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Points Of Progress: Refugees Are Getting A Chance To Shine, And More
An international show, “Refugees Got Talent,” is putting a new light on the issue of immigration. And Mozambique’s elephant herds are increasing.
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Human Landlords, Avian Tenants: How Purple Martins Survive
In the eastern half of the United States, few purple martins have natural nesting habitat left. But humans have stepped up to fill the housing void.
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Some Words Are Older Than You Might Think
It’s common to hear “What’s up?” as a greeting today, but you may be surprised that Sherlock Holmes, the Victorian detective character, said it too.
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‘This Is An Army Of Socialists’: To Retake House, GOP Is Hammering One Message
NRCC chair Tom Emmer said there’s “no place” for language like the “Send her back!” Trump rally chant aimed at Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar.
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Healing The Social Wounds Behind Ebola
The new “emergency” over the spread of Ebola in Africa is really a desire to address the fears and distrust that drive this second-worst outbreak of the virus.
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What Hong Kong’s Man Without A Mask Wants You To Know
On July 1, as Hong Kong’s young protesters stormed the legislature, Brian Leung became a face of the movement’s most controversial action yet.
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Picture A Top Executive. If You See A Woman, You’re Not Alone.
In a turnabout from prior generations, most Americans now see women and men as having equal capacities for leadership – or give women the edge.
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The Ball Is In Europe’s Court To Save Iran Nuclear Deal
Europe may be the best hope for salvaging the Iran nuclear deal amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington in the Persian Gulf.
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‘Excited With Life’: David Crosby Talks Sobriety, Love, And Second Acts
The musician’s creative and spiritual rebirth is the subject of the new film “David Crosby: Remember My Name.”
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Who Is A Racist? Definitions Vary In Red And Blue America.
President Trump faces a storm – but one that varies by geography and politics – over tweets telling congressional women of color to “go back.”
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Defining Poverty To End It
The latest progress report on poverty uses multiple measures. Yet it also points to the need for better definitions of well-being.
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Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ Memoir Serves Up Calm Wisdom
John Paul Stevens’ memoir “The Making of a Justice” and the biography “Oliver Wendell Holmes” are must-reads for legal buffs.
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A Police Killing Puts Racism On The Agenda. This Time In Israel.
The outrage and protests that followed the death of an Ethiopian Jew are forcing Israel to confront anti-black racism as a real problem.
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Moldova Shows Russia And The West Can Work Together. Can They Do It Again?
That Russia, the U.S., and the EU could oust an oligarch in Moldova is raising hopes that they can find solutions in Ukraine and Georgia too.
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Scuffle Over Trump's 'Racist' Tweet Reflects Shifting Views Among Parties
To the left, calling out racism is a step toward eradicating the problem. To the right, the term is being flung around recklessly.
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Mastering The Language Of My Second Home
Vocabulary and cadences, phrasings and simple expressions shifted from canton to canton, even valley to valley.
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Amid Tariffs And Floods, A Farmer Finds Hope In The Next Crop Of Kansans
Amid the worst downturn for farmers since the 1980s, Glenn Brunkow of Wamego, Kansas, is heartened by the next generation’s desire to serve others.
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This Writer’s Job: Get Young People To See Poetry Everywhere
Naomi Shihab Nye, the new young people’s poet laureate, encourages children to slow down and notice details – to see that every life is extraordinary.
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How Fast Can The Political Pendulum Swing? Ask Maine.
As governor, Paul LePage spent eight years dismantling Maine’s environmental policies. Gov. Janet Mills is on a mission to restore them.
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Why The U.S. High School Dropout Rate Has Fallen So Dramatically
U.S. high school dropout rates have fallen by nearly two-thirds in 18 years, thanks to investments in education and workforce degree requirements.
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Apollo 11 At 50: How The Moon Landing Changed The World
The moon landing advanced science, boosted the U.S. in its global competition with the Soviet Union, and opened up the possibilities of space travel.
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Honduras Coup: Why The 10-year Anniversary Matters Today
Ten years after a coup removed President Manuel Zalaya from power, its consequences still shape Honduras – from months of protests to migration.
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This July, Sip Some Lemonade And Read The Month’s 10 Best Books
A bumper crop of titles includes Colson Whitehead’s wrenching new novel along with a reexamination of Rudyard Kipling, author of “The Jungle Book.”
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The Harmony That Belies Japan And South Korea Strife
As relations sour between the two American allies, it may be ever-closer ties between the two peoples that prevent further rupture.
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When A Breakup Makes You Rethink Your Relationship: Brexit And Germany
Germany’s disappointment over Brexit also affects its thinking about the future of the EU, even as German-British trade is expected to stay strong.
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‘The Nickel Boys’ Reckons With A Legacy Of Racism And Abuse
Colson Whitehead's novel tells a story of two black teenagers in a corrupt reform school and the resilience they mustered in the face of hate.
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The War On Plastic Bags, By The Numbers
Plastic bag bans are sweeping the globe. But it’s too soon to tell how effective they are keeping single use plastic out of landfills and the ocean.
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How President Trump Became The GOP’s ‘New Normal’
President Donald Trump called for a group of Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to their countries, though all but one are U.S.-born.
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Rudyard Kipling Loved Vermont. Then He Had To Leave It.
Christopher Benfey’s ‘If’ takes a closer look at the writer’s time in America – a key creative period when he wrote ‘The Jungle Book.’
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Maine Networks Support Young Farmers, Before They Drop Out
Isolation and financial hardship take a toll on new farmers. In Maine, a program connects still-green farmers with mentors, know-how, and each other.
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