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In Italy, how one cooperative is trying to counter the Mafia’s influence
The first time Simmaco Perillo arrived in the Italian hamlet of Maiano di Sessa Aurunca, everything around him was abandoned. Today, the social cooperativ... >
In Sierra Leone
“When the police came they did not ask, they did not inform the people,” remembers Fadda Kargbo, a farmer whose village is tucked into the verdant Sula... >
Cooperative communities keep Spanish seniors cared for
Like most sons, Nemesio Rasillo Oliver loved his mother. Rasillo began dreaming of a similar setup near his home in northern Spain that would keep him out... >
In immigrant detention, a role for children
Just three years ago, many Americans were in moral outrage over a particular immigration policy of President Barack Obama. Faith leaders decried it. Hill... >
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Young Nigerians choose to fight Boko Haram with books
In Gwoza, the gunmen arrived just after 10 a.m., skidding to a halt outside the school on motorcycles and surrounding the Nigerian students who huddled in small groups around the courtyard, frittering away the short break between their classes. In Damasa... >
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On election issues, US Supreme Court sticks to the shallows
Elections – how they’re set up, how they’re carried out – have been an important theme in the current Supreme Court term. Justices considered case... >
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Family separation: Evangelicals add their voices to opposition
When Julie Frady planned to make a poster to protest the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” immigration policy last week, she wanted to find... >
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Amid growing tensions with Russia, a push for meaningful dialogue
“They haven’t improved,” says the former Russian energy minister and businessman, whose foundation underwrites Russian participation in a longstandin... >
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Islamist and feminist: A new generation stakes its claim
Alaa Khaled finds nothing unusual about being both a devout Muslim and a women’s activist, insisting she is an activist because she is a Muslim. “As a... >
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The high court’s hint on partisan gerrymandering
In a unanimous ruling on Monday, the Supreme Court hinted at how it may someday decide on partisan gerrymandering, or the drawing of electoral districts by... >
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In many ways, Qatar has benefited from its neighbors’ blockade, Qatar’s Arab neighbors should embrace Al Jazeera, Iran’s #MeToo moment begins, T
“When the blockade was imposed on Qatar on June 5, 2017, few expected it to last as long as it has,” writes Sultan Barakat. “One year on, what start... >