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In Refugee-Resettlement Debate, Former Soldier Wants To Put Translators First

After troops returned home from Afghanistan, many translators who worked with them became targets and were forced to flee. A former Marine is now trying to help his former translator get to the U.S.

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When You Walk Into the Room Vic + Gab
Tributes for Seiji John Williams
Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Seiji Ozawa

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Impressions Brought Back From My First Africa Trip With The Pope

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Climbing Steve Tibbetts, Marc Anderson et. al.
100 Moons Steve Tibbetts, Marc Anderson et. al.

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In Refugee-Resettlement Debate, Former Marine Wants To Put Translators First

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The Competitors John Cameron

The Bus Stop: "Finns respect the privacy and personal space of others, and expect the same in return. We tend not to sit down next to anyone if another seat is available. When talking to a Finn, don't stand too close — unless you want to see a Finn slowly edging backwards." Courtesy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland hide caption

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With New Nordic Emojis, Give Your Texts That Finnishing Touch

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Last of the Wilds Nightwish
Alsema Dub Bill Laswell & Jah Wobble

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Babyface Remembers Slow Dancing, Old Crushes And His First Song

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Boîte Á Musique Rhian Sheehan
Nocturne 1985 Rhian Sheehan

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