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Thursday Night Lights: Texas integration offers lessons for NFL debate

Until 50 years ago, black high-schoolers in Texas played football in their own league. Observers wonder if the empathy produced when sports were first integrated needs revisiting, given protests over the national anthem at games today.

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The global spread of a culture of integrity

The mass arrests for corruption in Saudi Arabia were really a result of peer pressure among the world’s wealthiest countries who are trying to address a public desire for openness and transparent in governance.

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Shopping becomes a hybrid experience, as stores and smartphones intersect

Even in era of rising e-commerce, consumers still want the physical-store experience. And mobile phones have become the bridge between both worlds.

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Rohingya women face greater magnitudes of suffering

According to the UN, nearly all of the hundreds of thousands of women fleeing Myanmar have survived or witnessed sexual assault. Aid agencies say their response has been hampered by cuts in US funding and a retreat from humanitarian leadership.

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Romantic film 'Call Me by Your Name' is too determinedly soothing

The film centers on the romance between teenager Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer), a grad student who has arrived for a summer internship with Elio’s father (Michael Stuhlbarg).

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Top Picks: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' the iCatcher! Podcast Player app, and more

The latest installment in the series based on the classic science fiction film 'Planet of the Apes,' 'War for the Planet of the Apes,' is available on DVD and Blu-ray, the PBS program 'Making a New American Nutcracker' is about a new twist on a holiday classic, and more top picks.

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Islamic extremists target target mosque frequented by Sufis in Egypt attack

Members of an extremist group affiliated with the Islamic State militant group have been waging a stepped-up campaign of violence in northern Sinai for years, but this was the first major militant attack on a Muslim mosque.

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‘Thoughts and prayers’: beyond cliché to effective response

A Christian Science perspective: We can help break cycles of hate and fear by actively letting divine Love guide our thoughts, words, and actions.

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Parisian guide puts 'the second sex' in first place

Everyone's heard of Napoleon. But what about Simone de Beauvoir? Or Antoinette Fouque? Our correspondent takes a tour of Paris that explores the city's history through its (ought to be more) famous females.

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Is culture missing from conservation? Scientists take cues from indigenous peoples.

We typically think of conservation as removing humans from the ecosystem to return it to its 'natural' state. But the practices of many indigenous cultures offer a different way to view humanity's relationship with the natural world.

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Meanwhile... In Iowa, three young Tanzanian visitors seem to have touched the hearts of residents

And in Morocco, 110 synagogues have been restored, while in Bolivia, Thailand, and Tunisia, women outnumber men as research scientists.

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Finding virtue after a war crimes verdict

The conviction of the former Bosnian Serb commander brings justice to many, but also a lesson about equality – the very virtue needed for peace in the Balkans.

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Now between two presidents, Zimbabweans dare to imagine ‘an easier life’

After 37 years under President Robert Mugabe, the possibility of a more democratic future encourages many Zimbabweans. But others have more basic hopes for jobs and stability – a window into the economic ruin he leaves behind. 

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Attuned to temblors: How well can scientists forecast massive earthquakes?

Headlines portending a coming spike in devastating earthquakes ignited concerns this week. But seismologists say such forecasts work best when they spark action, not fear.

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Teachers set aside politics to help students tackle economic inequality

For social studies instructors, how much they address economic disparities depends on their level of civic engagement, not their ideology.

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Gary Oldman takes on the oft-played role of Winston Churchill for biopic ‘Darkest Hour’

The film follows the prime minister after the 1940 election. Kristin Scott Thomas and Stephen Dillane co-star.

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Spangly 'Coco' has moments as powerful as anything in the Pixar canon

The animation, under the direction of Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, doesn’t quite expand into the full-blown magical realist lyricism that seems to have been intended.

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This Thanksgiving I'm feeling grateful for my very first book

My library grows by the year, but it all started with Gumby.

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In post-conflict Colombia, land-rights and funding for peacebuilding face off

Colombia's Constitutional Court overturned a 2001 law that gave the federal government ultimate say over where mining projects took place. It's a victory for local communities, but with the government in need of billions to bank roll peace programs, can it last? 

