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    ‘Why did we fight?’ Challenge of governing is wearing down Taliban.

    Victory on the battlefield is one thing. Governing millions of people with vision is another. In...

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    In New Mexico, a wildlife refuge with urban roots

    This wildlife refuge could become a model for its focus not just on habitat but on...

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    European Union’s balancing act: Democracy with unity

    The European Union is wrestling with how to treat members that break its democracy rules, so...

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    ‘Not ivory towers’: HBCU activist-in-residence nurtures hope, activism

    With interest in historically Black colleges and universities on the rise, one HBCU finds a new...

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    Rewards for freedom of thought

    A jailed Russian dissident receives Europe’s highest human rights award, a reminder of his work for...

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    How will jurors be chosen for the Ahmaud Arbery trial?

    In Georgia, 1,000 residents were mailed jury notices for the trial of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black...

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    Hourly workers in US say no to weekends and late nights

    As retail stores struggle to find employees to keep stores open into the holiday season, American...

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    Protestors join fight to free US missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

    As efforts continue to free the 17 missionaries and a local driver kidnapped in Haiti, local...

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    Clashes mount in W. Sahara as youth fight for ancestral home

    Western Sahara has been stuck in territorial dispute for decades, awaiting a U.N. referendum that would...

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    Sci-fi classic ‘Dune’ returns to the big screen. Does it succeed?

    The novel from the 1960s influenced subsequent sci-fi epics like the “Star Wars” franchise. But “Dune,”...

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    Jane Goodall finds reasons for hope for the planet’s survival

    The primatologist and climate activist Jane Goodall counts on human ingenuity and nature’s resilience in “The...

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    As Lebanese seek ‘accountability,’ gunfight serves as a warning

    Two years into the campaign for accountability in Lebanon, a Beirut gun battle was a not-subtle...

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    Behind killings in disputed Kashmir, fears of Taliban spillover

    A surge in killings of non-Muslims in disputed Kashmir has raised concerns of a spillover from...

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    Solar panels make money in rural America. They don’t always make friends.

    The rise of renewable energy promises economic gains for rural America. But that doesn’t mean everyone...

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    The creative force of a worker exodus

    As record numbers of American workers quit, many take jobs that offer more opportunity to innovate....

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    California oil spill: Improved odds for animals caught in crude

    Faster response times and dedicated resources are improving the odds for wildlife caught up in environmental...

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    The next big thing? Facebook to hire 10,000 to build 'metaverse.'

    Facebook has announced plans to hire 10,000 highly skilled workers in the European Union to build...

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    Water rights: Environmental groups fight to save Great Salt Lake

    Utah’s Great Salt Lake plays a crucial ecological role in the region but is currently facing...

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    Texas legislature passes new voting maps but lawsuit awaits

    On Monday, the Texas legislature approved new congressional district maps which will be finalized after Gov....

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    Why consumers are facing energy shortages worldwide

    An energy crunch is affecting countries worldwide as winter looms. Consumers and commerce are being squeezed...

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    16 US missionaries kidnapped by a street gang in Haiti

    Members of the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries group, including 16 U.S. citizens and one Canadian, were...

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    NASA’s asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds

    NASA’s Lucy spacecraft launched Saturday on a 12-year flight to investigate eight asteroids, most of them...

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    Readers write: Electric cars vs. sustainable mobility

    Letters to the editor for the October 18, 2021 weekly magazine. Readers discuss talking to strangers...

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    Nuclear deal: Tough talk aside, can Russia and China get Iran to the table?

    U.S. admonitions that time is running out for the Iran nuclear deal are out of sync...

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    Biden won’t shield Trump records. Will he regret it?

    With criminal charges looming against Steve Bannon, executive privilege – and its confidentiality protections – may...

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    Saving Lebanon by the light of justice

    A street battle over removing a judge probing prominent politicians has reminded Lebanese of the need...

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    Joshua Tree in pictures: Visions and vistas in the high desert

    In Joshua Tree National Park, our photographer and essayist find an irresistible allure – of art,...

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    In step toward inclusion, US Army offers women armor that fits

    Following years of complaints from women and small-stature men about uncomfortable, ill-fitting armor, the U.S. Army...

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    Rocky foundations: MIT grapples with anti-Indigenous history

    Francis Amasa Walker, the third president of MIT, helped bring the school its prestige. He also...

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    Bannon defies Jan. 6 subpoena, cites Trump executive privilege

    As the Jan. 6 congressional committee continues its investigation, Steve Bannon is refusing to hand over...

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    ‘Two-edged sword’: Nigeria blocks phone networks to stop crime

    To keep bandits from coordinating attacks that have killed thousands, the Nigerian government has cut off...

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    Cram school is out, forever. Why Chinese parents aren’t rejoicing.

    China’s crackdown on for-profit tutoring of K-12 students is part of a campaign aimed at curbing...

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    Why Democrats may be facing a generation in the wilderness

    Democrats face serious electoral challenges in 2022 and beyond, which raises the stakes for their agenda....

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    ‘My talent is in the water.’ Black South Africans embrace kayaking.

    A Black-run canoe club in Soweto, South Africa, has given thousands of kids a passion they...

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    Angela Merkel’s true superpower: Pragmatism.

    Angela Merkel's brilliance has roots in a German-style pragmatism. She was always in the middle, but...

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    New scramble for coal a reminder of how hard it is to go green

    As governments prepare to pledge reduced carbon emissions at a U.N. climate summit, surging fossil fuel...

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    An autumn harvest of joy – and apples

    Our totes were overflowing. But Sebastian turned toward the trees, lamenting, “But there are still so...

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    How TikTok is becoming the new shopping network

    It’s not just dance videos that are becoming TikTok sensations. There are now a host of...

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    Refugee school on Midwest base gives Afghan children a new start

    As hundreds of refugee children sat idle on Wisconsin’s Fort McCoy U.S. Army base, three Afghan...

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    After Gruden resigns, NFL probes how it can improve its culture

    Following the release of emails containing racist, homophobic, and misogynistic comments sent by former head coach...

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    Biden announces 24/7 operation at LA port to ease supply chain

    Consumer prices increased 5.4% over the past year, in large part because of supply chain back-ups....

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    A love of Black literature animates every page

    Farah Jasmine Griffin’s "Read Until You Understand" is an exercise of mercy in a fragmented world.

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    Debt crisis averted, but at what cost?

    After punting on the debt, Democrats in Congress now face a critical stretch, with President Biden’s...

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    Russia breaks the (polar) ice on its Northeast Passage aspirations

    The Kremlin hopes the Northeast Passage could rival the Suez Canal. But the Russian military presence...

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    Curious how systemic racism works? Check out your neighborhood.

    Historical housing discrimination in Boston plays out today in systemic racism affecting homeownership, generational wealth, and...

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    A World Cup to melt Middle East tensions

    The head of global soccer hints at Israel and an Arab state hosting the 2030 football...

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    Finding resilience: Para rowers upend notions of ability

    For these para rowers, individual effort, athletic prowess, and their teammates’ support propel them to success,...

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    Set among the stacks: Four enchanting novels for bibliophiles

    A quartet of library novels celebrates discoveries among the stacks, as well as adventure, an antidote...

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    Holiday holdout: Jobs are open but workers aren’t interested

    In an economy already suffering from a labor shortage, stores are struggling to find seasonal employees...

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    After 19-month freeze, US land borders to reopen in November

    The United States announced it will reopen its land borders to vaccinated travelers next month. The...