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 July 27, 2012

After Quake, Rebuilding Community Remains Biggest Challenge for Turkey's Kurds
Officials are moving quickly to rebuild the cities and towns destroyed in last year's earthquake in eastern Turkey, but they can't restore the Kurds' fractured family and community ties.The first earthquake in eastern Turkey's Lake Van region last October...
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AI Weiwei: Never Sorry: Movie Review
'Never Sorry' is a new-style profile in 21st-century courage."Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" is a documentary by first-time filmmaker Alison Klayman about the famed Chinese artist and dissident, and the title captures the man. He makes no apologies.As an artist,...
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Aleppo Short on Weapons, Medical Supplies as Syria's Next Big Battle Looms
The expected Syrian government offensive hasn't begun in earnest, but Aleppo's rebel-held neighborhoods are being pounded by shelling and gunfire and clinics are filling up with wounded.Shouting men rushed the wounded rebel fighter, prone on a stretcher,...
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Bath Salts: Police Raids Net Huge Haul of Synthetic Drugs
Federal agents and state and local police made more than 90 arrests in nationwide raids. Experts say bath salts and other potent synthetic drugs are becoming popular, particularly among teens.Federal drug agents and state and local police staged raids...
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Caught in FARC-Government Crossfire, Colombia's NASA Say 'Get Out'
The Nasa indigenous community in southwest Colombia is asserting control over its ancestral land, which has become a battleground for government troops and FARC guerrillas.For the three FARC guerrillas and a young accomplice captured by an indigenous...
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Chepe Ubaque Survived Colombia's Mean Streets. Now He Helps Others Do the Same
Hip-hop, graffiti, break dancing, and journalism programs give teens in Colombia a safe way to express themselves - and avoid violence.Colombia's armed conflict forced Jose "Chepe" Ubaque and his family to flee the countryside and settle in Soacha, a...
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Colorado Shooting Bombshell: Defense Says Suspect Was Psychiatric Patient
Information on the Colorado shooting suspect was in a defense motion submitted to the judge in which it accused the prosecution of leaking privileged information.Defense lawyers for the gunman accused in the Colorado movie theater massacre revealed in...
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Encouragement from 'The Ugly Duckling'
A Christian Science perspective.Over the years I have always had a fascination with fairy tales. They contain wonderful insights that we carry well into adulthood; and many times, universal truths are taught by the animal characters in these fairy tales.I...
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Eurozone Crisis: Will Spain's Youth Exodus Weaken Economy?
Preliminary data show that the number of young Spaniards emigrating in search of better jobs has nearly doubled since 2010. Some say the experience they get could ultimately benefit Spain.Young Spanish professionals are increasingly relocating to different...
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Ford Escape Recall: Sticky Gas Pedal Affects Mazda Tributes, Too
Ford Escape recall involves a potential problem in 485,000 Ford Escapes from the 2001-04 model years and linked to several accidents and one fatality. Besides the Ford Escape recall, Mazda is recalling 217,000 Tributes from 2001-06 and some 2008 models...
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GDP Report: How the Presidential Candidates, Lawmakers Are Seizing on It
The GDP figure of 1.5 percent for the second quarter puts President Obama on the defensive, but Democrats are playing up other findings in the report.The US economy grew at a slim 1.5 percent pace during the second quarter of the year, the Commerce Department...
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Google Doodle Celebrates Olympics Opening Ceremony London 2012 (+Video)
The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics will be broadcast on NBC Friday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time.The ceremony signifying the opening of the 27th Summer Olympic Games in London takes place on Friday in Britain's capital.With...
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Google Fiber: Why Does Kansas City Get to Go High-Speed? (+Video)
Super high-speed Internet comes to Kansas City, courtesy of Google. Business leaders hope lightning fast connections with spur innovation and jobs. Google looks to be expanding further from its original business of Internet searching.Imagine downloading...
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Gun Control: Why the US Military Is Fighting with the NRA
US military commanders are trying to cope with an epidemic of suicides within the armed forces. Officials say they are frustrated by a recent law, backed by the NRA, that makes it difficult to talk to soldiers about personally owned firearms.US military...
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Hollywood Aims to Please ... China?
When offending China would mean losing a big percent of film grosses, filmmakers tread carefully.This fall, Hollywood will roll out a remake of "Red Dawn." The 1984 original depicts a band of high school students defending their hometown from a Russian...
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How Obama 'Beat' Romney to Israel ... with a White House Signing Ceremony
The Romney and Obama campaigns both say their guy is the better friend of Israel, which may explain the White House signing of a security cooperation act just before Romney visits.In what might be called a preemptive strike, President Obama chose to...
