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 2022-08-17 20:07 

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New California law: Let teens sleep in on school days...

California has taken a step to help teenagers get more of the sleep they need by mandating school start times, effective immediately....

 2022-08-17 19:45 

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In Africa, a lesson in peaceful gains of equality...

Chad's pro-democracy groups put enough trust in military rulers to win equal footing in coming negotiations....

 2022-08-17 19:19 

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Gaza civilians face airstrikes with 'go-bags' and comforting cats...

Israeli airstrikes on Gaza reminded local residents how suddenly war can disrupt their lives. How do civilians prepare for and cope with that threat?...

 2022-08-17 19:13 

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Air conditioning: Can people stay cool without warming the planet?...

As the climate warms, more people are seeking air conditioning to stay cool. But air conditioning itself can exacerbate global warming. Is there a way to balance these competing needs?...

 2022-08-17 16:11 

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Truth be told: The 10 best books of August highlight honesty...

The 10 best books of August convey the human desire for truth and justice, leavened by empathy and compassion....

 2022-08-16 22:29 

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Jim Thorpe ran track and played football. He tried to outrun racism....

As a talented, multisport athlete, Jim Thorpe, a Native American, faced prejudice and condescension because of his race....

 2022-08-16 22:01 

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Can 'emotional outsourcing' fix failing romantic relationships?...

A summer beach read with humor and depth, "The Fixer Upper" asks, "What if women could outsource the emotional burden of 'fixing' their partners?"...

 2022-08-16 20:23 

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Biden signs a historic climate bill. So what will it actually do?...

The Inflation Reduction Act will allocate billions to combat climate change, lower prescription drug costs, and cut the deficit. Some say it will not impact inflation....

 2022-08-16 18:31 

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New law could mark end of American Confederacy in Brazil...

A Brazilian community struggles to balance celebrating its unique heritage by flying the Confederate flag with shifting cultural tides....

 2022-08-16 17:36 

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Why Nayyab Ali puts her life on the line to protect trans Pakistanis...

In Pakistan, progressive laws don't necessarily translate into safer streets for trans people. Nayaab Ali is dedicated to providing safe harbor....

 2022-08-16 17:26 

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Blissful are Kenya's peacemakers...

A history of election violence has led to grassroots efforts sermons, prayers, caravans, and art to calm people after the Aug. 9 election....

 2022-08-16 16:33 

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Climate bill offers boost to EVs. Why short-term sales may slump....

President Joe Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act today. What that means for sales of electric vehicles....

 2022-08-16 13:00 

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The curse of cursive: Why Dave and I need forensics for our cookware...

Our moms were masters of the Palmer Method, sending the same graceful cursive gazelles loping across the page. Now, how do we tell the difference?...

 2022-08-15 20:52 

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Eyeing Russia, Lithuania prepped for energy 'Independence' years ago...

Before Russia waged war in Ukraine and threatened Western energy supplies, Lithuania steeled itself against such aggression shown by its acquisition nearly a decade ago of a ship called Independence....

 2022-08-15 20:27 

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Did overturning Roe hand Democrats a lifeline? The view from Virginia....

Pundits originally predicted that overturning Roe wouldn't have much impact on November's elections. But the summer is suggesting otherwise....

 2022-08-15 20:10 

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Why my Hindi was a bit strange...

During my stint in India for the Monitor, there was always a place at the kitchen table for Harilal. He was my Hindi teacher, and my wife and I sti...

 2022-08-15 19:35 

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Hidden hand of calm in Iraq...

Ten months of political chaos has not turned violent, perhaps due in large part to the guidance of the top Shiite religious leader....

 2022-08-15 15:45 

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History uncovered: Fossils older than dinosaurs, and a religious refuge...

Progress roundup: Discoveries in both Brazil and Turkey were so vast that paleontologists and archaeologists have a wealth of opportunities to learn....

 2022-08-15 11:25 

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Taking a 'safari' through Swahili-inspired words...

"Safari," one of Swahili's best-known contribution to English, has Arabic roots a result of close ties between Oman and the Tanzanian coast....

 2022-08-15 11:10 

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I discover my own, new way to play...

Returning to piano as an adult, I struggled with pieces I'd mastered in my youth. Then I set a new goal....

 2022-08-13 21:56 

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Salman Rushdie stabbing suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder...

District Attorney Jason Schmidt called the attack "preplanned" and alluded to the 1989 fatwa against Mr. Rushdie's life while arguing against bail....

 2022-08-12 21:40 

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Mar-a-Lago warrant unsealed. What we know and what's next....

After requests from the U.S. attorney general and President Donald Trump's lawyers, the warrant for searching Mar-a-Lago was unsealed. The intense public interest speaks directly to the proper functioning of American democracy, which relies on truth a...

 2022-08-12 21:22 

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Her family fled Pakistan for India in 1947. Here's what they left behind....

Grappling with her family's actions during Partition helped our contributor discover a new well of compassion a quality needed now more than ever....

 2022-08-12 20:50 

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Remembering India's Partition, one act of courage at a time...

Formal efforts to understand the chaotic events of 1947 are increasingly making space for tales of heroism, humanity, and kindness....

 2022-08-12 18:35 

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Salman Rushdie, long a target of death threats, attacked in NY...

Salman Rushdie, whose writing has drawn anger in parts of the Islamic world and whose life has been subject to an Iranian bounty for 33 years, was attacked as he prepared to give a lecture at an event in western New York on Friday....

 2022-08-12 17:54 

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A fist bump away from an end to fearmongering...

From Kenya to Sri Lanka, citizens find civic unity in rejecting divide-and-rule tactics by politicians....

 2022-08-12 15:36 

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Grain from Ukraine expected in Ethiopia thanks to UN ship...

