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When No Place Is Safe: Sheltering Under Siege in Syria

Advertisement All of eastern Ghouta is underground. That is how one aid worker described the situation as thousands of people fled into basements and makeshift shelters in the rebel-held suburb of Damascus this week. Eastern Ghouta [...]
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When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

Free speech has long been under fire across the Arab world, where authoritarian governments have an array of laws they can use to lock up those who criticize leaders, government institutions or religion, even on their own Facebook pages. In [...]
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ICE Knows Some Terrible Fucking Publicity When It Gets It, Gives Stay Of Deportation To Sick Baby’s Dad

2 weeks ago | 0 comment
Heading back home today! Now we just need that outcome for a few million more folks… Jesus Berrones, the Phoenix man who was ordered to be deported even though his 5-year-old son has a rare form of leukemia, gets to go home to be with his [...]
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Black history month post: when jazz age superstar Josephine Baker spied on the Nazis

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Black history month post: When Jazz Age Superstar Josephine Baker Spied on the Nazis The African-American singer and dancer was the toast of Paris when French intelligence asked her to spy on the Axis. It became one of her greatest performances. (NB: [...]
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Donald Trump Doesn’t Need Intelligence Briefings When He Has Fox & Friends

2 weeks ago | 0 comment
I’m, like. A real. Smart dog. And a goodboy! Nice story in the Washington Post today that just confirms what we already knew, only in a bit more detail of the sort designed to leave your jaw dropped and your mind reeling: Donald Trump doesn’t [...]
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Leda Journal: When Is a Refugee Story Real, and Why Does It Matter?

4 weeks ago | 0 comment
I have a better sense of the life of Mr. Hossain, the four girls’ father. His troubles, he said, began when he was briefly back in Myanmar and saw a 12-year-old girl with fair skin and delicate features. “She was so beautiful,” [...]
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What Happens When the President Puts You in His SOTU Speech?

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They each received an unexpected phone call from the White House. With only a few days’ notice, they were ferried to Washington (sometimes secretly), were whisked through the Capitol alongside the presidential motorcade and, finally, were [...]
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The Hague Journal: When Animals Are at Risk, Special Netherlands Police Force Defends Them

4 weeks ago | 0 comment
Like a Humane Society with guns, handcuffs and badges, members of the animal police force are regular officers with extra training and special equipment. A 911-type emergency line for animals — dial 144 from any phone in the Netherlands [...]
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as my granma said if you sprinkle when u thinkle

1 month ago | 0 comment
Trump asked the Guggenheim for a Van Gogh. The museum offered a gold toilet. Being the president of the United State offers a lot of perks — a button that summons Diet Cokes, for example. But want to hang some post-impressionist artwork from [...]
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets annoyed when asked what Trump is doing about guns in schools

1 month ago | 0 comment
In the wake of a shooting in a Kentucky high school that left two teenagers dead and more than a dozen injured — the 11th school shooting of 2018 — the White House indicated it has no desire to talk about shootings at all. On Wednesday, [...]