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UN refugee summit shines light on global crisis

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The MS St. Louis was a German passenger ship whose most famous voyage, in the spring of 1939, became known as "The Voyage of the Damned." On that trip, 908 German Jewish refugees were headed to Cuba, fleeing the Nazis, but only 22 of the Jewish passengers were allowed to disembark. Aid organizations pleaded with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the government of Canada to accept the refugees. They were snubbed, and the vessel headed back to Europe. Hundreds of the repatriated refugees would die in the Holocaust. The refusal of the U.S. government to accept them remains a dark stain on our history. Sadly, our government's current track record with refugee resettlement suggests that history may be repeating itself.

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Amy Goodman's arrest shows that in many parts of America journalism is still a crime

Last Thursday, an arrest warrant was issued under the header "North Dakota versus Amy Goodman." The charge was for criminal trespass. The actual crime? Journalism. We went to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to cover the growing opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Indigenous land defenders face down bulldozers to block Dakota Access pipeline

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The Missouri River, the longest river in North America, has for thousands of years provided the water necessary for life to the region's original inhabitants. To this day, millions of people rely on the Missouri for clean drinking water. Now, a petroleum pipeline, called the Dakota Access pipeline, is being built, threatening the river. A movement has grown to block the pipeline, led by Native American tribes that have lived along the banks of the Missouri from time immemorial. Members of the Dakota and Lakota nations from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation established a camp at the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers, about 50 miles south of Bismarck, North Dakota.

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With the Olympics finished, Brazil's political coup goes ignored

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After Louisiana floods, U.S. accelerates climate change with offshore drilling

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Climate change puts future Summer Olympics at risk, scientists warn

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Unholy trinity of Trump, Fox and NRA could provoke political violence

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Donald Trump is giving new meaning to "bully pulpit," ratcheting his irrational campaign rhetoric to new and dangerous lows. In North Carolina Tuesday, he said:

"Hillary wants to abolish -- essentially, abolish -- the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick -- if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is."

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The tide is turning on U.S. voter suppression, but time is running out

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The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965, helped enfranchise millions of African-Americans over the decades. Speaking before a bipartisan gathering of members of Congress, his Cabinet, civil-rights leaders and the press, Johnson said of African-Americans: "They came in darkness and they came in chains. And today we strike away the last major shackle of those fierce and ancient bonds."

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Unity and healing is critical for a fractured Democratic Party

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Welcome to the Republican National Convention, where guns are acceptable but tennis balls are not

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