Copy Desk Daily, Jan. 31, 2020

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In Dubuque, Heidi Schlumpf found that faith influences Iowa's Catholic college voters — with both progressive and conservative students pointing to Catholic values that underlie their political stances. Whether they are destined to be part of a "youthquake" of voters will depend on the millennial turnout.

In other political matters, Michael Sean Winters analyzes the most interesting questions so far in impeachment trial.

Sisters care for home-based patients and the terminally ill in Botswana. While the Pabalelong Hospice in Metsimotlhabe offers 10 beds for inpatient palliative care, the two Sisters of Charity of Nazareth who run it for the Gaborone Diocese also visit 90 patients in four nearby villages. Rumbi Chakamba has the story for GSR.

EarthBeat answers your Burning Questions about faith and climate change. This week, Brian Roewe explains: What is environmental justice? (Do you have a question? You can ask it here!)

Life with toddlers is a blessing, but also a bit "Groundhog Day" in its routines. Young Voices columnist and dad Mike Jordan Laskey is learning about staying in the moment, even when the moment is repeated.

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