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 November 1, 2016

Alabama Pipeline Leak: Why US Gas Prices Are on the Rise
Wondering why you're feeling the pinch at the pump again?It's deja vu all over again for car owners after a second accident on an Alabama refined petroleum pipeline operated by the Colonial Pipeline Co. caused gas prices to skyrocket across the East Coast...
Alaska 'Ice Monster': What Is It Really?
Throughout history, random appearances of seemingly odd and unusual sights have led to the creation and propagation of stories of paranormal activities, extraterrestrial visitations, and the existence of fantastic mythological creatures.The latest entry...
Alejandra, Age 7, Is Facing a Judge Alone. Is That Due Process?
Perhaps no issue divides Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump more sharply than what to do about illegal immigration. Part 3 of a five- part series on the view from the US-Mexico border.HARLINGEN, TEXAS - There are no majestic marble columns leading to the...
Behind Dakota Pipeline Protest: Native American Religious Revival
With night falling over the sprawling town of tents and teepees here, BJ Kidder describes Sitting Bull massing his forces in this very same spot, at the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers, before the Battle of Little Big Horn.This time,...
Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Defense: Challenging the Memory of Witnesses?
If a Pennsylvania judge permits 13 women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assaulting them to testify in another woman's trial, the defense wants to assess the competency of the women's memories.In a motion Mr. Cosby's lawyers filed Monday, they...
Britain's New Pound Coin: A 12-Sided Redesign
Britain is doing away with its old pound coin and replacing it with a newly designed 12-sided coin that the Royal Mint touts as the most secure currency in the world.The new coin will go into circulation in March 2017 and will co- circulate with the...
Britain's Rethink of Gambling
Britain's new government under Prime Minister Theresa May has decided that state-regulated gambling may be out of control. One sign: Personal losses from gambling rose 12 percent last year. Sports minister Tracey Crouch has asked for a review of the...
Did Donald Trump Use Questionable Methods to Evade Taxes?
Donald Trump allegedly avoided paying hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes some 20 years ago by accessing a questionable tax loophole that his lawyers said likely violated IRS rules and was later outlawed by Congress.The Republican nominee, who has...
Did the Moon Help Turn Earth Right-Side Up?
Despite centuries of study, scientists still have some fundamental questions about the origins of the moon.Most agree with the theory that the moon was created in a massive collision about 4.5 billion years ago, when Earth was grazed by a Mars-sized...
'Homeward Bound' and 'Born to Run' Trace the Making of Two American Icons
Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen. Two of America's greatest songwriters, singers, and troubadours. We sing along with their hits, we've absorbed and lived their lyrics as if they were our very own. They belong to us. They are us. But what do we really...
How Early Voting Has Become So Politicized This Election
Early voting in North Carolina is raising questions about whether some Southern states are depressing Democratic turnout through new voter laws.Democrats are three percentage points off their 2012 pace, while Republicans are up by nearly nine points....
How the Opioid Crisis Is Trickling Down to Kids
An excess of opioid painkillers across the nation has increased the likelihood that children and teenagers will accidentally poison themselves, according to a new study.As families and communities around the country battle opioid addiction and overuse,...
How Wikileaks Cost DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile Her CNN Gig
Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile no longer works for CNN, the 24-hour news network confirmed Monday, shortly after Wikileaks published another email from Ms. Brazile to members of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.Brazile,...
India, Pakistan Skirmish on Border: What Does It Mean?
At least 19 people have been killed as a result of India- Pakistan border disputes in Kashmir that have occurred in recent weeks, prompting some to wonder if the conflict could escalate into a drastic war over control of the region.Tensions between the...
In New York, Is It Time for a Change in Muslim Surveillance Laws?
The same federal judge whose decision in 2003 enabled a police surveillance program in New York to target Muslim-Americans made an opposite ruling on Tuesday by demanding better safeguards against such unlawful targeted investigations.Judge Charles Haight...
In Venezuela, Let Them Eat Their Own Fruits and Vegetables?
To answer how Venezuela could solve its persistent food shortage, President Nicolas Maduro recounted how he and his wife grew pumpkins on their patio for a soup that tasted "like heaven.""He who learns to cultivate in his city, his school, his university,...
Jesus' Tomb Opened: What Did We Learn So Far?
For the first time in at least 500 years, archaeologists removed the marble covering from Jesus Christ's supposed burial bed.The unveiling was part of a $4 million effort to restore the Edicule, a structure within Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre that...
