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What Police Reform Looks Like From Within
In recent weeks, police officers in New Haven, Connecticut, have been given a new rule to follow on the beat. In dangerous situations, they must not only use deadly force as a last resort but also “employ de-escalation and mitigation techniques to th
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‘Record Speed And Focus’: Biden’s Judicial Picks Diversify Bench
During a hearing on her nomination to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Jennifer Sung hit a speed bump. Republican Sen. John Kennedy from Louisiana, one of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s more acerbic questioners, had taken issue with a letter
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End The Draft? In Israel, Some Mourn What Would Be Lost.
Adi Itin is a high school senior whose days are packed not just with schoolwork and babysitting, but assessments and tryouts for what position she’ll have in the Israeli army when she’s drafted this summer. She’s been tested for her readiness for pil
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Gen Z’s Superpower May Be Turning Fear Into Action
As director of polling at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, John Della Volpe has been talking to America’s young people for over 20 years. In “Fight: How Gen Z Is Channeling Their Fear and Passion to Save America,” he brings some of tho
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See Dick And Jane Resilient
With a resurgence of COVID-19, virtual schooling has returned to many parts of the United States. Along with it are renewed worries over what educators call learning loss and a need to fix it. The full damage from enforced online schooling is yet to
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Pandemic Spurs Comeback For Indie Booksellers – And Reading – In Spain
Opening a bookstore in the middle of a pandemic is not for the faint of heart. But Lucía Boned, co-owner of Terranova, a specialist art bookshop, was convinced she had found the right space: an early 1900s shoe store in a pedestrianized street in San
The Christian Science MonitorLeitura de 4 minsPolitical Ideologies
Trump Wants Lisa Murkowski Gone. A Voting Reform Might Save Her.
Donald Trump’s victory in Alaska in 2020 extended a half-century run for Republican presidential nominees in that state. But at the same time, Alaska’s voters also approved a ballot measure that is now complicating the defeated president’s revenge ca
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City Or Country, Policies That Green The Landscape
In addition to strategies for growing food and forests, we note how we’re coming closer to the possibility of commercial air travel using energy not derived from fossil fuels. A U.S. airline recently completed the first commercial flight using 100% s
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Biden’s Soft-power Policy Faces Reality Of Xi-Putin Big-power World
President Joe Biden pledged an “America is back” foreign policy that would get the United States out of forever wars, renew U.S. moral authority through closer relations with allies and support for democracy, and revive economic leadership. In many w
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'Pareidolia' And Other Fancy Greek Words For Common Happenings
I have seen some weighty-sounding listicles lately: “More Paraprosdokians” and “30 Examples of Pareidolia.” These multisyllabic Greek words may look fancy and be hard to pronounce, but they refer to two things that are perfect for online sharing.  A
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I Find Plenty Of News In Old Books
When my wife and I hired some painters to freshen up several rooms of our home, one of the men who showed up was surprised by what he found. “This guy is old school,” he whispered to his friend, pointing to the full bookshelves in our family study. “
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El Salvador Questions Role Of Past Atrocities In Creating New Future
Laura Quinteros, a seventh grade teacher at a private school, noticed something missing from her class reading list: Salvadoran literature. So she added “Fireflies in El Mozote,” a first-person account of a 1981 massacre when soldiers killed nearly 1
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Animal Crossings, And Other Networks For Safety
Along with everyday road safety and emergency preparedness, we look at improved quality of life for LGBTQ people in Chile and formerly incarcerated Nigerians.  Wildlife crossings in Canada’s Banff National Park are inspiring transportation authoritie
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The Supreme Court And Vaccine Mandates: Three Questions
The Supreme Court on Thursday prevented the Biden administration from enforcing its mandate that employees of large firms must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or regularly test for the virus. The move effectively ends the government’s most ambitious a
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Reversing The Odds On The Gambling Industry
It might be hard to find a former coal industry executive fighting for tough climate laws. The same holds true for former bosses in the alcohol and tobacco industries who regret making money off those vices and want to make amends. Not so in the gamb
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Trump 2024? Some Supporters Quietly Hope He Won’t Run.
