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 2021-10-15 20:38 

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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 with its actions. For all sides, a rationale for a deal persists....

 2021-10-15 20:03 

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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 be getting a rare day in court....

 2021-10-15 18:26 

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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 for integrity in the judiciary....

 2021-10-15 17:07 

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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, beauty, and a landscape that feels older than time....

 2021-10-15 16:14 

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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 has introduced three additional sizes: extra small short, small short, and small long. So far, 4,500 soldiers have benefitted....

 2021-10-15 16:08 

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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 wrote a treatise in 1874 justifying the forced removal of Native Americans from their land. Now, students and alumni are debating how to navigate Walker's ...

 2021-10-15 16:00 

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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 documents and appear for a deposition. Mr. Bannon's lawyer claims the information solicited is protected by former President Donald Trump's ex...

 2021-10-15 15:47 

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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 mobile networks in select states. Although authorities say the network blackout reduces the scale of violence, it leaves those still being attacked m...

 2021-10-15 15:18 

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lonore Laloux helps France see disability differently...

lonore Laloux the first elected official with Down syndrome in France is proving that her unique perspective is an asset to her town....

 2021-10-14 21:00 

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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 capitalist excess and promoting common prosperity....

 2021-10-14 20:57 

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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. But does that mean they should aim high or tread lightly?...

 2021-10-14 18:54 

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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 might never have otherwise found....

 2021-10-14 17:51 

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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 that doesn't mean she was always a moderate....

 2021-10-14 17:32 

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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 demand may focus minds on action, not words....

 2021-10-14 16:30 

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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 many apples left."...

 2021-10-14 15:31 

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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 products gaining new appeal from leggings to cleaning products to cheese. The trend is sparking a marketing rethink as companies try to find the key to influencers...

 2021-10-14 15:28 

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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 women created a school to make up for their missed lessons, as well as to prepare them for a life in the U.S. Rise Again now has about 20 teachers and 200 ...

 2021-10-14 15:19 

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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 John Gruden, the NFL community is looking inward and asking difficult questions about the organization's culture....

 2021-10-14 15:13 

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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. As container ships wait in long lines to dock, President Biden has elected to keep the Port of Los Angeles open around the clock in an attempt to ease infla...

 2021-10-14 11:58 

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When kids hit homers in China...

A popular film on a baseball program for Chinese orphans shows how the sport reveals that goodness "is always there."...

 2021-10-13 20:42 

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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....

 2021-10-13 20:33 

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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 domestic agenda on the line....

 2021-10-13 20:03 

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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 has its rivals questioning its priorities....

 2021-10-13 20:01 

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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 education....

 2021-10-13 19:20 

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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 matches, transcending "every notion of negativity."...

 2021-10-13 18:47 

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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, despite their disabilities....

 2021-10-13 17:21 

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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 to loneliness, and finding one's community....

 2021-10-13 16:08 

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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 to staff the holiday rush. The short supply likely means there will be longer lines and more overtime for existing workers this holiday season....

 2021-10-13 16:00 

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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 decision, which matches the recently lifted restrictions on air travel, means separated families can reunite and leisure travel can resume....

 2021-10-13 15:51 

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Why U.S. food insecurity still looms, even amid recovery...

When sectors of the economy began to reopen in the spring, U.S. food insecurity dropped significantly. But as the pandemic drags on, the amount of food being distributed remains at 55% above pre-pandemic levels....

 2021-10-13 15:35 

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Islamic State attacks test Taliban's control in Afghanistan...

The Taliban have promised to keep the extremist Islamic State in check, but recent deadly attacks are raising questions about the new Afghan government's ability to maintain peace. The Taliban have rejected the idea of cooperation with the U.S. agains...

 2021-10-12 21:30 

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Nonpartisan redistricting? Reform efforts meet reality....

New commissions, some made up of average citizens, are struggling to overcome partisanship as they redraw congressional and state legislative lines....

 2021-10-12 21:09 

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The Northwest Passage is thawing. Will US, Canada sail its waters together?...

