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In Alamo redesign, renewed battles over who gets to tell ...

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Since it was built 300 years ago, the Alamo has been a study in change. A Catholic mission that became a fort, then a ruin, then a military depot, and then a grocery store, before eventually becoming ...

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Cities like Buffalo feel brunt of refugee cuts - CSMonitor.com

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When thousands of others fled the struggling Rust Belt city of Buffalo, refugees poured in to fill the void and invigorate the economy. Blighted blocks were tidied up by new arrivals from Iraq. Shops ...

White House strains US-China relations with tough trade ...

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In a shift from decades of closer rapprochement, the Trump administration is digging in against China. From trade policy to human rights abuses, the White House is taking an uncompromising position on ...

Human Rights Watch report highlights torture at the hands ...

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A report released by the Human Rights Watch on Oct. 23 accuses both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas of suppressing dissent in the West Bank and Gaza respectively through arbitrary arrests and tort...

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Pope Francis to consider opening the priesthood to married ...

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As the Vatican copes with the growing clergy sex abuse scandal and declining number of priests worldwide, it is laying the groundwork to open formal debate on an issue that has long been taboo: openin...

Trump threatens to cut Central American aid as caravan ...

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In an attempt to mobilize his supporters before the midterms elections, the president is threatening to end $500 million in aid to Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala – a move that would ultimately c...

Iraq tries a new approach to filling cabinet positions ...

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Prime Minster-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi opened an online portal allowing anyone to apply to run one of Iraq's 22 ministries. What his administration wasn't prepared for was receiving more than 15,000 ...

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He’s no saint – but Roger Stone insists he’s innocent of ...

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In recent months, former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has come under an investigative microscope by federal agents and prosecutors working on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Many of Mr. S...

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Would US quitting the INF treaty rekindle a big-power arms ...

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President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty banning land-based medium-range missiles in 1987. At the time, the INF was seen as a ...

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Why a nuclear-arms pact can save Europe - CSMonitor.com

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The INF Treaty was designed during the cold war to prevent Europe from becoming a battlefield for “limited” nuclear war. It bans nuclear-capable, ground-based missiles with a range of more than 311 mi...

Will increasingly indoorsy Canadians answer the call of ...

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A recent weekend at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, 45 minutes north of Toronto, is a picture of autumnal bliss. Children inspect caterpillars on the hiking path and chase after the tufts of fibe...

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A new candidate class: schoolteachers running for office ...

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A litany of pent-up grievances is propelling a wave of office-seeking educators. And it starts and ends with money: from teachers paying for supplies, and watching their pensions and salaries shrink, ...

The Other Side - CSMonitor.com

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MEDIA MONTAGE: There is an intensity on the Democratic side that we have not seen in a long time. MEDIA MONTAGE: And he says it himself. He's going to wage war against Republicans. MEDIA MONTAGE: I th...

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How Syrian refugees strain – and strengthen – Jordan ...

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The influx of 1.3 million Syrians since 2012, including 130,000 students, has put Jordan’s cash-strapped schools, hospitals, and infrastructure under tremendous stress. International donor fatigue is ...

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In China, melting glaciers are a visible reminder of ...

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A glacier in China – and a highly visited tourist destination – has lost 60 percent of its mass and shrunk 250 meters since 1982, researchers say.

Palestinian activist, Ahed Tamimi, takes her cause abroad ...

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Arrested for slapping an Israeli soldier in front of her West Bank home, the 17-year-old is meeting dignitaries and activists across the Middle East and Europe after serving an eight-month prison sent...

Migrant caravan, increasing in size, treks north through ...

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Despite the Mexican government closing its primary port-of-entry to Central American migrants, a caravan of 5,000 found alternate ways to enter the country, and now marches toward the US-Mexico border ...

Contest for GOP House leadership lays bare Republican ...

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Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the ...

Florida's tight gubernatorial race gains momentum ...

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President Trump's loyalists here at Florida's premier retirement community fear Andrew Gillum. It has nothing to do with his race, they insist, when asked about the 39-year-old Democrat who could beco...

Friday, Oct 19

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Risk of a new civil war? Today 'us and them' differs from ...

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Parallels to the 1850s abound, but America is not heading for a second Civil War, historians say. “Then” was an extreme version of “now,” and the results of its extremity may hold lessons for today. F...

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After charity sex-abuse scandal in Liberia, a storm of ...

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“More Than Me,” a charity founded by a young American woman, operates more than a dozen public schools in Liberia. Last week an investigative news report detailed a More Than Me staffer’s abuse of gir...

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Reporter's Notebook: On edge of Sahara, camel is what's ...

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After a long, hot day of reporting and travel, a pair of veteran journalists, both devout foodies, were happy to sit down to dinner. The location was a boutique hotel in Agadez, Niger, on the edge of ...

How Stacey Abrams has gotten within one point of Georgia ...

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Stacey Abrams, former Georgia House minority leader and a self-described “nerd,” is on a mission to capture the governor’s mansion. With 1 point separating her and her opponent, Ms. Abrams could becom...

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Russia wrestles with a US-style school massacre in Crimea ...

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The Russian public reaction to Wednesday’s massacre by a lone shooter at a school in Kerch, in the Russian-annexed Republic of Crimea, will look hauntingly familiar to Americans.

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Native American group negotiates social change – with a ...

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As Native Americans look for better support in schools and more accurate representation in society, a new fund in Michigan is trying a partnership approach that involves give-and-take with communities ...

Thursday, Oct 18

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Amid complaints of a rigged system, one woman's effort to ...

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An era of surging activism is generating new attempts to make the process of drawing congressional maps more impartial – and to give more weight to individual votes. But can an inherently political pr...

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Whose Colorado? Fracking debate pits families against ...

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Without a doubt, hydraulic fracturing has been instrumental in moving the United States toward energy independence. To many residents and environmental groups, however, the term fracking – as it’s com...

Disagreement over Northern Ireland could prolong Brexit ...

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At the EU summit in Brussels, Prime Minister May suggested the UK could remain in the EU's trade bloc months after Brexit. The prolonged delay over finalizing the deal has been met with skepticism acr...

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'Fryderyk Chopin' already qualifies as one of the best ...

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English-Canadian musicologist and university professor Alan Walker spent 10 years doing extensive research into vast archives of primary source material on Chopin, allowing him to produce this MRI-tho...

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Wireless communication of a different sort - CSMonitor.com

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Over the summer, one of my teenage son’s high school classmates lived and worked in a remote country place where she lacked reliable internet and phone service. Because it was hard to call or text his ...