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Food aid for hungry North Koreans?

For a young leader – with a nuclear arsenal at the ready – North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has enjoyed the high prestige of meeting an American president twice in the past year, not to mention summits with the heads of Russia, China, and South Korea. The United Nations estimates 40% of North Koreans will suffer severe food shortages in ...

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Readers write: New Monitor design

I just received the newly formatted April 22 & 29 Weekly Print Edition. The articles were clearly separate but came together as a whole message. And more: I could clearly isolate each article as I read it, which made my reading experience very efficient. I have been a subscriber since 1972 and have found each iteration of the Monitor to be ...

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Abortion wars: In Louisiana, softer tone paves way for sharp restrictions

Most Saturdays, college freshman Taylor Gautreaux rolls out of bed just after 6 a.m., puts on something carefully neutral – no slogans or religious symbols – and drives about 45 minutes from her dorm in Hammond, Louisiana, to Baton Rouge. On those mornings, Ms. Gautreaux joins a group that gathers just outside the property lines of Delta Clinic, a squat ...

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Trump lowered tensions with Iran: why he had to step in

As Venezuela appeared last month to be on the brink of a momentous political shift, President Donald Trump’s national security team assured him that indeed the strife-torn South American country was about to take the turn to new leadership the administration had been encouraging for months. Now it’s tensions with Iran that have surged to their highest levels yet under ...

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Guidemaster: Ars picks the best wireless keyboards you can buy in 2019

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Sometimes the default just doesn’t cut it, and that’s often true when it comes to keyboards. Whether you’re working on a desktop or a laptop, the keyboard you were given or the keyboard built into the machine may not be the best for your working style. If that’s the case, you may benefit from re-organizing your ...

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Points of Progress: Preventing extremism, and more

Rural Vietnam is becoming more accessible. Some of the country’s poorest and most rural areas in its northwestern provinces have had limited access to basic services such as education and health care and to job opportunities. Vietnam has received enough funding from the Asian Development Bank to work on road conditions in the northwest, giving residents better access to the expressway ...

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Why Andrew Yang will give you $1,000 a month if he’s elected

The catchphrase is as good as any to describe the people wearing those hats in Washington Square Park. Which seems almost ironic, considering Mr. Yang’s banner policy is to give every American adult $ 1,000 a month regardless of employment status or wages. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

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How free is ‘free college’?

Tufayel Ahmed is leading an ordinary college life with an extraordinary price tag for tuition: $ 0. Earlier, President Barack Obama called for free community college, and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, became a magnet to youth voters in 2016 when he included four-year degrees in his free college plan. Yahoo News – Latest News & ...

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