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A second chance at happiness

Violence, persecution, and war have forced more than 65 million people to flee their homes. For Ghassan Shehadeh, leaving his country and everything he knew behind, was a difficult decision, but one that was necessary for his family's safety.

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"We are all humans"

Violence, persecution, and war have forced more than 65 million people to flee their homes. As Uyen Nguyen shares here, their search for safety and a new home can take decades. Her story underscores the precarious position many refugees face, especially given the Trump administration’s decision to reduce the number of refugees entering the US.

News update

President Trump’s comments on Haiti, El Salvador and African nations

According to multiple reports, in an oval office meeting on Thursday, President Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as “sh*thole countries,” questioning why the US would see any value in welcoming people from those countries to the US.

First Person blog

Memories, monuments, and Martin

While I didn’t grasp the profound power of symbols as a white kid growing up in the Charlottesville, I do now.

Poverty in the US

Poverty endures in the US, trapping millions of people without hope of mobility for themselves or their children. Oxfam exposes the injustice of poverty in such a wealthy nation, and offers pragmatic solutions to chronic problems.

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