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Why we still need Freedom Schools, 50 years later

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Half a century ago, students and local organizers banded together to fight to end segregation and discrimination against African-Americans in the United States. Continue reading

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Anger and unrest in Missouri after police kill unarmed teenager

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Witnesses say that Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old from a suburb of St. Louis, did not resist officers and put his hands over his head even as he was shot repeatedly. Continue reading

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U.S. sends weapons to stem violence in Iraq

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Officials stated this morning that the U.S. has begun arming Kurdish forces in Iraq to stop the advancement of a militant Islamic group that threatens to take over the region. Continue reading

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African markets set to skyrocket, leaders say

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Discussions at the U.S.-Africa Leaders summit in Washington, D.C. this week highlighted Africa’s strong potential for economic growth. Continue reading

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How WWI changed the world forever

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This week marks the 100-year anniversary of World War I, which drastically altered the global map and changed the course of history. Continue reading

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