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January 14, 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE 1/14/19 Story map Covered in this issue: Amman, Jordan; Gannan Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Tibet; Giza, Egypt; London; Reykjavik, Iceland; Tijuana, Mexico; Toronto; Zwolle, Netherlands; and the US 24 COVER STORY Adulting 101 Adolescents look askance at the traditional landmarks of adulthood, such as getting mar- ried and buying a house. 'What's the rush?' they ask. BY STEPHANIE HANES AND NOAH PETERSEN COVER PHOTO: MELANIE STETSON FREEMAN/STAFF HEART OF THE NEWS: RISING HOPES FOR DEMOCRACY IN THE AMERICAN HEARTLAND From interviewing high-schoolers running for governor in Kansas to fol- lowing a canvasser in Kentucky as he knocked on doors, one reporter had the privilege this past year of meeting many Americans energized about their role in making government better. BY CHRISTA CASE BRYANT 8 70-72 72-74 74-76 76-78 78-80 80-82 82-84 84-86 86-88 Households with internet access vary across the US Vermont Rhode Island Nevada New Mexico Arizona Texas North Carolina Utah Colorado Idaho Oklahoma Alabama Illinois Iowa Indiana North Dakota South Dakota Arkansas Kansas Maine Kentucky Nebraska Florida New Jersey Connecticut Massachusetts New Hampshire Wyoming West Virginia Tennessee Michigan Oregon Missouri Virginia Wisconsin Pennsylvania Washington Montana Ohio South Carolina New York California Maryland District of Columbia Delaware M i n n e s o t a L o u i s i a n a Georgia Hawaii Alaska Mississippi Percentage of households with internet access by state, 2016 SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics; US Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample data. (Prepared March 2018.) 21 BRIEFING: INTERNET ACCESS AND THE 'HOMEWORK GAP' Here's a look at where progress is most needed in enabling student access at home. BY NOBLE INGRAM 2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | JANUARY 14, 2019

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