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2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | FEBRUARY 24, 2020 29 THE MONITOR'S VIEW 30 ANALYSIS South Africa's lessons for Israel By Ned Temko READERS WRITE 31 GLOBAL NEWSSTAND HOME FORUM ESSAY My history on horseback By Sue Wunder 33 IN A WORD A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE 34 CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKU SOCIETY Why are British tabloids hung up on the Sussexes? By Simon Montlake 38 CULTURE Ghana's spelling champ looks toward US contest By Ryan Lenora Brown 41 BOOKS 'The Falcon Thief ' exposes world of bird collectors By Danny Heitman IN PICTURES Finding the 'fun' in frigid winter weather By Nusmila Lohani HUMANITY BEHIND THE HEADLINES Why transitioning from coal is so hard for West Virginia By Laurent Belsie Do anti-abortion Democrats still have a place in the party? By Jessica Mendoza A wedding at the US-Mexico border aims to reunite a family By Henry Gass 12 EDUCATION Can school choice exclude religious schools? High court weighs in. By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo 14 OVERHEARD 15 THE EXPLAINER 16 PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE Ivan Golunov uses investigative reporting to help Russians By Fred Weir SCIENCE AND NATURE Behold the xenobots – part frog, part robot. But are they alive? By Eva Botkin-Kowacki 20 POINTS OF PROGRESS ® "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." – MARY BAKER EDDY FEBRUARY 24, 2020 | VOLUME 112 – ISSUE 14 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 2 2 C O V E R S T O R Y By Martin Kuz r Australia's vast network of volunteer firefighters has helped save a singed nation. So why don't they get paid? r The indigenous practice of cultural burning provides a model for how countries can prevent for- est fires in era of climate change. Cover photos: Rick Rycroft/AP For subscriptions or change of address: within U.S.: 800-456-2220, outside U.S.: 1-515-362-7462, email: csmonitorcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com or post: The Christian Science Monitor Weekly, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 Monitor Weekly digital edition: www.CSMDigitaledition.com Reader comments/questions: 617-450-2300 | readercomment@csmonitor.com Permission to reprint: PARS International, 253 West 35th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Phone: 212-221-9595, fax: 212-221-9195 | www.CSMonitorReprints.com CANADA POST: Publications mail agreement nr. 1435922. © 2020 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 18 36 42

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