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AJ+ is a unique digital news and storytelling project promoting human rights and equality, holding power to account, and amplifying the voices of the powerless.
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Millions of Americans can’t afford enough food to eat, per U.S. Census Bureau. -5.6 million households struggled to put food on the table in early November. -27% of Black and 23% of Latino people with children said they didn’t have enough food, compared to 12% of white people.
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Three million Syrian refugees in Idlib and Aleppo are in need of urgent aid after heavy rainfall damaged their makeshift tents, says the UN. One-third of refugees in Syria, or 6.7 million people, lack proper shelter, fuel, clothes and blankets for the harsh winter months ahead.
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Ever wonder how your Thanksgiving turkey gets to your dinner table?
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Women are sharing their miscarriage stories and calling for a cultural shift so couples can be more open about their loss after Meghan Markle wrote about her experience for . “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”
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Turkey jailed 337 people for life, accusing them of trying to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a 2016 attempted coup. Turkey detained 290,000+ people over alleged links to the coup and gave out 2,500 to life sentences, a crackdown it said was necessary for security.
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Diego Maradona was a champion of poor and oppressed people around the world as well as a global soccer icon. Maradona, who died on Nov 25 at age 60, spoke up on behalf of people from Palestine to Naples, and especially in Latin America.
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More than 1 million people passed through U.S. airports Wednesday, says, despite CDC warnings not to travel for Thanksgiving. deaths topped 2,000 in a single day Tuesday for the first time since May. The U.S. has reported almost 13 million coronavirus cases.
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The Trump admin has deported 200,000 children and adults since March. Last year, psychologists said children separated from their parents face life-long trauma.
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The U.S. government is fighting to deport unaccompanied migrant children, after a judge ordered the Trump admin to stop doing so earlier this month. At least 8,800 unaccompanied children have been deported without access to a lawyer or having the opportunity to seek asylum.
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The Ethiopian army warned residents to “stay indoors,” as it starts the final phase of a weeks-long offensive in the Tigray region. Thousands have been killed in the fighting, and 40,000 fled to Sudan, where they face food shortages – including over 300 malnourished children.
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In tears, this travel ICU nurse describes the pain and trauma of what it's like to treat COVID-19 patients in El Paso, Texas as cases surge across the US.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has barred NY Gov. Cuomo from enforcing some restrictions on attending religious services in areas with surging cases. Amy Coney Barrett sided with conservative justices in the 5-4 ruling. More than 34,000 people have died from coronavirus in NY.
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This Congolese stylist is sharing his knowledge of sewing with other migrants as he awaits asylum approval.
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This Georgia poll worker who worked on is volunteering again to work in January for the runoff elections. The runoff elections for two Georgia Senate seats will determine which party will hold the Senate majority.
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After two devastating hurricanes in Honduras, people are sleeping under bridges because the shelters are so overcrowded.
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ICE is trying to deport a legal U.S. resident who was just a few days away from finishing his prison sentence. The incarcerated firefighter risked his life fighting California's wildfires this year.
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This trans woman is fighting for trans prisoners' rights while being incarcerated in a men's prison. She's suing prison officials for ignoring her sexual abuse.
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Two police officers in France are being investigated over allegations of abuse against migrants. The officers are accused of threatening violence and deliberately tripping a man, while breaking up a protest migrant camp in Paris on Monday.
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Trump-appointed judges overturned bans on discredited "conversion therapy." explains why the practice is harmful and damaging to LGBTQ+ people.
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97 whales and 3 dolphins died in a mass stranding on New Zealand’s Chatham Islands. Rescuers were unable to reach the islands in time due to the remote location, known as a whale stranding “hotspot.” 26 whales were alive when rescuers arrived, but those whales were euthanized.
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