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Readers Write: At Peace With Semicolons, And Rethinking ‘Superpower’
Melissa Mohr's column on semicolons helped a reader with his grammar troubles. Another wonders if economic growth brings ecological destruction.
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Points Of Progress: Costa Rica’s Electricity Was 99% Renewable In 2019
In good news this week: New York City's poverty levels are at their lowest since the 1970s, harbor seals are returning to the Thames River, and more.
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Wanted: Ethical Intelligence For Artificial Intelligence
From the Pentagon to the United Nations, leaders seek advice on AI’s potential to harm – or to serve.
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Why This Storm-ravaged City Dreams Of A Comeback – With Heart
A year after Hurricane Michael, one Florida city wards off despair and hopes for a comeback true to itself.
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Why Canada Has Cooled On Justin Trudeau
Just a few years ago, Justin Trudeau was a political rock star in Canada. Now he's struggling to ensure that his party wins Monday's elections.
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Trump Policy Stirs Debate: How 'Self-sufficient' Must Immigrants Be?
Conservatives espouse the ideal of self-sufficiency, while liberals embrace interdependence – a divide that’s central to the debate over immigration.
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Immersed: A Walk Through Hong Kong’s Protests
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests have made headlines for months. But what does a typical demonstration really feel like?
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Sing Out Loud!
For one woman, a chickadee’s joyful song inspired a fresh view of our ability to let God’s goodness and joy shine in our lives – a lesson that brought about a quick healing of illness shortly after.
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Adam Schiff And The Credibility Of Impeachment
Adam Schiff has become the symbol of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry. That is not an easy role to fill.
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Ukraine: Why Does It Keep Coming Up In The Trump White House?
Ukraine has been the site of the political affairs of Paul Manafort, the business dealings of Hunter Biden, and the investigations of Rudy Giuliani.
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Aching And Perceptive, ‘The Water Dancer’ Is An Essential Read
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ first foray into novel-writing deftly weaves fantasy and historical fact into a poignant tapestry of the antebellum South.
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Alexander’s Greatness Rises Again In Newest Biography
In “Alexander the Great,” author Anthony Everitt crafts a lucid, readable, and compelling portrait of the celebrated general of ancient times.
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‘Spin The Dawn’ Is Delightful, Daring YA Adventure
“Mulan” meets “Project Runway” in Elizabeth Lim’s captivating debut. There’s no shortage of intrigue, drama, or excitement in this fantasy novel.
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Hyperbole Creeps Into The Use Of ‘Unprecedented’
There is little truly new under the sun; unprecedented should thus be an uncommon word. The fact that you often hear it means it’s being overused.
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Friendship Across Political Lines
Ellen DeGeneres and George W. Bush socializing sets an example for keeping doors open for those on the opposite side of issues.
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The Soft Power Of Mothers: Fighting Extremism Begins At Home
A program that has taught mothers in 16 countries was created by Edit Schlaffer to help women whose children are being recruited by extremists.
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The Ten: How Does The First Commandment Fit In Today?
Part 1 in a series of interviews with ordinary people who bring traditional religious ideas of morality to modern life.
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‘American Utopia’: A Choreographer Helps Reimagine Pop Concerts
Choreographer Annie-B Parson worked with David Byrne on a new Broadway show, “American Utopia,” which untethers musicians – and ideas about dance.
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Shaping Our Course Spiritward
A piece in today’s Daily highlights how traditional religious codes such as the Ten Commandments still make a difference in people’s lives. Here’s an article exploring the idea that glimpsing our spiritual origin as God’s children has a healing effec
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‘Deep State’ Versus A President? It Didn’t Begin With Trump.
Career bureaucrats are among those providing evidence in the Democratic-led impeachment investigation of President Trump.
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Why Trump’s Withdrawal From Syria Has Israel On Edge
President Trump’s withdrawal from Syria has refocused Israelis on what they want most from the U.S. – for it to remain active in the region.
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For Brits Living In Europe, Brexit Throws A Once Clear Future Into Doubt
Brexit could overturn the lives of more than a million Britons living in the European Union in terms of residency, travel, and social security.
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Reap Autumn’s Bounty With The 10 Best Books Of October
It’s a great season for book lovers, with a novel from Oman, a biography of Brando, and a look at the women behind Disney’s memorable animated films.
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Trump Official: Birthright Citizenship Can End Without Amending Constitution
At a Monitor Breakfast, acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli said, 'The question is, do you need congressional action or can the executive act on their own?'
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As Warren Rises, So Do Attacks On Her Truthfulness
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s opponents may not win in a battle of plans. But attacking her honesty could undercut her image of combating corruption.
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Uninterrupted Employment
Sometimes the prospects for finding a job can look bleak. But under God’s guidance we can discover, nurture, and express our God-given talents in ways that benefit others as well as ourselves.
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A Radical Choice For Equality In Tunisia
A law professor wins the presidency with his ideas – and actions – of equal opportunity for equality. Tunisia again inspires the Middle East on democracy’s fundamentals.
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From Ukraine To Syria, Is America’s ‘Beacon’ Dimming?
President Trump has faced overwhelming bipartisan criticism on Syria. Ukraine has also elicited broad concerns. Observers see a shift in values.
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With Outages, Fire Risks, California Eyes ‘Local’ Electricity
From California to Japan, the threat of natural disasters is pushing communities to move to small-scale power.
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Now It’s My Mom’s Turn To Shine
She’d always been there for me in my career; it’s only fair that the tables would turn. The Ms. Senior Missouri USA pageant was her time to shine.
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