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With Broadway Dark, The Show Must Go On Outside New York City
With Broadway shuttered until at least spring, some veteran performers are returning home and sharing their talents there.
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Bolivia Cancels School Year. Parents Ask: What Now?
Bolivia canceled its school year over the difficulties of remote learning amid the pandemic. Other Latin American countries are still experimenting.
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‘Living With Fire’: Can West Learn To Coexist With Longtime Adversary?
The West has fought wildfire for more than a century. Reaching a detente will depend on embracing strategies for managing fires and forests.
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Afghanistan: Taliban And Government Talk, But Fighting Feeds Distrust
With peace and/or regime change in Afghanistan the prize, a long road ahead looms for negotiations in Qatar between Taliban and the government.
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People Who Lent Their Names To Words
The most famous example of an eponymous word is probably sandwich. But there are many others that go unnoticed in daily conversation.
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‘Monogamy’ Reveals Conflicted Emotions Over A Long Marriage
Sue Miller’s latest novel paints a vivid portrait of a woman struggling with the death of her husband, and with knowledge of his infidelity.
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Cutting Emissions, Exporting Gas: Does Biden’s Climate Plan Make Sense?
The proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project could help open Asian markets to U.S. energy. But critics say the climate costs are too high.
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Lifting The Clouds Of Doubt Over Voting
Since the early 20th century, the United States has defended and promoted democracy around the world. It has emphasized free and fair elections as necessary to economic development and legitimate government. Now the U.S. faces its own questions of le
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Fighting Stigma With Ice Cream At Sikia Cafe
Sikia Cafe in Jinja, Uganda, which is staffed by deaf waiters, aims to change attitudes toward the deaf community.
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Confessions Of A Self-talker
The trick is to be circumspect about talking to oneself in public, lest genius be mistaken for madness.
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Native American Poetry Anthology Vibrates With Powerful Voices
U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo serves as lead editor of this new collection, which showcases a range of poems as vast as the continent.
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US Military Draws A Line: No More Bias Against Pregnant Soldiers
The U.S. Defense Department banned discrimination against pregnant service members – a big step toward equality for women in the armed forces.
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Why Some World Alliances Endure
As the U.N. celebrates its 75th anniversary, its model of cooperation based on values is helping counter modern bullies.
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Home-work: Not Just Kids’ Stuff
The pandemic has highlighted work-life balance issues, as employees work from home. A new London office building houses “work pods” designed to help.
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Kissinger Evokes Respect And Vitriol In Equal Measure
Some Americans see him as a canny statesman while others think he should be tried for war crimes. Is there a middle ground?
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Untethered By The Pandemic, Urban Workers Consider A Pastoral Life
The internet has made urban work unnecessary, and the pandemic has made it undesirable. Will people make a permanent shift to pastoral telecommuting?
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‘Money’ Tells The History Of Currency – With Some Digressions
What exactly is money? How have humans developed this concept over centuries? NPR’s Jacob Goldstein tackles these questions.
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Free Assembly Vs. Public Safety: US Mayors Making It Work
U.S. mayors make quiet but steady progress in months of noisy protests – finding the tricky balance between guaranteeing free speech and public safety.
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Nobel Politics: Do Thunberg And Trump Have Something In Common?
Could Nobel Peace Prize nominees Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg be any more different? A better question may be: Did they advance the cause of peace?
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Why Russian Aid For Lukashenko Doesn’t End Belarus Crisis
Alexander Lukashenko, the disputed president of Belarus, has won new backing from Russia. But no solution to the nation’s political crisis in in view.
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Holy Misdirected Anger! Bats Not To Blame, Say Scientists.
Bats have long been associated with malevolence. But killing them only makes things worse, say biologists.
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When Political Clichés Fall Away
After an ambush of two police officers, a sheriff shows gratitude for both presidential candidates supporting public servants.
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A Grandmother And Granddaughter Swap Lives In The Charming Novel ‘The Switch’
A Yorkshire widow trades village life for a London flat and online dating in Beth O’Leary’s gently humorous and kindhearted story.
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Can America Move Beyond Mass Incarceration? (audio)
Most agree that America’s justice system is broken. But how should it be fixed? The final episode of “Perception Gaps: Locked Up” explores different paths forward.
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Monday Sunrise Briefing: W. Coast wildfires or 'climate fires'?
Catchup on the weekend news: Oregon felt the brunt of West Coast fires , the NFL protested racial injustice, and Afghans started peace talks.
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How Could Nursing Homes Have Done Better?
COVID-19’s toll in long-term care facilities: An inside look shows the challenges, but also where they can improve.
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Points Of Progress: Building A Recycled Highway, And More
In good news this week: California partnered with an engineering startup to pave a highway with recycled plastic – plus more positive stories.
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Who’s Really 'In The Room' Of Afghan Peace Talks
The run-up to the first direct talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government took many players, least of which are Afghans – especially women – demanding peace and rights.
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Internet Slowness: Is It Hampering The Pandemic Recovery In Britain?
Britain’s internet speeds lag smaller nations. That could be a real problem as more remote parts of the country try to recover from the pandemic.
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Himalayan Pullback: The Tense History Of India-China Border
India and China have pledged to deescalate the tensest standoff along their contested border in decades. But deep mistrust and nationalism continue.
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