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Life in a new land: a refugee's journey

A Monitor reporter reconnects with a Syrian refugee who is starting a new life in Germany – while trying to save his family back home.

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GameStop closures: Is this the end of brick-and-mortar video game shops?

The video game retailer will close at least 150 of its stores in 2017, as blockbuster titles are now available in big-box stores, on Amazon, and downloadable through consoles. 

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Uber has had a terrible month. Can it recover?

Saturday’s crash involving one of the ride-hailing company’s self-driving automobiles capped-off a tough 30 or so days for the ride-hailing startup.

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North Dakota pipeline spill larger than previously thought

An initial appraisal of the Belle Fourche Pipeline spill in December estimated that 176,000 gallons of oil had been released from the leaking pipe. But now, officials are saying that number was actually about three times larger – 529,839 gallons of leaked oil.

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Corruption protests sweep Russia

The anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny was also arrested

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Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill

President Donald Trump initially blamed Democrats for the failure of the American Health Care Act..

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'Beauty and the Beast' dances off with top box-office spot

The film added $88.3 million to its record-breaking debut last weekend.

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UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access

British press reports suggest that the attack used the messaging service just  before starting his killing rampage.

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Trump and the question of truth

As more citizens distrust traditional media, they must rely even more on their own ability to discern statements from elected leaders like President Trump. Democracy depends on informed voters.

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Why is Colorado risking hundreds of millions to protect its marijuana industry?

A bill is being considered by the state Legislature to allow growers and sellers to reclassify their marijuana in the face of a federal crackdown. But opponents warn that the bill could be too costly, specifically for schools. 

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Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?

Infowars owner and conservative talk show host Alex Jones issued an apology Friday for spreading a theory about illicit activity by a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant. Will this make readers, and propagandists, take caution? 

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Did an asteroid trigger ancient tsunamis on Mars?

A team of researchers found that certain geological features on the Red Planet indicate that the impact that created the Lomonosov crater may have also created massive waves in an ancient Martian sea.

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Seeking transparency, Congressional Democrats introduce 'Mar-a-Lago' act (+video)

Democrats in the House and Senate recently introduced legislation that would require President Trump's administration to publish visitor logs.

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After 11 years of free service, Twitter considers premium subscription: Why? (+video)

Twitter said Thursday it is considering a paid premium subscription version of its Tweetdeck, looking for a new potential avenue of income. 

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Could the Trump administration send Fethullah Gülen back to Turkey?

Turkey accuses the cleric of being the author of last summer’s failed coup. Whether or not the Trump administration sides with Turkey or European skeptics could shape the course of the war against ISIS.

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What is Earth Hour, and why are the lights out?

From Sydney's Opera House to London's Big Ben and New York's Empire State Building, icons around the world are going dark from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night 'to help change climate change.'

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With asylum grant, did the US just reward hate speech?

The decision to grant asylum to an atheist blogger who spoke crudely of Muslims is sure to anger many, but it may also confirm that an important escape route for political dissidents is still open.

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What Cadbury chocolates reveal about Brexit

Even with Brexit on the horizon, the iconic chocolate company is committed to staying in Britain. But if Cadbury can't boost productivity, higher prices and smaller products may be coming.

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Amazon drone delivers sunscreen: Will this be the future?

The online retailer's delivery drone made its public debut in the United States on Monday.

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Airstrikes in Mosul kill civilians: Are US rules of engagement getting slacker?

Iraqi officers say they're suspending operations against ISIS in Mosul after US-led airstrikes killed as many as 137 civilians this week.

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Obamacare repeal fails: Will Mnuchin tax reforms fare better? (+video)

After an effort to 'repeal and replace' Obamacare fell through on Friday, the White House is looking ahead to tax reform. Why Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin seems optimistic.

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In break with Trump administration, California commits to cleaner cars (+video)

The sheer size of California’s car market, and a unique waiver from the Clean Air Act, give it an outsized role in determining what comes out of your car’s tailpipe.

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Health-care bill failure spotlights Republican leadership challenges (+video)

'We were a 10-year opposition party where being against things was easy to do,' House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday. 'And now ... we have to actually get ... people to agree with each other in how we do things.'

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Readers write: Immigration path, talent at home, science knowledge

Letters to the editor for the March 27, 2017 weekly magazine.

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Unable to garner support in his own party, Trump's health care initiative fails

House Republicans failed to come to a consensus on proposed legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, even after spending the past seven years attempting to repeal former-President Obama's signature piece of legislation.

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Rep. Nunes' charge of Trump team surveillance – why it's key (+video)

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes has in recent days roiled his panel’s investigation of Russian interference in the US election. Democrats say he's put the probe's credibility in doubt.

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How Washington, D.C., is using social media to find missing children (+video)

There are 501 reported missing juvenile cases in Washington, D.C. in this year alone. What's being done?  

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Howard University West: Can Google-Howard partnership increase diversity in tech?

The Google-Howard collaboration, announced Thursday, is intended to help Google access tech talent and give top computer science students at Howard a taste of life in Silicon Valley.

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Will US workers lose jobs to robots? Mnuchin says no, report says yes

Nearly 40 percent of US jobs are at risk of being taken over by robots within about 15 years, a new report by consultancy firm PwC said on Friday. But Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he is not worried. 

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Little Free Library launches 'Action Book Club' to inspire community service

Like other book clubs, Little Free Library's version brings people together to read books – but it also encourages members to take positive action in their communities. When it launched in January, almost 200 groups signed up within 48 hours.

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British kid finds NASA mistake: when too many cooks don't spoil anything

Seventeen-year-old Miles thinks helping NASA fix their sensor was 'pretty cool.' Can amateurs really contribute to the advancement of science? 

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Germany's Haribo gummi bears will soon be wearing a 'Made in USA' label

Haribo, the German candymaker famous for its bow tie-wearing gold bear mascot, said on Thursday that it has acquired property in southeastern Wisconsin as its first North American facility.

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Tillerson's week: How top US diplomat’s ‘big reveal’ offered little clarity

Diplomats gathered for the anti-ISIS conference in Washington and looking for signs of Trump’s commitment to his allies were left wondering about Tillerson's priorities and the direction of US foreign policy.

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Hopeful combo: World economy grows, carbon emissions stay flat

For three years running, global carbon dioxide emissions have been essentially flat, a survey finds. It hints at the potential for 'decoupling' economic growth from burning fossil fuels.

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'Snooki' inspired bill could cap N.J. college speaker fees: How much is too much?

The former reality star received $32,000 for a comedy appearance at Rutgers University in 2011, more than the school paid Nobel-prize winning author Toni Morrison was paid to deliver the school's commencement address in the same year.

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Trump says Keystone XL will bring 28,000 jobs. A pipe dream?

TransCanada has a clearer path for the pipeline, after Trump reversed Obama's block of cross-border construction. But local opposition remains formidable.

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Deeper down, are coral reefs surviving climate change?

Greater depth and colder temperatures could buffer the so-called mesophotic zone against climate change and other well-known threats facing reefs. 

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Samantha Ponder to host 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' despite backlash from internet trolls

ESPN has announced that Ponder will become the new host of their football program. Ponder says her career progress in a field notoriously hostile to women has been the result of co-workers who saw her as an equal.

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What can NASA do to save Curiosity's wheels?

Surprises on Mars have led to unexpectedly severe damage to Curiosity's wheels, once again forcing NASA to do more with less. 

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