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The prodigal Greeks return to financial markets
A bond sale shows how much Greece has reformed after it nearly went bankrupt and threatened the eurozone.
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Syria pivot? Why anti-Assad rebels, dropped by CIA, could land with jihadists.
Suspension of a CIA program that armed and trained the rebels leaves them with few options. Some may join the US-backed anti-ISIS campaign, but others may join jihadists to pursue their campaign against Assad. Some already have.
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Trump announces ban on transgender troops in US military
President Trump's tweet Wednesday morning did not address what would happen to the estimated 2,500 to 7,000 transgender troops currently serving in the armed forces.
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Madagascar fights the subtler side of hunger: chronic malnutrition
Droughts and famines tend to afflict countries in cyclical fashion. But where chronic malnutrition is endemic, such as in Madagascar, they strike harder. Health education is a start, aid groups say – but adjusting priorities is important, too. Part 3 of our series on famine resilience.
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Replacing Obamacare with sweeping changes faces uphill climb
In a dramatic vote Tuesday, senators agreed to open debate on a modified health care bill. Later that evening, the Senate blocked the proposal – a signal that a new approach must be taken if any revised health care legislation is to pass.
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Britain to ban gasoline and diesel car sales by 2040
Britain goes a step farther than other major urban centers across Europe that have announced plans ban diesel vehicles from city limits by ending the production line altogether.
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US investigators search to shut down channels that led to human smuggling tragedy in Texas
A truck driver responsible for the death of 10 illegal immigrants is part of a major immigrant smuggling operation, US officials say. 
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Urban farming 2.0: From plow beams to Leafy Green Machines
A new generation of urban farmers is leaving dirt behind and turning shipping containers into tech-driven vertical farms.
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NCAA prohibits collision-heavy, two-a-day football practices, impelling coaches to adapt
The NCAA approved a new rule restricting teams to one practice with full contact per day, following a trend already present in most college football programs. 
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New York to test a 'textalyzer' to curb cellphone related traffic accidents
New York considers a new technology that would allow law enforcement to determine whether drivers in crashes were texting.  
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Amid harassment, Muslims also find greater support from fellow Americans, survey finds
American Muslims report they have felt greater compassion from non-Muslims and continue to believe that hard work could lead to a successful life in the United States, according to a new Pew Research Center report.
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'Refuge' is the story of an Iranian family in search of home
Dina Nayeri’s sophomore novel, 'Refuge,' tells a tale of migration and dislocation.
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A ladder out of anxiety
A Christian Science perspective: Anyone can find peace through understanding his or her true nature.
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What I saw, and what she knows
Until you’ve actually taken pictures in a place, you don’t know how people will respond.
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What US response to Jerusalem crisis says about Trump-era Mideast diplomacy
Once again, the US has intervened to try to quell Israeli-Palestinian violence. But that hasn't stopped experts from questioning the prospects of Trump's goal of an 'ultimate deal' on Mideast peace.
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A tipping point for Washington’s investigative culture?
Congress has been investigating since George Washington’s day. But there’s something about the Russia probes – anywhere from three to nine, depending on how you count them – that seems different.
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What restores peace for Jerusalem’s Old City
Ending violence over the control of Islam's third-holiest site rests on a mutual appreciation by Jews and Muslims of the promise of peace in each other's religion.
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Bestselling books the week of 7/27/17, according to IndieBound
What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.
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Boomer parents: 'One day, this will all be yours.' Grown children: 'Noooo!'
As baby boomers begin to downsize, they are discovering their grown children do not want their stuff. In fact, they recoil in something close to horror at the thought of trying to find room for collections of Hummels and Thomas Kinkade paintings.
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Madagascar skirted famine – barely. Now, it's boosting resilience before drought returns.
Where persistent drought is the new normal, communities will have to adapt – a challenge across eastern Africa. But Madagascar’s success, and the lessons that it learned from its brush with disaster, point to how crises might be averted elsewhere. Part 2 of our series on famine resilience.
