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South Sudan’s leaders took the first tangible step toward peace in two and a half years on Tuesday, raising hopes the young country’s nightmarish civil war could finally end. Opposition leader Riek Machar landed in the capital Juba on Tuesday and was sworn in as vice president, a major boost for the peace deal signed by Machar and President Salva Kiir last year. “It’s the best hope that South Sudan has had in a very long time,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said of

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Ban the Box

The year is 1993. Carlito’s Way is our favorite movie. We watched it at least 10 times. We knew the lines of our favorite scenes verbatim. Moya would play Gail, and I Carlito. She was fond of the scene where Gail confronts Carlito as to why they broke up. Moya was a romantic — she was fond of saying, “Prison could never come between true love.” She thought Carlito was selfish — thus only protecting himself by breaking up with Gail after he got sentenced to 30 years in prison. I admired
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Supreme Court Could Bring Back Jim Crow Voting Laws

The word ‘budget’ conjures up feelings of deprivation and sacrifice – feelings humans avoid. Seeing… Continue
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