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Tuesday, May 21, 2024 4:06 AM ET

Christian Science Monitor - US News

More companies embrace on-site child care. What that means for working parents. -- As access to child care evades many parents, employers are trying to fill the void. Despite its convenience and benefits, is on-site child care a short-term fix or an integral solution?

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How doulas and cafes help people break the last taboo – talking about death -- The death of someone you love can feel like a very solitary – and silent – experience in America. Death educators are trying to create space for people to talk about everything from wills to questions about the afterlife and their own legacy.

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Can Ukraine attack inside Russia? Kyiv wants US to say yes. U.S. military aid is reaching Ukraine with much-needed ammunition and air defense systems. Kyiv wants to use Western weapons to hit inside Russia.

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First Look - In swing state North Carolina, a shuttered hospital erodes trust in elected leaders - When a North Carolina city lost its only hospital, its residents lost a sense of security and care for their well being. Health care is featuring prominently in the presidential election as the nation faces a worker shortage and more rural hospitals close.

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Monitor Breakfast -- When practical shoes tell you something about a politician -- At a Monitor Breakfast, Democratic congressional campaign Chair Suzan DelBene shows her pragmatic side – both in her strategy for retaking the House and in her choice of footwear.

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First Look -- President Biden addresses Israel-Hamas protests in Morehouse speech -- President Joe Biden addressed Morehouse College graduates on Sunday, acknowledging their protests over the Israel-Hamas war and describing the conflict's scenes in Gaza as heartbreaking. His speech is part of a broader effort to reconnect with Black voters, whose support was crucial in the 2020 election.

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First Look -- Donald Trump receives NRA endorsement, vows to protect gun rights -- Former President Donald Trump called on gun owners to vote in the 2024 election while speaking to thousands of National Rifle Association members. The NRA had officially endorsed him just before he took the stage at their annual meeting in Texas on Saturday.

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Commentary -- Brown v. Board of Education at 70: Promise for students, but still work to be done -- On the 70th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, our commentator weighs the promise that decision still offers for students against the realities of what their schools look like today.

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Monitor Breakfast -- Democrats emphasize 'authenticity' to take back the House -- At a Monitor Breakfast, Democratic Rep. Suzan DelBene talks about the value of different perspectives and how her party can retake the U.S. House this fall.

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Many Americans don't trust mail-in voting. What can be done? -- Election-related fraud is very rare. And safeguards are in place for mailed ballots. Yet distrust in the system remains high among Republican voters.

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First Look -- In 2020, bike shops couldn't keep up with demand. Now they're forced to switch gears. -- During the pandemic, bike sales rose 65% in 2020. Now the pandemic, and the boom, is over. Some bike shops have adapted and are surviving, while others may need to close for good.

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Their weddings made history. Twenty years later, their love endures. -- Friday marks the 20th anniversary of the first same-sex marriages in the U.S. Two Massachusetts couples reflect on how they felt at the time – and what marriage equality has meant to them since.

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As Democrats pull back on Israel, one unlikely senator is doubling down -- Sen. John Fetterman has emerged as the Democrats' most outspoken supporter of Israel, underscoring how his party's stance on that nation has shifted.

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First Look -- Military sexual assaults significantly drop after Biden hires 'prevention workforce' -- Reports of sexual assault in the U.S. military are on the decline after a "prevention workforce" took up posts within the ranks. Senior defense officials say that the number of assaults is still too high.

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