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October 14, 2019

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2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | OCTOBER 14, 2019 29 THE MONITOR'S VIEW 30 READERS WRITE INKLINGS 31 GLOBAL NEWSSTAND HOME FORUM ESSAY A beautiful autumn mystery – solved By Robert Klose 33 IN A WORD A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE 34 CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKU ART Museums focus on work by those less heard By Carol Strickland 38 CULTURE Muslim women use comedy to build bridges By Aqilah Allaudeen 40 BOOKS 'The Testaments' explores complicity By Joan Gaylord IN PICTURES Appalachian towns attract Hispanics By Michael Bonfigli HUMANITY BEHIND THE HEADLINES In Afghanistan, fractures in Taliban over peace By Scott Peterson 'Feminist earthquake' shakes Mexico By Sara Miller Llana Chinese farms falter in Uganda By Peter Ford Why Hong Kong protests are becoming more intense By Ann Scott Tyson OCTOBER 14, 2019 | VOLUME 111 – ISSUE 48 C O N T E N T S P E R S P E C T I V E S A R T S & C U L T U R E 22 C O V E R S T O R Y By Simon Montlake A group of aggrieved gun enthusiasts takes on the world's most powerful gun lobby – in hopes of making it stronger. Cover photo: Ann Hermes/Staff For subscriptions or change of address: within U.S.: 800-456-2220, outside U.S.: 1-515-362-7462, email: or post: The Christian Science Monitor Weekly, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 Monitor Weekly digital edition: Reader comments/questions: 617-450-2300 | Permission to reprint: PARS International, 253 West 35th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Phone: 212-221-9595, fax: 212-221-9195 | CANADA POST: Publications mail agreement nr. 1435922. © 2019 The Christian Science Publishing Society (ISSN 2166-3262 PRINT, ISSN 2688-044X ONLINE) Published weekly, except when combined issues counting as two issues are published, by The Christian Science Publishing Society, 210 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA, USA, 02115-3195. An activity of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA. The Christian Science Monitor is a trademark registered in the U.S.P.T.O. and in other countries. Registered as a periodical with the U.S. Postal Service. Periodicals postage paid at Boston, MA, and at additional mailing offices. Canada Revenue Agency G.S.T. Registration Number 126916436. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: send address corrections to The Christian Science Monitor, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 N E W S 32 6 36 Statement of ownership, management, and circulation of e Christian Science Monitor Weekly OWNER AND PUBLISHER: e Christian Science Publishing Society Abraham McLaughlin, Managing Publisher Headquarters of publisher and publication: 210 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115–3012 Stockholders, Bondholders, Mortgage, other Security Holders: None Average no. No. copies of copies each single issue issue during published preceding nearest to 12 months fi ling date A. TOTAL NUMBER OF COPIES 30,255 28,476 B. PAID DISTRIBUTION 1. Outside-County Paid Subscriptions 26,641 23,689 2. In-County Paid Subscriptions 1,074 1,003 3. Paid through Dealers/Carriers 0 0 4. Paid Distribution – Other Classes 176 163 C. TOTAL PAID DISTRIBUTION 27,891 24,855 D. FREE OR NOMINAL RATE DISTRIBUTION 1. Free or Nominal Rate Outside-County 734 1,454 2. Free or Nominal Rate In-County 0 0 3. Free or Nominal Rate – Other Classes 0 0 4. Free or Nominal Rate through Dealers/Carriers 0 0 E. TOTAL FREE DISTRIBUTION 734 1,454 F. TOTAL DISTRIBUTION (Sum of C and E) 28,625 26,309 G. COPIES NOT DISTRIBUTED 1,630 2,167 H. TOTAL (Sum of F and G) 30,255 28,476 I. PERCENT PAID/REQUESTED CIRC. 97.44% 94.47% ELECTRONIC COPY CIRCULATION A. PAID ELECTRONIC COPIES 1,105 956 B. PAID DISTRIBUTION 28,996 25,811 C. TOTAL PAID DISTRIBUTION 29,730 27,265 D. FREE OR NOMINAL RATE DISTRIBUTION 97.53% 94.67% Signed: Abraham McLaughlin PS Form 3526-R 42 ® "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." – MARY BAKER EDDY

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