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Uber’s Founders Have Cashed In. How About The Drivers?
Uber relies on an army of drivers whom it refuses to call employees. But some see its “Partner Protection” plan as a model for the gig economy.
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Europe’s Sanctuary Movement: Why Churches Enter Immigration Debate
Churches step in to protect asylum-seekers from being deported, embroiling themselves in Europe’s fraught immigration debate.
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From Women’s Rights Activist To Supreme Court Chief: Meet Meaza Ashenafi
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed Ms. Ashenafi the Supreme Court’s first female chief, one of many women named to Ethiopia’s top positions.
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Seeing Red In Unfair Green Deals
In Australia, a surprise victory for a pro-coal party shows the need worldwide to ensure economic justice in tackling climate change.
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Car Trouble: How Symbol Of Freedom Became A Ball And Chain
A record 7 million Americans are 90 days or more delinquent on car loans, a new report finds. U.S. auto debt is also at a record: $1.28 trillion.
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Car Trouble: How Symbol Of Freedom Became A Ball And Chain
A record 7 million Americans are 90 days or more delinquent on car loans, a new report finds. U.S. auto debt is also at a record: $1.28 trillion.
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Seeing Red In Unfair Green Deals
In Australia, a surprise victory for a pro-coal party shows the need worldwide to ensure economic justice in tackling climate change.
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Readers Write: New Monitor Design
New Monitor design I just received the newly formatted April 22 & 29 Weekly Print Edition. It’s absolutely marvelous – something to look forward to each week in the mail. The pictures enlivened the whole issue. The articles were clearly separate bu
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Abortion Wars: In Louisiana, Softer Tone Paves Way For Sharp Restrictions
Today’s antiabortion activists emphasize the well-being of the woman and the fetus – an approach that has smoothed the path to more restrictions.
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Trump Lowered Tensions With Iran: Why He Had To Step In
President Trump recently has seemed out of step with his national security team, on both Venezuela and Iran. He had to step in to lower tensions.
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Abortion Wars: In Louisiana, Softer Tone Paves Way For Sharp Restrictions
Today’s antiabortion activists emphasize the well-being of the woman and the fetus – an approach that has smoothed the path to more restrictions.
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Food Aid For Hungry North Koreans?
A severe food shortage in the North opens a door for the South to provide aid and perhaps nudge progress in stalled talks on denuclearization.
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Florida Voters Gave Ex-felons Right To Vote. Then Lawmakers Stepped In.
Last fall Florida voters approved vote restoration for former felons. But under a bill formalizing the measure, not all those people can vote.
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Points Of Progress: Preventing Extremism, And More
This is more than feel-good news – it's where the world is making concrete progress. A roundup of positive stories to inspire you.
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In Tokyo Rice Shop, Loyalty To A Sacred Staple
Rice can seem nearly synonymous with Japan, but consumption has shrunk by half. Do rice shops have a future?
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As Southern Spain Dries Up, Its Farmers Get Inventive
Climate change threatens to turn southern Spain’s farmland into desert. Farmers are employing regenerative agriculture to fight back.
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Florida Voters Gave Ex-felons Right To Vote. Then Lawmakers Stepped In.
Last fall Florida voters approved vote restoration for former felons. But under a bill formalizing the measure, not all those people can vote.
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Food Aid For Hungry North Koreans?
A severe food shortage in the North opens a door for the South to provide aid and perhaps nudge progress in stalled talks on denuclearization.
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Trump Lowered Tensions With Iran: Why He Had To Step In
President Trump recently has seemed out of step with his national security team, on both Venezuela and Iran. He had to step in to lower tensions.
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The Start Of A Great Decoupling Of Nations?
The US-China split over trade practices could turn into Cold War-style strategy of containing practices that defeat themselves.
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In Search Of A Common Ground: How Debate Is Bringing Europeans Together
Ahead of European elections, more than 500 citizens from across the EU gathered in Brussels to civilly discuss the future of the bloc.
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Trump’s Trade Stance Shaped By Deep Convictions – And Political Instincts
The China trade war reflects Trump’s long-held belief in tariffs. Depending on how it plays out, it could benefit him politically – or backfire.
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How Free Is ‘Free College’?
As ‘free college’ plans proliferate, more is being learned about what’s covered and what’s not. The bottom line, say students: Read the fine print.
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Tender ‘Photograph’ Is The Antidote To Bollywood Clichés
The plot of director Ritesh Batra's ‘Photograph’ is a little thin, but its social class issues are handled thoughtfully.
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How The (North)west Was Won
Historian David McCullough’s ‘The Pioneers’ focuses on the individuals beyond the myths of settling the Northwest Territory.
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Why Andrew Yang Will Give You $1,000 A Month If He’s Elected
Long-shot candidate Andrew Yang says a universal basic income is key to counterbalancing the millions of middle class jobs being lost to automation.
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The Start Of A Great Decoupling Of Nations?
The US-China split over trade practices could turn into Cold War-style strategy of containing practices that defeat themselves.
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The Waning Use Of The Word ‘Whom’
Whom is now mostly relegated to written language, appearing in literature, academic papers, and the Mueller report.
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In Search Of A Common Ground: How Debate Is Bringing Europeans Together
Ahead of European elections, more than 500 citizens from across the EU gathered in Brussels to civilly discuss the future of the bloc.
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‘Dutch Girl’ Shows Audrey Hepburn’s Wartime Courage
Another side of Hepburn emerges in Robert Matzen’s book about her difficult childhood and how it shaped her as an actress and as a humanitarian.
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