September 18 Issue

Cover story World
Bay Area liberals who love Pope Francis and loathe their right-wing archbishop don't understand either man, or the Catholic Church, or the battle for the soul of their city.
Baby Steps
In Focus

Baby Steps

Gevgelija, Macedonia—A policeman carries a baby to safety as asylum seekers try to enter from Greece at this border town on September 2. Tens of thousands of people—mainly Syrians—have fled violence in the Middle East and are attempting to reach Western Europe through the so-called Balkans corridor. As hundreds of desperate refugees rushed the border, some families were inadvertently separated when police allowed groups of only 50 or so at a time to pass. The EU is under renewed pressure to come to terms with the growing crisis since the publication of a photo of a 3-year-old Syrian boy who drowned and washed ashore in Turkey.
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Driven by history and economic necessity, she has shown compassion, crucial leadership.
New World
After two decades, there's finally a new medical procedure to stop stroke-related disability and death.
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