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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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Kansas shooting: injured man says suspect asked victims about visas

Alok Madasani, who survived attack that killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla, tells New York Times suspect asked us what visa are we currently on A man injured in get out of my country before opening fire. One man, 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was killed. Two other men, 32-year-old Alok Madasani and 24-year-old Ian …

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Hoop dreams: the young Texas inmates hoping for a second chance

Gainesville state school is a juvenile correctional facility near the border with Oklahoma and its basketball team is on a quest for sporting redemption Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/feb/08/gainesville-texas-student-inmates-basketball

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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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Hillary had a terrible weekend. The alternative is still far, far worse | Richard Wolffe

Just as she looked like she was heading for a landslide, the combination of a deplorable gaffe and a hot wobble has thrown the campaign into disarray This should not be news. But in todays febrile world of Twitter-fed headlines, it bears repeating: there are two old people running for …

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Oklahoma City’s Enes Kanter receives death threats after failed coup in Turkey

Thunder center said hes received death threats following the coup in Turkey that failed to overthrow president Recep Tayyip Erdoans regime Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter said hes received death threats following the coup in Turkey that failed to overthrow president Recep Tayyip Erdoans regime. The 24-year-old posted screenshots …

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From Syria to Rio: refugee Yusra Mardini targets Olympic swimming spot

The 18-year-old is hoping to make the IOCs Refugee Olympic Athletes team only a year after she was swimming for her life in the Aegean Sea to escape war Last summer, Yusra Mardini and her sister Sarah fled their home in Damascus for Beirut, Istanbul and finally Izmir in Turkey, …

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The Observer profile / Kim Jong-un: The tyrants son who wants to be loved and feared

Simon Tisdall: North Koreas ruling party meets this weekend for the first time in 36 years. Will the congress show the young leader as the supreme head of a nuclear power, or merely reveal his insecurities? It is possible to believe almost anything about Kim Jong-un, North Koreas erratic, unpredictable …

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