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Berlin Journal: Germans Quietly Pass an Equinox of Unity, but the Walls Remain

Teachers, judges and civil servants were shipped in from western states to replace a generation of easterners who had come of age in Communism and were considered unfit, Mr. Krüger said. “Of course people were bitter about that,” [...]
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What’s hidden behind the walls of America’s prisons

This piece originally appeared on The Conversation. Few Americans fully appreciate just how many of their fellow citizens are ensnared in the criminal justice system. Some may have heard that there are about 2.3 million people behind bars, [...]
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Migrants Face Deportations and Walls in Europe, Too

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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, itself facing a tough election challenge this year, is taking steps to speed up deportations after some terrorism suspects were found to be immigrants who had been designated to be sent home. Photo [...]
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Zimbabwe’s Rulers Use a Monument’s Walls to Build a Legacy

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In the monument’s elegantly curved stone walls — at the center of a ruined city where thousands lived centuries ago — Zimbabwe’s current leaders have also found a rationale for their party’s 37 uninterrupted years in power. [...]
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Denver demonstrators seek to build bridges, not walls

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AURORA, Colo. (AP) – Several hundred people marched from Denver to Aurora on Saturday to urge the new Trump administration and Congress to work together to solve problems with immigration, saying they “want to build bridges, not walls.” The [...]