With the Arctic melting, the U.S. and Canada are trying a cooperative approach to tapping the region's thawing resources and trade routes....

 2021-10-12 19:22 

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How does this scientist approach climate conversations? She acts 'from love.'...

In a Q&A, Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and evangelical Christian, talks about her book "Saving Us" and about meeting people where they are....

 2021-10-12 18:07 

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Due vigilance for global corporations...

A French court's ruling highlights moves in Europe to ensure companies avoid human rights abuses and climate damage....

 2021-10-12 16:27 

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'Ecocide': Climate lawyers say Amazon deforestation is a crime...

On Tuesday, AllRise, a group of climate lawyers, asked the International Criminal Court to investigate Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro for his Amazon development policies. The lawyers say "crimes against nature are crimes against humanity."...

 2021-10-12 16:27 

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Facebook introduces controls for kids. Is it enough?...

After a scathing testimony of the harm Facebook platforms can cause younger users, the tech conglomerate is trying to do better by introducing new controls for teens and parents. Critics question the efficacy of the changes and are calling for greater tra...

 2021-10-12 16:26 

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How this year's Nobel Prize-winning economists shaped the field...

The final Nobel Prize of the year was awarded to three economists on Monday. The trio contributed to the expansion of "natural experiments" using real-world data in economics, making the field more applicable to policy as well as everyday life....

 2021-10-12 16:26 

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After 30 months, the Boston Marathon gets its 'comeback story'...

On Monday, runners celebrated the return of the Boston Marathon, normally held in April. The race was cancelled last year for the first time in its 125-year history. Kenyans swept the prestigious competition, placing first in both the men's and women&...

 2021-10-12 14:24 

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Leaded gas dies. And carbon-free fusion power inches closer....

Progress roundup: Clean energy and air are featured in three briefs this week. In Iceland, the world's largest carbon capture plant is up and running....

 2021-10-11 11:35 

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How tongue twisters delight word lovers across the globe...

According to Guinness World Records, the most challenging English tongue twister is "The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick."...

 2021-10-11 11:30 

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Truth-telling and a path to healing...

The Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was the site of a horrendous lynching in 1906. A new memorial hopes to tell the full story....

 2021-10-09 19:43 

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Czech ruling party sees surprise defeat in election, imperiling Babis...

Populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis had been expected to win the Czech elections, but opposition coalitions earned enough votes to form a majority....

 2021-10-08 21:31 

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Data privacy is a big public concern. Will Congress answer with a law?...

The United States is an outlier as a major economy without a data privacy law. Is the path clearing for that to change?...

 2021-10-08 20:40 

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Famine in Ethiopia: Is the world averting its eyes?...

After Ethiopia expelled U.N. humanitarian staff, the Security Council didn't act. Has the world lost its devotion to the "responsibility to protect"?...

 2021-10-08 20:09 

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'Mass' filmmaker explores forgiveness and reconciliation after tragedy...

In an effort to understand the reasons for and effect of mass shootings, Fran Kranz wrote and directed the new movie "Mass," which offers lessons for a divided world....

 2021-10-08 19:27 

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Why Iraq enjoys a calm election...

A relative lack of violence before the Oct. 10 vote signals a small victory for Iraqi youth who rose up against a corrupt and violent political elite....

 2021-10-08 18:47 

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It came from the (Red) Sea! Invasive fish spur creative responses in Cyprus....

Invasive fish species threaten the Mediterranean. But people are finding ways to mitigate their impact if not turn them into dinner....

 2021-10-08 18:45 

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One Western town's solution to wildfires? Community....

As wildfires haunt the American West, officials in Ashland, Oregon, have developed a bipartisan, community-led approach to forest management....

 2021-10-08 17:36 

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Nearly 140 nations reach landmark deal on 15% corporate tax...

On Friday, 140 countries signed a tentative agreement to establish a 15% minimum corporate tax on the largest multinational corporations. The deal, a "once-in-a-generation accomplishment," will deter corporations from stashing profits in offshore ...

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