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 2021-11-16 22:26 

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Kitchen alchemy: Recipes to add to the repertoire...

Whether it's holiday recipes or everyday meals, the season's top cookbooks deliver flavor, a dollop of history, and rave reviews....

 2021-11-16 22:15 

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Biden and Xi 'meet' and agree: US-China competition, not conflict...

Meeting virtually, Joe Biden and Xi Jinping did not resolve major disputes, but they did voice a commitment to responsible leadership. Is that enough?...

 2021-11-16 21:56 

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When climate change stops being policy and starts getting personal...

For many, climate change has remained a dry, policy-driven subject. But for Monitor correspondent Shafi Musaddique, it is a deeply personal matter....

 2021-11-16 21:53 

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Frenemies: Why UK-French relationships survive their countries' spats...

Political relationships are under strain between Britain and France. But the large French communities in the U.K. are managing the tension....

 2021-11-16 20:15 

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What's different for these Iran nuclear talks...

Water woes caused by climate change could compel Iran to seek a deal on its nuclear program and join others in the Middle East in water cooperation....

 2021-11-16 20:05 

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On freezing Poland-Belarus border, migrants cry for help...

Europe accuses Belarus of manipulating migrants trying to cross the Polish border. But the crisis highlights weaknesses in the EU's refugee policy....

 2021-11-16 17:35 

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Russian missile test pushes space junk swirling near astronauts...

On Monday, a Russian missile test endangered the astronauts aboard the International Space Station by targeting a satellite close by. With over 1,500 pieces of space junk now strewn about, the astronauts face a risk four times greater than normal....

 2021-11-16 17:30 

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Defiant Bannon uses arrest as platform against Biden...

Steve Bannon faces criminal contempt charges from a federal court after defying a subpoena from Congress' Jan. 6 committee. Mr. Bannon is one of several close allies to former President Donald Trump facing legal charges after the Capitol breach....

 2021-11-16 17:28 

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Afghan Shiites turn to Taliban for protection as IS threat looms...

Many minority Shiites in Afghanistan aren't convinced by the Taliban's promises to protect them. But given the threat posed by the Islamic State, Taliban protection may be the closest thing to security....

 2021-11-16 17:28 

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Afghan Shiites turn to Taliban for protection as ISIS threat looms...

Many minority Shiites in Afghanistan aren't convinced by the Taliban's promises to protect them. But given the threat posed by the Islamic State, Taliban protection may be the closest thing to security....

 2021-11-16 16:49 

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Biden signs $1T bipartisan infrastructure bill. What's next?...

On Monday, after months of negotiation, U.S. President Joe Biden signed his $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law, which had bipartisan support. Throughout the week, Mr. Biden will travel to different states to sell the plan and explain its benefits....

 2021-11-16 15:40 

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When strangers become links in a chain of compassion...

When a stranger on the subway helped me recover my stolen lunch, I knew I had to pay it forward somehow....

 2021-11-15 21:16 

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Can the US still build and think big? The Lowcountry may hold clues....

On Monday, President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill designed to unlock supply chain capacity and bring jobs to places like Jasper County....

 2021-11-15 20:39 

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Worker shortages: Is access to child care a key solution?...

Matching parents with child care is an idea that some groups serving the trades are using to woo women to their ranks. Could it work for other U.S. industries facing shortages as well?...

 2021-11-15 19:47 

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All work, no play? Chinese millennials opt to 'lie flat' instead....

Youths rebel against China's ultracompetitive environment with calls for people to "lie flat" and do the minimum and Xi Jinping takes note....

 2021-11-15 19:46 

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A win for clean governance in Europe...

A new anti-corruption party in the EU's most corrupt nation, Bulgaria, leads in a parliamentary election, signaling a civic awakening....

 2021-11-15 17:23 

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Are roads racist? Buttigieg says yes, talks transportation reform....

All eyes are on Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and how he will develop the transportation sector after the passing of President Biden's infrastructure bill. Mr. Buttigieg says his plan includes building racial equity through highway design...

