cabinet picks were breaking down definitions of conflict of interest and stretching the bounds of normalcy. Far from “draining the swamp,” Trump has added to it.

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Crossroads

Rice Reveals African Slaves’ Agricultural Heritage

Did slaves contribute more than solely their labor to the success of rice plantations in the New World? In pursuit of the answer, one researcher is extracting little bits of memoir trapped inside rice grains.

Viewpoint

Native by Design

Indigenous people in the U.S. are increasingly challenging widespread stereotypes as well as the practice of cultural appropriation.