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[l] at 5/23/24 9:35am
Despite Supreme Court rulings that created a new majority Black district in Louisiana and Alabama, the court kept a coastal South Carolina district mostly white – and Republican.
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[l] at 5/23/24 7:24am
The emergence of two periodical cicada broods that haven’t overlapped since 1803 is inspiring some people to dive deeper into citizen science.
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[l] at 5/23/24 7:04am
“Reading Rainbow” remains a touchstone for generations of American children. But as a new documentary shows, it – and host LeVar Burton – mean so much more than nostalgia.
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[l] at 5/22/24 3:45pm
What happens next as Chinese migrants enter the U.S.? Here’s how one community has developed an unofficial support structure for jobs, housing, and more.
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[l] at 5/22/24 3:08pm
The Israel-Hamas war in Gaza has seen horrors on both sides. An attempt by the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor to hold leaders accountable has elicited outrage and bluster – but how much reflection remains to be seen.
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[l] at 5/22/24 2:41pm
The River Seine is going to be a centerpiece of the Paris Olympics this summer. Authorities are in an urgent rush to make sure it’s swimmable for athletes and secured for attendees.
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[l] at 5/22/24 1:39pm
Spain, Ireland, and Norway are set to acknowledge a Palestinian state in efforts to support a two-state solution with Israel. More than two-thirds of the United Nations – 140 countries – already recognize a Palestinian state.
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[l] at 5/22/24 1:27pm
At the state and local levels, the tone of public debates often matters more than the sharpness of disagreements.
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[l] at 5/22/24 1:18pm
The Monitor’s 10 best books of May 2024 include tales of betrayal and redemption spanning the globe from China to Europe to the U.S.
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[l] at 5/22/24 12:52pm
The Bidens will welcome Kenya’s President William Ruto and his wife, Rachel, at their sixth state dinner on May 22. The creative powers behind pleasing the palates of world leaders for the past decade are executive chefs Cris Comerford and Susie Morrison.
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[l] at 5/22/24 11:22am
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said a national election will be held early July. His announcement follows a sharp drop in inflation in the U.K. – but voters aren’t likely to give him another chance.
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[l] at 5/22/24 10:41am
Problems with a federal financial aid application have impacted college decisions. Faced with uncertainty around costs, how are members of the class of 2024 deciding what to do next?
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[l] at 5/22/24 10:10am
The U.S. $320 million pier off the coast of Gaza is poised to fail unless Israel can secure food shipments from looters, says the U.N. World Food Program. Recent aid truck convoys were stripped of all their goods before they could reach a warehouse in central Gaza.
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[l] at 5/22/24 9:45am
In New Caledonia, a French territory in the South Pacific, the indigenous Kanak are rising up to protect their voice. Lawmakers in Paris want to allow recent arrivals to vote in provincial elections.
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[l] at 5/22/24 9:32am
The Department of Justice is suing Oklahoma over a new law that can imprison migrants for up two years. The DOJ is hoping to use the Oklahoma lawsuit to target similar laws in other GOP-led states.
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[l] at 5/22/24 9:29am
The U.S. has faced setbacks to its standing and influence in Africa, losing out to China and Russia. A perennial concern on the continent has been, will the U.S. deliver on what it promised? Hosting Kenya’s leader offers a path forward.
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[l] at 5/22/24 7:56am
Progress roundup: German law is protecting textile workers in Pakistan; taekwondo lessons are empowering Bolivian women against domestic violence.
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[l] at 5/21/24 3:29pm
Since last fall, the United States, having learned its own lessons, has urged Israel to envision a political endgame for the military campaign against Hamas in Gaza. The government’s continued refusal to do so is creating a widening rift with the military.
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[l] at 5/21/24 3:28pm
Chinese nationals are growing rapidly as a share of migrants crossing the U.S. southern border. We talk to them about how and why they move.
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[l] at 5/21/24 12:50pm
The president’s death shifts the spotlight on the possible successors to the supreme leader. Will the people, wary of nepotism, accept a son of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei?
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[l] at 5/21/24 10:08am
The Environmental Protection Agency warns that cyberattacks against water utilities around the United States are becoming more frequent and more severe. The agency has issued an alert urging water systems to take immediate action.

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