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Monday Sunrise Edition: Is US Heat Wave A Harbinger?
A heat wave covered about half the U.S. this past weekend and was blamed for at least one death and canceling many outdoor events. But a cold front swept east Sunday, bringing Midwest temperatures down. The East Coast should get relief Monday. Still
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A Tory Tea Party? How Fringe Voters Are Reshaping British Politics
In the U.K., tension between the Tory base and the elite has echoes of the tea party revolt that reshaped the GOP and blazed a path for Donald Trump.
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‘Hostage Diplomacy’ Spat Between China And Canada Hits Home
China’s arrests of two Canadians, which followed the arrest of a Huawei executive in Vancouver, have some people rethinking their dealings in China.
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Ukraine Votes For Reform. Will New President Seize The Opportunity?
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy now has the ability to make sweeping reforms in Ukraine, after Sunday’s election gave him a majority in parliament.
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Saving Dignity Of Equality In Hong Kong
If the territory’s officials can punish the pro-China thugs who attacked peaceful protesters on Sunday, it will show rule of law can be applied equally, unlike in the mainland’s version of justice.
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Six Months Of Fading Promises, But Venezuela’s Guaidó Hangs On
Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president in January, but has fallen short of many lofty promises. Why does he still have so many supporters?
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Behind Iran Spy Drama, A Broader Escalation
The timing of Iran’s declaration today that it captured 17 Iranians last year who were trained by the CIA signals a renewal of the US-Iran covert war.
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Readers Write: Seeing Both Sides, Art Theft Solution, And More
See what our readers have to say about our abortion debate coverage, solutions for art theft, and Latin plurals.
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Remembering Johnny Clegg, The Voice Of South Africa
Musician Johnny Clegg, who died this week, embraced South African culture and worked to change minds about Nelson Mandela and apartheid.
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In Rise Of Brain Implants, Blurring Lines Between Man, Machine?
Elon Musk and his company Neuralink see the prospect of humans “merging” with artificial intelligence, as brain-implant technology improves.
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When Getting The Story Means Years Of Threats, Even Bullets
Singer R. Kelly and financier Jeffrey Epstein faced new charges of sexual crimes after journalists’ investigations. Both were denied bail this week.
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He Knew About Climate Change In 1799. What Can We Learn?
Andrea Wulf and Lillian Melcher’s “The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt” follows a prescient naturalist’s voyages in South America.
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Points Of Progress: Refugees Are Getting A Chance To Shine, And More
An international show, “Refugees Got Talent,” is putting a new light on the issue of immigration. And Mozambique’s elephant herds are increasing.
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The Yeoman Service To Save Yemen
The world’s largest aid effort is also a tool to end the world’s worst conflict. As a humanitarian deal between warring parties in Yemen moves along, peace seems more possible.
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Missing From US-Iran Clash, A Back-channel Safety Valve
Back channels between adversaries help limit tensions, and can pave the way toward peace. But they’re missing from this round of U.S.-Iran tensions.
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Human Landlords, Avian Tenants: How Purple Martins Survive
In the eastern half of the United States, few purple martins have natural nesting habitat left. But humans have stepped up to fill the housing void.
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Some Words Are Older Than You Might Think
It’s common to hear “What’s up?” as a greeting today, but you may be surprised that Sherlock Holmes, the Victorian detective character, said it too.
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‘This Is An Army Of Socialists’: To Retake House, GOP Is Hammering One Message
NRCC chair Tom Emmer said there’s “no place” for language like the “Send her back!” Trump rally chant aimed at Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar.
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Healing The Social Wounds Behind Ebola
The new “emergency” over the spread of Ebola in Africa is really a desire to address the fears and distrust that drive this second-worst outbreak of the virus.
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What Hong Kong’s Man Without A Mask Wants You To Know
On July 1, as Hong Kong’s young protesters stormed the legislature, Brian Leung became a face of the movement’s most controversial action yet.
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Picture A Top Executive. If You See A Woman, You’re Not Alone.
In a turnabout from prior generations, most Americans now see women and men as having equal capacities for leadership – or give women the edge.
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The Ball Is In Europe’s Court To Save Iran Nuclear Deal
Europe may be the best hope for salvaging the Iran nuclear deal amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington in the Persian Gulf.
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‘Excited With Life’: David Crosby Talks Sobriety, Love, And Second Acts
The musician’s creative and spiritual rebirth is the subject of the new film “David Crosby: Remember My Name.”
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Who Is A Racist? Definitions Vary In Red And Blue America.
President Trump faces a storm – but one that varies by geography and politics – over tweets telling congressional women of color to “go back.”
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Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ Memoir Serves Up Calm Wisdom
John Paul Stevens’ memoir “The Making of a Justice” and the biography “Oliver Wendell Holmes” are must-reads for legal buffs.
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A Police Killing Puts Racism On The Agenda. This Time In Israel.
The outrage and protests that followed the death of an Ethiopian Jew are forcing Israel to confront anti-black racism as a real problem.
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Moldova Shows Russia And The West Can Work Together. Can They Do It Again?
That Russia, the U.S., and the EU could oust an oligarch in Moldova is raising hopes that they can find solutions in Ukraine and Georgia too.
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Scuffle Over Trump's 'Racist' Tweet Reflects Shifting Views Among Parties
To the left, calling out racism is a step toward eradicating the problem. To the right, the term is being flung around recklessly.
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Mastering The Language Of My Second Home
Vocabulary and cadences, phrasings and simple expressions shifted from canton to canton, even valley to valley.
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Amid Tariffs And Floods, A Farmer Finds Hope In The Next Crop Of Kansans
Amid the worst downturn for farmers since the 1980s, Glenn Brunkow of Wamego, Kansas, is heartened by the next generation’s desire to serve others.
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