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  1. Trump wants a 'top of the pack' nuclear program: does that actually signal a shift?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Christian Science Monitor

    President Trump doubled down on his earlier tough talk on nuclear-weapons policy in an interview on Thursday, standing by a January tweet calling for the strengthening and expansion of the nation's nuclear capacity. "We've fallen behind on nuclear weapon capacity," he told Reuters , according to a transcript.

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  2. Science activism on the rise: Boston rally is latest iterationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Christian Science Monitor

    Faced with the possibility of cuts to research agencies and fears about suppression of data, attendees at Sunday's rally added their voices to a growing chorus of concerned scientists. Members of the scientific community, environmental advocates, and supporters demonstrate on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Boston, to call attention to what they say are the increasing threats to science and scientific research under the administration of President Trump.

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  3. Science activism continues its rise with Boston rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Christian Science Monitor

    Faced with the possibility of cuts to research agencies and what appears to be suppression of data, attendees at Sunday's rally added their voices to a growing chorus of concerned scientists. Members of the scientific community, environmental advocates, and supporters demonstrate on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Boston, to call attention to what they say are the increasing threats to science and scientific research under the administration of President Trump.

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  4. Startup pairs man with machine to crack the 'black box' of neural networksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Christian Science Monitor

    New startup Gamalon has come out with a machine learning approach it claims is a hundred times more efficient than what Google has to offer. South Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol reviews the final match against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, in South Korea last year.

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  5. National debt: How high is too high?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | Christian Science Monitor

    In the United States, national debt is about to hit $20 trillion, a figure unthinkable for most developing nations. But the level of debt a country can safely handle depends on a multitude of factors.

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  6. Singapore's plea to its people: Won't you please have more children?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 29 | Christian Science Monitor

    A young girl is dressed as Snow White as part of a makeover at a mall in Singapore. The country's birthrate is among the 10 lowest in the world.

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  7. Girl Scout cookies at 100: How financial literacy is built with Thin MintsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2017 | Christian Science Monitor

    The first cookies made by Girl Scouts were sold 100 years ago. In the decades since, girls across the country have learned valuable business skills from the cookie program that they can carry with them into adulthood.

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  8. Next frontier in recycling: foodRead the original story

    Jan 1, 2017 | Christian Science Monitor

    As Americans generate unprecedented volumes of garbage, much of it food and yard scraps, large-scale composting is slowly gaining traction. Steven Birchfield, supervisor of food composting operations at Prince George's County's compost facility in Upper Marlboro, Md., holds a handful of compost in front of a pile that's ready to sell on December 16, 2016.

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  9. Kellyanne Conway will serve as counselor to the president in Trump's administrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    As President-elect Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway managed to subdue the brazen candidate. Can her influence have the same effect in the West Wing? Kellyanne Conway, the Trump-Pence campaign manager, at a forum at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass.

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  10. This lunch-companion app can help burst your political bubbleRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    On average, Americans spend 50 minutes a day on Facebook . That's a lot of online socializing.

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  11. New law will nudge federally funded news closer to White House, critics sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    A change to laws regarding the 70-year-old, federally funded Voice of America news service would allow presidents to appoint partisan executives, placing the organization's commitment to unbiased coverage in jeopardy, critics say. are raising concerns about a law that could give a federally funded news service a partisan slant, potentially allowing President-elect Donald Trump and future administrations a way to broadcast their agenda on both foreign and domestic airwaves.

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  12. New law could nudge federally funded news closer to White House, critics sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    A change to laws regarding the 70-year-old, federally funded Voice of America news service would allow presidents to appoint partisan executives, placing the organization's commitment to unbiased coverage in jeopardy, critics say. are raising concerns about a law that could give a federally funded news service a partisan slant, potentially allowing President-elect Donald Trump and future administrations a way to broadcast their agenda on both foreign and domestic airwaves.

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  13. White nationalist event at Texas A&M reignites campus discourse debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    A prominent member of the so-called alt-right movement delivered a speech steeped in white supremacist rhetoric on a campus that largely opposed his presence - the latest of several speakers to challenge various schools' positions on free speech. White nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute speaks at Texas A&M University Tuesday as a silent protester holds a placard reading, 'He's the real Bozo.'

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  14. Standing Rock: Veterans say they are there to helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Tribal elders have asked the military veterans joining the large Dakota Access pipeline protest encampment not to have confrontations with law enforcement officials, an organizer with Veterans Stand for Standing Rock said Sunday, adding the group is there to help out those who've dug in against the four-state, $3.8 billion project. About 250 veterans gathered about a mile from the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, camp for a meeting with organizer Wes Clark Jr., the son of former Democratic presidential candidate Gen.

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  15. In blue cities, new resolve to address hate crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Harmann Singh, a Sikh and first year student at Harvard Law School, was shopping in Cambridge, Mass., last week when a stranger called him "a [expletive] Muslim." Recounting the incident to a crowd gathered on the Massachusetts State House steps Monday morning, Mr. Singh said he was surprised that no one in the store intervened after the stranger began harassing him.

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  16. Pot is legal in Massachusetts. What do opposing towns do now?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    One ride on Boston's Red Line subway is enough to span the spectrum of Massachusetts's mixed feelings about legalizing recreational marijuana. In Boston's Harvard Square, where the smell of pot in places wafts through the streets, Cambridge residents are celebrating after passing Referendum 4 last week by an overwhelming majority.

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  17. The Politics of US series: National reconciliationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Subscribe to our free weekly Politics newsletter and follow us on Twitter @CSM_politics . Review the previous nine installments, from guns to health care, here .

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  18. After Trump's remarkable win, can national reconciliation follow?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Clinton supporters frantically warned of an American democracy in peril if Donald Trump won. Trump supporters warned against electing "Crooked Hillary," shouts of "Lock her up!" ringing out at every rally.

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  19. Why new generation of black activists say, 'No thanks' to 2016 electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    While young activists like Donald Abram see the outcome of the election as incredibly important, they say they're not interested in supporting a political system many see as rigged by design. Donald Abram, now a divinity student at Harvard University, preached throughout high school at Greater New Mount Eagle Missionary Baptist Church.

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  20. Trump TV? Campaign launches nightly broadcast on Facebook LiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    A nightly campaign coverage show launched on Donald Trump's Facebook page Monday night, prompting America to ask, for the second time, whether it's witnessing the beginnings of 'Trump TV.' Variations on Monday night's broadcast, which featured an interview of campaign manager Kellyanne Conway by Trump advisors Boris Epshteyn and Cliff Sims, will air live on the Republican nominee's Facebook page every night at 6:30 pm ET leading up to the election.

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