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Time Magazine International July 1, 2019

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HARD NEWS I APPRECIATE THAT YOUR June 3–10 issue includes two very thoughtful, well-researched articles on communities largely ignored in the Western press: the Rohingya Muslims [“Living in a Nowhere Land”] and the Yezidis [“What Remains of ISIS”]. Both stories highlight the profound challenges faced by vulnerable populations across the world and are sobering and very insightful. Art E. Anthony, GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS THE PLIGHT OF ONE MILlion Rohingya refugees crammed in makeshift camps in Bangladesh is unsustainable. The world has forgotten them, and the host country lacks geopolitical power against Myanmar. The most practical and humane solution is to absorb them gradually into Bangladesh’s society and give them citizenship. Ahmed Farooque, MURFREESBORO, TENN. “WHAT REMAINS OF ISIS” does not make for pleasant reading. But if it is possible for a vicious terrorist group to…

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for the record

‘My persisting anger is directed not towards the idiots on the bus but the reduction of my battered face to cheap clickbait.’“CHRIS,” a pseudonymous Guardian contributor, in a June 14 op-ed written after she and her date were victims of an alleged homophobic attack on a London bus 6 of 7 Proportion of candidates for U.K. Prime Minister, after the first round of voting on June 13, who admit to using drugs ‘My daughter is terrified to this day of the police.’IESHA HARPER, subject of a viral police video, on June 17; she and Dravon Ames were arrested at gunpoint in Phoenix in May when their 4-year-old left a shop with a doll they hadn’t purchased‘We clearly had a mistake in the implementation of the alert.’DENNIS MUILENBURG, Boeing CEO, addressing on June 16…

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hong kong’s uprising rattles the mainland

SMELLING BLOOD, THE PROTESTERS THRONGED in greater numbers. Demonstrations against an extradition bill in Hong Kong swelled on June 16 even after the city’s political leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, suspended the controversial legislation. March organizers say nearly 2 million people, young and old, packed the city center demanding the bill’s complete withdrawal and Lam’s resignation. Given that the former British colony’s population is 7 million, it’s hard to imagine a more stinging indictment of Hong Kong’s leadership. Lam is hanging on, for now. She issued a “most sincere apology,” though it was quickly rejected by demonstrators. They accuse her of jeopardizing Hong Kong’s judicial independence by attempting to fast-track changes to the Basic Law, which introduced effective self-rule for 50 years from the moment in 1997 the British handed over…

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as ebola continues to spread in congo, uganda watches nervously

AN ONGOING EBOLA OUTBREAK HAS already caused 1,400 deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo—and across the border, Ugandan authorities are bracing for their own possible outbreak of the deadly virus. Though the World Health Organization (WHO) decided on June 14 not to classify the outbreak as an international emergency, two people died of Ebola after returning to Uganda from a trip to the Congo in early June, and health workers fear the porous border between the countries could allow the disease to spread. BAD SITUATION Congo’s 10-month outbreak has been the second worst since Ebola, which causes fatal dehydration and organ failure in up to 90% of cases, first surfaced in 1976. There have been over 2,000 cases since August, and guerrilla violence has made it hard to contain, as…

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the political battle for over-the-counter birth control

ALMOST EXACTLY 59 YEARS AGO, THE U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first medication specifically intended for use as birth control. The Pill, as it came to be known, has been popular with large majorities of the American public ever since. Yet women in the U.S. cannot buy this extremely common product without a prescription. The science says it’s safe, all the major medical groups have endorsed over-the-counter access to birth control, and more than 100 other countries already allow it. A big part of the reason the Pill requires a prescription in the U.S. is political. But party lines on the issue have at times been surprising. For much of birth control’s history, progressives advocated more access while social conservatives remained skeptical or hostile to the idea. After the…

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DIED Mohamed Morsi The Arab world’s lost promise THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD WAS FOUNDED IN 1928 TO BRING Islam into modern politics. For decades the party existed largely underground, but it was ready and waiting when the uprisings known as the Arab Spring abruptly produced free elections. Mohamed Morsi was the Brotherhood’s candidate for Egyptian President, and its archetype: middle class, professional (engineering degree from USC), with a neat beard and self-confidence verging on smugness. On June 17, 2012, Morsi—seen above in Cairo in that all-important year—became the first democratically elected President in Arab history. Seven years to the day later, Morsi died in a Cairo courtroom, at age 67. He had been imprisoned after only 13 months in office, a victim of Brotherhood insularity, mounting public distrust and an Egyptian security apparatus accustomed to…