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Check out the latest from The I Files- a story about two cops in San Francisco who are taking an unorthodox approach to curbing gang violence.
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"If this Revolution falls, what we will have here in Cuba is a hell. Hell itself." – Field Castro

Don't miss this immersive lost interview with Castro from the early days of the revolution, via +Blank on Blank.
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An inmate hunger strike in California has entered its second week as thousands of prisoners continue to protest the state’s policy on isolation units. 

This episode of +Al Jazeera English's "People and Power" goes inside one of these units and examines the tough sentencing laws that have contributed to a doubling of country’s prison population.
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Like short docs and live in the Bay Area? Join us, The +Center for Investigative Reporting and +The New York Times this Saturday for an evening dedicated to great online documentaries.
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As Congress debates student loan rates, “Education Education” looks at the all-or-nothing system of higher learning in ‪#‎China‬ where a single exam determines what college teenagers can attend – or if they can go to university at all.

This +Why Poverty film details the shady business of private universities and the desperation of poor rural families struggling to achieve a better future for their children.
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Just-released reports from Pakistan offer a scathing indictment of the country's politicians and military, finding that they exhibited "negligence and incompetence," which allowed Osama bin Laden to escape detection for years. 

This report from +Al Jazeera English gives a snapshot of the Abbottabad Commission findings: http://aje.me/12fH0wj
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Bradley Manning is acquitted of aiding the enemy, but could face up to 136 years in prison for the crimes he was found guilty of: http://ow.ly/nt6aP 

What could it mean for future whistle-blowers?
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The new third in line to the British throne is just one of the 130 million babies that will be born this year –- and where those children are born will largely determine their opportunities for success and even survival. Click on the link below to learn more:
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With news of Detroit filing for federal bankruptcy today, Stockton, CA is no longer the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history. More on Stockton:
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You won't see this NYT Op-Doc at our July 20 event (http://ow.ly/mUNFL) in San Francisco, so watch it now.

This colorful short documentary follows Blue Demon Jr., a self-proclaimed defender of Mexican immigrants, as he does battle against wrestlers who portray U.S. border patrol agents.
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Did you know that when Neil Armstrong came back from the moon, he had to go through U.S. customs?

More crazy-but-true facts via +BuzzFeed:
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The Egyptian military said Wednesday that it had ousted President Mohammed Morsi and suspended the country’s constitution. 

Before today’s headlines, young filmmakers took to Egypt’s streets in 2011 to chronicle the uprising that led to the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. The resulting film, ”1/2 Revolution," is a gritty, no-holds-barred, insider account of the historic events.
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Programmed by the Center for Investigative Reporting, The I Files is a new YouTube channel that selects and showcases the best investigative videos from around the world. Major contributors include The New York Times, ABC, BBC, Al-Jazeera and Investigative News Network.