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Readers write: Enriching poetry, insight into interpreters, following Mars news, straws and sea life, local impact of controversy
Danny Heitman’s review in the July 9 & 16 issue of Ted Kooser’s new book of poetry, “Kindest Regards,” was uplifting to read. Recommended: Could ... >
Can surfing lift all boats in one impoverished Salvadoran community?
Marcelo Castellanos was 15 years old when he first came up with an idea about how to help the impoverished communities on El Salvador’s Pacific coast, wh... >
As Imran Khan takes office, military looms over plan for 'New Pakistan'
When Pakistan installs Imran Khan as its new prime minister Saturday, the cricket star-turned-populist politician will be wearing an old sherwani, or tradi... >
Amid 'summer of the gun,' Canada sees US firearms debate creeping north
This might sound like a familiar storyline in the United States. While streets in Canada are much less violent and its debate about guns much less virulen... >
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Russia takes a new look at an old enemy: Genghis Khan
In the south of Buryatia, near the present-day border with Mongolia, there is a mountain-sized rock outcropping known locally as the Merkit Fortress, which looks out over the arid, rolling steppe that gradually fades into the Gobi Desert a few hundred mil... >
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The nature of talking in Turkey
When financial markets were put on edge this past week by Turkey’s shaky economy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to offer some advice. Turkey, ... >
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Can tourist meccas beat the heat?
For Christopher Warren, global warming has gotten uncomfortably up close and personal. Dr. Warren and his wife run Crystal Creek Meadows, a rural get-away... >
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What's behind Saudi Arabia's summer of discontent?
For Saudi watchers, the headlines out of the kingdom this summer – women’s activists jailed, clerics silenced, a diplomatic row with Canada – have be... >
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Stark revelations: For Catholics, an excruciating new test of faith
It was an extraordinary opening for a grand jury report. The investigative commission in Pennsylvania, setting aside in many ways the sober-minded law enf... >
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The election’s ‘pink wave’ that is driving equality
While political pundits debate the possibility of a “blue wave” – a Democratic Party landslide – in November’s elections, less has been said abou... >
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Teaching police to holster their emotions
At that point, a police instructor halted the training exercise, praising Kelly and his partner for their calm approach to the mock emergency. The scene u... >