Readers write: Solutions for conflict, and defending freedom

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Solutions for conflict Ryan Lenora Brown’s report on and extended interview with anthropologist Julienne Anoko – “Amid distrust of Ebola responders, she leads by quiet example” in the Jan. 13 Monitor Weekly – is no less than a revelation. Respecting and listening to the people involved in

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A day without women? Mexico’s strike against femicide.

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On Sunday, tens of thousands of protesters, mostly women, clogged the streets of Mexico City in a purple-clad march against gender-based violence, inequality, and a widespread culture of machismo. But by Monday, the streets were eerily quiet. Women stayed home in a demonstration of what they

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Like China, Italy now adopts sweeping month-long lockdown

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Rome Italy took a page from China’s playbook Sunday, attempting to lock down 16 million people — more than a quarter of its population — for nearly a month to halt new coronavirus. Weddings and museums, movie theaters and shopping malls are all affected by the new restrictions, which focus on a

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Surprise reshuffle: Trump names new chief of staff

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Washington In the midst of one of the most daunting crises of his administration, President Donald Trump announced he had made a major staff overhaul, replacing his Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney with Republican Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina. While much of the country was

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Tech overuse: Is it time to unplug?

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As technology becomes ever more entrenched in our lives, even some of its most ardent proponents are suggesting we step away from time to time.  Tech-free retreats have become common among Silicon Valley’s elite. And beginning at sunset on March 6, thousands

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Super Tuesday: Which candidate does Russia want to win?

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Does Russia have a preferred candidate in the 2020 U.S. election? There’s not yet enough hard evidence to know for sure, though on Monday U.S. intelligence agencies confirmed that foreign influence campaigns continue to spread “false information and propaganda.” Any preference is likely to be

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Listen up: Audiobooks to lose yourself in

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Our picks for audiobooks include titles that invite contemplation, entertain with humor, excite with fast-paced action, and let you visit again with a favorite character.   “In the Country of Women” by Susan StraightRead by Donna Postel; HighBridge Audio; 10 hours and 49 minutes

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