 2021-11-15 17:21 

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'There's always hope': Myanmar frees jailed American journalist...

Danny Fenster, an American journalist who was sentenced by a Myanmar court to 11 years in prison, has been freed after six months through diplomatic negotiations. He is one of at least 126 journalists who have been detained since the military took power....

 2021-11-15 17:17 

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International students return to US colleges as travel ramps up...

International students are returning to U.S. colleges, but the numbers are yet to make up for last year's pandemic-induced decline. Colleges say international students bring diverse perspectives and are important sources of revenue for their schools....

 2021-11-15 17:12 

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EU to sanction airlines facilitating migrant crisis in Belarus...

The European Union has extended sanctions to airlines, travel agents, and individuals believed to be helping migrants cross illegally into Europe. The migrant crisis is allegedly part of a "hybrid attack" being waged by Belarusian President Alexan...

 2021-11-15 16:24 

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COP26 scorecard: Summit leaves the heavy lifting for later...

The COP26 climate summit ended with less to show than organizers had hoped, but some governments and businesses launched their own green initiatives....

 2021-11-15 14:38 

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Riding with the wildlife rescuers: No creature too big, small, or wild...

When rescue facilities closed in Southern Arizona, Lisa Bates created her own wildlife animal hospital. Her Tucson Wildlife Center cares for 5,000 animals each year....

 2021-11-15 13:30 

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Authors who made their mark with made-up words...

"Pandemonium,4; "critical," "assassinate,4; and "eventful" all came from written literature before being widely adapted in spoken English....

 2021-11-14 21:55 

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Britney Spears' conservatorship ends. What's next for this tool?...

California Judge Brenda Penny terminated the conservatorship that controlled pop singer Britney Spears' life choices and money for nearly 14 years....

 2021-11-14 21:27 

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Revival of a dynasty? Another Qaddafi seeks to lead Libya....

Seif al-Islam, a son of late Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, announced his candidacy for the country's presidential election next month....

 2021-11-14 14:56 

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COP26 deal: Nations agree on phasing coal 'down' but not 'out'...

Ahead of the COP26 talks in Glasgow, the United Nations set three criteria for success. None were achieved. But, said U.N. Sec.-Gen. Antonio Guterres, "we have some building blocks for progress."...

 2021-11-13 15:00 

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Readers write: Do we need a Peace Corps anymore?...

Letters to the editor for the November 8, 2021 weekly magazine. Readers discuss early memories of race and their Peace Corps experience....

 2021-11-12 20:35 

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Russia changes its tune on climate change. What's behind the shift?...

Russia seems to be getting serious about climate change. But the Kremlin's shift in thought may need to go further to prepare for the future....

 2021-11-12 20:17 

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Iraq steps up in the Belarus crisis...

A new Iraqi commitment to "migration governance" may lie behind its effort to end the trafficking and trauma of Iraqis used as pawns by a European dictator....

 2021-11-12 19:39 

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Britain forced Boris Johnson to U-turn on corruption. What happened?...

Britain has been rocked by a scandal over government anti-corruption rules. It is proving a gut check for democratic values....

 2021-11-12 18:59 

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Why Albuquerque's latest experiment in policing doesn't involve officers...

Albuquerque, New Mexico, sends out mental health specialists to deal with nonviolent 911 calls, freeing up police to handle other emergencies....

 2021-11-12 18:13 

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A foodie delight, 'Julia' shows how one chef influenced America...

Few people on the planet were more interested in food than Julia Child, says the Monitor's film critic. Judging from the documentary "Julia," he adds, few people are as interesting....

 2021-11-12 18:09 

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Is education a 'right'? Case demanding civics classes tests theory....

An educated society is vital to democracy, but are schools obligated to teach students how government works? And who decides, states or the courts?...

 2021-11-12 18:09 

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Is civics education a 'right'? Rhode Island case tests theory....

