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Monday Sunrise Briefs: Trump's Call To Ukraine And The Emmys
Catchup on three big news events from this weekend: Trump on his call to Ukraine, Israeli political shift, and inspired by the Emmys.
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When An Idealistic Obama Adviser Bumped Against Real-world Politics
Samantha Power’s candid memoir, “The Education of an Idealist,” details her experiences in President Barak Obama’s White House.
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‘How To Be An Antiracist’ Opens A Vital Dialogue On Race
Ibram X. Kendi spares no one from critique – not even himself – in this takedown of racism and the attitudes and policies that perpetuate it.
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Does Hungary Education Reform Mean More Patriotism, But Less Democracy?
Viktor Orbán’s education reform is making Hungary’s curriculum more patriotic, but critics say it’s at the expense of critical thinking and democracy.
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Points Of Progress: Women Shattered A Glass Ceiling On Wall Street, And More
Global good news and progress: There are no longer any all-male boards among S&P 500 companies, and Ethiopia has a plan to end child marriage by 2025.
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Beyond Birthday Cards And Hugs: The Rise Of Intensive Grandparenting
Some grandparents still have the fun of grandchildren without the responsibility, others are adapting lifestyles to support family.
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Three Questions: Antonio Brown, The Latest NFL Morality Test
Amid sexual assault allegations, Antonio Brown is the latest moral test of the NFL’s commitment to address violence against women by its players.
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Why Youth Are Leading Climate Strikes
The Sept. 20 protests over global heating reflect a rise in youth-led activism and the particular perspectives of young people, starting with their innocence.
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How These Scientists Are Uniting The World Around Climate Change
As U.S. sheds mantle of scientific leadership, France becomes a magnet for climate scientists, with the rallying cry to “Make Our Planet Great Again.”
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To Impeach Or Not? Why Democrats Have Been Keeping Things Fuzzy.
The House Judiciary Committee held an “impeachment hearing” this week. It’s something the Democratic base wants, but the issue holds risks for 2020.
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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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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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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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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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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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