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She was adopted from an orphanage in Iran. Now, she wants to find her biological parents

Monday, August 03, 2015

Farideh was about six months old when a security guard at a mausoleum in Iran found her abandoned. She was taken to an orphanage until a Dutch couple adopted her. Years later, she is on a hunt to find her biological parents in Iran.
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Could we see Ultimate Frisbee in the Summer Olympics?

Monday, August 03, 2015

Ultimate Frisbee has moved one step closer to being in the 2020 Summer Olympic games. The International Olympic Committee recognized the organization that oversees the sport. We're not talking about the frisbee golf games played on college campuses. This is the big leagues.
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India and Bangladesh exchange hundreds of border enclaves, and 50,000 people

Monday, August 03, 2015

For almost 70 years, thousands of people have been stranded along the India-Bangladesh border. They live in hundreds of tiny little enclaves; some wrapped in enclaves within enclaves. Now the madness has ended, and the border straightened. But what happens to the people?
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Rio may not be as ready to host the Olympics as it thought

Monday, August 03, 2015

Brazilians were told Rio was already prepped for an Olympics, but this seems far from the truth.
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Web to stricken robot: The world is better than Philadelphia

Monday, August 03, 2015

A hitchhiking robot from Canada planned to travel across the United States fueled by human kindness. But its trip was cut short in Philadelphia, when the "City of Brotherly Love" showed hitchBOT no such kindness.
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This 'Star Wars rebel' biologist isn't giving up on cleaning Rio's polluted bay

Monday, August 03, 2015

One year ahead of the 2016 Summer Games, Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay remains a polluted mess and a serious health hazard for Olympic athletes who are due to compete there. But one biologist in Rio, who says this pollution is a "disruption of the force," isn't giving up on efforts to clean up the bay.
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A journalist who offended in Mexico — and was killed

Sunday, August 02, 2015

He took a picture. The state governor was offended. The photojournalist fled. That wasn't enough.
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Threats to press freedom are on the rise in Latin America

Friday, July 31, 2015

Mexico is a dangerous place to be a journalist. Drug cartels and corrupt government officials bully reporters — harassing them if they are lucky or silencing them for good, if they're not.
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Did Gisele Bündchen hide from the Paparazzi by wearing a burqa?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen supposedly visited her plastic surgeon in Paris wearing a head-to-ankle burqa. People in France and abroad reacted with confusion, outrage and humor.
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Project to translate 'Walden' into Farsi becomes a cultural exchange

Friday, July 31, 2015

Until a few weeks ago, Alireza Taghdarreh had never set foot in the US. Yet he had lived and breathed the works of one quintessential American author: Henry David Thoreau.
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A doctor's diary from Yemen tells the story of the forgotten Arab war

Friday, July 31, 2015

How a British doctor's smartphone audio diaries are chronicling air raids and emergency rooms in Yemen.
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A Canadian reporter smuggles himself into Yemen to see the war first hand

Friday, July 31, 2015

There's no let-up in Yemen's war. It's a complicated conflict, which started with Houthi rebels ousting the country's president and continues now with Saudi Arabia's air strike campaign against the Houthis. American reporter Matthieu Aikins traveled to Yemen by smuggling himself into a country where humanitarian aid cannot reach, but Saudi bombs can.
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Experimental Ebola vaccine is 'highly efficacious and safe' — but late

Friday, July 31, 2015

Researchers working in Guinea have developed an experimental Ebola vaccine that they say is highly effective. But it has been a long time coming, and groups like the World Health Organization have admitted the need for emergency response reform before another crisis strikes.
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Launching an art magazine by people and for people who know nothing about art

Friday, July 31, 2015

He’s painted himself both as Stalin and as God, but this celebrated Russian-born artist insists that the church of art where he’s spent his life worshipping may just be a house of cards. What better way to celebrate that belief than by publishing a new magazine — about art.
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Why Norway is glad it's NOT hosting the 2022 Olympics

Friday, July 31, 2015

The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing, China — and that's good news for Stockholm, Krakow and Olso. All three cities withdrew their bids for the games.
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What can the Indian Ocean plane wreckage tell us?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Part of a plane wing washed up on a beach on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean this week. The wreckage is now en route to France for identification. It appears to be part of a Boeing 777. Malaysia Airlines flight 370 — which mysteriously disappeared over the Indian Ocean last year — was also a Boeing 777.
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Strangers around the world gave Aziz Ansari the most intimate details of their romantic lives — their text messages

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Aziz Ansari takes a peek inside the single's scene around the world
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Iranian American talks to her conservative relatives in Iran about the nuclear deal

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Maryam Abolfazli was born in the US to Iranian parents. She was raised in Tennessee in a progressive family. In 2003, when she went on a trip to Iran, she got to know her conservative relatives. Now that Iran and US have agreed on a nuclear deal, she wanted to know how they feel.
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Can we decrease gun violence by treating it like an infectious disease? Signs point to yes

Thursday, July 30, 2015

When infectious disease expert Dr. Gary Slutkin returned to the US after years of working abroad on HIV, cholera and TB, he was struck by how much the spread of gun violence here reminded him of the spread of disease.
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Getting an education is the latest battle for migrant children who crossed US border alone last summer

Thursday, July 30, 2015

On Long Island, it's been a rocky start for some young Central Americans, who were placed into a "transition" school that some observers find subpar.
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