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November 20, 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE 11/20/17 Story map Covered in this issue: Amman, Jordan; Beijing; Frankfurt; Girona, Spain; Golan Heights; Hoh Xil region of the Tibetan Plateau; Kabul, Afghanistan; Moscow; Parma, Italy; and the US 18 IMMIGRATION: HOW ONE CITY HAS RESISTED POLARIZATION Stockton, Calif., shows what can happen when people who make up a diverse group rely on one another. BY JESSICA MENDOZA 17 BRIEFING: THE SCOPE OF ISIS, POST-CALIPHATE The fall of the self-styled caliphate in Syria and Iraq has been nearly as spectacular and swift as its rise. Yet the physical demise of ISIS in those countries does not spell the end of the group. BY JASON THOMSON AND DOMINIQUE SOGUEL 24 COVER STORY A billionaire's war on poverty In Tulsa, Okla., philanthropist George Kaiser mounts one of the most ambitious efforts in the US to help the poor. BY SIMON MONTLAKE 2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | NOVEMBER 20, 2017

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