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Monday Sunrise Edition: New Orleans Mostly Dodges The Barry Bullet
New Orleans residents were grateful because a forecast triple whammy – high tide, storm surge, and river flooding – didn't overwhelm the levee system.
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How A Chicago Photographer Uses Art To Bridge Racial Divides
Sometimes art allows people to see in a fresh way. Tonika Johnson’s project has done that by connecting opposite sides of a long-segregated city.
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What Keeps Us From Expelling Fellow Citizens
When a president suggests political opponents should leave the country, he must contend with those who know what binds a democracy.
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Gain A Bird’s-eye View Of America With These July Audiobooks
Audiobook selections for July cover a swath of the American landscape, from a western river to Louisiana’s gumbo belt. Relax and take it all in.
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Drawn To The US Border, Volunteers Weave A Safety Net
Immigration debates often center on government policy. At the U.S.-Mexico border, an army of everyday citizens offers help where officials cannot.
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In Pursuit Of High-profile Sex Abusers, Is Balance Of Power Shifting?
Views on justice and sex crimes are changing, allowing for more balance in the way high-profile defendants, like Jeffrey Epstein, are treated.
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Why Amazon ‘Upskills’ Its Workers
Companies may have more faith in retraining current workers by recognizing the talents they already have.
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Calgary Stampede: Come For The Rodeo, Stay For The Bug-covered Ice Cream
Lemonade full of edible flowers? An octopus on a stick? Bug-covered ice cream? The Calgary Stampede takes boundary-pushing fare to a new level.
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US-Iran Escalation: It’s Message-sending, But The Risks Are High
The U.S. and Iran want something from the other. But they’re expressing that through sanctions and Gulf provocations that can slip out of control.
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The Not-so-secret Life Of James Thurber
James Thurber spent his formative years in Columbus, Ohio, and the house where he lived reveals signs of the humorist’s budding creativity.
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To Frame The Good Or Shame The Corrupt? Africa’s Choice.
More Africans feel hopeful they can make a difference in fighting corruption. One reason may be the few countries raising moral norms.
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Poland And Hungary Need People. Do More Benefits Lead To More Births?
Birthrates are down in Eastern Europe, so governments are trying to incentivize women to have more children. But their success has been limited.
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Exit Salwell, Enter Steyer. How Much Does Money Matter?
Billionaire Tom Steyer joined the crowded Democratic 2020 presidential field just as California Rep. Eric Swalwel ended his bid. Does wealth matter?
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In Florida, Democrats Worry Venezuela Policy Could Drive Latinos To GOP
President Trump’s immigration policies are not popular with Florida Hispanics. But fears of socialism could put enough in his column to tip the state.
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Movies That Capture The Moon’s Wonder
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk, our critic surveys lunar movies, from an animated 1902 classic to the recent “First Man.”
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On Immigration, Is California’s Odyssey America’s Future?
A crackdown on illegal immigration – a Trump administration priority in planned ICE raids this weekend – was the 1990s reality in California.
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Quiet Mediators In Noisy Places
From Sudan to Venezuela, honest brokers are bringing a special skill set to ending conflicts. Not all succeed. Yet their quiet force of moral persuasion can be effective.
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The Apollo 11 Moon Landing And The Men Who Made It Happen
‘Shoot for the Moon’ concentrates on the astronauts who carried out the historic mission, and ‘American Moonshot’ looks at the galvanizing power of President John F. Kennedy's vision.
The Christian Science Monitor4 min readPolitics
Another Day, Another Legal Battle? Why Latest ‘Obamacare’ Suit Matters.
The latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act may seem like just another episode in an endless saga. Here’s why this case matters.
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Their Shack Settlement Was Told To Move. Their Demand: Move Us Together.
Deep Sea, an informal shack community in Nairobi, has been negotiating for years over a government plan to develop on the land where they live.
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With Compassion And Faith, A Mayor Leads His City Through The Opioid Crisis
Mayor Steve Williams of Huntington, West Virginia, took an innovative approach that’s become a model for fighting drug addiction.
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Japan’s Conundrum: It Needs Foreign Workers. It Doesn’t Want Immigrants.
Japan's shrinking, graying population needs foreign workers. But immigration is a tough sell – and stopgap measures can leave migrants vulnerable.
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Soft Path To A Hard Peace In Afghanistan
The first talks between Afghan officials and the Taliban may have achieved some progress because of a mood of empathy that was created by the sharing of personal sorrows during 18 years of war.
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Hong Kong Protests: Is Anyone In Charge?
Hong Kong protesters’ lack of official leaders may protect them, but it also creates challenges – including, perhaps, for their movement’s future.
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Farmers Grow The Food. But Who’s Helping New Farmers Put Down Roots?
Access to land is a major barrier to entering farming. One solution is land-link programs that pair landowners with those starting out.
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Why These Kentucky Democrats Still Love President Trump
Eastern Kentucky is the land that partisan political sorting forgot. Its old-time Democrats voted against Mitch McConnell – but for President Trump.
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Sudan Reaches A Power-sharing Deal, But Will It Stick?
A crackdown on the opposition triggered an international effort to resolve the Sudan crisis. But will the military actually relinquish power?
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Hong Kong Protests: Is Anyone In Charge?
Hong Kong protesters’ lack of official leaders may protect them, but it also creates challenges – including, perhaps, for their movement’s future.
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Farmers Grow The Food. But Who’s Helping New Farmers Put Down Roots?
Access to land is a major barrier to entering farming. One solution is land-link programs that pair landowners with those starting out.
The Christian Science Monitor7 min readPolitics
Why These Kentucky Democrats Still Love President Trump
Eastern Kentucky is the land that partisan political sorting forgot. Its old-time Democrats voted against Mitch McConnell – but for President Trump.
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