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My Big Sister Was Gunned Down In Charleston One Year Ago

On June 17, 2015, Malcolm Graham learned that his sister, Cynthia Graham Hurd, a librarian and a devout Christian, was one of nine victims shot and killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
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Orlando Rises To Meet The Challenges Of An Awful Week

With the mass shooting, the Christina Grimmie's murder and the toddler killed at a resort, Orlando has suffered lately. NPR's Scott Simon highlights the grace Orlando residents are showing each other.
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Compassion Drove Dad To The Salad Bar — That, And Fear Of Alien Abduction

Her grandparents were vegetarian out of fear of eating reincarnated ancestors. Her father, out of compassion for animals and X-Files-inspired thinking. But it wasn't so great for family unity.

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I Feel Like 'I Am Orlando' Though I Live Thousands Of Miles Away

The attack on Pulse made this Nigerian LGBT activist remember a time when he saw Orlando in his everyday life.
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Week In Politics: Aftermath Of Mass Shooting In Orlando

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the mass shooting in Orlando, public reactions from around the country and the political response from Washington, D.C.
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'These Are My People': Writer Reflects On Orlando Attack In 'Washington Post'

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with writer Justin Torres, who wrote a piece in the Washington Post about Latin night at the queer club.
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Tourists Use Facebook To Support Sharm El-Sheikh During Tough Times

Tourism to the popular Egyptian resort dropped dramatically after the plane crash last fall. But social media keeps tourists and residents connected.
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My New Normal Includes An Acceptance Of Spiders

Our Peace Corps correspondent, in northern Ghana, reports that what used to seem unusual is now not so unusual anymore.
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'I Won't Feel Safe On My College Campus'

Youth Radio's Esmé Ablaza just graduated from Palo Alto High School, near Stanford University. In this commentary, she offers her thoughts on sexual assault as a college-bound young woman.
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Wedding Woes: When Families Feud Over Invitations

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. This week they consider what to do when wedding plans create tension within the family.

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