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Thursday, Nov 29

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On college campuses, planning for a post-Millennial future ...

Colleges and universities often acknowledge the value of diversity, but few prioritize it as a central mission. Now, new data shows that the “post-Millennial” generation, currently between the ages of ...

Wednesday, Nov 28

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Letter from Buenos Aires: Soccer fan violence leaves G20 ...

Under normal circumstances, the hooligan street violence that forced the postponement Saturday of what had been billed as the South American soccer “Final for all Time” between Buenos Aires arch rival...

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MPs urge Kenya to pass gender representation bill ...

Kenya's 2010 constitution states that no more than two-thirds of any elected body can be of the same gender, but women hold only 22 percent of seats in the lower house of parliament. To avoid a consti...

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Art lessons: Why France is giving countries back their ...

“It belongs in a museum,” as Indiana Jones once said of an artifact. But which museum? From Easter Island to Greece, countries are asking for their cultural treasures back – and, in a sign the tide ma...

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In exile and disarray, Venezuela's opposition adopts new ...

Roberto Patino greets children at a children's center in the La Vega neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on Aug. 26, 2018. Mr. Patino is a rising star in Venezuela's unravelling opposition movement.

Senators to investigate US response to Khashoggi killing ...

United States Senators will meet with key officials in the Trump administration on Nov. 28 to discuss the response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October. Many senators are beco...

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Are parent visits to elementary schools nurturing or ...

After the Darien, Conn., school system banned parents from visiting their elementary schoolers during lunch, a debate has arisen about the role of parents in children's schooling, and what "collaborat...

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'The End of the End of the Earth' is Jonathan Franzen at ...

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Way down south in Antarctica, Jonathan Franzen trains his binoculars on the crumpled ice and snow and, lo, discovers a rare Emperor Penguin. Although he is not on a birding cruise, Franzen becomes an ...

Tuesday, Nov 27

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COP24: Nationalism and the challenge of climate change ...

For participants in a major international meeting next week in southern Poland, the central task is daunting enough: Draw up a rulebook to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement’s aim of dramatically slow...

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‘Cheerful’ giving - CSMonitor.com

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Black Friday 2018 is in the books. So are Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. And today – for those who still have money to spend after this trifecta of shopping days, as someone recently quippe...

To keep youth from gambling, ask those who abstain ...

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Like many countries lately worried about young people being drawn to gambling, Britain has just issued an in-depth survey of the problem. Yes, more youths ages 11 to 16 are placing bets on gaming acti...

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'God in the Qur'an' continues Jack Miles's journey through ...

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Historian and Biblical scholar Jack Miles won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for his book "God: A Biography," which, ironically enough, was so memorably effective mainly in the ways it abandoned both histor...

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Why President Trump may want a 'good shutdown' - CSMonitor.com

As the final, lame-duck portion of the 115th Congress begins, and Republicans enter their waning days in control of the House, the possibility of a partial government shutdown is looming. President Tr...

It’s a wide world of charity out there. Do you know how to ...

The problem is that tracking and evaluating charities’ results is in many ways still in its infancy. “One of the things that frustrates a lot of donors is there’s just not a lot of great information y...

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Louise Penny’s unlikely motto for murder: ‘Goodness exists ...

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Egyptian housing crisis exacerbated by government policies ...

Egypt's president has cracked down on building residential homes on agricultural land. The dilemma is posing a catch-22 for Egypt's poor and middle-class, who cannot afford living in new government-su...

Preparing for tech shift, GM cuts thousands of jobs across ...

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The largest automaker in the US, General Motors, announced Nov. 26 that it would cut as many as 14,000 workers in North America. The cuts affect both white- and blue-collar workers, and underscore a m...

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Mayor calls for patience as Alabamians protest police ...

Protests over the police shooting of Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., a young black man, on Thanksgiving Day have disrupted holiday shopping and blocked a major road in Hoover, Ala. A state agency is ...

Brazil's president-elect wants to rollback protections for ...

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The Amazon acts as the world's lungs – releasing 20 percent of the world's oxygen and guaranteeing rainwater across the Americas. But Jair Bolsonaro sees the rainforests and the indigenous communities ...

Following US border clash, caravan migrants consider next ...

Friends from El Salvador, Vanessa, 7, and Jonathan, 11, play in a temporary shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 26, 2018. The pair are part of a caravan of thousands of migrants from Central America t...

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The fate of Poland's coal mines up for discussion at ...

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In the southwestern region of Silesia, coal mining is at the heart of culture and industry. The younger generation, however, is interested in moving Poland away from its heavy dependence on coal to re...

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Senate runoff brings Mississippi’s painful past to the ...

James Miles already supported Democratic candidate Mike Espy going into Tuesday’s Mississippi Senate runoff. But Mr. Espy’s Republican opponent, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, gave him another reason to vote ...

Monday, Nov 26

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Beyond marches: How military music offers balm for ...

Marching and entertainment are the uses we often think of for music in the armed forces. But composing and writing their own works is proving to be therapeutic for those who are no longer on the battl...

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Building our careers on a firm foundation - CSMonitor.com

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It’s a vivid description: One house, built on the rock by a “wise man,” was able to withstand the floods and winds that came. But the other, built on the sand, was demolished. That’s how Jesus describ...

Home visits for new moms offer a more robust social safety ...

Baby Brexley was born in the hospital with the highest share of women enrolled in Medicaid in Tulsa, Okla. But she and her mother, Cortny Reddell, are receiving in-home postpartum visits from a nurse ...

A big #MeToo moment against gender-based assault ...

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On Nov. 25, tens of thousands of people from Greece to Ecuador to Tanzania rallied against gender-based assaults of all kinds. Officially the protests marked International Day for the Elimination of V...

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EU message for migrants: You can live the Gambian dream ...

A slew of new billboards has sprung up across Banjul, the capital of Gambia. “You can make it here!” they chirp. It’s a message the European Union has poured millions of dollars into since 2017 – a me...

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Music in the military evolves to provide a balm for ...

Marching and entertainment are the uses we often think of for music in the armed forces. But composing and writing their own works is proving to be therapeutic for those who are no longer on the battl...

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Behind Ukraine-Russia naval tensions, a more brutal ...

Trade ties with western Europe haven't matched Ukraine's hopes. That gives Russia extra leverage over a neighbor with whom historic bonds run deep, even amid the current situation off the shores of Cr...

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EU approves May's Brexit deal as its fate heads to ...

After months of hesitation, stop-and-start negotiations, and resignations, Britain and the European Union on Sunday finally sealed an agreement governing the UK's departure from the bloc next year. So ...