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American Muslim Marine hopes to foster dialogue about religion

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Mansoor Shams is a former U.S. Marine who served from 2000 to 2004. Shams has been traveling around the U.S. with a sign that reads, “I’m a Muslim and a U.S. Marine, Ask Me Anything.” Continue reading

Why we shouldn’t forget that U.S. presidents owned slaves

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In honor of Black History Month, poet Clint Smith and Harvard University doctoral student, offers his take on the history of racial inequality in the United States. Continue reading

Vice President Pence on Supreme Court, immigration restrictions

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Vice President Mike Pence gave his first interview on Wednesday since taking office with the PBS NewsHour. Continue reading

How Trump’s persistence on voter fraud accusations could affect voting rights

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President Trump repeated the unproven claim this week that millions of illegal votes were cast in the presidential election and says he will order a federal investigation to look into the matter. Continue reading

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