09 16 2014
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Afifa Ahmed-Shafi, 1978-2013

'Her passion for, and commitment to, social justice guided her life and her work. She taught us every day and made us better'

A Muslim Portlander, born on the Fourth of July, Ahmed-Shafi's career and community activism typified a love of country and a love of community even when the two at times seemed to be at odds with each other.


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Video: Brazilian Officials Increase Security After Pope Francis Motorcade Gets Stuck in Crowd

The pope asked drivers not to avoid the throngs of supporters who want to see him

Security for Pope Francis' visit to Brazil has been raised after an incident involving his motorcade, a Brazilian federal official told CNN.

Read more: Video: Brazilian Officials Increase Security After Pope Francis Motorcade Gets Stuck in Crowd

Sectarian Violence in Iraq As a Bomb in Sunni Mosque Kills 18 and Injures 56

Sunnis now are politcally marginalized as Shiites govern in post-Saddam Iraq

A bomb hidden in a Sunni mosque exploded while worshipers listened to a sermon Friday in northeastern Iraq, killing at least 18 people and injuring 56, police and health officials said.


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Video: Pope Prays for Lost Refugees on Visit to Mediterranean Island

Lampedusa has been first point of entry for refugees trying to reach mainland Europe

LAMPEDUSA (CNN) -- On the first pastoral visit of his papacy, Pope Francis shunned protocol and politics on a visit to the tiny island of Lampedusa off the coast of Sicily to pray for refugees and migrants lost at sea.

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