It’s a Tuesday night at Wings in Weston, a chicken joint in a tony suburb of Fort Lauderdale, and the Weston Republican Club is holding its monthly meeting. Some 40 people have gathered to hear from candidates for City Commission and have a bite to e
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From The Olympics To FIFA, Athletes Grow Wary Of 'Sportswashing'
The 24th Winter Olympics are only three weeks away, but the focus is not on skiing or snowboarding. It’s been on sportswashing. That’s the term human rights advocates use to criticize the mutual embrace uniting international sport and authoritarian s
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The Power Of Sport To Quell Violence In Africa
Usually when Cameroon is in the news, it is for something negative. The Central African country is one of the poorest and most corrupt. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has displaced hundreds of thousands over the last decade. A low-level civil
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What’s In A Name? For Russia’s ‘Putin Generation,’ Not As Much As You’d Think.
The name given to Russia’s so-called Putin Generation is a bit ironic. For while the segment of Russia’s population composed of young adults may have grown up knowing only Vladimir Putin as the leader, politics – and the Russian president – are low p
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Does 5G Dangerously Crowd The Spectrum? Federal Referee May Help.
For all the promise of making cellular service faster and more reliable, 5G – fifth generation – networks have been repeatedly tangled and delayed over issues with the airwaves on which the technology relies. The latest controversy, postponing a Jan.
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A Step Toward Better Justice: Prying Open The ‘Black Box’ Of Plea Deals
Last year, in Berkshire County in Massachusetts, local prosecutors charged two white men arrested in separate cases with assault and battery. Both were in their 30s, neither had any prior criminal history, and both cut deals in exchange for pleading
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Why Some Europeans Hesitate At Biden’s Fight Against Authoritarians
In the fight against the world’s authoritarians, U.S. President Joe Biden wants help from democratic allies. But not all those allies are fully on board with his vision. A recent poll asked voters in 20 democracies to choose between forming alliances
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‘Mental Chaos’ In Iran: Is Government Helping People, Or Harming?
For Iranians overwhelmed by economic, health, and political hardships, the historical irony on display at the sprawling Behesht-e Zahra (Zahra’s Paradise) cemetery, Tehran’s largest, could not be more acute. It was there that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khome
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How Aid Can Nudge The Taliban
Five months after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the country has become the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. About half of its 40 million people are hungry, with dire forecasts for the winter. In response, both the United States and United Nati
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Is Murder Upswing Starting To Abate? Some US Cities See Declines.
Despite a second straight year of rising homicides in 2021, last year’s violent crime data show some reasons for hope.  First, even though the homicide rate rose again, it slowed down. For 2020, it posted a 30% year-on-year increase, according to res
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‘Our Goal Is Never Revenge’: Poet Amanda Gorman’s Path For Healing
Millions of Americans experienced the power of poetry when Amanda Gorman presented “The Hill We Climb” at the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden last January. Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet, acknowledged that America is “far from polished, f
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Rural Migrants Are Denied Rights In Chinese Cities. Can Xi Fix The Problem?
Tan Chunmiao left his rural hometown in the mountains in 2011 for a factory job in the booming Pearl River megacity of Guangzhou. Ten years later, Mr. Tan is still there, now putting in long hours as a chef in a Japanese restaurant to support his wif
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Meet The Scientist Moms Fighting Climate Change For Their Children
Joellen Russell likes a big class. The bigger the better, actually, with online sections and huge auditoriums and students swarming her after a lecture – the way they did one Thursday morning this fall after her Intro to Oceanography course at the Un
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‘The Paris Bookseller’ Honors The American Woman Who Published ‘Ulysses’
Not long after the end of World War I, American Sylvia Beach opened an English-language bookstore and lending library in Paris. “The Paris Bookseller,” Kerri Maher’s historical novel based on Beach’s remarkable life, imagines her impromptu speech to
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In The Cold War’s Depths, A Glimmer Of Light
In 1963 my wife and I and our three small children – the oldest was 6 – completed our first year at the American Embassy in Moscow. I was a career diplomat, a political officer tasked with observing and reporting on what I could learn of the secretiv
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