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Readers write: Young reporters cover March for Our Lives

Letters to the editor for the June 25, 2018 weekly magazine.

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Cell signal: What high court ruling may mean for future of digital privacy

What expectation of privacy do consumers have in an increasingly technological world? New technology is forcing more answers and reinterpretation of the Constitution.

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Turkey election: Does Kurdish leader jailed as ‘terrorist‘ hold the key?

Turkish President Erdoan has tried mightily to consolidate power, imprisoning foes as ‘terrorists‘ in authoritarian fashion. But the democratic impulse in the country is still strong.

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A nonviolent movement challenges Pakistan‘s military

Since January, peaceful protests against military abuses of civilian minorities have embolden others to challenge the Army‘s grip on democracy.

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Populist wave, ‘crisis overload‘ weaken global voices for human rights

Human rights, long a guiding force in world affairs, are under attack from a new generation of populist and authoritarian leaders, and traditional rights champions have vacillated.

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US farmers, desperate for help, increasingly turn to Mexico

In Michigan, a top fruit producer, the number of growers using an expensive and cumbersome visa process to bring farmhands from Mexico has jumped from four to 50 in the past four years. Congress is considering a bill that would make it easier to employ guest workers.

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Finding common ground at a fiddlers‘ festival in Idaho

Dwindling numbers and stylistic differences are threatening the future of a beloved fiddlers‘ festival in Idaho. The solution may lie in something musicians intrinsically know: Simply listening can bridge divides.

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How Trump would have viewed an Obama-Kim summit, Trump-Kim summit sparks hope of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula, Trump‘s G7 affront to common values, Australia to combat Russian election interference, Beauty pageants are rapidly losing their appeal

A roundup of global commentary for the June 25, 2018 weekly magazine.

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The cast outshines the material in road trip movie ‘Boundaries‘

Because ofChristopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga,‘Boundaries,‘ which might have been cooked up by a screenwriting program called RoadMovie, is halfway tolerable.

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‘The Catcher Was a Spy‘ is more pallid than its eminently juicy subject deserves

Paul Rudd stars asMorris ‘Moe‘ Berg, a middling catcher in baseball‘s major leagues who was recruited by US military intelligence to spy on and possibly assassinate physicist Werner Heisenberg.

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Merkel says EU meeting will be focused on solutions to migrant issues

Amid tensions over whether or not migrants should continue being admitted into Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading an upcoming meeting with European nations to discuss potential paths forward to help ease problems associated with migration.

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Online shopping just got a bit more expensive with new sales tax rule

The US Supreme Court ruled that states will be able place sales taxes on items fromout of state, but analysts say businesses most likely won‘t lose many customers, as most shoppers find online shopping too convenient to give up.

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘ is the latest and arguably least of the series

ChrisPratt brings a wry insouciance to the mayhem and the escape from Isla Nublar has its modicum of thrills.

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Florida airport to begin scanning faces of international passengers

Orlando International Airport will employ face scanners for passengers on arriving and departing international flights, a move that airport authorities claim will speed up customs, while privacy advocates worry about the lack of formal rules in place for the data from the scans.

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Underdogs no more: African wild dogs make comeback in Mozambique

After near extinction in the 1970s due to famine and disease, African wild dogs have been re-introduced in Gorongosa National Park as part of a carefully planned project to restore the species in a diverse ecosystem where it can thrive.

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Republicans and Democrats agree: presidents should not self-pardon

A new poll has found that Americans generally agree that presidents should not pardon themselves.Three-quarters of Republicans say a president should not self-pardon if charged with a crime and more than 9 in 10 Democrats agree.

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North, South Korea to host reunions for war-split families

In an effort to further peace talks, this August North and South Korea will each send 100 people to reunite with family members divided by the Korean War. Since 2000 nearly 20,000 Koreans have participated in 20 rounds of family reunions.

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‘Rough Beauty‘ recounts a poet‘s journey from self-reliance to community living

When award-winning poet Karen Auvinen loses all in a fire, she must decide what kind of life to rebuild.

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What are you watching? Readers recommend ‘Occupied,‘ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘

Monitor TV and movie fans share what they‘ve been watching lately.

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Top Picks: ‘The Party‘ on DVD and Blu-ray, ‘Breaking Big‘ on PBS, and more

A new National Geographic video, ‘Behind the Scenes: Life Below Zero,‘ provides a look at how the people who work on the show create a time-lapse in such difficult weather conditions, the National Women‘s History Museum‘s new exhibit, ‘Inventive Women,‘ explores the lives of women in the United States who patented important inventions and technologies, and more top picks.

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On US-Mexican border, the rules change, but human impulses don‘t

Immigration is a topic heavy with statistics and policy proposals. But it‘s also about humanity. Our reporter went to the Texas-Mexico border to hear stories from people on both sides.

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A journey along the shoals of a gentrifying L.A. neighborhood

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Why nations are not alone in fighting graft

Despite its faltering steps against corruption, Romania shows how foreign support and pressure can bring progress toward clean governance.

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War games ‘very provocative‘? To S. Korea, so is calling them off

President Trump‘s decision to call of an annual joint military exercise with South Korea has led some analysts to question if outreach to Kim signals a US retreat from the region.

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