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Gina Springer Shirley
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"When millions of people see freedom's invitation only through the flapping canvas of a tent. When they carry their children and possessions on their backs, walking hundreds, perhaps thousands, of miles. When they and their families risk drowning, and are kept cramped in appalling detention centers and, once released, risk abuse by racists and xenophobes. There is no cause for comfort here."

If you missed United Nations Human Rights chief Zeid's powerful speech to world leaders at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants this week, watch it here, now.
"An epidemic of amnesia is at the heart of this moral collapse in some quarters.

Many seem to have forgotten the two world wars – what happens when fear and anger are stoked by half-truths and outright lies. A density of hatred builds up. The pin is pulled. The timer, released. And humanity's rendez-vous with the 'demon of world history' beckons again.

The bigots and deceivers, in opposing greater responsibility-sharing, promote rupture. Some of them may well be in this hall this morning. If you are here, we say to you: We will continue to name you publicly. You may soon walk away from this hall. But not from the broader judgement of "we the people", all the world's people – not from us".
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Aaaand exhale—it's the weekend.
These poses help release tension from the belly, ribs, and back. Try them before belly breathing—or any pranayama practice.
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Every day is National POW/MIA Recognition Day for the military and civilian personnel who travel to foreign lands to recover the remains of fallen American service members. 
The men and women of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command are charged with making good on a nation’s promise to leave no man behind.
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El diccionario inglés de Oxford ha decidido incorporar 6 nuevas palabras inventadas por el autor Roald Dahl en conmemoración de sus 100 años.
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The Live Be Yoga Tour team visited San Quentin State Prison in Northern California to talk to the inmates about how yoga has transformed their time behind bars.
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Here are all the weird presidential facts your history teacher should have
taught you. (From KQED Pop)
Cursing parrots, deadly cherries, vandalism at Shakespeare's house and so much more!
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The last armed conflict in Latin America is finally ending
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/26/americas/colombia-farc-peace-deal/

After 52 years of conflict, the Colombian government is signing a peace deal with FARC rebels, also known as the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
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Column: 15 years after 9/11, how have students’ reactions changed?
In what seemed like about a half hour after the second plane hit, we heard a loud explosion outside the school.
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For #StarTrek50, from our archives: A Conversation with Nichelle Nichols
http://www.startalkradio.net/show/a-conversation-with-nichelle-nichols/
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Nichelle Nichols discusses her role as Star Trek's Lt. Uhura, and the impact that had on her life and on society.
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    Write. Edit. Translate., 1999 - present
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