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Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The US should stop saber rattling, On the Nadal-Federer comeback
A roundup of global commentary for the Sept. 25, 2017 weekly magazine.
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Readers write: The work of downsizing, evidence of climate change, hopeful coverage on famine
Letters to the editor for the Sept. 18, 2017 weekly magazine.
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As debate rages on, DeVos revises guidelines on campus sexual assault
On Friday, the Department of Education announced that it is officially withdrawing Obama-era Title IX guidance, offering alternative guidelines instead that will be in place until after the current period of public comment. 
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Trump's diplomatic dance on Iran: What's his next step?
President Trump may yet walk away from the nuclear deal with Iran as he has long threatened. But another option is to stay in it and press US partners for changes, a solution akin to his handling of the DACA policy. He says he's made his decision.
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Congress criticizes Equifax data breach, but tighter regulations aren't likely
Though hackers have been able to get at personal consumer data, tougher regulations on how to store that data don't seem likely.
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Kenyan election board delays repeat election date
President Uhuru Kenyatta says the ruling of election by the Supreme Court is a 'coup' against the will of the people. 
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Uber loses its license in London, deemed not safe enough
London's transportation regulating body revoked Uber's license to operate today over concerns of safety and security, dealing a large blow to the company. With 40,000 drivers in the city, Uber has become serious competition for the city's iconic black cabs. 
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Why the Supreme Court is rarely in the dock
A new poll suggests why Americans put more trust in the high court than in the other branches. Even as the justices take on difficult cases, their role is seen as essential in applying the highest ideals to individuals and society.
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How strongly is NATO ally Turkey pivoting to Russia and Iran?
President Erdo?an has taken steps that have alarmed his NATO allies. Until recently, Turkey has pursued policies directly opposed to those of Russia and Iran.
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The story behind DC Diaper Bank, a resource for parents
Eight years ago, when Corinne Cannon had her first child, she was surprised at just how hard parenting can be.
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The growing Democratic divide
Shut out of power in Washington, Democratic leaders have been looking for ways to work with President Trump on key issues - but they risk raising the ire of a base that is shifting leftward.
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How digital media fuels moral outrage – and what to do about it
If we don't want a handful of technology companies determining how the rest of us express morality in the public sphere, the economic model underpinning social media may have to change, researchers caution.
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Beneath Germany's staid election, inequality stirs a 'moderate' populist revolt
Germany's economic success makes the political status quo seem unassailable. But for a growing number of Germans, jobs and the social safety net are growing more precarious, defying their basic sense of 'fairness.'
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‘Battle of the Sexes’ is a barely muted rallying cry for our time
The movie, which centers on the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs and stars Steve Carell and Emma Stone, is best when it’s not preaching to the audience.
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'Stronger' actor Jake Gyllenhaal is better than the movie
Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and shows us the full effects of Bauman’s trauma.
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What is antifa – and does its rise mean the left is becoming more violent?
The University of California, Berkeley, is gearing up for “Free Speech Week,” featuring 'alt-right' speakers. Also likely to turn out: antifa groups, whose appearance at neo-Nazi and white nationalist rallies has led to heated and sometimes nasty confrontations.
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Kurds head to the polls Monday for independence vote
Iraq's Kurdish population is planning a referendum vote for independence and the creation of a Kurdish state. Regional leaders fear the vote will bring more instability to the region and distract from the fight against the Islamic State. 
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Rohingya refugee camps swell to dramatic proportions
The UN and the US sent humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees, but it's not nearly enough for the 420,000 Muslims fleeing violent attacks, the UN says. 
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'Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities' succeeds as both vibrant history and personal tribute
Bettany Hughes wonderfully tells the story of a city that has been many things at many different times.
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What could Germany look like post-election?
Though Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to be reelected, it is unclear with whom she will rule. Germany's upcoming election could be an opportunity for an unlikely coalition to form.
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Beyond the earthquake
A Christian Science perspective: We can find lasting peace in the promise that we coexist with the loving God that creates nothing to fear.
