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    As Ukraine’s economy reels, Ukrainians find ways to soldier on

    As the war with Russia grinds on, Ukraine’s economy is under pressure and dependent on foreign...

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    How common are killings by police? How often are officers prosecuted?

    In many cases the use of force by police goes unquestioned, seen as a necessary part...

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    From reporter to teacher: Helping prisoners find their voice

    It is a Monday at Everglades Correctional Institution (ECI), a place few outsiders want to –...

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    Pockets of progress with otherworldly purposes

    Two surveys cite successful struggles for honest governance and why humanity must focus on curbing corruption...

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    Turkey in NATO: Inscrutable, unreliable, but indispensable

    Authoritarian Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan defies his NATO partners, buying Russian weapons and blocking European...

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    Sanctions aren't keeping name brands out of Russia. Why not?

    Western sanctions aren’t keeping iPhones off Russian shelves or Hollywood films out of Moscow’s theaters. “Parallel...

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    'We’re here to stay': Israeli settler population surpasses 500K

    There are now currently more than 500,000 Israeli settlers living in the West Bank, a recent...

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    US doubles military presence in the Philippines to counter China

    The United States is expanding its presence in the Philippines amid rising concerns about China’s influence...

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    Biden, McCarthy meet on ‘shared duty’ to avoid debt default

    U.S. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and President Joe Biden met Wednesday to discuss raising...

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    Palestinians see fewer paths to safety amid violence with Israel

    Feeling abandoned amid the West Bank’s latest explosive cycle, how do Palestinian civilians protect themselves? Even...

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    As Hindu nationalism grows, so does interest in Delhi’s Muslim history

    Islamophobia in India is rising, but some tour guides and historians see hope in the growing...

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    Why South Korea is debating a nuclear weapons program

    As some in South Korea call for a nuclear weapons program, experts say what’s needed is...

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    Congress takes up COVID origins: A primer on the debate so far

    Republicans say they’re trying to get answers on how the pandemic started, but others worry a...

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    When pigs swim ... and Bahama tourists dive in with them

    Sometimes joy arrives in unexpected ways. In the Bahamas, the hottest attractions now have snouts, hoofs,...

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    How teachers in France are shifting focus to build a confident society

    In France, strict classrooms are giving way to ones where feelings are discussed more openly. How...

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    Saving democracy by shielding judges

    From Lebanon to Hong Kong, leaders see judicial independence – and civic equality before the law...

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    Dolphins help fishermen in order to skim off the catch, study shows

    Fishing communities have worked with dolphins for millennia, but it has been unclear whether the relationship...

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    Bolsonaro seeks to delay return to Brazil with US tourist visa

    Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro has requested to stay in the U.S. following the election of...

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    Global economy proves resilient as IMF predicts growth in 2023

    The International Monetary Fund has a positive outlook for the global economy. It expects 2.9% in...

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    Children’s book ‘Freewater’ wins Newbery, Coretta Scott King awards

    The American Library Association has announced the top children’s and young adult books for 2023. This...

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    New voice for Czech Republic? Retired general tops ex-PM for presidency.

    Petr Pavel defeated populist billionaire Andrej Babis in a runoff vote for president of the Czech...

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    US national debt: Is balancing the budget possible?

    While President Joe Biden is pushing to raise the debt ceiling, Republicans insist the $31.4 trillion...

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    New app poses another hurdle for migrants seeking asylum in US

    A mobile app for asylum seekers was meant to ease difficulties at the border but has...

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    Readers respond: Reflections from a city dweller

    Letters to the editor from the Feb. 6, 2023, weekly magazine. One reader imagines himself in...

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    As Memphis mourns Tyre Nichols, city seeks police accountability

    Officials’ response to the Memphis police killing of Tyre Nichols suggests that calls for accountability might...

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    A rising global norm against bribery

    Amid world pacts against corruption, one practice stands out: companies adopting an international standard to build...

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    Burst of Israeli-Palestinian violence casts shadow ahead of Blinken visit

    Mr. Blinken, who is arriving Sunday, is expected now to focus on lowering tensions after an...

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    California storms raise reservoirs and drain drought fears slowly

    Powerful storms dumped an estimated 32 trillion gallons of water on California in just three weeks....

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    FBI takes down ransomware group that targeted hospitals, schools

    The FBI and other organizations have disabled a ransomware gang known as Hive, saving affected groups...

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    On environment, DeSantis charts a pragmatic path

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has pursued a centrist approach, emphasizing the economic benefits of protecting his...

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    AP African American Studies: ‘Academic legitimacy’ or ‘indoctrination’?

    Our contributor explores a pilot AP African American Studies course as part of an ongoing effort...

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    Adjusting to a big-power era, Germany and Japan enhance militaries

    Japan and Germany, World War II’s two great vanquished powers, are both enhancing the role and...

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    Small country, model gains in Africa

    Gambia’s democratic gains top a new index of Africa’s progress in building societies based on justice...

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    While soldiers fight, Ukrainians face another threat: hunger

    Food security has become critical to Ukraine's defense against the Russian invasion. Volunteers willing to drive...

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    Post-globalization, what’s next for world trade?

    Globalization is in disrepute, protectionism rising. But free trade has powered global growth for decades; can...

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    Australia Day inspires push for including Indigenous in constitution

    The 235th anniversary of British colonization in Australia is also a reminder of how Indigenous peoples...

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    Hundreds of Philippine police are filing their resignations. Why?

    Weeding out police officers involved in the Philippines’ illegal drug trade could make way for a...

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    Facebook restores Trump's account, two years after Jan. 6

    Facebook announced that it will be restoring former President Donald Trump’s personal account in the upcoming...

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    Wrongful conviction case reveals flaws in Hawaii's justice system

    A man who spent over 20 years in prison convicted for the murder of a tourist...

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    Classified documents seem to be everywhere. Is there a solution?

    Recent discoveries suggest that mishandled classified documents may not be that rare – the result of...

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    The Georgia probe that may indict a president

    A Georgia district attorney said Tuesday that a decision “is imminent” on whether to indict Donald...

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    Trade turns chilly: Chip embargo symbolizes deeper US-China strains

    Is global trade in Cold War 2.0? Whatever you call it, a key question now is...

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    A nod to Palestinian equality

    The ordaining of the first female Christian pastor in the Holy Land amplifies the importance of...

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    Did Snow White consent? Salvadoran youths rewrite tales – and their future.

    The use of imagination and storytelling to dissect real-life challenges is the focus of youth workshops...

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    Reading, writing, and paychecks. What’s a teacher worth?

    Some U.S. states are channeling more money into teacher salaries. But what’s a fair wage? A...

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    Big-screen movies sweep post-pandemic Oscar nominations

    A year after a streaming service won Hollywood’s top honor for the first time, big-screen spectacles...

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    Creativity in motion: How painter Alex Katz partners with performers

    Buoyant painter Alex Katz finds joy in collaborating with dancers, choreographers, and theater companies.

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    Israeli PM Netanyahu makes an unexpected visit to Jordan's King

    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu paid an unexpected trip to King Abdullah II, his first visit since...

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    Florida Gov. DeSantis rejects AP African American studies course

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis rejected a proposed nationwide African American studies course over a chapter on...

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    If animals are less safe in their habitats, should humans move them?

    Wildlife is becoming increasingly endangered as a result of climate change. Moving species to new environments...