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Muslim refugees crowd onto a train as they try to flee India near New Delhi in September 1947. Some 15 million people crossed new borders during the violent partition of British-ruled India. At times, mobs targeted and killed passengers traveling in either direction; the trains carrying their corpses became known as "ghost trains." AP hide caption

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Giving Voice To Memories From 1947 Partition And The Birth Of India And Pakistan

This month, India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of independence. But the scars of a violent partition linger. An oral history project is racing to collect stories from those who lived through it.

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In Egypt, A Rising Sea — And Growing Worries About Climate Change's Effects

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'Almost Home' Celebrates The Blind Boys Of Alabama's Storied Lives

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Almost Home The Blind Boys of Alabama
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Ao Submotion Orchestra
Sweat Moss of Aura

Muslim refugees crowd onto a train as they try to flee India near New Delhi in September 1947. Some 15 million people crossed new borders during the violent partition of British-ruled India. At times, mobs targeted and killed passengers traveling in either direction; the trains carrying their corpses became known as "ghost trains." AP hide caption

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Giving Voice To Memories From 1947 Partition And The Birth Of India And Pakistan

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Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Confronts Controversy Over Right-Wing Guest Conductor

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The Glass Castle shows the different stages of Jeannette Walls' life, from early childhood to adulthood. (Pictured: Eden Grace Redfield, Woody Harrelson, Charlie Shotwell, Sadie Sink and Naomi Watts) Jake Giles Netter/Lionsgate hide caption

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Woody Harrelson On 'Glass Castle' Dad Whose Rages And Redemptions Loomed Large

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