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Top Picks: 'The Wedding Plan' on DVD and Blu-ray, Ralph Towner's album 'My Foolish Heart,' and more
The app Any.do brings together a calendar and a to-do list to make sure you’re on top of everything, be prepared for future weather emergencies with the Hurricane app from the American Red Cross, and more top picks.
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Letter from Mexico: Lessons in a quake zone
Monitor correspondent Whitney Eulich was working at home on Tuesday, with her 11-month-old daughter downstairs, when a 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City. Two days later, she reflects on living with temblors, and the power of public support.
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Aid to North Koreans? The idea has roots.
South Korea’s offer of humanitarian aid to North Korean children and pregnant women, despite the North’s military threats, fits a trend to protect the innocent even in the midst of a conflict.
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Is it the Kremlin’s turn to get WikiLeaked?
The online activist group this week leaked documents from a company that provides ‘solutions’ for Russian telecom giants and state agencies. The dump could signal new scrutiny of Russia from the long-time US bugbear.
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ISIS has planted a ticking bomb that is hard to defuse: traumatized children
Iraq hasn't enough mental health professionals to handle the legions of traumatized children who, because of ISIS, saw and did things they never should have. But if enough teachers can be found, schools could help put them on a path to healing.
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In the West, communities pioneer cooperative approach to fighting wildfires
Instead of having understaffed towns try to do their own research in the middle of an emergency, the FAC Network offers a cooperative model where communities can share best practices and get help quickly.
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In Germany's east, populist vote finds root in reunification woes
The anti-immigration AfD party is set for its best-ever national election Sunday, largely due to its popularity in the former East Germany. There, voters say they were left behind during reunification – and resent efforts to integrate immigrants while they still feel like second-class citizens.
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Trump makes decision on Iran nuclear deal, stays quiet on details
President Trump hints that he may not certify Iran or continue the Iran nuclear deal, leaving world leaders wary of what comes next if the deal does not continue.
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Once more with feeling: Republicans launch another attempt at health care repeal
Wanting to fulfill campaign promises is pushing one final effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Republican leaders hope that this bill, geared toward state, rather than federal control, will have what it takes to pass both houses in the upcoming vote. 
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Google gets closer to launching its own line of smart devices
Google acquires the HTC engineering team it needs to expand its offerings to consumers and more directly compete with Amazon and Apple.
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10 best books of September: the Monitor's picks
From Tsarist Russia to Trump's America, and from evocative short stories to the best of expository prose, here are the 10 September releases most highly recommended by the Monitor's book critics.
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Pakistan breaks down gender barriers, one bike at a time
A new bike-sharing program has started up on a sprawling university campus in Islamabad. The goal was to reduce commute time, but it also brought an unexpected result: greater freedom for female students. 
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Amid Pyongyang’s nuclear threat, Seoul resumes humanitarian aid
President Moon says political circumstances should not dictate aid for pregnant women and children in North Korea. 
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Puerto Ricans vow to rebuild after Maria devastates the island
After the strongest hurricane hits Puerto Rico in more than 80 years, residents unite with aid workers for recovery efforts. 
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'Little Soldiers' examines the Chinese education system from the inside
Journalist Lenora Chu had privileged access into the academic world, further enhanced by her son Rainey’s admission into one of Shanghai’s most prestigious kindergartens.
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Progress toward peace
A Christian Science perspective: There is divine support for building a lasting peace for war-torn nations and their neighbors.
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As Fed normalizes policy, economy’s ‘new normal’ is anything but.
The Federal Reserve is launching a major transition away from the extraordinary measures it used to boost recovery from recession. But the problem of sub-par economic growth remains.
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Lessons in identity from Kurds and Catalans
Coming votes for independence in Kurdish Iraq and Spain’s Catalonia represent a challenge of shifting identity in the 21st century. Both peoples must be careful in defining a new collective ‘self.’
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Remembering '85, Mexico City public leaps into quake rescue
On Tuesday, the capital held drills for the anniversary of its 1985 earthquake. Hours later, alarms went off again – but not for a drill. 'We've learned to jump in and help instead of waiting,' says a volunteer, one of many who rushed to help.
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