Live-Action 'Snow White' Is in the Works, Says Disney
The newest Disney live-action adaptation project will center on a heroine with hair black as ebony and skin white as snow. The 1937 Disney animated film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" will get a live-action adaptation, the studio announced. Like the original...
New Evidence Suggests Amelia Earhart May Have Died as a Castaway
A new discovery could lend evidence to the theory that lost pilot Amelia Earhart died as a castaway some time after safely landing her plane near an Island in the Pacific Ocean.Ms. Earhart rose to fame after becoming the first women to successfully fly...
Prayer That Is Dependable
Why does the tweet #prayfor have such staying power? This was recently explored in the Monitor's View editorial "Why the tweet #prayfor has staying power" (CSMonitor.com, Oct. 4, 2016).As the headline for the piece noted: "After major tragedies, social...
'Shadow Brokers' New NSA Data Leak: Is This about Politics or Money?
The Shadow Brokers, a group whose August dump of apparent National Security Agency (NSA) spy tools rattled the cybersecurity community, says the new cache of files it published on Halloween reveals the identity of hundreds of organizations targeted by...
Spinach Bomb Detector? Why MIT Researchers Are Talking to Plants
Could plants become a new line of national defense? Yes, with a little help from nanotechnology, suggest researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.The researchers took ordinary spinach plants and embedded them with carbon nanotubes capable...
Standing Rock Facebook Check-Ins: Slacktivism, or Something More?
North Dakota's Standing Rock Indian Reservation was virtually flooded with visitors this week, thanks to thousands of Facebookers who "checked-in" to the location to show support for those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.The phenomenon began as...
Vying for Swing-State Voters, Pence Pushes Space Program in Florida
Seeking to sweeten the deal for swing-state voters ahead of next week's election, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence toured Florida on Monday with a message tailored to an audience whose livelihood depends heavily on federal investment."Our...
Watch: Privacy around the World
Data privacy and digital security issues are changing at a rapid pace around the world. New laws and regulations regarding these topics have begun to multiply on all continents.How are different nations dealing with digital security and privacy domestically...
What Will Iraqi Troops Find as They Enter Mosul?
Iraqi forces are set to enter the Islamic State held city of Mosul on Tuesday, as special forces close in on the city.It will be the first time that Iraqi troops have set foot in Mosul in more than two years, since IS first took control of the city....
What Will We Learn from Woolly Mammoth Exhibit at Univ. of Michigan?
Visitors who travel to one University of Michigan museum next year could have a very different experience than people who visit this year, museum officials say. And that's a good thing.Starting on Saturday, visitors to the University's Museum of Natural...
Why Black Riders Are Not Getting Uber Pickups
Uber drivers are more than twice as likely to cancel a ride if they believe that the passenger is black, according to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The NBER study, which analyzed roughly 1,500 rides through Uber and other ride-hailing...
Why British Spy Chief Is Worried about Russian Hackers
Andrew Parker is no stranger to secrets.As the head of MI5, Britain's counter-intelligence and security agency, Mr. Parker has kept a low profile for much of his career. For decades after the agency was established, the names of its highest-ranking members...
Why China Rejects Trump's Climate Change Position
In a break from tradition, China has called on Donald Trump to uphold the Paris agreement after the Republican presidential nominee threatened to pull the United States out of the CO2 mitigation deal (backed by nearly 200 governments) that goes into...
Why Peter Thiel Thinks Silicon Valley Is out of Touch with America
Peter Thiel, the technology billionaire, PayPal co-founder, and Facebook board member, is solidifying his image as a contrarian in Silicon Valley with his outspoken support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.Some find his position mystifying:...
Why Some See Latin America's Populists in Donald Trump
Donald Trump might not be terribly well regarded in Latin America. Still, to understand el pelo de elote, some say, one should look south.As the US election season has unfolded, a mounting number of academics, commentators, and assorted Latin Americanists...
Why Telescope Group May Choose Canary Islands over Hawaii
Members of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Observatory Board have selected Spain's Canary Islands as a potential alternative site for their giant telescope after locals in the first-choice site of Hawaii's Mauna Kea protested construction.While...
Why WWII Drama 'Hacksaw Ridge' Looks like an Oscar Contender
The World War II movie "Hacksaw Ridge," which stars Andrew Garfield and is directed by Mel Gibson, is set to released on Nov. 4 and is being discussed as a possible Oscars contender.If it gets the Academy votes, it would simply be the latest in a long...
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