As the war in Ukraine rages on, the U.N. has chartered a ship to deliver Ukrainian grain to Ethiopia's silos. Experts hope this is a first step toward helping to ease the effects of drought-stricken East Africa....

 2022-08-12 15:13 

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Fearing Trump's influence, Brazil stands up against Bolsonaro...

President Jair Bolsonaro claims Brazil's electronic voting machines are fraudulent. He's met with Hungary's leader, Viktor Orban, and Russia's Vladimir Putin. Fearing a coup, Brazilians from all walks of life are rallying to defend democra...

 2022-08-12 14:56 

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In Afghanistan, underground schools offer hope for girls...

With no sign the Taliban will reopen schools, parents are exploring other ways to keep education from stalling for a generation of young women. Although Taliban officials insist the schools will reopen soon, hardliners within the movement have thwarted th...

 2022-08-12 14:44 

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Everyone wants Mar-a-Lago warrant public, ASAP...

Former President Donald Trump is echoing the Department of Justice's call for the public release of the warrant the FBI used to search his Mar-a-Lago estate. The search enraged conservatives, prompting demands for transparency around it....

 2022-08-11 20:24 

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Pandemic learning recovery? Yes, and no....

There are signs that public school students have overcome aspects of their pandemic learning loss, but there's still plenty of progress to be made. For both students and teachers, perseverance will be key to further growth....

 2022-08-11 20:18 

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Fires sweep a sweltering Europe. How is the EU fighting back?...

Like the United States, Europe is facing increasingly fierce wildfire seasons, endangering lives, land, and livelihoods. But the European Union is working on new ways to control the flames....

 2022-08-11 20:04 

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On a Montana mountaintop, this lookout watches for fire and hope...

As climate change engulfs the American West, a veteran Montana fire lookout finds hope in the vast wilderness area she stewards....

 2022-08-11 19:42 

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Serena's mental presence, in and after tennis...

Her impact on pro tennis goes beyond race, gender, wins, or style. She uplifted others by the way she uplifted herself....

 2022-08-11 19:39 

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'El Librotraficante': Getting banned Latino books into readers' hands...

Tony Diaz has spent two decades stitching together a network that encourages Latino writers and readers to treasure their stories and themselves....

 2022-08-11 18:17 

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Midterm matchup: When it comes to fundraising, so far Democrats lead...

The president's party often has a tough time in midterm elections, and Democrats face many challenges this fall. However, small-dollar donations offer a more nuanced picture....

 2022-08-11 17:31 

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A year after wildfire disaster, life returns to California forests...

In the Sierra Nevada, tiny flowers are growing, suggesting that signs of life are gradually reemerging in the area. Experts say the effects of climate change can be "significant"; on forest recovery, though, preventing some species from thriving as...

 2022-08-11 17:29 

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Social media titans add teen safety features. Will they work?...

Growing concern about the effects of social media on teens has led three social media giants Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok to implement new parental control options. But is it enough to change online behaviors?...

 2022-08-11 17:28 

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Finally, U.S. inflation slows, but will the reprieve last?...

Inflation is beginning to wane, offering Americans some relief. However, while things look set to improve, the U.S. economy is still grappling with the impacts of the surge in prices....

 2022-08-11 17:27 

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Climate change and infrastructure threaten wildlife in Africa...

Famous for their towering giraffes, massive elephants, and elusive leopards, parks in Africa are under climate stress. Prolonged drought and large-scale developments are hampering conservation efforts in protected areas and endangering ecosystems, scienti...

 2022-08-11 15:44 

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Welcome to the office, Gen Z: You're the only one here...

While Gen Z may have had the technical know-how to kick off careers remotely during the pandemic, it values connection and prioritizes work-life balance....

 2022-08-11 15:44 

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Welcome to the office, Gen Z. You're the only one here....

While Gen Z may have had the technical know-how to kick off careers remotely during the pandemic, it values connection and prioritizes work-life balance....

 2022-08-10 21:52 

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The dedicated women behind the world's first general-purpose computer...

Kathy Kleiman writes a lively tribute to the female mathematicians who calculated ballistics trajectories for the U.S. military during World War II....

 2022-08-10 20:53 

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The best thing since Babe Ruth? How Shohei Ohtani is making history....

Babe Ruth was renowned for both his hitting and pitching. Now, young baseball phenom Shohei Ohtani from Japan is following in the Babe's footsteps....

 2022-08-10 20:22 

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Wildfires, hurricanes, and lessons on cooperation from Florida Panhandle...

Wildfires made worse by a hurricane years earlier in Florida's Panhandle show how connected environmental events can be and the value of cooperation in working to prevent and respond to them....

 2022-08-10 20:06 

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US is trying to stop mass shootings. How about other gun crimes?...

For the first time in 30 years, Congress passed bipartisan gun legislation after the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Will it help with the day-to-day violence that causes far more gun deaths?...

 2022-08-10 19:29 

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Trump pleads the Fifth as probe into his business intensifies...

Donald Trump says he invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and wouldn't answer questions under oath in the long-running New York civil investigation into his business dealings. Mr. Trump's children, Donald Jr. and Ivanka, have also testified in recen...

 2022-08-10 19:17 

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A crucial front against Russian intrusions...

Bulgaria's stand of integrity against Moscow's bullying is a test for all of the European Union....

 2022-08-10 18:50 

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'They welcome us': Diverse running clubs attract more to sport...

Running clubs in Boston neighborhoods aim to recruit Black members and promote camaraderie and freedom....

 2022-08-10 18:26 

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Their cup overflows: Why future is bright for Saudi coffee growers...

Saudi Arabia's mountainous southwest is steeped in the culture of coffee cultivation. Officials hope the local brew, in demand in trendy Saudi cafes, is poised to make a splash around the world....

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