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What arrest for Rwanda genocide means for justice everywhere
In one aspect of the Rwanda genocide, was justice delayed for too long? Experts hope the arrest of a long-sought suspect could rekindle a lost fervor.
(Wed, 27 May 2020 17:11:00 -0400)

Bird-watching while black: What will end racist 911 calls?
An argument between a black male bird-watcher and a white female dog owner in Central Park caught on video has created a viral uproar over the racist targeting of African Americans doing every day things. The dog owner lost her job. Will that help reduce racism?
(Wed, 27 May 2020 15:15:08 -0400)

NHL’s next play: getting back on the ice as pandemic wanes
The NHL will return in July with 16 (out of 31) teams in the playoffs. But the plan is fluid. The NHL commissioner says he won't scrimp on health and safety. Players could start voluntary workouts as soon as next week.
(Wed, 27 May 2020 15:13:03 -0400)

Coronavirus relief or ‘bailout’? The debate over aid to states.
Infographic: Yes, states vary widely on things like pension underfunding. But COVID-19 creates a fiscal emergency for red and blue states alike.
(Wed, 27 May 2020 14:04:00 -0400)

Another Eric Garner? Minnesota cops fired for Floyd's death.
Minneapolis quickly fired the four officers involved in the chokehold, and subsequent death, of George Floyd on Monday night. But it's unclear if the police will face criminal charges. Protestors are comparing the incident to the 2014 killing of Eric Garner.
(Wed, 27 May 2020 11:53:00 -0400)

As Georgia reopens, is it creating a model for America?
Georgia’s rapid reopening one month ago had many officials predicting a new spike in cases. So far that hasn’t happened.
(Tue, 26 May 2020 16:45:00 -0400)

Atlanta leads with two female contenders for Biden's VP
Keisha Lance Bottoms and Stacey Abrams – the Atlanta mayor and the former Georgia governor candidate – are top contenders in Joe Biden's list of potential running mates. It's "inspiring" to watch "two black women from the South be elevated," said state party chairwoman.
(Tue, 26 May 2020 11:45:26 -0400)

Lessons from 2008: How far should federal aid go?
Congress wrestles with how to shape the country’s post-pandemic future, while avoiding mistakes of past federal bailouts.
(Tue, 26 May 2020 11:38:25 -0400)

Opera alfresco: How a Seattle singer shares his gift during COVID-19
Seattle Opera tenor Stephen Wall’s at-home concerts are one more example of artists getting creative to share their gifts amid COVID-19 lockdowns.
(Mon, 25 May 2020 10:05:00 -0400)

No longer isolated: Volunteers reach out with a phone call
With a simple phone call, programs across the U.S. offer older adults social outlets. It's going so well, some cities may make the outreach permanent.
(Mon, 25 May 2020 08:00:05 -0400)

On #143Day, Pennsylvania shows kindness cannot be locked down
On Pennsylvania’s second annual 1-4-3 Day, residents focused kindness on first responders and essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
(Sat, 23 May 2020 11:01:44 -0400)

When the outside is out of reach, why not look within?
As society slowly reopens, will the flashes of insight gained during the pandemic sustain us? A look at how some people discovered talents, charted a new direction, and reprioritized relationships after spending months at home.
(Fri, 22 May 2020 11:00:04 -0400)

To play or not to play: Lessons from 1918 on sports during virus
If sports fans return to stadiums, what rules will be in place? With social distancing and masks, history shows football could come back strong. While a full comeback to stadiums is a ways off, one thing is certain: Sports will return – just like they did in 1919.
(Fri, 22 May 2020 02:00:04 -0400)

As all 50 states reopen, leaders weigh tough questions
As all 50 states begin reopening this week, leaders are weighing questions of total well-being – forcing moral questions about American values.
(Thu, 21 May 2020 14:30:38 -0400)

Can you trust COVID-19 test data? In these states, maybe not.
The move to reopen communities has put a spotlight on the integrity of public health data. In some states, misleading charts and bungled datasets are sparking concern.
(Thu, 21 May 2020 13:04:52 -0400)

Sacrifice, reconciliation, hope: Readers reflect on Memorial Day
This year for Memorial Day, Monitor readers submitted stories of military members who changed their lives. Here is a selection of their offerings.
(Thu, 21 May 2020 11:09:00 -0400)

Lockdown Ramadan: One globe-trotter’s homebound holy month
What happens when a pandemic forces a peripatetic travel writer to spend Ramadan in isolation in her New York apartment?
(Thu, 21 May 2020 09:27:54 -0400)

In the staycation era, the art of deliberate escape
Many are making the most of their own backyards as the virus cancels vacations. For our writer, day trips mean a slower pace and reflection.
(Thu, 21 May 2020 09:04:15 -0400)

Past crises brought change. What will this pandemic bring?
Those who have lived through past global crises found opportunities to change for the better. Today’s coronavirus pandemic offers similar hope.
(Thu, 21 May 2020 08:57:00 -0400)

Less pomp, given circumstance: Students grapple with virtual graduations
College seniors are finding creative ways to mark graduation. But for many grads, it’s not the pomp and circumstance they miss, it’s each other.
(Thu, 21 May 2020 08:50:34 -0400)

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