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Russian opposition leader finds new platform on YouTube

Alexei Navalny is barred from television, but his videos online have earned him millions of views.

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Survey says: The fastest-growing American cities are in the South

Four of the top five fastest-growing cities are located in Texas, according to the US Census Bureau.

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Philippine forces launch attacks against ISIS-linked militants in Marawi

Militants have been causing violence in the city since Tuesday and the island has been placed under martial law by President Duterte.

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'Important items' uncovered in Manchester investigation as British officials decry US leaks

So far, there are eight suspects detained by authorities for connections to the suicide bomber Salman Abedi.

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What vampire bats can teach us about cooperation

New research reveals that vampire bats with wide social networks tend to better cope with the loss of a close relative. 

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A glimmer of hope for honeybee populations

Honeybees have been struggling for decades, but a recent survey found the lowest winter loss of beekeepers' colonies since the survey began in 2006.

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How Muhammad Ali fought the law ... and won

'Sting Like a Bee' author Leigh Montville explains how the fabled boxer vanquished the Vietnam draft.

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‘Support, consolation, and victory.’

A Christian Science perspective: Prayers for Manchester.

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'Rising Star' offers a severe but insightful assessment of Barack Obama

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Garrow has written a meticulously researched but overly detailed biography of the 44th president.

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'Jefferson' is a complex, balanced account of the Founding Father

Historian John Boles takes a noticeably less adulatory tone than past biographers yet goes surprisingly easy on Jefferson when it comes to slavery.

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Will France be all right in the center?

After the French presidential election, a look at our vocabulary for describing political parties.

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From gang life to college, one paycheck at a time

A unique Boston program will pay gang members to renounce crime and focus on getting a college degree.

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Rouhani's election victory in Iran was dramatic, but how deep did it go?

For President Rouhani to parlay his reelection mandate into real changes in Iran's 'deep state' power structure, he would need the support of conservatives. For now, that is unlikely.

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How a forlorn playground became one of America’s most innovative public spaces

Toody Maher is an urban visionary who helped residents in Richmond, Calif., collectively transform a deserted spot. She believes that the most beautiful and enlightened public spaces belong in the most disadvantaged communities.

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Adam Schiff: Why Congress needs to go forward with own Russia investigations

While former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s investigation will take place largely behind closed doors, Congress can be much more open in its work, points out Rep. Adam Schiff, lead Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

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Manchester’s lesson about fragile states

The suicide bomber, who seemed like a lost young man, may have been trained by Islamic State in Libya, one of the world’s most fragile states. 

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'Dragon Teeth' – the latest posthumous Crichton book – is propulsively readable

Set in the Wild West of 1876, the book conveys the sheer wonder of the early days of the fledgling science of paleontology.

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Environmental advocates make case for federal involvement in cleaning waterways

The Trump administration would put the burden of such policies on states and local governments.

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Bestselling books the week of 5/25/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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Violence heats up in Central African Republic

UN troops are spread too thin to contain the violence, and local forces are poorly trained and under-equipped to deal with the sectarian fighting that has been raging since 2013.

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Would axing a loan-forgiveness program narrow options for graduates?

The proposed White House budget would eliminate a loan-forgiveness program designed to encourage students to take public service jobs.

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NATO hopes to impress Trump with new headquarters and defense policies

On the campaign trail, Trump called the alliance 'obsolete.'

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ISIS-linked militants lay siege to city in southern Philippines, Duterte declares martial law

The attack is taking place in Marawi, a mostly Muslim city of 200,000 people on the southern island of Mindanao.

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How did whales get so big?

Millions of years ago, whales went from merely big to massive. Now, a group of researchers think they know how these gentle giants got so gigantic.

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Following Manchester bombing, soldiers deployed across UK

Three more suspects have been arrested connected to the suicide bombing, which took place at an Ariana Grande concert.

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As crisis intensifies, Venezuelans look beyond Chavísmo's sharp divides

The polarization that defined former President Hugo Chávez's rule has continued under his successor, Nicolás Maduro. But increasingly, even previous supporters say that something must change to address the economic and political crisis.

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Comfort for Manchester, England

A Christian Science perspective: Praying to find strength and comfort in the wake of the bombing in Manchester, England.

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Return of the natives

A gardener finds that some plants are more at home than others.

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With big spending cuts, Trump’s budget highlights clash of values

The White House budget proposal would slash programs for the poor, including Medicaid and food stamps. Its framers say it nudges the able-bodied into jobs; critics call it ‘Robin Hood in reverse.’

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Manchester attack: explaining terrorism to children

The attendees and victims of Monday night's deadly attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, were primarily teen and pre-teens. That changes the math on how to help children understand the event.

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Why some Republicans are warming to climate action

A handful of Republicans, including a California assemblyman and a former US congressman, say conservatives need to help shape plans to mitigate climate change.

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After the Manchester attack: How can Britain better engage its Muslims?

Before the May 22 suicide bombing at a concert, Britain was already in a debate on how to prevent such attacks. That debate has lessons for the rest of the world.

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In Jordanian city hit by ISIS, old lessons on Christian-Muslim coexistence

Muslim and Christian residents of Karak, Jordan, say putting community first, and respecting each other's religious sensitivities, are key to more than coexistence. They call it interdependence.

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As Taiwan debates gay marriage, advocates eye influence abroad

Proposals to legalize same-sex marriage looked on track to become law in 2017. But after pushback, the legislation’s future is in question – and, to supporters, so is a chance to burnish Taiwan’s image as an island open to social change.

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Critical repairs completed on International Space Station

A relay box had to be replaced by astronaut Peggy Whitson after it abruptly failed.

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Europe's economic rebound is unexpectedly robust

According to recent data, the region may begin to see a strong decline in the current 9.5 percent unemployment rate.

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Computer beats Chinese champion in game of Go

AlphaGo proves its expanding expertise in the ancient board game.

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North Carolina racial gerrymandering ruling may create strong precedents for similar cases

The ruling found that two re-drawn congressional districts in the state relied on race rather than political makeup.

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South Korea fires warning shots at likely North Korean drone

The incident occurred at a time of increased international tensions over the North's nuclear missile program.

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