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The man who claimed to be a whaler, and other online dating adventures of Anya Ulinich

pri.org — Never has the art of finding love been more entwined with the art of writing. And the potentially life-changing issue of who you attract and how you attract them comes down to one key document: your profile.

An American veteran and a jihadi share memories of Robin Williams

pri.org — This isn't the setup for a joke: Last week, after the death of Robin Williams, a US Army veteran and a supporter of Islamic militant group ISIS tweeted their regrets. Soon the pair were swapping recollections of their favorite Williams movies and other pop culture trivia.

Remembering a fearless poet known as 'Iran's Lioness'

pri.org — Iran has lost one of its most beloved poets. known as "Iran's Lioness" for Simin Behbahani was her fearless poems, which led Iran's government to confiscate her passport so she couldn't travel. She was 87 when she died early this morning in Tehran .

As the Ebola crisis rages, West African villagers are warned away from fruit bats

pri.org — Scientists are warning West African villagers to stop hunting bush meat and to stay away from fruit bats as they circle in a possible animal source for the latest Ebola outbreak. The Ebola virus lives in fruit bats, scientists believe, and is threatening communities who are already facing the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.
Aug 20, 2014

Locating the vectors for #Ebola has been maddeningly difficult. But until it's nailed down... pri.org/stories/2014-0… #theworld

Palestinians and Missourians find common cause amidst the tear gas

pri.org — In the midst of protests in Ferguson - marked by increasingly militaristic police intervention - Palestinian protestors have offered their support, solidarity and advice to those on the front lines of the St. Louis suburb. An unexpected dialogue has emerged on Twitter between the two groups - protestors who live halfway across the world from each other but face similar battles.
Aug 20, 2014

Palestinians and #Ferguson find common cause, especially because both face tear gas made by same Pennsylvania company pri.org/stories/2014-0…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @pritheworld: An unexpected dialogue has emerged between protestors in #Ferguson and Palestinians, reports @danielestrin: trib.al/JaXsJfK

Aug 19, 2014

RT @pritheworld: An unexpected dialogue has emerged between protestors in #Ferguson and Palestinians, reports @danielestrin: trib.al/JaXsJfK

Aug 19, 2014

Palestinians and Missourians find common cause amidst the tear gas: bit.ly/1BzfaPC cc @linahalsaafin @555opd #Ferguson

Salvadoran parents detail their sons' harrowing journey to meet them in the US

pri.org — More than 50,000 underage migrants, mostly from Central America, have been caught trying to cross the US southern border since the fall of 2013. They face tremendous risks, just getting to that point. Some jump onto a freight train known as "The Beast," where one wrong move could mean a lost limb - or worse.
Aug 20, 2014

Part 2 today @pritheworld. Part 1 here: Salvadoran parents detail their sons' harrowing US-bound journey pri.org/stories/2014-0…

Aug 19, 2014

Salvadoran parents detail their sons' harrowing journey to meet them in the US pri.org/stories/2014-0…