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Life and death on the Mexican border

The Long Read: Most of those who attempt to climb the wall into the US will be arrested and sent back. If they survive, they will keep trying The wall is an army in brown. It is fabricated in sections 10 girders wide, 18ft tall and crowned with a metre-high …

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The hidden history of Nasas black female scientists

The diversity of Nasas workforce in 1940s Virginia is uncovered in a new book by Margot Lee Shetterly. She recalls how a visit to her home town led to a revelation Mrs Land worked as a computer out at Langley, my father said, taking a right turn out of the …

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Can a millennial mayor save one of the worlds most violent cities? | Lauren Markham

The Long Read: Nayib Bukele is trying to wrest control of El Salvadors capital from the grip of murderous gangs. His weapons? Gentrification, Instagram and YouTube Though San Salvadors Mercado Central is statistically one of the most dangerous areas of one of the most dangerous cities in the world, an …

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Serena Williams: ‘I won’t be silent’ on police violence

(CNN)Serena Williams has expressed her fears and frustration about police violence against African Americans, writing on Facebook that she “won’t be silent.” The sight of a police car by the roadside during a car journey with her teenage nephew Tuesday prompted a chain of thoughts that led to her emotional …

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