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Q&A: Educator Linda Nathan takes on systemic racism on ...

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October 19, 2017 —Linda Nathan served as founding headmaster of Boston Arts Academy from 1998 to 2014. The arts high school reflects the racial makeup of the public ...

Trump's plan to end health care subsidy could yield ...

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Policy experts suggest that shutting down a major 'Obamacare' health insurance subsidy could mean free basic coverage would be available to more people.

Amazon’s 50,000 new jobs? Why some cities don’t play tax ...

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Competition among cities to offer tax breaks, aiming for an influx of high-paying jobs, has been intense. But some mayors opted out, saying real development isn't ...

How Steve Bannon’s ‘war’ on GOP establishment could help ...

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October 19, 2017 Washington—Steve Bannon’s declaration of “war” on the GOP establishment has certainly raised eyebrows – and raised hackles within the ...

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In Turkish move into Syria, a sign of how Russia is ...

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October 19, 2017 Basel, Switzerland—For most of the Syrian civil war, there have been two constants of Turkish policy: support for opposition forces seeking the ...

Moscow gets a much needed facelift. But is it worth the ...

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Russia's capital is finally seeing the fruits of its 3-year, $2 billion beautification campaign – and the results are impressive. But critics still abound, arguing ...

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Xi proclaims party 'leader of all' in renewed vision for ...

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President Xi's opening speech for the Chinese Communist Party Congress – expected to solidify his status as its most important leader in decades – reaffirmed a ...

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Where conflict once reigned in Colombia, coffee beans now ...

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Since the peace deal between the government and FARC rebels in 2016, coffee growers have begun to return to their farmlands to cultivate the mild arabica bean that ...

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Freed from ISIS takeover Filipinos return to reclaim their ...

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As military forces rid Marawi of the few remaining ISIS militants, small groups of residents are returning to the debris strewn city since fleeing in May when the ...

EU leaders to reaffirm support for Iran nuclear deal even ...

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October 19, 2017 Brussels—European Union leaders will on Thursday reaffirm their full commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, regardless ...

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Spain poised to use constitutional powers to bring ...

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In response to a threat of an independence bid by Catalonia's leadership, the central Spanish government has said it will enact article 155 of Spain's constitution ...

Palestinian reconciliation? What's driving Hamas and Fatah this time.

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As Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank press for unity, the factions meet for talks in Cairo. Hamas is showing signs of governing fatigue, but Fatah is wary of Hamas political gains at its expense. October 9, 2017…

'Red Famine' chronicles the ruin wrought upon Ukraine by ...

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October 19, 2017 —The appropriately ominous term for the subject of Anne Applebaum's new book Red Famine is holodomor. It's “a term derived from the Ukrainian ...

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Meanwhile... in Bhutan, the government is opening the door ...

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October 19, 2017 —In Bhutan, the government is opening the door wider to foreign tourism. For the first time the country will allow visitors access to one of its ...

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Kneeling and shady dealing in sports - CSMonitor.com

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The NFL and NCAA face controversies, one over whether to engage with social issues, the other about a threat to the very idea of amateurism in sports. But both have ...

Wednesday, Oct 18

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Trump and the nuclear button: Does presidential authority ...

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October 18, 2017 —It takes at least two people to launch a nuclear weapon at almost every point in the US chain of command. Missile silos, bombers, nuclear ...

As anti-drug push's toll grows in the Philippines, so does ...

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World Asia Pacific As anti-drug push's toll grows in the Philippines, so does church's pushback A shift in thought. The crackdown on drugs is a hallmark of President ...

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'Casting couch' or 'crime scene'? How language promotes ...

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The words society chooses to use to describe sexual harassment and assault can tint the lens the public uses to assign judgment, belief, or blame, experts say. They ...

'People power' for rule of law in the Philippines ...

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The president’s use of extrajudicial killings of drug users has sparked popular resistance among those who prefer rule of law and presumption of innocence. October ...

As jobs, workers return to Spain and Portugal, so does a ...

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October 18, 2017 Santoña, Spain; and Lisbon—At the peak of the economic crisis in Spain, Raul Gil readily found a job at an association in Berlin that helped ...

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Trump rescinds support for bipartisan Senate health care ...

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President Trump reverses remarks he made earlier in the week and backs off support for a bipartisan health care deal, putting passage of the legislation in jeopardy.

Letter from Las Vegas: a first-timer's view of the gun ...

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October 18, 2017 Las Vegas—My heart was pounding as I stood in front of one of Las Vegas’s many fantasy-themed gun ranges. For reasons personal and professional ...

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Hawaii judge blocks travel ban for the third time ...

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October 18, 2017 Honolulu—Just hours before President Trump's latest travel ban was to take full effect, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the revised order, saying ...

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How Amazon's boom brought growing pains to Seattle ...

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As Amazon looks for a new city to host its second headquarters, Seattle provides a cautionary tale. Issues such as housing prices and traffic have forced many lower ...

President Xi opens China's congress with wide-ranging ...

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Having bested his rivals, President Xi is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national ...

Merkel attempts to unite Germany through multi-party ...

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October 18, 2017 Berlin—A chastened German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned her conservatives they must compromise to forge a nationally untested alliance in Germany ...

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Despite potential trade sanctions, Kurds continue with ...

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The Iraqi government and neighboring nations threatened a crackdown on trade with the Kurdish region following its independence vote. Sanctions could hurt the region ...

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'Devotions' collects five decades of poetry by Mary Oliver ...

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October 18, 2017 —The first thing one notices about Devotions, a survey of Mary Oliver’s poems from more than five decades, is how big the book is – unusually ...

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What can counter hopelessness? - CSMonitor.com

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A Christian Science perspective: Everyone is capable of feeling God’s infinite love, which inspires hope and brings solutions to light. October 18, 2017 —In a ...

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How these librarians are changing how we think about digital privacy

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The Library Freedom Project aims to train librarians in the basics of digital surveillance, adding to a long tradition of public libraries standing in opposition to state and corporate power.