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More than 500 Muslim Americans gathered in the state capitol in Monday to send a clear message to the Legislature: protect low-income housing, pass the DREAM Act and vote against invasive drone surveillance. (Photo by Atia Musazay)

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Hundreds of Muslims from around Washington gathered at the state capitol Monday with clear messages for their legislators. For Amira Al-Salami, Martin Luther King Jr....

An ash covered Mundarichild celebrates the first South Sudan Independence Day in 2011. (Photo by Giovanni Turco / Freedom House DC)

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I come from a place with a long memory of war. Starting in the mid-fifties, we fought two civil wars, that both times lasted two...

“Lay down your arms; fight with the pen” in northern Afghanistan. (Photo by Dean Chahim)

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“Lay down your arms, fight with the pen.” Take a lesson from Afghanistan: the only way to end the bloodshed in Syria is to stop...

Children fetching water from Cockle Bay, in Freetown. (Photo from Flickr by Matt Stephenson)

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Salifu Mansaray has turned his own experience of trauma from Sierra Leone's bloody civil war into an asset in serving mentally ill seniors in Burien. “The...

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Update: Ten days after this post, Guatemala's high court threw out the verdict. The Nation calls this "the latest blow in what had been...