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Real ID: what Americans should expect

If you don‘t have a passport, you‘ll soon need a Real ID in order to fly. Preparations are under way for broad enforcement beginning in 2020. Here‘s what you need to know.

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Belgian artist helps Ethiopia engineer the perfect chicken

Researchers in Ethiopia are working with a Belgian conceptual artist to crossbreed indigenous chickens for African farmers. The chickens, which tend to be stronger and more resilientto disease,may help fight against malnutrition across Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Migrant children in critical need of welfare policies, US Senate finds

The removal of a number of policies safeguarding minors who cross the United States-Mexico border has endangered hundreds of children, according to a Senate subcommittee. To prevent further harm, officials are calling on a return to these protections.

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Federal court blocks overhaul of Florida system restoring voting rights

A federal appeals court blocked a lower court ruling that mandated Florida create a new process for restoring voting rights to former prisoners. The lower court ruled in February that the state‘scurrent system isunconstitutional andarbitrary.

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Indian journalists face consequences if critical of Modi‘s administration

Some journalists say they increasingly face threats with physical harm andabuse on social media when they run stories critical ofPrime Minister Narendra Modi. India ranked 138th out of 180 countries surveyed in the latest World Press Freedom Index.

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Arizona bands together to care for students during teacher strike

Communities in Arizona are preparing for a historic teacher walkout that will leave thousands of students out of school. ‘Everybody is banding together and helping each other,‘ says one Arizona working mom.

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Native Youth Olympics celebrates indigenous culture through sports

The games opened Thursday in Anchorage, Alaska and include challenges like the Seal Hop and the Scissor Broad Jump, which play to the skills needed in subsistence hunting. For contestants from across the state, the event is an opportunity to connect through culture.

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The power of prayer to heal

Today‘s contributor, who was having ongoing breathing difficulties due to allergies, shares how she was healed as a deeper sense of Christianity brought a new perspective of her real identity.

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‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun‘ is a wrenching story of bigotry and an inspiring tale of heroes

This kind of narrative is familiar territory for Gilbert King, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his remarkable 2012 bestseller Devil in the Grove, another look at violence, injustice, and heroic opposition.

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Are proposed EPA rules a move toward transparency or an attack on science?

A proposal by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that aims to limit the scientific research that the agency can use to set rules illustrates a widening rift between Republicans and the scientific community.

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Thousands of Germans join ‘kippa marches‘ in support of the Jewish community

An Israeli Arab, who wore a kippa in Berlin as an experiment, was attacked and harassed last week. The incident came after reports of Jewish children being bullied in schools led the head of the Central Council of Jews to advise people not wear kippas in big cities.

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Life of first-time candidate: 16-hour days, piles of paperwork and enthusiasm

Jessica Morse, running in California‘s Fourth District, is one of hundreds of first-time candidates, mostly Democrats, hoping to win US House seats this cycle. Many face long odds but experts say this could be a year that favors newcomers.

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Macron‘s embrace of Trump, not Trumpism

The display of affection between the French and American leaders runs counter to their deep differences over policies. Did Emmanuel Macron just set a model for American politics?

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One way the US is working out its homeless problem

At a time when half a million people in America are homeless, an Albuquerque homeless work program has sparked more than 20 similar initiatives across the country.

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In a New Orleans school, improving outcomes one student at a time

Both the Orleans Parish School Board and the Louisiana Department of Education describe The NET as one of the state‘s best alternative schools. Caring for the whole student is key to the model, the principal says.

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Germans to hold ‘kippa marches‘ in support of the Jewish community

An Israeli Arab, who wore a kippa in Berlin as an experiment, was attacked and harassed. The incident came after reports of Jewish children being bullied in schools led the head of the Central Council of Jews to advise people not wear kippas in big cities.

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As water scarcity worsens, ‘Day Zero‘ becomes commonplace in India

A fast-growing population, rising demand for water, and poor management of resources has led to water scarcity in India where more than 1 in 10 people lack access to clean water near their home, according to a WaterAid report.

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Chinese automakers‘ influence grows in electric vehicle industry

Electric cars aren‘t currently a lucrative business for most automakers but investors see a promising future. For Chinese companies, that interest is causing a major uptick in production around the world.

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Narrow win in Arizona House race unsettles GOP

The GOP held onto an Arizona House seat that previously was seen as an entirely secure seat. The narrow victory signaled to Republicans that even some of the reddestdistricts may be in playcome November.

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To withstand tariffs, farmers rebrand pecans to US consumers

The pecan may be the only native nut to the United States, but for the past decade, China has been its biggest consumer. Now, with the possibility of Chinese tariffs on a number of agricultural products looming, farmers are rethinking how to market pecans in the US.

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As economic crisis worsens, schools empty in Venezuela

Nearly 3 million children are missing classes in Venezuela as a result of the deepening economic crisis.Along with hospitals and other flagship welfare projects, the education sector is in crisis and experts fear a stuntedgeneration.

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US has cut inflow of refugees to a trickle, dousing hopes upstream

Before President Trump took office, as part of a program with bipartisan support, the US had been the largest taker of refugees living in Jordan. In 2016, the US took in 23,657; last year, 3,686. This year‘s target is 3,000, but UN officials say privately the real number could be closer to zero.

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Trump-Macron: True partners, or just friends?

Amid the fanfare of a state visit, what President Macron may be about to learn is whether his winning shows of strength translate into concrete results on matters of concern to France, especially when dealing with the ‘America First‘ president.

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As Supreme Court hears travel ban, questions of presidential authority also on docket

The principal legal debates over the travel ban have focused on two questions: whether the Trump administration has exceeded its lawful authority; and whether, by excluding nationals from five Muslim-majority countries, the executive order violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

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