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Tiny reminders of rape: Rohingya mothers cradle the unwanted

Yasmin is 33 days old. Wrapped in a checkered blanket, she writhes around in her makeshift crib, a rice sack attached to the ceiling with rope.

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'Everybody's talking about them, but who's talking with them?'

They stand among the ramshackle surroundings of their new lives, staring intently into the camera. For a handful of the estimated 700,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled across the border from Myanmar to overcrowded, under-resourced refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh, this is a rare chance to tell their stories.

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How 'heritage players' are helping Vietnam build a basketball culture

One day in 1980, a teenager named Nelson Nguyen left home in Da Nang, Vietnam. From Hong Kong he went to Washington, D.C., and then to southern California, where he raised a son who loved basketball. Horace Nguyen grew up watching Kobe Bryant lead the Los Angeles Lakers to five championships.

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How to help China’s Muslims

One of the best opportunities for Islamic extremists to gain recruits is to point to the persecution of peaceful Muslims, whether by non-Muslims or other Muslims. When Myanmar’s military forced 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country a year ago, for example, Malaysia warned that Islamic State would gain supporters in Southeast Asia. A response […]

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On Harvey anniversary, why some Texans say they may never return home

Corpus Christi isn’t one of America’s biggest cities, but it’s bigger than a room at the Super 8 motel in Weslaco, which is why Gina Rodriguez liked it – at least at first. In the roughly nine months she’s lived there since hurricane Harvey destroyed her home in the Gulf Coast island town of Port […]

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Remembering John McCain: the quintessential patriot

Sen. John McCain was a legend in American politics. As a Republican United States senator, McCain publicly defended fellow senators John Kerry and Robert Kerrey – both decorated Vietnam vets and both Democrats – when they came under political attack.

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Maria Butina's Lawyer Is Accusing US Prosecutors Of A "Sexist Smear"

Arguing for her release on bond, her lawyer says US prosecutors twisted joking text messages to paint “Ms. Butina as some type of spy-novel honeypot.” View Entire Post ›

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If The US Thinks Cuba Is Too Dangerous For Diplomats, Why Did It Just Ease Its Travel Advisory For The Island?

The State Department eased the level of its travel advisory to Cuba from “3” to “2,” putting it in the same category as France, Germany, and Spain. View Entire Post ›

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He Was Nearly Africa's Youngest Head Of State. Now His Followers Are Left Wondering What Happened.

Nelson Chamisa’s supporters hoped he would make history in Zimbabwe. But mistakes he made himself could have cost him. View Entire Post ›

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