The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from June 3, 2011

As Obama Hails Auto Bailout, Rise in Unemployment Rate Dampens Message
President Obama visits a Chrysler plant in Toledo, Ohio, to extol the success of the auto bailout. But new figures released Friday put the unemployment rate at 9.1 percent.On a day when America's unemployment rate ticked disappointingly upward, President...
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Atheist Confab in Ireland Comes as Europe Confronts Religion in Public Life
The first World Atheist Convention this weekend in Dublin comes at a time when Islam, the pope, and blasphemy are front and center in Europe.This weekend, about 350 conventioneers descend on Dublin to discuss matters of faith and its place in public...
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Beautiful Boy: Movie Review
'Beautiful Boy' probes the grief of a couple who learn of their son's death - and shooting spree.We have all read about tragedies like the Virginia Tech shootingspree, but almost always from the point of view of the shooter or hisvictims. But what about...
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Bleak Teen Jobs Outlook: 25 Percent Unemployment and Stiff Competition
Teen jobs are hard to find as they compete with laid-off adults and fewer public-sector jobs. Some cities are raising cash to fund summer jobs.It's never been easy being a teenager. Now, try being a teenager looking for work.Only 1 in 4 teens is working...
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Could US Budget Cuts Mean Slashing Aid to Africa?
With the Obama administration facing Republican pressure to cut the budget, the government's $50 billion overseas programs could be on the table.When it comes to structural adjustment, the US government generally plays the role of the donor nation, setting...
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Defiant Mladic Sets Stage for Contentious War Crimes Trial
Former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic refused to enter a plea on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity today in The Hague, and was given until July 4 to appoint a legal team."Good morning, Mr. Mladic," intoned senior tribunal judge Alphons...
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Designing for Dignity
Moshe Safdie's success doesn't distract from his desire to create habitats that fit cities - and honor the individual.It may be the Chinese Year of the Rabbit, but 2011 is a bullish year for world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, whose audacious creations...
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Facing Down Fear of E. Coli
A Christian Science perspective.The strain of E. coli that recently arose in Spain and Germany has been a special source of concern to health officials because of its unusual nature. Hundreds of people have become ill, and there have been some deaths...
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Forget the Pirates and Newbie X-Men: This Summer Is All about the Small Films
Though the summer movie slate includes a record 27 prequels, sequels, and spinoffs, it it still shaping up to be a great year for smaller, specialty films, say experts.This year's franchise-laden summer movie slate - with a record 27 sequels, prequels,...
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Indiana Can't Block Medicaid Money for Planned Parenthood, Feds Say
An Indiana law that prevents Medicaid dollars from going to Planned Parenthood, an abortion provider, runs afoul of Medicaid law, the Obama administration says. A long legal battle could be ahead, with other states watching to see if they can follow...
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In Yemen, Civil War Comes to Saleh's Door
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, whose compound was attacked today, appears unable to shut down the unprecedented challenge to his 32-year rule.Yemen slipped closer to a full-blown civil war today as opposition tribesmen attacked the compound of...
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Jack Kevorkian Drove the Debate on Physician-Assisted Suicide
Jack Kevorkian, who died Thursday, was a controversial figure who confronted one of society's most profound ethical issues: Should a physician be able to help a person commit suicide?Jack Kevorkian was a highly controversial figure who confronted one...
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John Edwards Indictment: A Case Justice Department Can't Afford to Bungle
The Justice Department's Public Integrity Section mishandled a Ted Stevens case. Now, it's under the microscope as it presses forward with charges against John Edwards.The indictment Friday of John Edwards on allegations of diverting campaign funds to...
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Kofi Annan, George Shultz Say Drug War a Failure
A new report calls the 'war on drugs' a failure. The claim isn't new, but hearing it from an ex-UN head and a former US secretary of State adds new weight to the criticism.It used to be easier to keep track of the various players in the "war on drugs."There...
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Libya Vote: How Speaker Boehner Preserved GOP Unity and US-NATO Ties
In an 11th-hour maneuver, Speaker Boehner derails an antiwar measure that would have required Obama to withdraw US forces from NATO's Libya mission within 15 days.House Speaker John Boehner, scrambling to close Republican Party ranks, derailed at the...
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NBA Finals: Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks Come from Behind to Even Series with Heat
The Dallas Mavericks, led by Dirk Nowitzki, went on a 22-5 scoring run with six minutes remaining to cap an epic comeback against the Miami Heat and win Game 2 of the NBA Finals Thursday night. The series now stands tied at one game apiece.It bears repeating...
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New Jobs Down, Unemployment Up: Is the Economy Hitting a Pothole or a Ditch?
Unemployment increased to 9.1 percent in May, and only 54,000 new jobs were created. Economists point to lingering impacts of the tsunami plus rising food and gas prices.The economy seems to have hit a speed bump - but not a stoplight.The latest indication...
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Political Misquotes: The 10 Most Famous Things Never Actually Said
Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty!" Ilsa Laszlow never said, "Play it again, Sam," and Sherlock Holmes never said, "Elementary, my Dear Watson."But there these misquotes are, firmly lodged in the public consciousness, even though they appear...
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Submarine: Movie Review
'Submarine' delves below the surface in an edgy, dry look at coming-of-age.Coming-of-age movies involving precocious, troublesome boys are agenre unto themselves, ranging from "Rushmore" to Truffaut's "The 400Blows." "Submarine," a new British comedy,...
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Summer of '64: When Six-Year-Olds Ruled Major League Baseball
Baseball cards have gone the way of pick-up games and bike rides without parental supervision - but I bet they'll be back.Once I was a very powerful man. I controlled the fate of some of the world's greatest athletes. I was brash and bold - a bit of...
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The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72
How an 18th-century dilettante became an artist late in life.In the year 1772 Mary Delaney might well have decided that her lifewas at an end. In an era when even the most pampered of aristocratsoften didn't live to see the age of 60, she was 72.Her...
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Top Picks: Randy Newman, President Nixon Opera, Queen at 40, and More
Composer Randy Newman releases his second compilation album, 'Nixon in China' opera airs on PBS, the late Freddy Mercury's legacy, Queen, turns 40, and more recommendations.A man and his pianoGrammy- and Oscar-winning film composer Randy Newman ("Toy...
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We're Plugged in - but Checked Out
As the virtual world becomes our substitute for direct, spontaneous experiences in the real one, we're finding ourselves bereft of genuine connection. Corporate technologists are reengineering the human personality, turning us into Homo distracticus.At...
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What's a College Grad Worth? Washington Starts to Ask
The Department of Education's new rules aimed at making sure graduates of career colleges find 'gainful employment' could be a starting point for Congress to demand accountability of all higher education.Any teacher in higher education who cares about...
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Why the South China Sea Is Turning More Turbulent
A US-China military rivalry may be behind China's recent aggressiveness in the South China Sea. On Sunday, Vietnam claims China cut the underwater cables of one of its survey ships.Nearly a year after the US stepped into a simmering dispute between China...
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Wolf Wars: Can Man and Predator Coexist in the West?
As the gray wolf comes off the Endangered Species list, new questions swirl about whether the animal can survive without federal protection - and its impact on cattle and other wildlife. The view from one ranch.As ranchers in one of the most rugged corners...
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Yemen's Saleh Injured in Escalating Violence as Residents Scurry for Shelter
A spokesman said Yemen's President Saleh was only slightly injured in an attack on his compound, but the president's failure to appear on TV tonight raises questions about his condition.Updated at 4:00 p.m. ET with news of Saleh's radio address.Turmoil...
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