11 21 2014
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Li'L Butterfly's Plea to Obama

How one woman went to Afghanistan with $100 in her pocket

In 2004, Liz Grover bought a one-way ticket to Afghanistan. All she had in her pocket was a friend's address and $100 ... After the 9/11 attacks Grover was disturbed by the wave of anti-Muslim feeling that tended to lump all Muslims together as extremists. So she decided to go to the source and meet Muslim people on their own territory. "It wasn't easy to do this," she admits. "I was just about to turn 23. I'm willing to take chances, but I get scared like everyone else" ...


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Skin: The Story of a Real-Life Nightmare in Apartheid South Africa

Until 1994, South Africa's system of Apartheid forbade people of different "races" to use the same stores, to attend the same schools or to reside under the same roof. Those oppressive segregation laws came to rip an Afrikaner family apart after the wife gave birth to a baby with dark skin and nappy hair in 1955 ...


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Captain in Somali Pirate Drama Mulls Career Change

UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) -- He's got a book deal, and a movie could be in the works. He's been to the White House to meet the president, to the Queen Mary ocean liner for a vacation and back to his modest 1830s Vermont farmhouse. He gives motivational speeches on the lecture circuit. Now, six months after his high-seas drama with Somali pirates finished with a happy ending, Capt. Richard Phillips is contemplating calling it quits ...


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