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This month the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to make same-sex marriage legal in the United States. While the courts and lawmakers have …

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The Perilous Journeys of Syria’s Refugees

In August, Ahmad* calls from Greece. He got himself there from Turkey in a bilim after the smuggler took off. “What’s a bilim?” I ask. …

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On the 11th floor of a Seventh Avenue office building in New York City, an oversized silver mezuzah hangs beside a mahogany door. The dark …

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Hours after the news broke in December that the United States and Cuba were reinstating diplomatic relations, I arrived at a Catholic Church in one …

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In August, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, medical missionaries who were serving in Liberia, arrived at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital. The facility was the …

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