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 May 13, 2016

Always Inseparably Connected with God
Volunteering at church or in a prison. Running a concert series. Organizing a community art show. Such are the unselfish activities of retirees I happen to know. It's a promising trend. One study, highlighted in a recent Monitor editorial (see "Retirees'...
Appointment of First Female Air Force Commandant Is about More Than Gender
The US Air Force is about to appoint the first woman to head a top-tier warfighting command. But to those who know her, what truly sets Gen. Lori J. Robinson apart is her knowledge and understanding of the Air Force, not her gender.They also say General...
Assassination of Top Hezbollah Man in Syria Shows Group's New Vulnerability
The top military commander of Lebanon's Hezbollah organization in Syria has been killed in what the Iran-backed party described Friday as a "large explosion" near the Damascus airport.While initial analysis suggests Israel is the main suspect, Hezbollah...
Bill to Restore Burial Rights for Female WWII Pilots Flies through Congress
Female World War II pilots who want to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery moved one step closer after Congress sent President Obama a bill that received wide bipartisan support."It's been just 19 weeks since the Army's decision...
Did ABC Cancel Your Favorite Show? Why These Programs Have Ended
As networks decide which of their programs to renew or cancel for the upcoming TV season, ABC has decided to say goodbye to several of its shows. The relatively older show "Castle," which centered on a crime author and detective who became acquainted,...
Do Blue-State Parents Back Obama on Transgender Kids and Bathrooms?
For Kristin Samadi, a piano teacher and choir director from Brooklyn, the current controversy over transgender people and public bathrooms is not so clear-cut.On one hand, she takes the view of many New Yorkers: "If a student is transitioning or has...
Facebook's Plan to Train a New Generation of Cybersecurity Pros
Facebook likes hackers. Not the kind that break into its accounts, but the ethical kind that can find and fix software vulnerabilities that plague massive tech companies.In fact, it is so committed to educating and encouraging this kind of bug hunting...
Feds to US Schools: Let Transgender Students Use Bathroom of Choice
On Friday, the Obama administration issued a directive for schools regarding transgender students' access to bathrooms, one of the most direct signals yet of its stance that gender identity is a civil rights issue. The directive, formulated by leaders...
Hard Lessons for Energy Dept., Power Sector after Ukraine Hack
Four months after malicious hackers infiltrated a Ukraine utility and cut power to some 230,000 people, the US government says it's continuing to learn valuable lessons from the unprecedented cyberattack."What happened in Ukraine is an opportunity for...
How Much Is a Security Flaw Worth? an Inside Look into Yahoo's Bug Bounty Program
Every week, the Paranoids - charged with protecting the digital security of Yahoo's more than 1 billion users - discuss one of the more mysterious parts of the cybersecurity business: How much is a security flaw worth?On a videoconference with digital...
Hydropower's Next Act: Becoming a Less-Controversial Renewable
Wherever a hydroelectric dam is built, you're pretty sure to find activists up in arms.In Honduras, local human-rights advocates have put their lives on the line to voice opposition to dams under construction that will affect their communities. In the...
In Age of Trump, What Does It Mean to Be a Republican?
This week's much-anticipated summit between Donald Trump and Paul Ryan has laid bare the fundamental question of the 2016 presidential race: What does it mean to be a Republican?House Speaker Ryan, the nation's highest ranking GOP official, hews to the...
In Europe, a Fresh Blow to Confidence in Mainstream Politics
When Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann stepped down this week, it was not only one of the biggest symbols yet of a Europe-wide erosion of confidence in mainstream politics.His resignation also points to the particular failure of Europe's center-left,...
In Syria, a Test of Obama's 'Good Enough' Military Doctrine
The conflict against the Islamic State is casting Syria as the newest test of America's attempt to redefine what "winning" looks like in the war against terror.The lesson from the long and inconclusive wars in Afghanistan and Iraq was that the United...
Marijuana Experiment: A Muddled Path to Curb Driving While High
Marijuana and driving don't mix well, according to data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, but a means to crack down on it remains elusive.The findings, released Tuesday, looked at marijuana's impact on driving after states legalized marijuana...
