English

CSMonitor.com / USA

Monday, May 21

00

Trump, his critics, and the basic divide over the FBI ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

In calling for the investigation of his investigators, President Trump appears to have embraced the adage that the best defense is a good offense. How good ...

Setback for workers: What fallout as Supreme Court OKs ...

CSMonitor.com

Workers will have fewer choices in seeking redress over grievances as mundane as whether they’ve gotten their promised wages, because of a Supreme Court ...

With compassionate outreach, a city cuts its drug overdose rate in half

CSMonitor.com

As the scale of the national opioid crisis becomes clearer, some are overwhelmed by what seems like an insurmountable challenge. But one city has found a way to counter that hopelessness, and now others are following suit. It’s a simple…

21

With lack of incentives, few Americans are giving up their ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

Under New Jersey’s new bump-stock ban, which was approved in January, residents were supposed to destroy or turn in their bump stocks by mid-April. So far, New ...

19

Two Staceys: Georgia Democrats weigh both race and gender ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

This week's primary election in Georgia presents black women voters with a rare opportunity: to give a Democrat who looks like them a chance at occupying the governor ...

Friday, May 18

23

How regime change, with modifications, has new life under ...

CSMonitor.com

How to deal with rogue nations? Recent US experiments with "regime change" in Iraq and Afghanistan appeared to delist the policy as an option. But in the latest ...

22

Texas school shooting draws attention back to student gun ...

www.csmonitor.com

At least one gunman opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing eight to 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the ...

21

05/21 Photos of the Week - The Christian Science Monitor ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire Muslim holy month of Ramadan, President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi announced on Twitter, in ...

17

After four years of Western sanctions, Russia digs in for ...

CSMonitor.com

While the West's sanctions against Russia have been in place for four years now, it's easy to lose sight of just how effective they are. In fact, Russia ...

Gina Haspel makes history as first female CIA director ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

In the closest vote in history, Gina Haspel has been confirmed by the Senate as the next CIA director. While backed by many senior intelligence officers ...

As sports betting expands, gambling addiction services fall behind

CSMonitor.com / USA

Oklahoma’s 128 tribal casinos host 46 million visits and rake in $4.5 billion a year – but there isn’t a single billboard in the state that tells problem gamblers where they can find help. “We can’t afford it. It costs $1,200 to $1,400 a…

Thursday, May 17

22

For more US parents, paid family leave becomes reality ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

California led the way by being the first state to provide paid family leave for workers to care for sick family members or to bond with a new child. In January, the ...

19

Teen 'Peace Warriors' fight gun violence in Chicago and ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

The Peace Warriors of North Lawndale College Prep High School provide support to students who have lost loved ones to gun violence. The teens, who advocate for more ...

18

In wake of shootings, schools grapple with how to handle ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

When 12-year-old Nora Nissenbaum told a boy from her class she wasn't interested in him anymore, he started texting her images of Adolf Hitler and insults such as ...

US birth rate declines to 30-year low - CSMonitor.com

CSMonitor.com / USA

US birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s, and – surprisingly – their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a ...

Wednesday, May 16

23

North Korea, in word and deed, signals how tough ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

North Korea periodically blows up bits of its nuclear weapons production infrastructure. Back in 2008, it was a cooling tower for a plutonium-production reactor ...

22

Florida addresses pedestrian fatalities with engineering ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

In August 2017, Alexis Dale moved from San Diego to South Florida to attend Florida International University, trading one coastal paradise for another ...

18

Wanted in Ohio: Workers who can pass a drug test ...

CSMonitor.com

Bucking the narrative of hopelessness around the opioid crisis, communities are responding in valiant ways to match the needs of employers and those ...

Development transforms US rural landscape, pricing out ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

Between 1992 and 2012, more than 31 million acres of farmland were lost in the United States. The rural landscape continues to be radically altered as farms are split ...

17

Teachers dig deep into their own pockets to pay for ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

Nearly all public school teachers in the US report paying for school supplies with their own money, according to a study from the National Center of Education ...

07

Greece and Turkey's tense rivalry swells over land and sea ...

CSMonitor.com / World

While diplomacy around Iran and North Korea has drawn most attention lately, relations between Greece and Turkey have been quietly deteriorating amid shows ...

Tuesday, May 15

23

Gaza and Jerusalem: Assessing the real costs of 'low-cost ...

CSMonitor.com

The relocation of the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem reverses decades of policy from Republican and Democratic administrations alike. And it puts an ...

22

A new push on immigration roils the midterms – and House ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

Politics has long made immigration one of the most intractable issues in Congress. But now, campaign imperatives may be spurring action. Facing tough reelection ...

20

Life on a volcano: Hawaiians face Kilauea eruption with ...

CSMonitor.com

The ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has forced roughly 2,000 people to evacuate their homes since May 3. The molten rock ...

Legislators work to shift culture in statehouses in wake ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

In March, former Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish (R) made a surprise visit to the state Capitol, where he attended committee hearings and talked to ...

18

Las Vegas casinos prepare as sports betting niche opens to ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

Nevada for years was the only game in town if you wanted to place a bet on your favorite team. Federal law prohibited sports wagering in most states, leaving sports ...

Seattle implements tax on big business to provide for ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

The Seattle City Council approved a so-called "head tax" for major companies, including Amazon, to help with the region's widespread homelessness problem.

American Muslims and Jews band together in the face of ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

As turmoil spreads through the Middle East, American Jews and Muslims have been forming alliances to build trust and seek solidarity in more ambitious ways ...

16

For women in law, 'RBG' is their superhero movie ...

CSMonitor.com / USA

To be just the second woman appointed to the US Supreme Court is to blaze trails, which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did throughout her career – for ...

08

Debate in Iran: Is nuclear deal worth keeping without US ...

CSMonitor.com

The nuclear deal was sold to Iranians as offering a peace dividend and paving the way for greater openness. But the returns have been minimal, and how hard Tehran ...