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One day in November, Fawzia Ben Ahmed sits down in her living room in the hardscrabble Tunis neighborhood of Bab Jdid to watch a video ...

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As the Somali piracy blockbuster Captain Phillips raked in $26 million in its opening weekend on U.S. screens, Mohamed Abdi Hassan, better known as "Afweyne," ...

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In the first few months of his first term in the United States Senate, Ted Cruz has been, for all practical purposes, the human equivalent ...

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