In the news, November 5

No surprise dept.: Mohammed Morsi's trial is a bit of a mess.

Pope Francis celebrated All Saints with a prayer for migrants who have died in attempted crossings to a better life.

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Cutting food stamps is no way to balance the budget says Bread for the World's David Beckmann.

In Iran, Christians to be lashed for taking Communion wine.

Our video of the week, "Detroit Rising," finds some good news to report about the beleagured city. Read more about Detroit's travails here, and you may ask yourself: Can Mike Duggan save Detroit?

Seems some cities can indeed turn things around; crime is way down in Juarez, Mexico, as the city makes a tenuous comeback.

Meanwhile at "In All Things": your mission, should you choose to accept it, figuring out how to save Humanities with Francis X. Clooney. S.J.

More good news for parents: child care can be pricier than college.

 

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