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'Gold Dust Woman' tells the story of rock icon Stevie Nicks

Devoted followers won’t find major new stories in this biography by Stephen Davis, but it’s certainly an exhaustive account.

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My life of lists

I’m in good company as I cross off groceries, errands, books ...

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How one school is rising above gang activity to find college success

Dogged by decades of low performance and gang violence, a Chicago high school reinvents itself with skills-based learning – and a motivated principal. Part 2 of 3. 

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A Thanksgiving lesson for the #MeToo movement

In starting the holiday during the Civil War, Lincoln sought not only to encourage gratitude but a humility to repent. The current civil strife over sexual wrongdoing will require similar penitence.

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Europe ponders prospect of life after Merkel

For more than a decade, Europe has been accustomed to relying on German leader Angela Merkel for strength and stability. But with her bid to form a new government in tatters, the continent may have to look elsewhere for leadership.

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Pixar's Day-of-the-Dead film 'Coco' aims to shake up image of Mexico

The rich history of Día de los Muertos isn't always understood in the US, despite increasing popularity. The filmmakers' attention to detail has earned 'Coco' fans in Mexico, at a time when many say their country is reduced to stereotypes abroad.

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From Texas to Congress: Will 'rare' friendship cost politicians their careers?

Democrat Beto O'Rourke and Republican Will Hurd of Texas bonded over an unexpected hit road trip earlier this year. But as elections draw near, this bipartisan friendship may not be charming voters. 

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After a 37-year run, Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resigned from power following the start of impeachment proceedings by his own party, ZANU-PF. Mr. Mugabe's former vice president is now poised to take power.

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US to announce new sanctions on North Korea

The Trump administration will announce more sanctions to deprive Pyongyang of funds for its nuclear and missile programs after adding North Korea on the US terror blacklist. 

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Lion trophies: ban against imported lion parts has also been loosened by Trump administration

United States officials allowed importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport one month before President Trump reversed the ban on elephant trophies. 

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Insurers face new challenges after long series of natural disasters

Following a season of hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes around the world, customers and governments are facing rising insurance rates.  Experts suggest that insurance companies should re-evaluate their repricing strategies as disasters become more common. 

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Temporary protected status ending for Haitians living in US

The Trump administration announced that in 2019 nearly 60,000 Haitians who have been living legally in the US with visas issued on humanitarian grounds must return to Haiti. TPS protections for Sudan and Nicaragua have also been terminated.

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Nigeria experiences worst bombing of the year in former Boko Haram territory

Despite government assurances that Boko Haram is nearly defeated within Nigeria, a recent suicide bombing that killed 50 people has been attributed to the Islamist militant group.

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Charlie Rose suspended from CBS and nightly PBS show cancelled

Following allegations of sexual misconduct against Charlie Rose, CBS has suspended and removed Mr. Rose from their morning news show and PBS has stopped distribution of his show. Rose issued an apology but asserted that some of the allegations were false. 

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Gratitude and meeting needs

A Christian Science perspective: Gratitude guides us out of a limited, finite sense of supply and into a more expansive awareness of illimitable God, good, inspiring solutions that meet our needs.

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Meet the 11-year-old inventor working to improve lead water testing

Spurred by the water crisis in Flint, Mich., Gitanjali Rao invented a device that makes testing for lead at home easier.

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'Poems of Gratitude' assembles poetry of gratitude from around the world and throughout the ages

These poems remind us that gratitude is something we can celebrate every day of the year.

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In these dark times, Hallmark Channel's golden glow beckons

For those weary of crises and violence in the news and on television, more people are turning to the Hallmark Channel's predictably happy endings.

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As Hillary Clinton hovers, are Democrats moving on?

Opposition to President Trump has clearly energized Democrats – but the party is still facing a leadership vacuum and struggling to unite its disparate wings, as its former nominee remains controversially in the headlines.

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Time to tally up Africa’s progress in governance

Events in Zimbabwe point to a continental shift toward democracy, driven by a mass of young people demanding accountability.

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Who shall be greatest?

A Christian Science perspective: So much good can be accomplished when we recognize our true brotherhood and imbibe the spirit of divine Truth and Love.

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