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  • After mass shootings, students hope to change sense of siege to surge in activism

    As he has watched the aftermath of school shootings this year – including a massacre Friday in Santa Fe, Texas – Carson Collins has felt the pressure to grieve and move on. Carson, a senior, was one of those locked in a classroom, ready along with his fellow students to charge the shooter in the hallway right outside. Instead, the man killed himself after killing two students.

    Tue, 22 May 2018 17:07:13 -0400
  • Confronting Iran, US tests diplomatic strength without unity

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tried to be as polite and diplomatic as possible in assessing the Trump administration’s post-nuclear-deal Plan B for dealing with Iran. Point 1: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – who on Monday announced the new plan, which aims to “crush” Iran with “the strongest sanctions in history” – is “a great guy,” Mr. Johnson said. Point 2: That said, the new plan faces a steep uphill battle – particularly in bringing on board the international community, without which any plan to constrain or alter Iran’s behavior cannot succeed.

    Tue, 22 May 2018 16:53:28 -0400
  • In a Nigerian melting pot, living – and loving – despite Boko Haram

    It was April 7, 2012, and on the dusty floor of his tiny pharmacy, Vincent Anibueze was waiting to die. Anibueze thought of what Aisha would do when he was gone. Back when they first met and her mother had forbidden her to marry him, a Christian, Aisha had stood her ground.

    Tue, 22 May 2018 15:59:16 -0400
  • A G7 summit with hospitality on the table

    As befits its reputation for generosity, Canada is ranked in the top four of nations most accepting of migrants, according to a recent Gallup poll. This distinction may help explain why, as the host of a Group of Seven summit of major Western leaders, Canada has invited a most unlikely guest to the G7’s gathering in Quebec next month. In addition, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has put a related topic on the G7 agenda: Venezuela, also a recent source of mass migration.

    Tue, 22 May 2018 14:42:57 -0400
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