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Like most people in central Senegal, Victor Ciss and his family rely on farming for their livelihood. But there is little work to be had during the dry season, when families eke out a living with the earnings from the previous harvest. In 2007, after his father got sick and needed care, Victor, then 25, decided to emigrate to Europe, where he hoped to find work and send money to his family back home.

He left behind the thatched-roof family home and made his way north to Senegal’s neighbor, Mauritania, where he was supposed to join other Senegalese migrants on their boat journey to Spain. At the time, it was a typical route taken by migrants to reach the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago and popular tourist destination off the coast of Morocco. But once Victor left home, his family lost all contact with him.
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A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant working in the nation's capital lived a secret life as a "domestic terrorist" who aspired to mass murder and compiled a target list of prominent politicians and journalists, federal prosecutors allege in court papers.
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Mohamed Safwan and his wife Melani worked hard to provide their kids with everything they needed. But when their youngest son, Malek, was diagnosed with diabetes and autism at a young age, they were unable to give him the care he needed in Lebanon. In 2015, they heard about migrants making the trip by boat from Turkey to Greece, from where they could reach Germany and other countries in Europe. The family decided this was their chance. They agreed that all three sons would accompany their mother on the trip. But tragedy struck when the boat sank while crossing the Aegean Sea. Melani’s body was recovered along with the others in the boat, but two sons were never found. Maher was the only son who returned home alive after swimming and treading water for more than six hours.
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Tensions escalated after Graham pointedly asked Shanahan for his opinion on Trump's decision to leave Syria, and the acting secretary refused to condemn it. Raising his voice, Graham finally told Shanahan he should consider him "an adversary," according to the officials.
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Hector Eduardo Montoya was 19 years old in 2013 when he fled to the United States to escape the violence in Honduras. He comes from a town called El Progreso, in a region of Honduras often referred to as one of the most dangerous places on Earth. Around the time that Hector left home, 20 people on average were killed each day in Honduras, a country of only 8 million.
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Bernie Sanders is campaigning for president again, officially entering the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field on Tuesday with a vow to finish what he started in his last race for the White House.
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Nomalanga Ndlovu was only 18 when she first left her village in southern Zimbabwe and crossed the border into South Africa in search of work. She wanted to support her family, who had recently lost much of their livestock to drought. After Nomalanga became pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy, Siyabonga, she left the child with her parents to return to her job as a domestic worker in South Africa. But on this fateful trip across the border in 2012, she disappeared. Knowing she would never abandon her son, her family fears the worst.
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The White House said Trump intends to redirect money from the military and the Treasury to fund his wall — a plan likely to meet with swift legal challenge.
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Ten years after the global financial crisis, Italy’s economy is stagnant. Its youth unemployment rate is among the highest in Europe—more than 30 percent.
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The Parkland shooting, one year later: Nick Dworet should be training for the Olympics. Carmen Schentrup should be decorating her dorm room. Instead, loved ones reflect on a year without them.
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