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Mastering The Language Of My Second Home
Vocabulary and cadences, phrasings and simple expressions shifted from canton to canton, even valley to valley.
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Why The U.S. High School Dropout Rate Has Fallen So Dramatically
U.S. high school dropout rates have fallen by nearly two-thirds in 18 years, thanks to investments in education and workforce degree requirements.
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Apollo 11 At 50: How The Moon Landing Changed The World
The moon landing advanced science, boosted the U.S. in its global competition with the Soviet Union, and opened up the possibilities of space travel.
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Honduras Coup: Why The 10-year Anniversary Matters Today
Ten years after a coup removed President Manuel Zalaya from power, its consequences still shape Honduras – from months of protests to migration.
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This July, Sip Some Lemonade And Read The Month’s 10 Best Books
A bumper crop of titles includes Colson Whitehead’s wrenching new novel along with a reexamination of Rudyard Kipling, author of “The Jungle Book.”
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The Harmony That Belies Japan And South Korea Strife
As relations sour between the two American allies, it may be ever-closer ties between the two peoples that prevent further rupture.
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When A Breakup Makes You Rethink Your Relationship: Brexit And Germany
Germany’s disappointment over Brexit also affects its thinking about the future of the EU, even as German-British trade is expected to stay strong.
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‘The Nickel Boys’ Reckons With A Legacy Of Racism And Abuse
Colson Whitehead's novel tells a story of two black teenagers in a corrupt reform school and the resilience they mustered in the face of hate.
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The War On Plastic Bags, By The Numbers
Plastic bag bans are sweeping the globe. But it’s too soon to tell how effective they are keeping single use plastic out of landfills and the ocean.
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Maine Networks Support Young Farmers, Before They Drop Out
Isolation and financial hardship take a toll on new farmers. In Maine, a program connects still-green farmers with mentors, know-how, and each other.
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Tired Of Waiting For Canada, Native Peoples Reclaim Their Culture
Though it made many promises to Canada’s indigenous peoples on reconciliation, the Trudeau government has realized little substantive progress.
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Monday Sunrise Edition: New Orleans Mostly Dodges The Barry Bullet
New Orleans residents were grateful because a forecast triple whammy – high tide, storm surge, and river flooding – didn't overwhelm the levee system.
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How A Chicago Photographer Uses Art To Bridge Racial Divides
Sometimes art allows people to see in a fresh way. Tonika Johnson’s project has done that by connecting opposite sides of a long-segregated city.
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What Keeps Us From Expelling Fellow Citizens
When a president suggests political opponents should leave the country, he must contend with those who know what binds a democracy.
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After Barry, The Big Easy Breathes Easy
New Orleanians watched flood gauges, checked pumping capacity, and – 14 years after official failures of Katrina – listened to local authorities.
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How President Trump Became The GOP’s ‘New Normal’
President Donald Trump called for a group of Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to their countries, though all but one are U.S.-born.
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Rudyard Kipling Loved Vermont. Then He Had To Leave It.
Christopher Benfey’s ‘If’ takes a closer look at the writer’s time in America – a key creative period when he wrote ‘The Jungle Book.’
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Gain A Bird’s-eye View Of America With These July Audiobooks
Audiobook selections for July cover a swath of the American landscape, from a western river to Louisiana’s gumbo belt. Relax and take it all in.
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Drawn To The US Border, Volunteers Weave A Safety Net
Immigration debates often center on government policy. At the U.S.-Mexico border, an army of everyday citizens offers help where officials cannot.
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In Pursuit Of High-profile Sex Abusers, Is Balance Of Power Shifting?
Views on justice and sex crimes are changing, allowing for more balance in the way high-profile defendants, like Jeffrey Epstein, are treated.
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Why Amazon ‘Upskills’ Its Workers
Companies may have more faith in retraining current workers by recognizing the talents they already have.
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Calgary Stampede: Come For The Rodeo, Stay For The Bug-covered Ice Cream
Lemonade full of edible flowers? An octopus on a stick? Bug-covered ice cream? The Calgary Stampede takes boundary-pushing fare to a new level.
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US-Iran Escalation: It’s Message-sending, But The Risks Are High
The U.S. and Iran want something from the other. But they’re expressing that through sanctions and Gulf provocations that can slip out of control.
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Exit Salwell, Enter Steyer. How Much Does Money Matter?
Billionaire Tom Steyer joined the crowded Democratic 2020 presidential field just as California Rep. Eric Swalwel ended his bid. Does wealth matter?
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In Florida, Democrats Worry Venezuela Policy Could Drive Latinos To GOP
President Trump’s immigration policies are not popular with Florida Hispanics. But fears of socialism could put enough in his column to tip the state.
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Movies That Capture The Moon’s Wonder
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk, our critic surveys lunar movies, from an animated 1902 classic to the recent “First Man.”
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On Immigration, Is California’s Odyssey America’s Future?
A crackdown on illegal immigration – a Trump administration priority in planned ICE raids this weekend – was the 1990s reality in California.
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The Not-so-secret Life Of James Thurber
James Thurber spent his formative years in Columbus, Ohio, and the house where he lived reveals signs of the humorist’s budding creativity.
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To Frame The Good Or Shame The Corrupt? Africa’s Choice.
More Africans feel hopeful they can make a difference in fighting corruption. One reason may be the few countries raising moral norms.
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Poland And Hungary Need People. Do More Benefits Lead To More Births?
Birthrates are down in Eastern Europe, so governments are trying to incentivize women to have more children. But their success has been limited.
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