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February 26, 2018

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IN THIS ISSUE 2/26/18 Story map Covered in this issue: Baghdad; Beijing; Bogotá, Colombia; Gangneung, South Korea; Kumamoto, Japan; London; San José and Santa Maria de Dota, Costa Rica; Tel Aviv; and the US 18 JUSTICE: WILL PRISON REFORM LEAD TO WIDER CHANGE? In Costa Rica, the conversation about how to reform drug laws with female offenders in mind has created broader opportunities by allow- ing policymakers, public defenders, judges, and civil society to look at drug policies and punishments in a new light. BY WHITNEY EULICH 26 COVER STORY Living on the edges Informal settlements called colonias flourish in Texas. Is their presence a moral stain on America or an answer to the housing crisis? BY HENRY GASS MELANIE STETSON FREEMAN/STAFF 2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | FEBRUARY 26, 2018 BRIEFING: WHY THE 2018 OSCARS REALLY MATTER A push for more diversity is changing the face of the movie industry as the 2018 Oscars arrive. BY MOLLY DRISCOLL 17

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