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Stark revelations: For Catholics, an excruciating new test ...

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For Catholics, the past two decades have forced the faithful to grapple with wide-spread sexual abuse among clergy. Now, as other traditions discover ...

What's behind Saudi Arabia's summer of discontent ...

Saudi Arabia's young and powerful crown prince has billed himself as a reformer, modernizer, and liberal. So the kingdom's summer of jailed activists and a feud with ...

Teaching police to holster their emotions - CSMonitor.com

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When Washington trains police, it teaches them not to see their role only as “warriors,” but as “guardians.” That's just one change, along with de ...

Amid fires and hurricanes, price of climate change begins ...

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Climate change, which many skeptics argue is more bark than bite, is starting to demonstrate an impact on economies – and perceptions.

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Italy bridge collapse serves as a cautionary tale on older ...

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The bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa was considered a feat of engineering innovation when it was built five decades ago, but it came to require ...

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The election’s ‘pink wave’ that is driving equality ...

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While political pundits debate the possibility of a “blue wave” – a Democratic Party landslide – in November’s elections, less has been said ...

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Aretha Franklin stirred America's soul - CSMonitor.com

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Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer," and her signature song, "Respect ...

NBA star Steph Curry hosts all-girls basketball camp ...

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Steph Curry hosted an all-girls basketball camp for around 200 girls, giving pointers during practices. The two-time MVP and father of two young daughters has made it ...

In Brazil's poorest state, flood of Venezuelans tests limits of compassion

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A Brazilian border state’s difficulties welcoming Venezuelans underscore a frequent challenge: communities hosting vulnerable refugees are often among their country’s neediest, too. Roraima is Brazil’ ...

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Fueled by #MeToo, women get behind the TV camera ...

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Nearly a year after the start of #MeToo, networks are requiring women in the director's chair, studios are running mentoring programs, and actresses are taking on ...

A unifier, a visionary, the 'Queen of Soul': Aretha ...

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At a time of rebellion and division in the 1960s, Aretha Franklin's hit records were a musical union of the church and the secular, man and woman, black and white ...

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Trump revokes former CIA director's security clearance ...

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The move was an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocal critic and politicizes the government's security clearance process. President Trump said he was ...

US newspapers pen editorials defending free press ...

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The coordinated editorials by an estimated 350 papers emphasized the value of a free press in a democracy. Some newspapers that didn't join the effort argued in their ...

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'Fly Girls' tells the early history of women in aviation ...

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At a time when political warfare is being waged in American culture over women’s bodies – through reactions to the #MeToo movement; the battle over a supreme ...

Toward more unity - CSMonitor.com

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I went to a meeting of a group of caring, dedicated people. But the scene at the meeting was very different: There were accusatory and intolerant words ...

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The many ways ‘-ing’ makes a word - CSMonitor.com

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A reader recently asked why a building is called a building. Given that the construction is finished, why don’t we call it a builded or a built? The answer has to ...

Meanwhile in ... Victoria, Seychelles, stray dogs are ...

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Mexico City, traffic is notoriously frustrating. But a theater company is trying to lighten the mood. With a series of choreographed dances (to music ...

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What price loyalty? How cast-aside aides retain Trump's ...

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A spate of memoirs by former Trump aides has raised questions over loyalty to the boss and what it means to retain a seat at the president's kitchen cabinet.

In remote Himalayan town, women take on plastic to ...

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When the town of Leh – located in the far north of India – became a popular tourist destination, plastic and pollution also came with the new attention.

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Monitor grapples with gender balance in sourcing ...

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Journalism is built on sources. Reporters count on experts and ordinary citizens to bring nuance and humanity to news events. The sources that reporters ...

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One city’s crime-fighting quandary: Where exactly to ...

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If Chicago builds a $95 million police and fire academy, how many problems can it solve? In the neighborhood with the city’s shortest life expectancy ...

Jury hears closing arguments in Manafort trial - CSMonitor.com

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Closing arguments have been delivered in Paul Manafort's trial, with the prosecution arguing the case boils down to "Mr. Manafort and his lies." Manafort's ...

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US economy: How strong is it? - CSMonitor.com

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Presidents tout the good news on their watch, and President Trump has been talking up positive economic numbers. But how good are they? Here are some ...

Full-day kindergarten? Supporters say, ‘We should have ...

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When children head off to kindergarten, they often do so for only part of the day. But more educators and advocates are arguing for rethinking that, given ...

Can fighting corruption help Arab states sell painful economic reforms?

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The need to address corruption in the Arab world is urgent. But if new initiatives are simply politically expedient – as many citizens suspect – they risk only fueling distrust and suspicion. Mohammed ...

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A cold-war anniversary that still warms the heart ...

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In quiet ceremonies next week, the people in the Czech capital of Prague will commemorate the 50th anniversary of an event that still reverberates across much of ...

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'Chopin's Piano' profiles an instrument linked to much ...

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In graceful prose, Australian conductor and author Paul Kildea explores developments in the history of piano-making, changes in the way pianists have approached their ...

In the rebuilding of historic Cairo, residents fear loss ...

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Workers demolish a building that housed the Hinhayat watch shop, which was established in 1907, in the Maspero neighborhood of Cairo on Aug. 9, 2018.

Kosovo president wants to redraw border with Serbia to ...

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Kosovo – which is not recognized by nations including Serbia and Russia – is calling to "correct" its border with Serbia, incorporating part of Serbia.

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Japanese Emperor expresses remorse for his father's war ...

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Ahead of his abdication, Emperor Akihito again expressed remorse for World War II in a speech on the anniversary of Japan's surrender. Throughout his reign, he has ...

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Can ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ help redefine how Hollywood ...

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When Patrick Nan heard about “Crazy Rich Asians,” he says he thought, “This is finally our turn to enter into mainstream Hollywood, for Asians to be ...

Primary roundup: Republicans stick to Trump picks ...

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Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising ...

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Responding to a wrong with what’s right - CSMonitor.com

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I had the honor of being the guest speaker at my granddaughter’s eighth-grade graduation. In preparation, I reflected on my experience as a teenager, and ...

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How to be a philanthropist while you’re on the job ...

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This column is part of an occasional series about how you, too, can make a difference. It is written by the head of our partner organization ...