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15 under 15: Rising stars in cybersecurity

The Christian Science Monitor's Passcode traveled across the country to meet these hacker kids who are hunting software bugs, protecting school networks, and helping to safeguard electrical grids.

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Responsible fatherhood: He’s been a key voice in the national conversation

Joseph Jones knows firsthand what it feels like as a kid to not have a father around. So he’s been helping other men be good parents for decades now.

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Russia set to unveil the world's newest print encyclopedia – and its last?

The Great Russian Encyclopedia is heir to – and corrects the flaws of – the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, last published in the 1970s. It may also be the last general-knowledge encyclopedia of its kind to be put to paper.

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Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine (+video)

Denis Voronenkov, a key witness in a Ukrainian treason case against pro-Russia former president Viktor Yanukovich, was shot by an unidentified assailant in central Kiev on Thursday. His death fueled tensions between the two countries.

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Martin McGuinness leaves behind a complicated legacy, uncertain future

Thousands, including former US President Bill Clinton and other world leaders, crowded Londonderry, Northern Ireland today, to attend the funeral of Martin McGuinness.

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UN urges Sri Lanka to investigate civil war atrocities

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, gave an oral report on the situation in Sri Lanka on Wednesday as the global institution weighs whether to extend the deadline for addressing crimes committed during the civil war.

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London attack: how Europe has overcome terror campaigns before (+video)

Amid a wave of Islamist-inspired terror attacks, it is easy to forget that Europe has been through similar torments in the past and emerged, peace restored, with its democratic institutions intact.

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In swift response to London terror attack, eight suspects arrested as Parliament resumes

Eight suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack. Londoners, meanwhile, are moving forward in an effort to resume normality. ISIS claims responsibility.

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After ISIS: For Iraqis, reconciliation in Mosul will be challenging, and vital

The goal of post-ISIS reconciliation in multi-ethnic Mosul is to avoid the sectarian fighting and Sunni disenfranchisement that helped spawn the jihadist movement and spread its reach in the first place.

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‘Dare to be tender’: One year after attack, Belgian king urges kindness

Belgians gathered on Wednesday in solace and remembrance of the 32 people who lost their lives during a series of suicide bombing attacks on March 22, 2016.

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What is known so far about terrorist attack outside London's Parliament (+video)

A counterterrorism investigation into the incident is already under way.

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Germany set to deport native-born potential terrorists

Germany will deport German-born children of immigrants, following concerns that they may have been considering terrorist activity, a court ruled Tuesday. 

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Wiser from his past, a former gang member in Nicaragua helps at-risk kids

Jairo Blanchard has organized a soccer league and other activities through his nonprofit, Recreación Sana. An estimated 800 children in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, take part.

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How technology tramples on freedom

Rapid advances in biometric technology mean the public is surveilled – and their movements recorded – more than ever before. If this technology spreads without limits, it could soon impinge on basic rights.

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A hacker's guide to fixing automotive cybersecurity

The security researcher known for hacking a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, leading to a 1.4 million-vehicle recall, outlines how automakers can keep connected cars safe from cyberattacks.

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North Korea's latest missile launch failed. How often does that happen? (+video)

The results of North Korea's missile tests have been mixed. According to a recent investigation, the United States is partially responsible for the comparatively high failure rate.

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How Washington evaluates software vulnerabilities

The US government keeps some security flaws for itself. We take a look inside the secretive process to decide which ones to keep - and which ones to reveal to tech companies.

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Passcode signs off

The Monitor’s cybersecurity and privacy project ends March 31.

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How Galápagos giant tortoises have made a comeback

As many as 300,000 giant tortoises once roamed the Galápagos Islands, but that number went down by about 90 percent. Here's a rundown of innovative conservation strategies that are enabling the restoration of tortoise populations.

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It's not just Norway – some developing countries are seeing gains in happiness index, too (+video)

Several developing countries made significant strides in the 2017 World Happiness Report, showing a trend away from volatile political climates and poverty toward more stability in society.

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