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Monday, May 21

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

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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…

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Warming waters hurt Zanzibar's seaweed. But women farmers have a plan.

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When we think of people as victims, we sometimes forget that they can also be part of the solution. Women in Zanzibar have been particularly affected by climate change, echoing a global trend. But here’s another one: Women are key to…

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Maduro wins disputed presidential election in Venezuela ...

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Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the ...

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After decades of dwarfs and elves, writers of color ...

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Literature informs people's understanding of the world. That holds true even when the setting is a world unlike our own. Taking inspiration from places ...

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After Nobel prize falls to #MeToo, what's next for literature's highest honor?

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The Swedish Academy’s original purpose was to protect “the purity, strength and majesty of the Swedish language.” But it has been best known since 1901 as the body that awards the most prestigious literary award in the world, the Nobel…

Friday, May 18

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Polar power play: Who will prevail at the rooftop of the ...

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What is going on at the top of the world? “Pretty crazy things,” according to top climate scientist Mark Serreze. And as the Arctic ice melts, nations ...

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

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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 ...

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Aid agencies sign onto global plan to supply clean energy ...

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Aid agencies and governments are transforming the way they provide energy to families forced to flee their homes around the world – from setting up solar power ...

In humanitarian gesture, Egypt keeps Rafah crossing open ...

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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 what would ...

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

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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 ...

Royal wedding helps spotlight Britain's housing crisis ...

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When Britain's Prince Harry carries his new bride over the threshold after their wedding on Saturday, it will be into a two-bedroom house that estate agents might ...

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Hindu prayer service? There’s an app for that. - CSMonitor.com

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Spirituality is no stranger to hand-held devices: think of Christian podcasts, virtual Buddhist prayer wheels, or apps listing the start time for each week ...

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Could power of the euro rein in Poland and Hungary where rule of law has not?

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Populism has been on the rise in Europe, with two of the biggest challenges for the European Union being the ruling parties of Poland and Hungary. Both have increasingly moved to solidify their controls over the levers of power,…

Thursday, May 17

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In 're-education' program, China incarcerates thousands of ...

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In the western region of Xinjiang, the Chinese government has detained tens of thousands of Muslim citizens in camps. The program forces captives to renounce their ...

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How these women crochet sleeping mats for homeless people ...

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About a dozen women from Winter Valley senior housing in Milton, Mass., have been meeting almost every week for more than a year. Gathered around a table ...

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Meanwhile on ... Scotland's Isle of Lewis and Harris ...

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Scotland's Isle of Lewis and Harris, Christians are extending a welcoming hand to a new mosque. This remote outpost of the Scottish Hebrides is known for ...

Wednesday, May 16

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World sees US paying high diplomatic price for Trump's ...

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At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last January, President Trump insisted that his trademark "America First" policy “does not mean ...

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Behind death penalty’s sharp global decline, a shift in ...

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The stats tell a story: Over the past decade, an average of one country per year has repealed the death penalty, with Guinea and Mongolia doing away with it in 2017 ...

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China steps in to urge North Korea to go through with US ...

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China on Wednesday urged ally North Korea not to cancel a historic summit between its leader, Kim Jong-un, and United States President Trump. The call came as ...

On cue, North Korea threatens to cancel Kim-Trump summit ...

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North Korea on Wednesday threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and United States President Trump, saying it has no ...

Gulf Arab states support Palestinians, but also form ...

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Arab states resoundingly condemned the killing of more than 50 Palestinians in this week's Gaza protests, just as they have after previous Israeli violence going back ...

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

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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

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

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

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A worker strike puts Nigeria’s health-care flaws in ...

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A strike by public hospital workers in Nigeria is entering its fourth week, with only doctors showing up and care sharply curtailed. It symbolizes a health-care ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

Monday, May 14

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Despite Israel-Iran clash, political forces work against ...

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Key players in the region have reason to be cautious about next moves in the wake of Israeli strikes on Iranian positions in Syria, after Iranian forces in Syria ...

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When you’re the one who needs help: five ideas - CSMonitor.com

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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 ...

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Armenian prime minister's hometown sees hope in political ...

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Hope has bloomed in the hometown of Armenia's newly named prime minister, for people see him as a man who was able to articulate their long-simmering anger and will ...

US embassy opens in Jerusalem as dozens killed in Gaza ...

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Palestinians, angered by the move of the US embassy to contested Jerusalem, protested along the Gaza border. At least 41 Palestinians were killed in the ...