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Convicts use hip-hop for hope

A musical group in Venezuela is using the language of hip-hop to bring about social change. Its members met in prison and now they’re singing about the value of freedom and a second chance.

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Tornado rips through Dallas area and part of Arkansas

Tornado rips through Dallas area and part of Arkansas

Crews searched Monday through the rubble of homes and businesses torn apart by a tornado that ripped through the Dallas area the night before, and one person was killed by a falling tree in Arkansas as the storms moved to the northeast. Around 65,000 people in Dallas have been affected by electric problems, and shelter is expecting to be opened soon.

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Syrian army returns to northeast, as Turkey widens invasion

Syrian government troops moved into towns and villages in northeastern Syria on Monday, including the flashpoint region of Manbij, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces advancing in the area as long-standing alliances in the region began to shift or crumble following the pullback of U.S. forces.

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Harvard University Professor Michael Kremer and Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics.

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn’t in the fight to reduce global poverty.

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Peruvian dishes find roots in Chinese cuisine

Peruvian cuisine is garnering international fame around the world to the delight Peruvians who are its biggest fans. But food fans might find some flavors reminiscent of a cuisine that took the world by storm a long time ago – Chinese food.

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