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Daily News Briefing

October 2016

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Political piracy

The rise of Iceland's Pirate Party speaks to a broader sense of disenfranchisement across the West.

Going off the grid

Better and cheaper batteries could cause a major power shift -- away from utility grids.

Migrants and development

The migrant crisis is likely to continue until sustainable development takes hold in nations from which migrants are fleeing.

Citizens divided

Hillary Clinton’s pledge to reform campaign spending amounts to unilateral disarmament.

Election season

The traditional, one-size-fits-all Election Day is evolving into a rolling election season as early voting spreads.

An America for all

This election caps a trend of Americans turning their political parties into clearer racial and religious 'tribes.' That's one reason the choices feel so stark.

An informed electorate

The three presidential debates and a wealth of information about candidates and polices should be plenty to help the undecided to decide.

The world after Nov. 8

Amid the clamor of the US presidential race, it's important not to overlook hopeful developments in the world.

Dynastic drama

Thailand’s beloved monarch has bequeathed a political vacuum.

Mosul and Iraq's future

Winning the war against IS is important for the Iraqi government. Winning the peace afterward is even more important.