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  1. Consumer watchdog is a Trump target ... eventuallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | Christian Science Monitor

    Republicans are eager to replace the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But Trump has higher economic priorities, and Democrats are poised to fight for its current head, Richard Cordray.


  2. For police, shifts in what it means to wear the badgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2017 | Christian Science Monitor

    Many police are starting to think about their jobs differently, so when it comes to police reform, police and civilians are largely on the same page, a survey finds. Police officers serve and have dinner with members of the community at Broomfield Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., on Dec. 13. On a sunny day last fall, Atlanta Police Officer Mike Costello had to decide whether a goat rescue mission would turn into a drug sting.


  3. Climate change strengthens an army of forest-eating insectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Hemlock woolly adelgids aren't native to North America, but droves of them have settled into American forests where they threaten entire ecosystems. Evidence of Hemlock woolly adelgids on hemlock tree needles are seen in Petersham, Mass., Oct. 5. No larger than a speck of pepper, the Hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap and eventually killing the tree.


  4. Why the gender gap in gun ownership is shrinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    A recent survey shows that the gender gap between male and female gun owners is shrinking, a trend experts say has resulted in a shift in gun culture. A woman looks at a handgun at the Glock booth at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 19. The stereotypical face of gun ownership in the United States has long been a white man, one who holds conservative political views and resides in a rural area.


  5. Healthy retail: Helping America gain access to healthy foodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Healthy retail programs in urban areas are helping change the way people eat across the United States. From DC Central Kitchen's Healthy Corners to the Long Beach Healthy Market Partnership , health agencies, community organizations, and small businesses are teaming up to increase food access in underserved communities.


  6. VA Supreme Court to hear Republican challenge over ex-felons' voting rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    The crowd cheers during Gov. Terry McAuliffe's announcement on the restoration of rights to felons in Virginia at the Capitol in Richmond Va., on Friday, April 22, 2016. More than 200,000 convicted felons will be able to cast ballots in the swing state of Virginia in November's election under a sweeping executive order by McAuliffe announced Friday that restores their rights to vote and run for office.


  7. Iowa high court upholds felony voting ban. Why is that unusual?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    The Iowa Supreme Court voted 4-3 to uphold a system that would strip convicted felons of their right to vote unless it is restored by the governor, moving against a growing trend. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe holds up the order he signed to restore rights to felons in Virginia at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., in April.


  8. In rare unanimous decision, Supreme Court clears former Virginia governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Monday's ruling vacating the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell could change the way federal prosecutors approach bribery cases against politicians. Gov. Robert McDonnell reacts to a question from a group of reporters during a 2010 news conference outside his conference room at the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va.


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