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  • Europe’s sanctuary movement: Why churches enter immigration debate

    On the outskirts of one of Germany’s wealthiest cities, inside a tangle of Brutalist-era high-rises, several 20-something housemates sit around a coffee table filled with their favorite snacks, telling war stories. One year ago there were 374 active church asylum cases across Germany, sheltering 543 people.

    Mon, 20 May 2019 12:09:00 -0400
  • 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 an advance.

    Sat, 18 May 2019 06:00:01 -0400
  • 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 the Trump administration.

    Fri, 17 May 2019 17:06:39 -0400
  • 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 brick building off Goodwood Boulevard on the city’s west side. Other times women have already lined up, waiting for one of the last three abortion clinics in the state to open its doors.

    Fri, 17 May 2019 16:43:20 -0400
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