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Mahmud, 11, Ayyub, 7, and their mother, Felicia Perkins-Ferreira, walk toward the boat that will take them out of Syria, across the river to Iraq, so they can start their journey home to Trinidad. Ruth Sherlock/NPR hide caption

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Trinidadian Mom Reunites With Kids Taken By Their Father To ISIS

After four years in Syria, two brothers returned home to Trinidad this week, following an extraordinary intervention by their mother, a renowned human rights lawyer, and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.

A boy holds the burqa of his mother as they walk down a street in the old city of Kabul on November 1, 2009. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: As U.S. Seeks To Withdraw Troops, What About Afghanistan's Women?

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Mahmud, 11, Ayyub, 7, and their mother, Felicia Perkins-Ferreira, walk toward the boat that will take them out of Syria, across the river to Iraq, so they can start their journey home to Trinidad. Ruth Sherlock/NPR hide caption

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Trinidadian Mom Reunites With Kids Taken By Their Father To ISIS

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In High Flying Bird, directed by Steven Soderbergh with a screenplay from Tarell Alvin McCraney, André Holland plays Ray Burke — a sports agent with a scheme to shake up the NBA. Peter Andrews/Netflix hide caption

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'High Flying Bird': In An NBA Lockout, An Agent Shoots His Shot

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The view from the Mt. Adams fire tower shows the wildest reaches of the upper Hudson River valley. Brian Mann/NCPR hide caption

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Winter Joy: Breaking Trail In 15 Degrees

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"When I fall in love with the song, I fall in love with the timbre and harmonies and melody. That's what kind of lifts me off," Zach Condon says. Olga Baczynska/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Beirut's Zach Condon Escapes To Find His Focus

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