How one man died so a whale might live

How one man died so a whale might live

Humans have spent more than 10 centuries emptying the ocean of some of its most extraordinary animals. Today, a coalition of scientists and fishermen are trying to turn the tide – and learning that conservation is much harder than destruction

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For a 6-Year-Old Snared in the Immigration Maze, a Memorized Phone Number Proves a Lifeline

For a 6-Year-Old Snared in the Immigration Maze, a Memorized Phone Number Proves a Lifeline

As the U.S. attempts to reunite migrant families, children will bear the burden of helping to identify who and where their parents are. The 6-year-old girl heard asking to call her aunt on an audio recording from a detention facility this week has an advantage.

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Chinese investment in the US drops 90% amid political pressure

Chinese investment in the US drops 90% amid political pressure

Chinese acquisitions and investments in the U.S. fell 92 percent to just $1.8 billion in the first five months of this year, consulting and research firm Rhodium Group said Tuesday. 1 1Counting divestitures, net Chinese deal flow to the U.S. during that time was a negative $7.8 billion, the report said.

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215 people die over two days while trying to cross Mediterranean from Libya

215 people die over two days while trying to cross Mediterranean from Libya

Over the course of two days, more than 200 people drowned after leaving Libya for Europe, according to a report from the United Nations. On Tuesday, 95 people died while traveling in a wooden boat carrying 100 passengers, the UN said. The boat was found near Libya's capital, Tripoli, by the Libyan National Guard. The same day, in a different spot off the coast, 70 people drowned in a boat carrying 130 passengers.

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Watch this priest angrily slap a crying baby across the face during a baptism

Watch this priest angrily slap a crying baby across the face during a baptism

In what might be the kindest act we’ve seen from a priest in quite some time, video footage has emerged of a French priest slapping a crying baby across the face after being outraged that the baby did not hold himself to the appropriate level of decorum. He is speaking in a rare dead language named ‘French’ however Reddit users have translated the holy man’s utterings as…

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The 11-year-old girl divorcing her 38-year-old husband

The 11-year-old girl divorcing her 38-year-old husband

Amal is 11 years old and seeking a divorce. The young Sudanese girl was in elementary school when a 38-year-old man asked for her hand in marriage. Her father accepted the proposal, and Amal (not her real name) was immediately wed. In Sudan, child marriage has been woven into the fabric of the country's culture, driven by tradition and poverty. More than a third of girls there are married before their 18th birthday, according to a 2017 UNICEF report…

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30 Years of Data Shows Asylum Seekers Are Not an Economic Burden

30 Years of Data Shows Asylum Seekers Are Not an Economic Burden

For the last two years, the Trump Administration has continually cited the burden that undocumented immigrants place on the US economy as justification for its “zero tolerance” border policy. Trump has personally referred to Latin American immigrants as “animals” that want to “infest” the United States. He has repeatedly, and falsely, referred to the influx of refugees fleeing violence in the Middle East as a major problem for Europe as justification for his administration’s hard line stance on immigration in the US.

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