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For Supreme Court, a big finish to a sleepy term
Monday's final day of the Supreme Court term appears to be less a finish line than a green flag for the new court.
How helping whistle-blowers could cut health-care costs
There is another side to reining in health-care costs beyond what we see unfolding in Washington this week. There are the stories of those who stand up to fraud and secrecy in the industry to hold corporations to account.
In South Sudan, preparing children for a conflict’s consequences
In South Sudan, where almost half of all residents are under age 14, children are more than the future, they are the present. Those helping them say these lives can still be shaped by promise, not just blighted by the legacy of war and hunger.
What it takes for school diversity to really work
A new educational study offers a lesson in desegregation: For it to really flourish, ethnic and racial divides have to be rousted out of every level of a school, from classrooms to the expectations of teachers and administrators.
In Portugal, harshest set of summer blazes may force action
For a Monitor correspondent in Portugal, forest fires were so common growing up that she sometimes ate dinner in her beachwear because of the heat. But this year's fires have been different, she writes, leading to conversations about how residents can embrace long-ignored solutions.
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