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Trudeau’s Ultimate Test In Making Apologies
After apologizing often for official misdeeds of past governments, the prime minister faces voters over a racist-tinged misdeed and their judgment on his contrition.
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Attack On Saudi Oil Fields: A Broader View
The Saudi oil fields strike claimed by Shiite Houthis is best understood as part of a conflict with Iran involving actors across the region.
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Immigrant Groups Sought Relief From Trump In Court. It Isn’t Working.
Last week, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration’s new restrictive rule on asylum-seekers to stand while the legal battle plays out.
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For The Birds: Can Humans Turn Empathy Into Solutions?
U.S. and Canadian bird populations have declined by 3 billion since 1970, according to a new study in Science.
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Semicolons Part 2: When To Use Them
We use many punctuation marks intuitively. Periods, for example, land at the end of sentences without any problem. But semicolons? Not so easy.
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Less Bollywood, More Us: How India's Weddings Are Changing
Indian weddings are still sacrosanct. But more couples are changing up traditions, reflecting evolving views on money, gender, and happiness.
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‘Am I Next’ Protests: South Africans Push To Renew Fight Against Rape
Uyinene Mrwetyana’s rape and murder have reawakened outrage about violence against women in South Africa. But will it lead to change, protesters ask?
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Perfectly At Home With Imperfection
It’s my home’s imperfections that make it interesting. But it’s not only the house. Everything I own seems to have a glitch, often by my choice.
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A Muslim Woman Comic Walks Into A Bar: Changing Perceptions Through Jokes
Muslim women are entering the comedy scene, using jokes to bust stereotypes and foster understanding.
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Behind The Climate Hype: Can Models Be Trusted?
Models underpin what we know about how climate change affects our planet. They aren’t perfect, but can they be trusted?
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More Public Schools Are Embracing The Bible. Is It Literature, Or Religion?
A conservative effort to increase Bible classes in public schools raises debate about cultural literacy versus the blurring of church-state lines.
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Why Global Health Emergencies First Need A Dose Of Trust
A new world body set up to track preparedness for pandemics finds a key missing piece is trust in basic institutions. One cure: more community engagement.
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Please Touch The Fine Art: Museums Embrace A Hands-on Approach
Museums and artists are collaborating with visually impaired individuals to create multisensory exhibits that go beyond sight.
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Vaping And A Culture That Substitutes One Risk For Another
New York and Michigan became the first two states to ban flavored e-cigarettes this week, and the White House has said it will enact a federal ban.
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Melinda Gates: What She’s Learned
How her approach to philanthropy, and her own life, has changed after $50 billion of giving.
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These Dogs Get Second Chances. Just Like Their Inmate Caretakers.
Pennsylvania nonprofit pairs dogs with inmates. The goal is to help participants land a full-time job within 90 days of their release.
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A Nuanced Critique Of ‘Soft Power’ In ‘A Door In The Earth’
Journalist Amy Waldman’s novel explores the idealism of a young Afghan American woman and the downside of American intervention in Afghanistan.
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As China's National Day Approaches, Hong Kong Protests Cast A Shadow
National Day celebrations are an opportunity for China’s Communist Party to project strength. But Hong Kong’s ongoing crisis poses a challenge.
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Diplomacy: When A Winner-take-all Approach Risks Losing Big
US President Trump and British Prime Minister Johnson have raised expectations of diplomatic wins on their terms. But their approach may be shifting.
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Will Hawaii Lead The Renewable Revolution?
Hawaii has positioned itself as a pioneer in the quest to move toward a fossil fuel-free future. Its path may hold lessons for the rest of the U.S.
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Breakfast With Ted Cruz: Guns, Texas, And His Political Future
The Texas Senator's debate skills were on full display at a Monitor Breakfast as he waxed on about his home state's 'shifting political identity' and his plans to run for president again in 2024.
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US Fishermen Demand To Be Heard On Offshore Wind Energy Projects
While they support efforts to fight climate change, the fishing industry says wind farms could dramatically impact how and where they fish.
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When The Art World Became The Art Market
Michael Shnayerson traces the shift toward big business in “Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art.”
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The 'Cry' In El Salvador To Clean House
A new president with an anti-corruption mandate starts to set up an international investigative body that might help curb violence and reduce emigration.
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Monday Sunrise Briefs: Drones attack Saudis, UAW strikes
Catchup on weekend news: Iran blamed for epic attack on Saudi oil facilities. A big auto workers strike hits G.M. Why Dems want to impeach Kavanaugh.
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Privacy, Accuracy, And The Looming 2020 Census
Census Bureau decision to adopt a more rigorous system to ensure privacy for survey participants has some concerned about the accuracy of data.
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Who Will Win In Israel Tuesday? Meet The Unlikely Kingmaker.
The separation of religion and state has never been sorted out in Israel. Now a born-again secularist champion could swing a tight election.
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Patience As A Tool Of Statecraft
At least one world leader, Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, sees the virtue of asking for patience to solve such problems as ethnic violence.
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Behind That Chicken Dinner, Immigrants With Little Workplace Voice
Poultry processing plants have increasingly relied on immigrant workers to fill jobs with low pay and significant safety risks.
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Brett Kavanaugh, Susan Collins, And What Maine Women Think
Sen. Susan Collins’ vote to put Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court remains controversial in Maine, particularly with women
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