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    From the particular to the universal: Cross-cultural stories

    “A Down Home Meal for Difficult Times” by Ethiopian American writer Meron Hadero highlights immigrant stories...

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    After Hutchinson testimony, will Trump officials remain silent?

    Watergate, Iran-contra, and the Clinton impeachment all hinged on the testimony of little-known staffers with extraordinary...

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    Message to Moscow: NATO invites Fins and Swedes to join

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to weaken NATO may have backfired, as his aggression toward Ukraine...

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    What precedes Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia

    American Jews and Saudi Muslims have sought an understanding of each other to lay groundwork for...

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    Drinking water in short supply? There’s a solution in the air.

    Drought: As the world gets drier and hotter, reliable access to water is becoming a greater...

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    Supreme Court expands Oklahoma’s jurisdiction on tribal lands

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Oklahoma can prosecute non-Native Americans for crimes committed...

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    US families brace for the end of pandemic-era free school meals

    Initiated in 2020, the federal aid that made school meals available for free to all public...

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    Yaël Braun-Pivet elected first woman speaker in French Assembly

    Yaël Braun-Pivet, a member of the French National Assembly who belongs to President Macron’s centrist alliance,...

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    San Antonio migrant tragedy underscores perils of border crossings

    After 51 migrants perished the back of an 18-wheeler in San Antonio this week, reporters and...

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    Catholic nation? The Filipino Church rethinks its role in politics.

    A new Marcos government has Catholic leaders rethinking decades of inaction, and taking on more responsibility...

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    Most African migrants don’t leave Africa. Here’s what that looks like.

    The future of global migration is already playing out – for better and worse – on...

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    Prayer on the 50-yard line: Supreme Court reshapes church-state relationship

    With a decision returning prayer to public schools, the Supreme Court Monday gave another win to...

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    What Saudi Arabia’s surge into a post-oil future means for its people

    Progress can come with a cost. Saudi Arabia’s drive to modernize its economy is transforming all...

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    A global end run on Russia’s food weapon

    Joint efforts by G-7 nations aim to free up Ukraine’s grain exports – and ensure freedom...

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    A WWII refugee from Ukraine links Putin’s war to Stalin’s famine

    Can an in-depth look at history keep us from repeating its mistakes? Our contributor hopes familiarity...

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    In Ukraine, crowd-funding strategies bolster war effort and morale

    As the war in Ukraine pushes on, civilian volunteers are raising funds and rounding up supplies...

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    After Ukraine, NATO wonders if Africa is Russia’s next target

    As Spain hosts NATO allies this week, it’s pushing them to guard against Russian encroachment in...

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    Captions gain momentum beyond TV screens to live theater and more

    On social media platforms, but also in Zoom meetings and movie theaters, captions and subtitles are...

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    Call to action: Kenyan elections under threat of hate speech

    With the Kenyan elections in August, hate speech against ethnic communities is spreading across social media...

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    Nature takes over: Kenyan wastewater, US toxic dump turned wetland

    Progress roundup: Time and ingenuity produce a hydroponic waste treatment system in Kenya, and a Superfund...

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    Readers Write: Can the military have a moral backbone?

    Letters to the editor for the July 4, 2022 weekly magazine. One reader remembers listening to...

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    How overturning Roe will reverberate through America

    After almost half a century, Roe v. Wade is no more. The United States will be...

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    After high court ruling, is it tremors or earthquakes for public education?

    What does this week’s Supreme Court decision, allowing tax dollars to be spent on religious schools,...

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    Jan. 6 panel holds up public officials as ‘backbone of democracy’

    As witnesses shared heart-wrenching personal stories, the Jan. 6 committee spotlighted the role of election officials...

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    Ukraine’s candidacy for EU sends a signal. Now the hard part begins.

    European Union leaders granted Ukraine candidacy to be a member of the bloc, bolstering morale in...

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    South Africa’s chance for honest governance

    The final report of a corruption commission challenges the ruling party – and points to resiliency...

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    Congress acts on guns, with military vets among the vocal backers

    Military veterans in some ways trend conservative. Yet they share wider public concerns about gun safety...

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    A history of American thought on abortion: It’s not what you think

    With Roe and Casey overturned on Friday, legal scholar Geoffrey R. Stone, author of “Sex and...

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    Party favor or art? Preserving the craft of the piñata.

    Piñatas are not just for smashing. In creating more complex designs, artists are changing what people...

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    In Seattle, Amazon now funds affordable housing

    Tech giants are trying to restore their image by investing in communities. The latest initiative comes...

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    'The forest is life': Indigenous Ecuadorians fight gold miners

    Prospects of employment are not lustrous enough for indigenous Ecuadorians who value the natural wonders of...

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    Black Native Americans were largely erased from US history

    “We Refuse to Forget” explores the situation of Black members of the Creek Nation in the...

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    No one was telling the stories of rural women. So she did.

    Spanish veterinarian and poet María Sánchez honors rural women in her community, and their counterparts around...

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    Can you be feminist and ‘pro-life’? The women who say yes.

    The founder of New Wave Feminists describes herself as a “pro-life” feminist. She’s also ready to...

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    Beyond abortion rights: Reproductive justice takes a broader view

    Rejecting a rigid “pro-choice” or “pro-life” binary, proponents of reproductive justice urge a more expansive view...

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    The party of work? Sen. Rick Scott on GOP plans to retake Senate.

    Sen. Rick Scott, chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, responds at a Monitor Breakfast on...

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    What gun deal means for US, and Washington

    For more than 25 years, Congress has faced gridlock on guns, even after school shootings. Here’s...

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    Ukraine: Three girls wounded by war, three paths toward healing

    What the three young Ukrainians share is girlhood interrupted by a war that left them wounded....

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    A fruitful intermission for the arts

    While the pandemic hit arts and cultural groups hard, donors stepped up to rescue an industry...

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    Hard lessons from Uvalde: Will they inform future police response?

    As scrutiny of law enforcement’s handling of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, ramps up, officials...

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    Apple workers in Baltimore voted to unionize. What comes next?

    Apple store employees in a Baltimore suburb have made history as the first employees of the...

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    Hope amid tragedy: Will slain journalist’s death spark change in Amazon?

    Those close to journalist Dom Phillips hope his death can spark an understanding of risks against...

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    Supreme Court ruling: Maine’s religious schools can get public money

    In a Tuesday ruling, Supreme Court justices voted to expand public funding for religious entities. The...

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    By voting in split parliament, French public demands Macron compromise

    French government policy usually comes down to presidential desire. But the public has forced a rarer...

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    Colombia's big break from the past

    The election of the country’s first leftist president reflects a demand for transparency, inclusivity - and...

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    Russian Nobel winner auctions his award to aid Ukrainian children

    Nobel Peace laureate Dmitry Muratov, an independent Russian journalist, has auctioned off his gold medal for...

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    'Pray for a miracle': Taps run dry as drought hits Mexican city

    The Mexican city of Monterrey is enduring a serious drought, which has residents frustrated and searching...

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    Wildfires unearth long-lost artifacts of U.S. Indigenous history

    Prescribed burns in the American Southwest has firefighters and archaeologists working together to protect and preserve...

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    Generosity for children, from wartime schooling to music education

    Progress roundup: Generosity toward kids is seen in schools lacking the arts, and in a Warsaw...

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    After record floods, Yellowstone National Park to reopen soon

    Yellowstone will partially reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, more than a week after more than 10,000...