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Thursday, Jul 19

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For some military vets, deep concern over Trump’s summit ...

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Military vets and intelligence agents consider themselves patriots first and are supportive of the office of the presidency. But for some, it was hard to watch Trump ...

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For stressed African migrants in Israel, collective farms ...

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Early this year, Israel announced plans to expel thousands of African asylum-seekers. Under fire, the government put the plan on hold, but kibbutz members, outraged ...

Why ancient farming practices have resurged in a storied ...

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Lucio Usobiaga's efforts show how an area that has evolved from its beginnings can make a return – and do so in an innovative way that benefits a range ...

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Israel passes bill defining country as Jewish nation-state ...

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Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn ...

After decades of fear, political parties openly campaign ...

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For over 25 years, maverick political leader Altaf Hussain had an iron grip on Karachi, able to bring Pakistan's largest city to a standstill with a single phone call ...

In Syria, ex-rebels and government enter era of uneasy ...

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As government forces reclaim rebel held territory, the military and former fighters are beginning what some call a "reconciliation" process but others consider ...

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Meanwhile in ... Iran, women’s soccer is making progress ...

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Iran, women’s soccer is making progress moving toward the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. For two decades, riflery was the only international sport open to ...

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Overturning Roe might be simple; the politics that follow ...

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If the Supreme Court gains another conservative justice this fall, analysts expect it may overturn – or substantially weaken – the landmark Roe v. Wade decision ...

Wednesday, Jul 18

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After the summit: No new cold war, but no warming of ties ...

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At their summit in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin displayed considerably more entente than discord. That ...

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From Russia, with hashtags? How social bots dilute online speech

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Pro-Kremlin accounts on Twitter are auto-posting “decoy” hashtags to limit the social reach of real hashtags, illustrating one of the ways that malevolent social bots throw sand in the gears of our political discourse.

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A Sumatran fishing town's message for Rohingya refugees ...

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Bireuen, Indonesia, isn’t the place Nur Hakim risked his life to reach. But it’s certainly better than what the 15-year-old left behind in Myanmar. Nur ...

Riled by Trump's tariffs, Canadians get behind 'buy ...

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Canada and the United States are arguably the two closest countries in the world, and their relationship has thrived because it is based on local ...

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Australia's polarizing policy deters migrants, leaves many ...

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When Abdul Aziz reached Australia's Christmas Island aboard a smuggler's boat in 2013, he had no idea that weeks earlier his fate as a refugee from Sudan seeking a ...

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EU fines Google $5 billion for anticompetitive behavior ...

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The European Union fined Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's hugely popular Android operating system to install ...

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First Ethiopia-Eritrea flight in 20 years lands after peace deal

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The first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in 20 years landed safely in Asmara, Eritrea, on Wednesday to be greeted by dancers waving flags and flowers, cementing a stunning rapprochement th...

Tuesday, Jul 17

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Why Trump’s summit performance rocked Capitol Hill ...

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On Day 2, post-Trump-Putin summit, President Trump sought to ease the shock and awe over his jaw-dropping disavowal of his own intelligence community, saying he ...

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Of all the reactions to President Trump’s statement on Monday casting doubt on Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, perhaps the wisest came ...

How humpback whales made a global comeback - CSMonitor.com

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When the Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) was founded in 1980, its researchers would drive up and down the coast of Hawaii waiting to see a whale. At that time, only a ...

Russia chalks up Trump-Putin summit as success. But is ...

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For all the backlash in the US to President Trump's comments in Helsinki, there are pressing issues that Moscow and Washington need to discuss. And the ...

In Boko Haram’s hometown, a favorite pastime endures ...

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Stroll around this zoo and you’ll see the usual suspects: two skinny elephants; a dozen napping crocodiles, mouths agape. But here in Maiduguri, now ...

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Slumping milk prices force dairy farmers to think outside ...

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Several years of low milk prices are putting financial strains on the dairy farms that dot rural America from upstate New York to Wisconsin. Overproduction ...

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Obama takes aim at 'strongman politics' in Mandela address ...

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Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to ...

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Afghan women write their own stories to fight for gender ...

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In Afghanistan, gender inequity and gender-based violence remain widespread: In 2016, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC ...

Japan, EU aim to counter US protectionism with free trade ...

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Japan and the European Union signed a wide-ranging free trade deal on Tuesday that both sides hope will act as a counterweight to the protectionist forces unleashed ...

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Snoopy fires up kids to shoot for the moon - CSMonitor.com

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Americans’ favorite flop-eared beagle is once again heading for the stars. Snoopy of “Peanuts” fame first inspired earthlings’ cosmic wanderlust ...

Monday, Jul 16

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Giving Putin a pass on vote meddling, Trump widens rifts ...

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A summit between US and Russian leaders is by definition a big diplomatic moment. But what captivated many on Monday was what didn't happen, what wasn't ...

California GOP looks for inroads by taking down a gas tax ...

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Where car is king, a gas tax hike pits concern for the poorest versus the need for transportation funding. It’s also a bellwether for the Democrats’ grip on the ...

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How US stance on Iran could raise price of peace in ...

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Following an 11-year power struggle, Hezbollah has triumphed over its Western-backed rivals in Lebanon. The Shiite organization cemented its position by securing ...

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Three rescued Thai boys and coach live in stateless limbo ...

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Three of the Thai soccer players and their young coach who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand are stateless, shedding new light on an issue that affects up ...

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Les Bleus are a mini-UN of soccer talent - CSMonitor.com

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France's 4-2 victory over Croatia propelled the team to the nation's second-ever World Cup championship. About two-thirds of Les Bleus's roster included players with ...