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This Florida car parts store is keeping vintage #Soviet cars moving in #Cuba
http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-01-30/how-fix-old-russian-car-cuba-theres-mechanic-miami
The old Soviet car isn't even in the United States. But there's a guy selling Lada parts in Miami. Call hm the Lada whisperer. Cuban expats flock to him, getting the parts for the many old Ladas still chugging along Cuba's streets.
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There's a lot of talk about Muslims in the wake of the ‪#‎CharlieHebdo‬ shooting in Paris. We talked to two Muslim Americans who are trying to turn the conversation around with their new podcast ‪#‎GoodMuslimBadMuslim‬

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-01-19/how-eat-pork-drink-booze-and-be-good-muslim
What's the difference between a "good" Muslim and a "bad" one? Two women and their podcast are on a mission to find out.
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When I was a kid I got in trouble with my 2nd grade teacher because I kept checking out "The Stinky Cheese Man." When she asked me why, I told her I didn't like any of the other books we had. Truth is, I couldn't really relate to the other books. I wasn't "Sarah, Plain and Tall" I was "Shefali, Dark and Short" I took comfort in books like "The Stinky Cheese Man" because he wasn't white, brown, or black. He was just cheese. I was pretty surprised that, decades later, we are still having issues with diversifying bookshelves in our public schools. So I wrote about it: #WeNeedDiverseBooks  
Advocates are pushing for more diversity in children's literature and that includes books about immigrant families.
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New York-based singer Ani Cordero is keeping "nueva canción" alive through her politically-laced love songs (via +PRI Public Radio International)
How do you combine love, politics and music together? Ani Cordero, a Puerto Rican in Brooklyn does this though "nueva canción," a style of Latin American music with political roots.
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Hey Boston! Please join us for the South Asian Journalists Association's Happy Hour in Harvard Square this week! Please register! We look forward to seeing you there! #SAJA   #Boston   #journalism  
Come mingle and meet fellow SAJA members and other media professionals in the area at SAJA's first Boston happy hour! This is a chance to learn more about SAJA, hear your ideas for our upcoming convention and network with other journalists in the area. We look forward to seeing you at this mixer ...
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On this #MLKDay we, at +WGBH The World, wanted to know: do African immigrants here in the US identify as Black? There's a very complicated answer to this question (Take our poll and tell us how YOU identify) http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-01-19/are-african-immigrants-african-american
An upcoming documentary sheds light on the identities of African immigrants and African Americans — and the tensions between them.
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The latest from #GlobalNation : Emanuel Mudiay grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo surrounded by war and corruption. He picked up a basketball when he was 3 years-old, moved to Texas, became a star player in college, and is now the #NBA 's number one draft pick- but first, he's going to play in China's basketball league.

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-01-16/china-not-college-could-be-next-finishing-school-top-nba-prospects
Emmanuel Mudiay's path around college to the NBA could be the new trail for young prodigies. That path winds through China.
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It all started with a meatball... (via +WGBH The World) 
Sometimes we choose dogs — and sometimes they choose us. A scruffy, yellow Ecuadorean street dog followed a team of Swedish trekkers on a race through the Amazon. He became the star of the race and ended up becoming the trusty companion to the team's captain.
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From #GlobalNation: Why do Koreans refuse to put a fan on in a closed room? What are some superstitions from your family and culture?
There's a superstition that Korean parents tell their kids: If you go to sleep with an electric fan running in your room, you might die.
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My friend & colleague Juan E. Gastelum took some great photographs of last week's #BorderMass  where bishops from around the country prayed and honored those who died trying to cross the US-Mexico border. The Catholic church has taken a pretty powerful stance in support of comprehensive #immigration  reform.
A recent Catholic mass on the US-Mexico border offered a powerful statement for border communities.
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Recipients of #DACA  (Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals) are able to utilize something called 'advance parole' where they are able to leave the US, visit their home country and come back to the states without jeopardizing their #immigration  status. Renata is one such DACA recipient who is able to do this: http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-03-25/young-undocumented-immigrant-new-program-lets-her-live-us-and-even-visit-her
Renata Teodoro was brought to the US as a toddler. Many years later, her family decided to return to their native Brazil after some of them faced deportation. But Renata stayed and now benefits from a program that protects some young immigrants from deportation. It even gave her the freedom to travel to Brazil to see her family again.
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