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2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | DECEMBER 30, 2019 & JANUARY 6, 2020 23 THE MONITOR'S VIEW 24 READERS WRITE 25 GLOBAL NEWSSTAND HOME FORUM ESSAY Keeping the peace in my neighborhood By Robert Klose 27 IN A WORD A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE 28 CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKU FILM 'Little Women' swaps 'little ' for 'empowered' By Noah Robertson 32 CULTURE Black women wear the crowns in top pageants By Candace McDuffie 33 BOOKS Titanic's sinking marked the end of an era By Steve Donoghue HUMANITY BEHIND THE HEADLINES Labeling Mexican cartel violence 'terrorism' could backfire By Whitney Eulich Class-action suit tests education as a constitutional right By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo In Tunisia, freedom and resistance for LGBTQ community By Taylor Luck 10 PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE Setsuko Thurlow honors bomb victims with story of survival By Noah Robertson SCIENCE AND NATURE Etched in DNA: Decoding the secrets of the past By Eva Botkin-Kowacki 14 POINTS OF PROGRESS ® "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." – MARY BAKER EDDY DECEMBER 30, 2019 & JANUARY 6, 2020 | VOLUME 112 – ISSUES 6 & 7 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 16 C O V E R S T O R Y By Harry Bruinius Science fiction writers, gazing into the future, envision space- based cargo movers and robots that may eliminate the need for humans to work. Cover illustration: Jacob Turcotte/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 26 4 12 30 O N L I N E V I D E O : P H O T O S O F T H E Y E A R 2 0 1 9 WHAT WE SEE Monitor photographers share their favorite images from the past year starting on page 35. To see a video (and explore links to our top 10 stories of 2019), activate your smart- phone's camera, point it at the code (right) and follow the prompt. Or go here: POY2019.

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