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California’s ‘Weed Nuns’ on a Mission to Heal With Cannabis

California ‘weed nun’ Christine Meeusen, 57, who goes by the name Sister Kate (L), and India Delgado, who goes by the name Sister Eevee, trim hemp in the kitchen at Sisters of the Valley near Merced, California, U.S., April 18, … Continue reading

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Trudeau’s Family Visit To An Old Family Friend,The Aga Khan,What is the Big Deal, Is It Jealousy or Just Plain Stupidity

The Aga Khan served as honorary pallbearer at Pierre Trudeau’s funeral in 2000, alongside former Cuban president Fidel Castro, who died in November. The PMO confirmed Friday that Trudeau, his family and a few friends were invited to join the … Continue reading

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John Legend: “Redemption Song”

John Legend (born John Roger Stephens; December 28, 1978), is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He has won ten Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe, and one Academy Award. In 2007, Legend received the Hal David Starlight Award from … Continue reading

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Andrew Youn:3 Reasons Why We Can Win The Fight Against Poverty

With One Acre Fund, Andrew Youn is transforming African agriculture by helping farmers overcome the obstacles that hobble their harvests. Andrew Youn has lived in rural Africa for the last ten years, learning from the largest group of poor people … Continue reading

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Henry Flagler

Henry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 – May 20, 1913) was an American industrialist and a founder of Standard Oil. He was also a key figure in the development of the Atlantic coast of Florida and founder of what became … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Sloth Institute, the Protector of Wayward Baby Sloths.

By Allison Hirschlag You know the Mother of Dragons. Now meet the Mother of Sloths. A sloth’s desire to cling to trees, other sloths, and people might seem adorable, but it’s actually the only way they can survive infancy. Kermie … Continue reading

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What Started With One Man And A Cello or a Tap Dancer or a Man with a Bag Pipe,Turned Into Something You Have To See Flash Mobs

If you live in a city and you’ve ever spent time on the internet, you’re probably a little too familiar with street performers and flash mobs. But you’ve never seen anything quite like this. While performers line city streets all … Continue reading

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Jack Kevorkian

Jacob “Jack” Kevorkian (Doctor Death) May 26, 1928 – June 3, 2011 was an American pathologist, euthanasia activist, painter, author, composer, and instrumentalist. He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient’s right to die viaphysician-assisted suicide; he claimed … Continue reading

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Hugh Evans: What Does it Mean to be a Citizen of the World?

Hugh Evans (born 4 March 1983 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian humanitarian. Evans is the co-founder of both The Oaktree Foundation and the Global Poverty Project. He has received domestic and international accolades for his work in promoting youth … Continue reading

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Luther Burbank

Luther Burbank (March 7, 1849 – April 11, 1926) was an American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science. He developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants over his 55-year career. Burbank’s varied creations included fruits, flowers,grains, grasses, … Continue reading

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A Man Found A Squirrel Dying Underneath A Tree In Poland. Now, They’re Inseparable

By Grace Eire Normally, squirrels are very skittish creatures that avoid humans at all costs. Even city squirrels that are used to people walking all around them don’t like to get too close, as far as urban standards go! But … Continue reading

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Casey Gerald: The Gospel of Doubt

Casey Gerald chronicles the current state of the American Dream and explores ways to sustain it for a new generation. Gerald began his career in economic policy and government innovation at the Center for American Progress, and he has worked … Continue reading

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Alexander Betts: Our refugee system is failing. Here’s how we can fix it

Betts is the director of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, where he spearheads research on refugee and other forced migrant populations. His latest book, Survival Migration, explores the predicaments of people who are fleeing disaster yet fall outside … Continue reading

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Rolling Stones Announce Historic Free Concert in Havana

British veteran rockers The Rolling Stones’ singer Mick Jagger sings during a concert on their ‘Latin America Ole Tour’ at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 27, 2016. REUTERS/PAULO WHITAKER The Rolling Stones will perform a free outdoor concert … Continue reading

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Bektashi Order Of Islam

The Shī‘aa Imāmī Alevī Bektāshī Ṭarīqah, or The Bektashi Order (Turkish: Bektaşi Tarîkatı), is a dervish order (tariqat) of Islam named after the 13th century Alevi Wali (saint) Haji Bektash Veli from Khorasan, but founded by Balim Sultan. The order … Continue reading

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