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  • Amid Mosul rubble, a crucial challenge: rebuilding education

    The façade is burnt black from an Islamic State suicide car bomb, every window is broken, and everywhere are the signs of a war that has ravaged children’s education as much as it has shredded Mosul’s social fabric. Within weeks, classes are set to resume across Iraq. Rejuvenating the city’s broken education system is just one window into the monumental task of rebuilding Mosul from the rubble.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:00:37 -0400
  • Why it's becoming cool to live in your car – or a 150-sq. ft. apartment

    When Shawna Nelson leaves her office in Seattle’s suburbs, she does what 28-year-olds often do: dines with friends, goes out dancing, or sees a show. “Job security, homeownership – a lot of that went out the window and never really returned.

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:25:26 -0400
  • Teachable monuments?

    A week after Charlottesville, Va., broke out in street battles over city plans to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederacy’s iconic general is under siege on multiple fronts. 

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:00:54 -0400
  • Following damage caused by economic rise, China tackles ambitious conservation experiment

    More than 2,700 miles before the Mekong River drains into the South China Sea, before it winds past the ancient Khmer temple of Vat Phou and the poppy fields of the Golden Triangle, it begins on the Tibetan Plateau in western China. At the same time, China is working to set up a series of other trial national parks around the country.

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:00:01 -0400
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