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02/23/2018 As Estonia turns 100, a new embrace of its Russian speakers

As Estonia turns 100, a new embrace of its Russian speakersOn Wednesday, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid awarded the school choir director a prestigious medal, to honor her contribution to Estonian society. Ever since Estonia regained its independence in 1991, many Russian speakers have felt like second-class citizens.


02/23/2018 Helping the world’s largest group of homeless

Helping the world’s largest group of homelessDespite the media attention on them, neither the Syrian civilians who have fled war in the Middle East nor the Rohingya Muslims who have fled repression in Myanmar are the world’s largest group of displaced people. The little-noticed crisis in the heart of Africa has worsened over the past year to the point that the European Union and the United Nations announced this week that they are seeking to double foreign aid to the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is four times as large as France. An estimated 7 million Congolese are considered to be “food insecure.” Only 1 in 7 earns more than $1.25 a day.


02/23/2018 After Parkland shooting, Kentucky and other states weigh adding guns to schools

After Parkland shooting, Kentucky and other states weigh adding guns to schoolsThe urgent drumbeat has swelled since Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Florida became the latest school to be invaded by a shooter armed with an AR-15: We have to do something. Everyone from the students themselves to their parents, the Broward County sheriff, state lawmakers, and the president agree on the need for more measures to ensure confidence that children can make it home safely from class. The students, their parents, and gun-control advocates want a ban on assault-style weapons.


02/23/2018 When Olympism runs in the family

When Olympism runs in the familyWhen defending Olympic champion David Wise captured another gold in the skiing halfpipe Thursday, his dad was there to see it. Tom Wise, a former college ski racer, had been very motivated to help his son succeed on snow. The motive was right, but his approach was sometimes a little too intense, said the younger Wise before the Olympics.


World News
02/23/2018 As Estonia turns 100, a new embrace of its Russian speakers

As Estonia turns 100, a new embrace of its Russian speakersOn Wednesday, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid awarded the school choir director a prestigious medal, to honor her contribution to Estonian society. Ever since Estonia regained its independence in 1991, many Russian speakers have felt like second-class citizens.


02/23/2018 Helping the world’s largest group of homeless

Helping the world’s largest group of homelessDespite the media attention on them, neither the Syrian civilians who have fled war in the Middle East nor the Rohingya Muslims who have fled repression in Myanmar are the world’s largest group of displaced people. The little-noticed crisis in the heart of Africa has worsened over the past year to the point that the European Union and the United Nations announced this week that they are seeking to double foreign aid to the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is four times as large as France. An estimated 7 million Congolese are considered to be “food insecure.” Only 1 in 7 earns more than $1.25 a day.


02/23/2018 After Parkland shooting, Kentucky and other states weigh adding guns to schools

After Parkland shooting, Kentucky and other states weigh adding guns to schoolsThe urgent drumbeat has swelled since Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Florida became the latest school to be invaded by a shooter armed with an AR-15: We have to do something. Everyone from the students themselves to their parents, the Broward County sheriff, state lawmakers, and the president agree on the need for more measures to ensure confidence that children can make it home safely from class. The students, their parents, and gun-control advocates want a ban on assault-style weapons.


02/23/2018 When Olympism runs in the family

When Olympism runs in the familyWhen defending Olympic champion David Wise captured another gold in the skiing halfpipe Thursday, his dad was there to see it. Tom Wise, a former college ski racer, had been very motivated to help his son succeed on snow. The motive was right, but his approach was sometimes a little too intense, said the younger Wise before the Olympics.