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March 23, 2020

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2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | MARCH 23, 2020 29 THE MONITOR'S VIEW 30 READERS WRITE 31 GLOBAL NEWSSTAND HOME FORUM ESSAY This is what freedom looks like, people By Murr Brewster 33 IN A WORD A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE 34 CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKU ART An Iranian exile trains her lens on America By Carol Strickland 38 SOCIETY In a time of tech overuse, should you unplug? By Eoin O'Carroll BOOKS Plan your garden – no trowel needed By Judy Lowe IN PICTURES Dance brings out everyone's playful side Story by Cassandre Coyer; photos by Melanie Stetson Freeman HUMANITY BEHIND THE HEADLINES How coronavirus may alter global trade By Mark Trumbull A revolution in Russian bureaucracy By Fred Weir Mexico has become Trump's wall By Whitney Eulich States move to end hair discrimination By Noah Robertson 14 OVERHEARD 15 THE EXPLAINER 16 PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE After Australia's bushfires, Chris Pryor found solace in saving wallabies By Martin Kuz 18 SCIENCE AND NATURE 20 POINTS OF PROGRESS ® "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." – MARY BAKER EDDY MARCH 23, 2020 | VOLUME 112 – ISSUE 18 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 Katy Reckdahl How a social worker in New Orleans helps students who face legal issues – and trains teachers to get involved, too. Cover photo: Cheryl Gerber/The Hechinger Report 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. © 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 36 42 CORONAVIRUS UPDATES Access our coverage of the outbreak at coronavirus. Or launch your smartphone's camera, point it at the QR code at left, and tap the on- screen prompt when it appears. O N L I N E 40

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