On Mexico-US Border, Living in the Shadow of 'The Wall'
Seven-year-old Manuel stands on a pile of dirt that abuts his backyard fence and briskly hoists up one leg, straddling the corrugated-metal. His little sister, pacifier in mouth, giggles at her brother's antics.Despite the fun, Manuel's backyard is far...
On Women Deacons, Is Pope Francis Moving beyond Rhetoric?
Even to the casual observer, the tone of the Catholic Church has changed notably since Pope Francis became its leader three years ago. Yet despite a compassionate, outspoken style that has thrust the church into some of the most pressing issues of the...
'Peter Arno' Celebrates the Iconic, One-of-a-Kind New Yorker Cartoonist
"Cartoonist" is unlikely to be counted among professions promising excitement or adventure. After all, those who earn their keep with pen and ink spend most days stationed at a drawing board. Cartoonists may document the passing parade - the rise and...
Release of Facebook 'Trending News' Guidelines Raises New Questions
Facebook released more details about its trending news section on Thursday, including an in-depth set of editorial guidelines, amid an ongoing controversy about how the site selects what stories are displayed.The social media giant continued to stress...
RushCard's $19-Million Settlement: Will Customers Be Satisfied?
For the users who were impacted by RushCard's multi-day outage last year, a bit of relief may finally be on the way.RushCard, which is owned by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, has agreed to pay at least $19 million to compensate the users who were affected....
'Snow White': Mysterious Dwarf Planet Just Got Bigger
A dwarf planet in the depths of our solar system, discovered only in 2007, has been given a big boost in prominence, as astronomers have determined it is likely much bigger than previously believed.Originally given the nickname Snow White - partly because...
Space Debris Danger: Fast-Moving Paint Flake Dings Window of Space Station
Space travel brings with it a list of potential dangers, but astronaut Tim Peake added one more on Thursday: paint chips.Often asked if @Space_Station is hit by space debris. Yes - this chip is in a Cupola window https://t.co/iH87Dt80yV pic.twitter.com/ 7ZvVs4myM0--...
'Supergirl' Will Return for Season 2, but Not Where You'd Expect
Supergirl will be flying back to television, but you'll have to look for her in a new place. The CBS superhero program "Supergirl" will be coming back for a second season, but Kara's adventures will be appearing on the CW, not CBS.The CW, which also...
Texas High Court Upholds 'Robin Hood' School Funding Scheme
Texas's complex "Robin Hood" school funding system, where wealthy districts share revenue from local property tax with poorer districts, is constitutional, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday.The surprise decision marked the end of a contested battle...
'The Lobster' Asks Too Much of Viewers
As movie fables go, "The Lobster" at least gets bonus points for novelty. It's about a near-future society where to be single is a crime punishable in the most bizarre of ways. Mateless citizens are rounded up and sequestered in a hotel-like prison facility...
Top Picks: The Bill Charlap Trio's 'Notes from New York,' the Movie 'Room,' and More
Jazz magicWhat does New York sound like? The Bill Charlap Trio answers that question with brio on their swinging, sophisticated new album, Notes From New York. Pianist Charlap and his talented, longtime cohorts bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny...
Treasury Secretary Nudges Congress on Puerto Rico Debt Crisis
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned that "time is very short" for Congress to pass legislation that would let Puerto Rico restructure its $70 billion debt and avoid a "chaotic unwinding" triggered by the territory's failure to make nearly $2 billion...
Underwater Archeological Site Recasts 'Peopling of the Americas' Narrative
Deep in an underwater sinkhole in a river in Florida, archeologists have found the remains of a prehistoric population of humans that lived in the region some 14,550 years ago. Stone tools, mastodon bones with distinct cut marks, and mastodon dung hold enticing...
Where's the Beef? at Some McDonald's in Texas, It's Getting Fresher
There's a new beef patty on the menu in some McDonalds restaurants in Texas: fresh beef.So far, the fresh patties are only available on quarter pounders in 14 restaurants in Dallas, Texas, and the company says it's too early to say whether the "flash...
Yes, Your Encrypted WhatsApp Messages Are Still Secret
If you've recently seen headlines or tweets claiming that hackers can get around WhatsApp's encryption, don't believe the hype.Last week, the London cybersecurity firm Positive Technologies boasted that it had discovered a vulnerability in a fundamental...
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