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Sweeping free trade deal poised to benefit companies at the expense of small-scale farmers
A free trade deal that would spur economic growth in the eyes of government officials could also force farmers from traditional livelihoods and disproportionately harm women, say Asian advocacy groups. 
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South Korea strives for more labor-friendly growth and financial equality
President Moon aims for a 'complete paradigm shift' calling for more transparency, support for small businesses, and broader social safety nets for the unemployed.
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In drought stricken Kenya, Nairobi residents recycle polluted dam water
In an effort to preserve drinking water, residents of Kibera, Nairobi's largest slum, have started to clean up the polluted city dam to prepare its water for industrial uses.
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After public rebuke from Trump, Sessions seeks to mend relationship
President Trump has spoken privately about the consequences of firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he recused himself from the Russia probe.    
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President Erdogan says 'era of a submissive Turkey' is over
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan prepares for a meeting with top European Union officials in the midst of an intensifying diplomatic row with Germany. 
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In a conciliatory move, Israeli officials take down metal detectors from shared shrine
Although the tensions are not yet resolved, the compromise reveals a prevailing interest between Jews and Muslims to protect their diplomatic ties in Jerusalem.
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'The Unwomanly Face of War' records Russian women fighting in WWII
Svetlana Alexievich, whose oral histories of Soviet and Russian lives earned her the Nobel Prize for Literature, collected the stories of hundreds of Soviet women World War II vets.
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We are safe
A Christian Science perspective: There’s nowhere we can be where we can’t turn to God, good, the divine Love that always surrounds us.
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On Russia, Congress shows remarkable unity
The House is expected to pass a revised sanctions bill against Russia this week, following the Senate's 98-2 vote last month.
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Seeds of Peace youth camp celebrates 25 years of optimism
Despite seemingly fraught tensions between Israeli and Palestinians in the Middle East, a summer camp in Maine still brings youth together to build hope for the future. 
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BBC women journalists want wage reform now – not in 2020
Several prominent women TV journalists wrote an open letter to the BBC's top manager demanding that the gender pay gap reform must be enacted immediately after it came to light that the network's highest-paid woman earns less than a quarter of the highest-earning male star.
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‘Bot vs. Bot:’ Texas professors to develop fake-news-fighting software
Motivated by the threat fake news poses to national security, Texas professors are teaming up to write code for detecting false claims lurking on the internet. 
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In Ethiopia, model drought defenses are put to the test
The country's booming capital, Addis Ababa, sits in stark contrast to rural areas struggling against two severe droughts in three years. But innovative aid has helped farming communities manage the crisis. Part 1 of our series on famine resilience.
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How do refugee students make the jump to Germany's universities?
Many of the asylum seekers in Germany are university students looking to continue their studies. Various organizations are trying to help them navigate the country's particular challenges, including a big one: German.
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Hot new job for middle-class students: manual labor
Young workers are becoming barbers, bookbinders, furniture-makers and jewelers. In the process, they are elevating what, historically, were lowly manual labor jobs into sought-after career paths with cultural cachet.
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The bounty that heads off famine
East African countries battling hunger, the focus of a Monitor series this week, are learning that resilience lies in treating the poor as leaders, not victims, in defining their own solutions.
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Societal tensions trigger effect: black women turn to firearms for self-defense
African-American women have been attending classes to learn the basics of gun ownership, safety, and defense. Most hope to not use these skills, but many feel it's a necessary precaution these days.
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Divided Britain agrees, a bumpy Brexit ride for both sides ahead
The divorce from Europe has slowed to a crawl as the British government works to sort out its disagreements over complex goals.
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Violence at Israel's Jordan embassy escalates crisis over Jerusalem shrine
Jordan is the Muslim custodian of the shrine where Israeli authorities installed controversial metal detectors last week after Arab gunman killed two Israeli policemen near the shared holy site.
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Democrats return to blue-collar roots with new populist agenda
Democratic leaders are trying to revitalize their base by making an appeal to working people, many of whom have become disenchanted with the party.
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