Editor’s Note

There was no SUN last month

There was no SUN last month. We originally planned to publish the Best of The Sun in January, to mark the beginning of our fourth year of publication. Then we decided against it for two seemingly contrary reasons: we couldn’t afford to print enough pages to do the idea justice, and we had second thoughts about anthologizing ourselves after only ...

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Will I find light in unexpected places?

I rearranged the office furniture last week, to make my surroundings simpler and let in more light. I was rearranging the furniture in my mind, too — straightening the crooked pictures, regarding the tattered beliefs that once fit in but now just blocked the light. There are so many rooms in me, so much light and fear. So much superstitious ...

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Inside the June Issue

By Ellen Rosenbush Marilynne Robinson on poverty; Alexander Chee, T Cooper, Garth Greenwell, T Kira Madden, Eileen Myles, Darryl Pinckney, Brontez Purnell, and Michelle Tea on Stonewall; and more une is our birthday month. In 2019 Harper’s Magazine marks 169 years of continuous publication. Throughout its history the magazine has been associated with an expansive roster of the most eminent ...

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The times favour me

Bill Shorten says. Speaking to Laura Tingle in his first in-depth press interview in many months, the Opposition leader is both candid and confident. He speaks as a man who has survived every insult and accusation that opponents have thrown at him, and as someone who has been able to set that stuff aside and instead think about what may ...

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Trump fires FBI director James Comey

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, sweeping away the man who is responsible for the bureau’s investigation into whether members of his campaign team colluded with Russia in its interference in last year’s election. The bombshell announcement that sent shock and surprise ricocheting through Washington ends the career of the man who ...

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Bodies of more than 70 migrants wash up on Libya’s coast

KALAHAN DENG The bodies of 74 migrants have been recovered by the Libyan Red Crescent after washing up on the country’s northern coast near the city of Zawiya. Rescuers say a sole survivor was found near a torn rubber dinghy. Volunteers, who responded to a call yesterday morning, say they believe the individuals drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean ...

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Split by Trump’s travel ban, a family races to reunite

KALAHAN DENG Abdalla hears his English teacher’s voice beaming across the room like a ray of sunshine. “What… is… the… matter?” The teacher sounds out each syllable, pausing as photos of injuries flash on a projection screen. If you go to the doctor, she says, these are words you’ll need to know. In this Atlanta classroom, dozens of refugees who ...

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Truck rams New Orleans crowd during Mardi Gras parade; 28 injured

KALAHAN DENG One man is in custody after an accident at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans injured at least 28 people, five seriously, officials said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect, who was driving a pickup truck that hit two cars before running into the crowd, appeared to be highly intoxicated. Among the injured, the youngest is ...

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Mexico warns US over border wall funding

KALAHAN DENG Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said the government could place tariffs on selected goods from US states reliant on exports to Mexico. Earlier, US President Donald Trump vowed to start building the wall “soon, way ...

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South Sudan conflict: The hungry emerge from swampland for aid

KALAHAN DENG Three years of civil war in South Sudan have driven thousands of families into the marshes of the Nile to hide from the fighting. A famine has been declared some parts. The BBC’s Alastair Leithead has been to the rebel-held town Thonyor in Leer County, where people have been told to gather to get help. They emerged from ...

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