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Trump hosts Mexican president as populism meets pragmatism

Mexicans dislike Donald Trump, a poll shows, but they like what their president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, can bring home from Washington.

Home theater: With games on hold, it’s sports films for the win (video)

The Monitor’s film critic shares his top picks for movies and documentaries that capture the drama and pulse racing that accompany sporting events.

Addiction, hope, and recovery in the time of COVID-19

Technology can help people struggling with addictions amid the isolation of a coronavirus-19 lockdown.

New flag, new beginning

Mississippi has retired its state flag bearing a symbol of the Confederacy and a racist past. It can be a sign to all that fresh starts are possible.

Supreme Court: religious schools can discriminate when hiring

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to protect religious schools against employment discrimination lawsuits, citing the schools' constitutionally guaranteed religious independence.

Why Iranians, rattled by suicides, point a finger at leaders

In Iran, something is driving an increase in the number of suicides. The rise in despair is seen as an indictment of the political establishment.

Supreme Court OKs exemptions to Obama-era birth control policy

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of allowing certain employers to opt out of providing no-cost contraceptive. The ruling is a victory for the Trump administration, but critics say it could leave tens of thousands of women without access to affordable birth control.

Facebook audit finds biased algorithms, civil rights setbacks

As hundreds of companies boycott Facebook, an audit highlighted recent civil rights setbacks – including the company's decision to exempt politicians from fact-checking, even when statements violated existing policies.

As US cases soar, 'coronavirus detectives' face new strain

Contact tracing is a known method of limiting outbreaks. But many states have too few contact tracers to handle the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus surge tests contact tracers

Contact tracing is a known method of limiting outbreaks. But many states have too few contact tracers to handle the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

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