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IN THIS ISSUE 12/10/18 Story map Covered in this issue: Adeiso, Ghana; Beijing; Brazil; Frankfurt; and the US 26 COVER STORY From refugee to mayor How Wilmot Collins, Montana's first black mayor, tries to transcend the politics of divisiveness. BY CHRISTA CASE BRYANT COVER PHOTO: MELANIE STETSON FREEMAN/STAFF BRIEFING: CHINA LOOKS TO EXTEND AIR QUALITY GAINS Pollution readings are still above World Health Organization recommendations. BY ANN SCOTT TYSON 21 HEART OF THE NEWS: WHY TEXAS WANTS TO SAVE FOOTBALL FROM CONCUSSIONS Football is under pressure to protect its athletes from head injuries. There is a rising awareness of – and commitment to – keeping football thriving in Texas by keeping the head out of the game. BY HENRY GASS 8 VOLUME 111 – ISSUE 4 © 2018 The Christian Science Publishing Society © 2018 The Christian Science Publishing Society (ISSN 2166-3262 PRINT) Published weekly, except when (ISSN 2166-3262 PRINT) Published weekly, except when combined issues counting as two issues are published, combined issues counting as two issues are published, by The Christian Science Publishing Society, by The Christian Science Publishing Society, 210 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA, USA, 02115-3195. 210 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA, USA, 02115-3195. An activity of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, An activity of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA. The Christian Science Monitor is a trademark registered MA. The Christian Science Monitor is a trademark registered in the U.S.P.T.O. and in other countries. Registered as a in the U.S.P.T.O. and in other countries. Registered as a periodical with the US Post Office. Periodicals postage paid periodical with the US Post Office. Periodicals postage paid at Boston, MA, and at additional mailing offices. Canada at Boston, MA, and at additional mailing offices. Canada Revenue Agency G.S.T. Registration Number 126916436. Revenue Agency G.S.T. Registration Number 126916436. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: send address corrections to send address corrections to The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 For subscriptions or change of address: Within US: 800-456-2220 Outside US: 1-515-362-7462 Outside US: 1-515-362-7462 email: csmonitorcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com or post: The Christian Science Monitor Weekly P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 Reader comments/questions: 617-450-2300 readercomment@csmonitor.com Permission to reprint : PARS International PARS International 253 West 35th Street, 7th Floor, 253 West 35th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 New York, NY 10001 phone: 212-221-9595, fax: 212-221-9195 phone: 212-221-9595, fax: 212-221-9195 www.CSMonitorReprints.com www.CSMonitorReprints.com CANADA POST: CANADA POST: Publications mail agreement nr. 1435922. Publications mail agreement nr. 1435922. Online at www.CSMonitor.com Online at www.CSMonitor.com INDEX 3 UPFRONT by MARK SAPPENFIELD 5 OVERHEARD 6 VIEWFINDER 8 HEART OF THE NEWS 11 GLOBAL PATTERNS 16 SCIENCE & NATURE 18 POINTS OF PROGRESS 22 PHOTO BOOKS: STAFF PICKS 26 COVER STORY 33 GLOBAL NEWSSTAND 34 THE MONITOR'S VIEW 36 THE MIX: ARTS & CULTURE 39 DIFFERENCE-MAKERS 41 THE HOME FORUM 42 CROSSWORD PUZZLE 43 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." no man, but to bless all mankind." – MARY BAKER EDDY – MARY BAKER EDDY Amelia Newcomb Managing Editor Amelia Newcomb Managing Editor Owen Thomas Weekly Edition Editor Owen Thomas Weekly Edition Editor Marjorie Kehe Deputy Editor Marjorie Kehe Deputy Editor Marjorie Kehe Deputy Editor Scott Armstrong Cover Story Editor Scott Armstrong Cover Story Editor Scott Armstrong Cover Story Editor Alfredo Sosa Director of Photography Alfredo Sosa Director of Photography Julie Fallon Managing Editor, Design Julie Fallon Managing Editor, Design Jacob Turcotte Director, Jacob Turcotte Director, Graphics and Multimedia Graphics and Multimedia Casey Fedde Chief Copy Editor Casey Fedde Chief Copy Editor Lily Mui Operations Manager Lily Mui Operations Manager Judy Douglass, Noelle Swan, Judy Douglass, Noelle Swan, Molly Driscoll Molly Driscoll Senior Editors Senior Editors Melanie Stetson Freeman, Melanie Stetson Freeman, Ann Hermes Ann Hermes Staff Photographers Staff Photographers Karen Norris Karen Norris Graphic Designer / Illustrator Graphic Designer / Illustrator Erin McNeill Deputy Copy Editor Erin McNeill Deputy Copy Editor Erin McNeill Deputy Copy Editor Anna Tarnow Staff Editor Anna Tarnow Staff Editor 2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | DECEMBER 10, 2018

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