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What does third Trump travel ban mean for Supreme Court case?

After the Trump administration issued a third version of its executive order regarding immigration on Sunday, the Supreme Court justices asked the parties involved to file briefs by Oct. 5.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Why elections in Europe spring a surprise

Germany follows France in holding an election in which voters showed a new independence from the main parties and seem to seek a different political identity.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
In Alabama, an early test of anti-establishment mood

The Republican primary contest in Alabama on Tuesday pits a controversial outsider against an incumbent backed by the Washington establishment – including (sort of) President Trump.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Defiant, Kurds vote in northern Iraq, seeking path to independence

The nonbinding referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, whose Peshmerga fighters have been stout allies in the fight against ISIS, nevertheless elicited warnings from Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and the US.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
As waters recede, Bangladesh takes stock – and plans for more flood-prone future

Thanks to geography, Bangladesh is one of the most flood-prone countries in the world, particularly vulnerable to climate change. But as the country's economy grows, so may its ability to cope, adapt, and plan ahead.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Could Merkel's losses and populism's gains be therapeutic for German democracy?

Chancellor Angela Merkel's party lost significant support in federal elections, as did her coalition partners, the Social Democrats. But the end of that bloc could mean healthier democracy and weakened fringe politics like that of far-right AfD.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Sowing common ground: Botanical gardens tell the story of climate change

Botanical gardens aim to empower visitors to see climate change in their own backyards.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Prime Minister Abe to hold snap election, hopes to pursue North Korean agenda

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a move to retain majority rule for his party and continue his hard-line approach towards North Korea. To gain support, he is promising funding for child care as well as nursing care for the elderly. 

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
New health care bill proves risky for incumbent Republicans

Republicans are taking a closer look at the bill's significant cutbacks, especially for key swing states that helped secure President Trump's victory. Upcoming midterm elections could be enough to keep the bill from passing before the deadline. 

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Germany faces new challenge of a minority rule after parliamentary election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in need of a new alliance as the Social Democrats, the traditional partner for Ms. Merkel's party, have decided their role is in opposition.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
More NFL players take a knee during national anthem

In a show of solidarity, professional football players linked arms with teammates protesting civil rights issues in the United States after a strong rebuke from President Trump.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Mexican expats unite to pool resources for family, friends after Mexico quakes

Unable to travel back home, Mexico immigrants living in the United States have been holding fundraisers for aid after Mexico's recent earthquakes.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
'Alone' examines the cinematic appeal of the 'England alone' World War II scenario

The book's memoir framing-device gives author Michael Korda a measure of dramatic license, and he uses it to good effect. "Alone" is relentlessly involving reading, full of masterfully-drawn set pieces.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Trump expands travel ban to include more countries

The Trump administration announced a new set of travel restrictions which include more countries and were crafted with more input from outside the White House.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
The commitment to love

A Christian Science perspective: Counter hate with love.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Sacrificing self in service to the world

Nadia Murad’s story is one of sacrifice in its purest and most powerful form – an immolation of self for the good of others. In telling her story, she is not only saving the Yazidis she loves, but also a world that must hear what she says and be broken of any sense of indolence about evil. 

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Reluctant champion: How Nadia Murad has become the international face of Yazidi suffering – and resilience

The same courage and determination that helped Murad escape from the Islamic State have driven her to travel to more than two dozen countries to tell her story, forcing the world to hear about the atrocities and demanding that ISIS be held accountable for its crimes against Yazidis.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The US should stop saber rattling, On the Nadal-Federer comeback

A roundup of global commentary for the Sept. 25, 2017 weekly magazine.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Readers write: The work of downsizing, evidence of climate change, hopeful coverage on famine

Letters to the editor for the Sept. 25, 2017 weekly magazine.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
As debate rages on, DeVos revises guidelines on campus sexual assault

On Friday, the Department of Education announced that it is officially withdrawing Obama-era Title IX guidance, offering alternative guidelines instead that will be in place until after the current period of public comment. 

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Trump's diplomatic dance on Iran: What's his next step?

