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Gunman shoots nine people at Charleston church

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A deadly shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina has left the country shocked and calling for answers. Continue reading

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Shift in U.S. policy opens Cuba to American tourists

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The end of the embargo on Cuba brings new possibilities for tourism and cross-cultural exchange with a country that has a fraught relationship with the U.S. Continue reading

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Can Los Angeles end veteran homelessness?

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There are approximately 45,000 homeless people in the city, 4,000 of whom are veterans. Continue reading

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Police response to Texas pool party prompts outrage

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Video of an altercation between a white police officer and black teenagers outside a pool in a Dallas suburb gained national attention due to the officer’s behavior. Continue reading

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Turkey election results seen as victory for democracy

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The future of Turkey’s government is uncertain after the ruling party lost its majority in Parliament in this week’s elections. Continue reading

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