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  • Trapped in tariffs, lobster-gear industry looks for way out
    From tariffs on lobsters to duties on the steel in lobster traps, here’s how one U.S. industry is affected by trade tension with China and Europe. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-19
  • UK scrambles to break ‘political paralysis’ over Brexit
    After two failed attempts by Prime Minister Theresa May to get Parliament to vote on her proposed exit from the European Union, the speaker of the House of Commons is now requesting something "fundamentally different," and more time to make a deal.  ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-19
  • Brazil’s new president seeks better ties with the US
    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visits the White House this week to strengthen relations between the Western Hemisphere’s largest two economies. Mr. Bolsonaro's political rhetoric is often compared to that of President Donald Trump. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-19
  • Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at eateries
    Dozens of cities across the country have already banned foam plastic containers, but Hawaii’s effort could be the first state-wide. Discarded, slow-to-degrade plastic has shown up at sea and on beaches. But local eateries worry about the higher costs of biodegradable containers. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-19
  • Deadly cyclone swamps Mozambique
    Four days after cyclone Idai slammed into Mozambique, some reports estimate 1,000 people were killed. Floods and cyclones are common occurrences in this southern African country, but this storm knocked out electricity, shut down the airport, and submerged important roads. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-19
  • After a tragedy, why leaders must be consolers in chief
    In New Zealand and other places with recent crises, politicians who listen and grieve can bring progress. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-19
  • 5 top biographies of March
    A wide-ranging collection of biographies includes a Hollywood special effects artist, a U.S. Supreme Court justice, a sculptor, and a Soviet dissident writer.  ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-19
  • Philando Castile’s mom helps develop crisis tool kit
    A police officer shot elementary school cafeteria worker Philando Castile at a traffic stop in 2016. His mother has teamed up with a prosecutor and others to help police assess their preparedness for responding to crises after a police shooting.  ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-19
  • Voting for humility
    When it comes to politics, says today’s contributor, humility is key. But humility is not the monopoly of certain people or parties. It’s a quality we all can treasure, because it lies in letting God empower everything we say and do. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-19
  • After Christchurch, Muslims ask: Are we safe in the West?
    The Christchurch attack has shaken Muslims around the world. It was preceded by increasingly Islamophobic rhetoric and hate crimes. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-19
  • In an age of authoritarianism, the world sees glimmers of hope
    Globally, threats to democracy are acting in full force. But pushback against autocracy is also gaining strength and momentum. A look at some of those movements. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-19
  • NZ leader vows to deny notoriety to mosque gunman
    New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern wants the gunman forgotten. She refuses to say his name and has clamped down on the distribution of his video. She has urged the public to avoid giving the shooter the fame he seeks from his horrific act. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-19
  • 3 million Venezuelans have fled. Who will rebuild?
    Many Venezuelans – those who stay, and those who have left – have new hope that change is ahead. But a political transition is just the first step. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-19
  • Lonely life in the middle for Britain’s newest political movement
    Britain’s breakaway “Independent Group” has been earning an outsized share of polls. But even so, it faces a battle to become a player in Parliament. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-18
  • ‘Redface’ remains persistent, despite Native Americans’ pushback
    Racist imagery that stereotypes Native Americans' speech, dress, and rituals has a long history in the United States. Recent conversations around blackface have many indigenous communities frustrated at the comparative lack of discussion about "redface." ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-18
  • Mass shooting shifts New Zealand’s attitudes on gun reform
    In the wake of a shooting that killed 49 people and injured dozens more, the New Zealand government has promised to tighten the country’s gun laws. Previous attempts to pass gun reform legislation has failed, but last week's shooting has swiftly altered public opinion. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-18
  • Manhunt underway as Utrecht tram shooting leaves three dead
    The Denmark city's mayor said a "terror motive" was the most likely theory. Reacting to the shooting, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said, "If it is a terror attack then we have only one answer: our nation, democracy must be stronger than fanaticism and violence." ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-18
  • Why Rep. Adam Schiff seems to be everywhere
    The California congressman is a man on a mission – to use his newfound power as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to get answers on President Trump and Russia.  ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-18
  • Israeli election’s upstart party turns cannabis into key issue
    The fringe Zehut party's leader, Moshe Feiglin, was ousted from the ruling Likud party four years ago over his extreme far-right views. As he takes the election cycle by storm, his unusual liberal appeal could mask a more polarizing agenda.   ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-18
  • Building both trust and safety into automated travel
    Recent crashes of two Boeing 737 Max jets should help propel progress toward a better human-machine interface. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-03-18