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U.S. fails to cut the check for refugee agency helping Palestinians

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Lives of thousands of Palestinians sit in a more fragile state as a refugee agency reports that the U.S. did not disperse a $120 million promised payment.

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A Dallas school sought 50 men to mentor boys, 600 showed up

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600 gathered. All colors, creeds and careers of men showed up at Billy Earl Dade Middle School to volunteer for an inaugural event focusing on male mentorship for male students.

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Norwegian Cruise Line under fire for sailing through massive winter storm

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Enjoyment was the furthest thing for passengers aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) Breakaway ship sailing to New York this week from a Caribbean holiday.

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Thousands of passengers express outrage, left stranded at JFK following winter storm

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Yesterday morning, a two plane collision sent an already backlogged John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport into further delays.

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Freezing Baltimore public schools point to many more problems in the distressed school district

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Days after news spread that children in some of Baltimore, Md. schools sat in unheated, frigid classrooms, a debate ensued to figure out who is to blame

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Ethiopian Orthodox Church celebrates Genna, or Christmas

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Two weeks after most Christian churches around the world celebrate the birth of Christ, the divine child, more than half of the population of Ethiopia observes Christmas on January 7.

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Sudan mines over 100 tons of gold, plans to use in foreign currency

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Sudan’s gold rush in 2015 finally produces positive results.

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Student loan debt bubble will pop sooner than later

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While we continue to hear about the bubble, another bubble,  the student loan crisis emerges. Now, debt reached $1.4 trillion, with many loans being backed by the U.S. federal government. As defaults continue to rise, experts agree it will have an effect on the economy.

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An urban farmer returns back to the land through her patch of sacred soil

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Ayanna Diarra pops on her designer sunshine yellow thrift-store rain boots and fetches her favorite second-hand rusty shovel to give a tour of the latest additions in her garden.

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From Truck Driving to Juke Joints: Matito Ki’Abayomi explores Los Angeles with fresh perspective

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Exploring the nooks and crannies of Los Angeles and the metro area is new web series, “Matito Presents ‘Only in LA.'”

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