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November 12, 2018

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IN THIS ISSUE 11/12/18 Story map Covered in this issue: Amman and Mafraq, Jordan; Chengdu, China; Gulu, Uganda; Ingall, Niger; Johannesburg, South Africa; Kavadia, India; Kucova, Albania; London; Monrovia, Liberia; Pitcairn Islands; San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Tehran, Iran; and the US 7 BRIEFING: WHAT'S BEHIND THE 'GREAT CRIME DECLINE' The United States has been in the midst of some of the lowest crime rates ever recorded. In 2014, the nation experienced the lowest murder rate since the Federal Bureau of Investigation began keeping modern records. BY HARRY BRUINIUS 24 COVER STORY Look, no hands Self-driving trucks, now being tested on US roadways, offer a window into where machines may replace humans in the economy of tomorrow. BY SIMON MONTLAKE COVER ILLUSTRATION: JACOB TURCOTTE/STAFF HEART OF THE NEWS: WHEN MIGRATION MEANS FLEEING HOME BUT NOT YOUR COUNTRY What's often overlooked in US conversations around migration is that trekking north is rarely a migrant's first choice. Most desperately search for safety in their own country. BY WHITNEY EULICH 8 2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | NOVEMBER 12, 2018

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