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Le Pen, Macron advance to runoff in French election

The May 7 battle will shape the future of France and the European Union.

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California taking slow steps to resume executions

The nation's largest state hasn't executed anyone in over a decade, but recent laws have meant that the state is slowly preparing to use capital punishment again.

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A Mideast rivalry worth watching

Iran and Saudi Arabia now have reformist leaders bent on granting certain liberties that appeal to young people. That sort of contest of ideas is far better than their violent rivalry in regional conflicts.

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As first 100 days dwindle, Trump has tough week ahead

The President is up against a budget deadline even as he tries to push forward policy successes before the symbolic 100-day mark of his administration.

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Who is ‘us’?

By some important measures, the boundaries around whom we accept as part of “us” are particularly rigid at the moment. 

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Hanna-Barbera revisits some of the best of its iconic characters

Hanna-Barbera has dusted off some old concepts and turned some upside down.

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Readers write: Power of science, regional change, enjoying and learning

Letters to the editor for the April 24, 2017 weekly magazine.

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O'Reilly and changing a culture of sexual harassment

A recent study found that 30 years of training has not been very effective at preventing sexual harassment, because it's too focused on avoiding liability. More important is the tone set by leaders.

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Breakthroughs arise from a precise mix of old and new knowledge, say scientists

Analysis of millions of studies and patents found that the most influential science draws a clear line to the work of previous generations of scientists, a pattern that was 'nearly universal in all branches of science and technology.'

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Those obituaries for Trump-style populism? A bit premature.

President Trump has edged closer to mainstream stands on some issues. But this week's 'Buy American, Hire American' push is a reminder that he's not done bucking the establishment.

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British lawmakers say high heel workplace ban is a step too far

The bill was introduced to change what many see as sexist dress codes imposed on professional women in Britain.

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Building resilient rural livelihoods is key to helping Yemen

Yemen is facing the risk of large-scale famine. To lessen the damage, immediate support – mainly in agriculture and fishing – must be an integral part of the humanitarian response, says a UN expert.

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'A Quiet Passion' won't encourage viewers to seek out Emily Dickinson's poetry

Cynthia Nixon stars as a sour and embittered Emily Dickinson in Terence Davies's film. Jennifer Ehle as Emily’s sister and Keith Carradine as her indulgently authoritarian father help somewhat to thaw out the proceedings.

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When climate change was part of the farm bill

Climate change wasn't always the political hot potato it is today. 

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Peanut butter nutella blondies

There is no reason whatsoever to skimp on the peanut butter or Nutella when making these decadent blondies.

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March for Science: Can science and political activism coexist?

Many scientists say they feel compelled to march in the name of science. But for others, the foray into activism runs the risk of worsening the polarization the march is meant to ease.

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London library makes denying the Holocaust a little harder

The library has published online catalog of World War II war crimes files that is now accessible to visitors to the Wiener Library for the Study of Holocaust & Genocide or the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

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Is the tumult of France's presidential race a sign of longing for lost grandeur?

Charles de Gaulle declared that 'France cannot be France without greatness.' But after decades of watching their country go from colonial power to more typical nation-state, the French feel particularly removed from exceptionalism.

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When a child has no lunch money, whose problem is it?

As so-called lunch-shaming practices come under increasing scrutiny, the search for solutions – both public and private – has intensified. 

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GM closes up shop in Venezuela after government seizes its factory

General Motors said on Thursday that it has withdrawn its operations in the South American country after local authorities illegally seized its factory, a move that experts say could have deeper implications on the relationship between the two countries. 

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Wal-Mart, other retailers betting against Trump’s border tax

Many retailers that were contemplating a complicated and costly shift of supply lines closer to the US are now changing their calculus to fight a border tax bill in Congress.

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Ahmadinejad disqualified from Iranian presidential election

The Guardian Council approved six candidates for next month's election, including incumbent president Hassan Rouhani, but not the controversial former president who held office from 2005 to 2013.

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After legal roadblocks, Arkansas performs its first execution since 2005

The state originally wanted to put eight inmates to death before its supply of a drug used in lethal injection expires at the end of April. Overcoming last minute legal hurdles, the first inmate, Ledell Lee, was executed Thursday night.

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John Coltrane documentary 'Chasing Trane' has stunning concert, music clips

The terrific documentary, directed by John Scheinfeld, traces the career of the great saxophonist and composer.

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'Tramps' is remarkably fresh, as are its leads

'Tramps' stars Callum Turner as Danny, who is implicated by his brother in a shady deal. Grace Van Patten and Michal Vondel costar.

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In Balkans, a fragile order grows brittle, threatening stability

Yugoslavia's breakup a quarter-century ago unleashed wars that killed about 140,000 people and unleashed deep ethnic hostilities. Today, the region’s carefully calibrated path to recovery hangs in the balance.

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ISIS claims responsibility for shooting of Paris officer

Adding to tensions around the tightest presidential race in recent memory, a gunman open fired in Paris Thursday evening. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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'99 Poems' is Dana Gioia's celebration of the human endeavor

Gioia, California’s Poet Laureate and a poetry icon, offers selected verse.

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Changing course

A Christian Science perspective: Hope to help heal the destruction and corruption of today can be gained through an inspired change of direction.

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Top Picks: 'World Party: The Big Bang Concert Series,' the 'Revolutions' podcast, and more

The magic of 'La La Land' comes to DVD and Blu-ray, National Geographic Documentary Films looks back at the Los Angeles riots with 'LA 92,' and more top picks.

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The next O'Reilly: Why young conservatives may not want a Papa Bear

Younger people who are politically engaged today tend to be more eclectic – more moderate or more libertarian, and not necessarily looking for one authority figure to follow religiously.

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New report finds cleaner air for many, but not all

The American Lung Association, which tracks air quality in the United States, says the Clean Air Act is working.

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Is anyone mightier than Le Pen?

How a win by the nationalist in the coming French presidential elections – a distant but conceivable outcome – would change France and Europe. 

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Shooting incident rattles Paris as election nears

Local media broadcast footage of the Arc de Triomphe monument and top half of the Champs-Elysees packed with police vans and heavily armed police shutting the area down.

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How to make natural calamities ‘dull’

Natural disasters like the current drought in Somalia need not evoke a frantic global reaction. By pooling their risks in regionwide insurance schemes, more countries are better prepared to quickly respond to disaster.

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After 'Facebook killing,' social media confronts its dark side

A Facebook-shared murder video this week is resurfacing hard questions about civility on the internet and whether tech companies do enough to curtail violence, hate, and other abuses on their platforms.

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With new trademarks, Ivanka Trump's business grows alongside political influence

Despite controversy surrounding her global business empire and position at the White House, first daughter Ivanka Trump continues to enjoy high popularity among voters. But she won't necessarily be the most powerful first daughter to date.

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Across US, states answering cries for police reforms

Largely overshadowed by the emotional protests demanding police reforms, a wave of legislation and executive orders has been enacted at the state level in the past two years.

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Crustless quiche bites with asparagus and oven-dried tomatoes

These crustless mini quiches can be served either as an appetizer or with a simple green salad for a main meal.

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