IBT SPECIAL REPORT
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China’s Arrested Development

China’s citizens are applauding the government's ongoing anti-corruption drive, but critics warn the crackdown — which has led to the arrest of at least 100 senior officials — is causing chaos as the world’s second-largest economy tries to rebound.
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Why They Joined ISIS

Caught in a desperate situation, two Iraqi men turned to the Islamic State group for money and a sense of belonging, only to be imprisoned by Kurdish security forces.
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The Rise And Fall Of ‘Boomtown, USA’

A recent oil rush — and the accompanying avalanche of money — has reshaped Williston, North Dakota. But what becomes of a boomtown as crude prices collapse?
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China’s Uncertain Future Comes Into View

As giant manufacturing hubs in China grapple with a slowdown in orders, migrant workers are struggling to find jobs — and worries are deepening about growth in the world’s second-largest economy.
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Bullets Beyond Recall

A string of faulty product allegations against one of the world’s largest gun manufacturers is reigniting tension between consumer safety and America’s affection for unregulated firearms.
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Guatemala's Harvests Are Disappearing

As dignitaries around the world debate the best way to confront climate change, Guatemalan farmers already struggle to adapt to frequent droughts and brutal cold snaps.
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Why Investors Are Fleeing China

Worries about China's economy, currency and reforms have led to record capital outflows in recent months, prompting the Chinese authorities to change tactics.
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The Short, Strange Tale Of Cuddlr

Whatever happened to the "Tinder for cuddling" app? Cuddlr became a media sensation overnight and then just disappeared. Now it's back, this time as Spoonr.
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Chain Gang 2.0

Some states now require people to pay for their own electronic monitoring once they bail out of jail. And if you miss a payment, you better watch out.

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