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To fight trafficking, Indian g...

Feb 2, 2019 by

Young women are supporting each other and challenging attitudes that contribute to trafficking. Helping others discover their agency,...

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In Flint, a future built on sc...

Jan 10, 2019 by

The Flint water crisis may have faded from national headlines, but for locals the story is lifelong. The city’s holistic...

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China gets tough on US recycla...

Jan 4, 2019 by

Sanford and Portland, Maine At the peak of the recycling crisis here, Kayla LeBrun almost pressed the panic button that summons...

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Behind new efforts to bring in...

Dec 6, 2018 by

The internet is no longer an amenity, it’s essential to thrive in the 21st-century economy. But too many Americans still don’t have...

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More girls, African-Americans ...

Nov 13, 2018 by

Silicon Valley has long been disproportionately male. Our writer looks into some encouraging new activity around one important...

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How Uganda’s school chil...

Nov 7, 2018 by

In a nation where a majority relies on subsistence farming, improved crop strains can make a big difference. But getting fortified...

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The conservative Christian col...

Nov 4, 2018 by

By Molly Jackson – Brigham Young University is hardly a place you’d expect Muslim students from halfway around the world to...

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Russia wrestles with a US-styl...

Oct 31, 2018 by

By Fred Weir – Moscow It’s the kind of tragedy Americans are all too familiar with; Russians, far less so. But the...

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A new candidate class: Schoolt...

Oct 23, 2018 by

By Dean Paton – A litany of pent-up grievances is propelling a wave of office-seeking educators. And it starts and ends with...

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Conflict exhaustion or democra...

Oct 11, 2018 by

Why We Wrote This Democracies aim to turn political passions into protests and activism. Living through such a time, however, draws...

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College-age voters: increasing...

Sep 25, 2018 by

Why We Wrote This Many students are too busy to care much about politics, but those who tune in can make the difference in a tight...

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Boruboru: South Sudan’s newest...

Sep 6, 2018 by

Think you’re good at dodgeball? See how long you last in boruboru, a traditional playground game. Formal leagues are giving...

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Changing trajectories: In D.C....

Aug 15, 2018 by

Washington, D.C., can be a contrast between a center of power and needy neighborhoods. Our reporter looks at how one woman leads an...

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Across Africa, new battlefield...

Jul 25, 2018 by

Ahead of Zimbabwe’s July 30 elections, some voters are enjoying the freedom to criticize candidates online. It was only last year,...

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With ‘zero tolerance,...

Jul 11, 2018 by

Why We Wrote This Immigration court judges have a bench-side view of the stresses already placed on the system. The Monitor’s...

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International students to US: ...

Jul 3, 2018 by

By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo –  Students from other countries who study at US colleges contribute more than $30 billion to the...

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AP test debate: How much world...

Jun 22, 2018 by

By Noble Ingram Staff writer – At its peak in the 13th century, the Mongol Empire covered more than 9 million square miles,...

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She shares climate know-how wi...

Jun 13, 2018 by

By Noble Ingram –  This year alone, four nor’easters have walloped the Boston region with heavy rain, snow, and storm surges....

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Net neutrality rollback tests ...

Jun 12, 2018 by

By Noble Ingram – Teachers use the internet in class to increase student engagement, connect with others around the globe, and...

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Surge in teacher activism chal...

Apr 5, 2018 by

Oklahoma’s teacher strike, inspired by one in West Virginia, shuttered schools a second day Tuesday. After nine years into an...

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