The News July 31-August 5: Shock In The Northern Territory

Donald Trump went after the Khan family, with pretty terrible results. Also a favorite Trump topic? The money the US paid Iran, not for hostages but because it actually owed Iran the money, though Trump is going with the first angle. In other news, Australia's Northern Territory has made international news over the truly awful conditions facing indigenous teenagers in its criminal system. 

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The News July 10-15: Glass Cliff

Heartbreak in Nice hit last night. France's neighbor across the water, meanwhile, dominated news earlier in the week -- Britain's new prime minister is grappling with sexism, Thatcher comparisons, Brexit...and Boris Johnson, the last of which is on her. Meanwhile, Kashmir has erupted (again), and race relations in the US remain terrible.

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The News May 22-27: Trump It (Definitely) Is

Donald Trump is definitely the Republican nominee, so good luck Americans! Meanwhile the US killed the Taliban's new leader in Pakistan, and there are a lot of mixed feelings about it. However, we can all celebrate the freedom of Nadiya Savchenko and Khadija Ismayilova, freed respectively by Russia and Azerbaijan. 

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The News April 10-15: The Problem With Boycotts

Brazil's president could be nearing impeachment, the Panama fall-out continues, and science is changing things dramatically for the paralyzed. Meanwhile, LGBTQ issues are making waves everywhere -- in China, same-sex marriage was shut down (for the moment), and in the American South boycotts aren't necessarily doing what they're intended to do.

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The News March 27-April 1: Attacks 'Over There'

A devastating attack in Lahore, and strides in abortion rights for Americans (though, with little to no help from GOP candidates.) Elsewhere, Brazil's Petrobas scandal could take down its leader, and the Syrian government is back in Palmyra. 

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The News January 17-22: Global Warnings Everywhere

We've cooked the planet, and attacks in Burkina Faso, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond are worrying trends, but Iran is finally seeing sanctions relief and Taiwan has a female leader. Also, the northeastern US is in the eye of a massive snowstorm.

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