President Trump may yet walk away from the nuclear deal with Iran as he has long threatened. But another option is to stay in it and press US partners for changes, a solution akin to his handling of the DACA policy. He says he's made his decision.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Congress criticizes Equifax data breach, but tighter regulations aren't likely

Though hackers have been able to get at personal consumer data, tougher regulations on how to store that data don't seem likely.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Kenyan election board delays repeat election date

President Uhuru Kenyatta says the ruling of election by the Supreme Court is a 'coup' against the will of the people. 

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Uber loses its license in London, deemed not safe enough

London's transportation regulating body revoked Uber's license to operate today over concerns of safety and security, dealing a large blow to the company. With 40,000 drivers in the city, Uber has become serious competition for the city's iconic black cabs. 

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Why the Supreme Court is rarely in the dock

A new poll suggests why Americans put more trust in the high court than in the other branches. Even as the justices take on difficult cases, their role is seen as essential in applying the highest ideals to individuals and society.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
How strongly is NATO ally Turkey pivoting to Russia and Iran?

President Erdoğan has taken steps that have alarmed his NATO allies. Until recently, Turkey has pursued policies directly opposed to those of Russia and Iran.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
The story behind DC Diaper Bank, a resource for parents

Eight years ago, when Corinne Cannon had her first child, she was surprised at just how hard parenting can be.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
The growing Democratic divide

Shut out of power in Washington, Democratic leaders have been looking for ways to work with President Trump on key issues - but they risk raising the ire of a base that is shifting leftward.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
How digital media fuels moral outrage – and what to do about it

If we don't want a handful of technology companies determining how the rest of us express morality in the public sphere, the economic model underpinning social media may have to change, researchers caution.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Beneath Germany's staid election, inequality stirs a 'moderate' populist revolt

Germany's economic success makes the political status quo seem unassailable. But for a growing number of Germans, jobs and the social safety net are growing more precarious, defying their basic sense of 'fairness.'

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
‘Battle of the Sexes’ is a barely muted rallying cry for our time

The movie, which centers on the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs and stars Steve Carell and Emma Stone, is best when it’s not preaching to the audience.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
'Stronger' actor Jake Gyllenhaal is better than the movie

Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and shows us the full effects of Bauman’s trauma.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
What is antifa – and does its rise mean the left is becoming more violent?

The University of California, Berkeley, is gearing up for “Free Speech Week,” featuring 'alt-right' speakers. Also likely to turn out: antifa groups, whose appearance at neo-Nazi and white nationalist rallies has led to heated and sometimes nasty confrontations.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Kurds head to the polls Monday for independence vote

Iraq's Kurdish population is planning a referendum vote for independence and the creation of a Kurdish state. Regional leaders fear the vote will bring more instability to the region and distract from the fight against the Islamic State. 

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Rohingya refugee camps swell to dramatic proportions

The UN and the US sent humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees, but it's not nearly enough for the 420,000 Muslims fleeing violent attacks, the UN says. 

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
'Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities' succeeds as both vibrant history and personal tribute

Bettany Hughes wonderfully tells the story of a city that has been many things at many different times.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
What could Germany look like post-election?

Though Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to be reelected, it is unclear with whom she will rule. Germany's upcoming election could be an opportunity for an unlikely coalition to form.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Beyond the earthquake

A Christian Science perspective: We can find lasting peace in the promise that we coexist with the loving God that creates nothing to fear.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Top Picks: 'The Wedding Plan' on DVD and Blu-ray, Ralph Towner's album 'My Foolish Heart,' and more

The app Any.do brings together a calendar and a to-do list to make sure you’re on top of everything, be prepared for future weather emergencies with the Hurricane app from the American Red Cross, and more top picks.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM
Letter from Mexico: Lessons in a quake zone

Monitor correspondent Whitney Eulich was working at home on Tuesday, with her 11-month-old daughter downstairs, when a 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City. Two days later, she reflects on living with temblors, and the power of public support.

09/26/2017 12:18 AM