An educated society is vital to democracy, but are schools obligated to teach students how government works? And who decides, states or the courts?...

 2021-11-12 17:40 

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Amid free press crackdown, Myanmar sentences US journalist...

On Friday, a Myanmar court sentenced American journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison. The country's military-installed government has forced media outlets to close, and an estimated 100 journalists have been arrested....

 2021-11-12 17:31 

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F.W. de Klerk remembered for conflicted legacy in South Africa...

Former South African President F.W. de Klerk, who died Thursday, oversaw the end of apartheid rule with Nelson Mandela. Although he made significant contributions to end the nation's minority white rule, Mr. de Klerk drew life-long criticisms as the l...

 2021-11-12 17:30 

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In Mexico, locals invest in mangroves to help cool the planet...

Mangroves only grow on less than 1% of the Earth's land, but experts agree they are critical to fighting climate change due to their ability to sequester large amounts of carbon. In places like Mexico, where mangroves continue to deteriorate, locals w...

 2021-11-10 22:30 

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Inflation at 30-year high. Where it goes next is (partly) up to you....

Here's why the answer to today's worrisome price spike may revolve around consumer and business mindsets, not just kinks in supply chains....

 2021-11-10 21:22 

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On climate, a fraught Plan B: Carbon capture helps, but not enough...

At COP26, "nature-based4; and engineered ways of capturing carbon have generated interest. But do they distract from what must be done on emissions?...

 2021-11-10 21:12 

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A light of truth on Nicaragua's shady election...

A brave group of private poll watchers undercuts the regime's legitimacy by exposing low voter turnout....

 2021-11-10 21:10 

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Clinton and Penny's 'State of Terror' catapults a powerful woman into risk-taking...

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny's "State of Terror" and Ken Follett's "Never" imagine high-stakes situations where women take risks....

 2021-11-10 21:09 

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Virginia's wake-up call: Democrats ignore rural voters at their peril...

Accepted wisdom among Democrats has been that demographics more voters of color and more young voters would lead to victory. Last week's defeat in Virginia shows the danger of complacency....

 2021-11-10 20:42 

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Reading remedies: Schools assess pandemic's effect on literacy...

Newsrooms across the country got together to report on the state of reading education to share what classrooms look like today and what solutions are being tried to support struggling readers....

 2021-11-10 18:49 

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Solution to divide-and-conquer strongmen: Unity...

From Turkey to Hungary to Brazil, opponents of populist strongman rulers are seeking to band together in electoral pacts to gain power....

 2021-11-10 17:55 

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Louise Erdrich, Minnesota, and me...

Louise Erdrich's "The Sentence" gave our essay writer insights into her Minneapolis hometown, offering a window into the protests for social justice....

 2021-11-10 17:34 

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As prices surge, food banks face new hurdles to feed the hungry...

Food banks faced increased demand throughout the pandemic, and now they're navigating surging food prices and supply chain bottlenecks. Bracing for the upcoming holidays, U.S. food banks worry they won't have enough staples, like stuffing and cran...

 2021-11-10 17:31 

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In Hopi elections, language preservation is a core issue...

In the upcoming Hopi chairman elections, the role of language in tribal politics is front and center. The debate about whether the ability to speak and understand Hopi should be a prerequisite to running prompts bigger questions about culture, identity, a...

 2021-11-10 17:00 

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Why China wants to tone down its biggest online shopping day...

China's annual Singles' Day typically features "excessive" online shopping and glamorous galas with celebrity features. This year, amid President Xi Jinping's push for "common prosperity," companies will scale back and instead ...

 2021-11-09 22:14 

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Economics 101: More college classes bring moral debates to the surface...

Professors have often presented economics as the realm of rational people making efficient choices. Now many highlight underlying ethical debates....

 2021-11-09 21:51 

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Climate crisis as change agent? For Israel and Jordan, a warmer peace....

Israel-Jordan ties are thawing, and the climate crisis and its focus on water and renewable energy is giving the countries something to talk about....

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