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Why Black And White Americans See The Justice System Differently (audio)
Perceptions of fairness are based on experiences. Our reporters explore what happens when our encounters with the justice system are shaped by our race.
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Monday Sunrise Briefing: Generosity For Lebanon But Little Trust
What happened this weekend: An outpouring of humanitarian aid for Lebanon, but discontent with its leadership. A Trump order for $400-a-week jobless benefits. Protests in Belarus.
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How Two Nigerian Women Are Breaking Into Comedy’s Boys Club
Nigerian social media stars Gloria Oloruntobi (Maraji) and Maryam Apaokagi (Taaooma) are blazing a new path for women in the boys club of comedy.
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What Wasn’t The US Telling About Hiroshima? A Reporter Found Out.
The book “Fallout” examines John Hersey’s reporting in The New Yorker in 1946, which set the agenda for anti-nuclear activism.
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Mary Baker Eddy Founded A Religion With Equality At Its Core
Her work to establish the Christian Science religion upset notions of an all-male clergy, and embraced God as feminine as well as masculine.
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The Other People Facing Housing Woes Amid Pandemic: Mom And Pop Landlords
Many landlords understand tenants’ needs during this time, but they also have to meet their own financial obligations.
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Where Do Women Lead In The Media? South Africa.
Women lead nearly half of South Africa’s major news publications, making them a global leader for women in media. But their gains have been hard-won.
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An Election With Bravery On The Ballot
Belarus’ dictator has let a “housewife” run against him. She’s popping a bubble of fear among voters.
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Points Of Progress: Urban Rooftop Farm Bears Fruit, And More
In good news this week: The world’s largest urban rooftop farm is providing lettuce and strawberries thanks to aeroponic growing towers.
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10 Inspiring Olympic Moments
Rafaela Silva was born in Cidade de Deus, one of Rio de Janeiro’s sprawling favelas. If it weren’t for judo, Ms. Silva might never have left. She found the sport through a program designed to keep low-income children off the streets. Judo took Ms. Si
The Christian Science Monitor5 min. leídosPolitics
How ‘Success’ Of A Tough US Policy On Iran Has Benefited China
Iran and China are closing in on a long-term strategic partnership that is an unintended consequence of U.S. economic pressure on Tehran.
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A Bold And Wise Princess Who Doesn’t Need A Prince
As a woman in what had been a man’s world, I was a target. But I learned not to let barbs fester, and that helped me forge ahead.
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Consonants That Went To Wrack And Ruin
Write, wrong, wrist, wrath – these are among the oldest words in English. But they’re very different than they were in Anglo-Saxon English.
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Lebanon’s Post-blast Embrace Of Reform
In their compassion toward victims of a preventable tragedy, Lebanese show a desire to finally adopt a culture of accountability.
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For Lebanese, Government Dysfunction Has A New, Tragic Cost
For Lebanese people tired of widespread corruption and dysfunctional government, the Beirut blast was a tragic affirmation of their grievances.
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Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks: A Four-year Tide Of Regulatory Change
From climate change to endangered species, our timeline and charts chronicle sweeping changes under President Trump that could have lasting effects.
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A Pandemic’s Knock-it-off Effect On War
Inklings of peace in the world’s hot spots suggest people seek a higher priority in health.
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Playwrights Envision A Post-pandemic Future Guided By Hope
As part of a new audio series, a Boston theater has commissioned works from playwrights with an eye to a post-pandemic future that includes hope.
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The Problem With The Word ‘Suffrage’: It Excludes Black Women Activists
Historian Martha S. Jones answers questions about the political history of Black women in America and their collective struggle for voting rights.
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Two Cities, A Spike In Crime, And The Federal Response
Federal law enforcement’s deployment to Portland and Chicago poses risks for cop-community relations. But some hope it could prompt reform.
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The African Cartoonists Drawing Themselves Into The Story
The “Afropolitan Comics” exhibit is a virtual showcase of African cartoonists’ work, part of a French-sponsored “Year of the Comic” around the world.
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Heeding Her Invitation, Six Decades Later
A son unpacks a long-ago memory of a walk with his mother and finally appreciates the delight she intended.
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Will Obama Endorsements Matter In November?
Former President Obama is ramping up his 2020 engagement with down-ballot endorsements and more overtly political rhetoric in public. The Democrats are counting on him.
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Saving The 'Lockdown Generation' From Being Locked Out
The pandemic has shut schools and destroyed many of the first jobs young people normally take. Without remedial measures, their future is at risk.
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Reparations Is A Nonstarter In Congress. Not In This Southern City.
A reparations ordinance in Asheville, North Carolina, is among a growing number of local initiatives to tackle racial inequities.
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COVID-19 Empties Tourist Traps In Europe: Crisis Or Opportunity?
Normally swamped tourist spots in Europe are empty this year because of COVID-19. Some are taking the opportunity to imagine more sustainable tourism.
The Christian Science Monitor12 min. leídosReligion & Spirituality
How Trump Is Moving Heaven And Earth To Motivate Evangelical Voters
God is “on our side,” President Trump told Evangelicals. Their support is steadfast, but their numbers are shrinking as a share of the electorate.
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Fusion’s Future Gets Real In France
For decades fusion power plants have been held out as a solution to energy and climate challenges. Now as assembly starts on such a plant, the question of their viability may finally be answered.
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Rep. Karen Bass On Women, Politics, And This Moment In History
The head of the Congressional Black Caucus says she’s encouraged by the growing ranks of women in Congress. But the U.S. still has a way to go.
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In Israel, Coronavirus Brings Out A New Generation Of Protesters
Younger Israelis seen as apathetic by their elders have suddenly taken to the streets to protest the government’s handling of the coronavirus.
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