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Goats and Soda

If You Think This Bus Has An Eye On You, You're Right

The hand-painted "cars rapides" — cheap public transportation minibuses in Senegal's cities — are soon going to zoom into the sunset.

Alejandro Gonzalez Raga and his wife, Bertha Bueno Fuentes, visit the U.N. Council of Human Rights in Geneva in 2013. After Gonzalez was imprisoned in Cuba for five years, the Catholic Church and Spanish government helped negotiate his release, into exile in Spain. His wife and children were allowed to accompany him, and the family currently has refugee status in Spain. Courtesy of Alejandro Gonzalez Raga hide caption

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Pressing For Change In Cuba, From Exile In Spain

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People walk past wooden cabins in France's first international-standard refugee camp on March 8, 2016, in Grande-Synthe, France. Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Defying French Government, Aid Group Builds Refugee Camp

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Melancholia
3:14 Clutchy Hopkins

Professor Willana Mack conducts Nyack College's touring gospel ensemble, seen here. Starting in fall 2016, students at Nyack will have the option to major in gospel music performance. Eleazer Rodriguez/Nyack College hide caption

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Now On The Syllabus: Keeping The Faith And Holding A Tune

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Stomp [Remix] Kirk Franklin, God's Property et. al.
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If You Think This Bus Has An Eye On You, You're Right

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