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The international adoption system can be murky. Critics say it is not in the best interests of children to be adopted by families from another country and to grow up outside their native culture. But supporters insist if children are given a loving home, that in itself is in a child’s best interest.

On the Stream we’ll speak to adoptees about who and what they call home. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
What happens when adoptees can't adapt.
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"For each wash load of 6 kg (about 13 lbs), the acrylic sweaters shed an estimated 729,000 fibers. Polyester let off about 496,000 fibers, and the polyester-cotton blend shed approximately 138,000. The fibers are tiny—depending on the material, they ranged from about 12 μm to 18 μm in diameter and 5mm to 8mm in length—but they collect into plastic lint that can add up over time."
Every wash of your gym clothes may release 700,000 plastic fibers into the environment
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Do you think Colombians should approve peace deal with FARC rebels? Why or why not? Tell us in comments below.
After a 52-year conflict, will Colombians back historic peace deal with Marxist rebels?
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After 52-year conflict, will Colombians back historic peace deal with Marxist rebels?
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What under-reported stories would you like to see on the show? Share your suggestions below.
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"'It's a war,' said Luciano Evaristo, IBAMA's enforcement director, slamming a fist into his office desk.

When satellites detect large-scale forest clearing, Evaristo's agents, armed with automatic weapons, are deployed to hard-to-reach sites via helicopters."
Brazil is losing the equivalent of two football fields of rainforest every minute as illegal loggers and ranchers exploit the Amazon's unspoiled reaches
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"Critics note that some children adopted into a different culture later feel unhappy about having been uprooted. Some also dismiss overseas adoption as a distraction from other ways of reducing poverty."

What do you think? We discuss on our next show. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Fewer families are adopting children from overseas
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"The Smithsonian’s newest museum looks like nothing else on the Mall, and it brings an African influence to a place that could not be more American."
The National Mall’s newest museum sits in the shadow of the Washington Monument and occupies levels below and above ground.
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“Everyone was responsible. We all were…we all are," writes Yaa Gyasi in her novel "Homegoing", about African complicity in the slave trade. What questions do you have for her?
Author Yaa Gyasi discusses her debut novel 'Homegoing'.
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"Dan Slater’s new non-fiction book Wolf Boys recounts the story of two Mexican-American teens in Texas seduced by the violent cartels across the border and the Mexican-born Texas detective who hunts them. It is grim and violent, yet it is a detailed and thoughtful look at American society and the war on drugs. It has also been condemned by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Directors Review Committee, which declared Wolf Boys off limits to all Texas prisoners before it was even published this month."
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The Stream is a social media community with its own daily TV show on Al Jazeera English.
Introduction
The Stream is a new phenomenon – a web community with its own daily show on Al Jazeera. The Stream taps into the extraordinary potential of the increasing power of social networks to disseminate news. Individuals have now become an integral part of the news information network through their ability to publish information and share opinions on events as they take place. 

The viral nature of social networks allows for such information to spread and multiply rapidly. While these developments have the potential to generate more heat than light, to a broadcaster like Al Jazeera, they are also a huge opportunity to reach news in places and at levels until now impossible. 

The Stream is a super-aggregator of these online sources, seeking out both untold stories and new, ground level takes on stories in the mainstream.