April 29, 2016 Issue

Cover story U.S.
Women around the world are changing laws, mores and technology to make menstruation safer, cheaper and more a part of everyday life, after centuries of silence.
In Focus

Drawing Attention

Lesbos, Greece—Pope Francis discusses a child’s drawing during his tour of the Moria refugee camp on April 16. The pontiff and local religious leaders met with refugees in various campsites on the island of Lesbos, putting a spotlight on Europe's controversial deal with Turkey to end the refugee crisis. Francis offered prayers for refugees who have died trying to cross the Mediterranean from Syria, Afghanistan and war-torn regions of Africa in hopes of reaching Europe. The pope invited 12 Syrian refugees to accompany him on his return flight to Rome, where they will be cared for by the Sant’Egidio religious community.
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25 Is the New 18

For years, the criminal justice system has considered anyone 18 or older an adult, but new research suggests the brain of a 23-year-old is still immature.