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How the NATO Supply Route Closure Hit Afghan Truck Drivers
Truckers in Kandahar lost the biggest part of their business when Pakistan closed off NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.For the first time in months, Afghan trucking company owner Ratmatullah says that he's hopeful about the future.About seven months...
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Is Your Vote Secure? Many Digital Systems Lack Paper Backups, Study Says
Computerized systems in 16 states - including some swing states - have no paper backup ballots or other paper trails 'in some or all counties,' leaving the vote vulnerable, a national study says.In elections this March in Palm Beach County, Fla., an...
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London Olympics 2012: Can USA Top the Medal Table?
The 2012 Summer Olympics should again see China win the most golds and the US win the most medals overall. The split points to the two countries' different Olympic aims.From Friday's opening ceremonies to the look of the venues, London might be trying...
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NCAA Crackdown Shouldn't Stop at Penn State: BCS Uses Students like Gladiators
The Penn State scandal isn't the only injustice to plague college football. In fact, that damaging lack of transparency is endemic. The NCAA should continue to clean house by taking control of the Bowl Championship Series, which, driven by greed, uses...
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Obamacare: US Judge Lets Catholic-Owned Firm Cut Contraception from Coverage
A federal judge issued an injunction after Catholic owners of a private company in Colorado argued that Obama's health-care reform violates their rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment's protection of religious freedom.A...
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Opening Ceremony London 2012: A City Feels the Thrill as Olympics (Finally) Begin (+Video)
Opening ceremony London 2012: The Olympic torch is sailing down the Thames on its way to light up tonight's ceremony - as well as the mood in London, where grumbling has yielded to palpable excitement.After seven years of preparation and a good dose...
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Opening Ceremony London 2012: Wit and Charm on a Midsummer's Night
The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics offered China - and the world - a lesson. And yes, it crackled with British music, literature, and humor.Supposedly, it was London's bad fortune to be the next Summer Olympics host after Beijing....
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People in Myanmar (Burma) Must Learn to 'Think Freedom'
Whatever the military's motivation for allowing reforms in Burma (Myanmar), the people - led by Aung San Suu Kyi - are cautiously beginning to exercise their newfound freedom. But transitional democracies are notoriously unstable. People must learn how...
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Presidential Debate: Teenage Girls Campaign for Woman Moderator in 2012
Three female high school students have launched an online petition drive to convince the Commission on Presidential Debates to name a female moderator for one of this year's televised presidential debates.For 20 years, presidential debates have muted...
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Romney Pressed to Release Tax Returns. Watchdogs Ask What about Congress?
Democrats and some Republicans are hounding Mitt Romney to release his tax returns. But ask Congress members to release theirs and silence is the most frequent response. Double standard?Mitt Romney is under fire from Democrats on Capitol Hill - and "friendly...
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Saudi Olympic Athlete Hit by Judo Head Scarf Ban: Safety or Discrimination? (+Video)
For the first time, Saudi Arabia sent women athletes to the Olympics, but now judo officials say one can't compete with a head scarf, citing safety concerns.One day after a female Saudi Arabian judo player arrived in London - under strict instructions...
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Top Picks: Ernie Kovacs' Lost Tape, Bibi Tanga's New Album, and More
One man explores rock history in 12 minutes, 'Singin' in the Rain' gets an anniversary edition, and more top picks.Priceless art up closeThe Barnes Collection takes viewers on an intimate tour of the art collection of Dr. Albert Barnes, housed in a new...
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Turmoil in Mali: Is It Another Somalia?
Islamists hijacked a long-running Tuareg rebellion in Mali and have turned the north into a strict Islamist state. Here are four key questions about where things might go from here.On April 6, Tuareg fighters and their Islamist allied took control of...
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US Drought: Gasoline Prices Rise as Corn Stalks Shrivel
The price of gasoline has gone up 16 cents this month, the AAA says. The drought is hurting corn yields, raising the price of ethanol, which makes up 10 percent of each gallon of fuel.The price of gasoline is rising as the corn stalks are shriveling...
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Why Does the World Exist?
A simple question proves thorny in Jim Holt's new book.By Troy Jollimore, for The Barnes and Noble Review"It has been said," Jim Holt writes in his new book, "that the question Why is there something rather than nothing? is so profound that it would...
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Will Ethiopian Crackdown Stir Islamist Backlash?
Peaceful protests continue in Addis Ababa this week among Muslims angry over what they see as Ethiopian government interference. The government sees foreign extremist threat.With arms raised and wrists crossed, silent Muslim worshippers surrounding the...
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