“It was something that I wasn’t prepared to deal with,” says Kristofer Goldsmith. “Even when I got home, PTSD was little more than an acronym to me — I didn’t understand what it meant. I didn’t understand the way that it would haunt me for years, and possibly the rest of my life.”
It was something that I wasnt prepared to deal with says Kristofer

This veteran has spent nearly a decade trying to get the military to change its practices for discharging vets with PTSD

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Russia has been able to shut off parts of the power grid to cause massive blackouts in Ukraine on two separate occasions.
Russia has been able to shut off parts of the power grid

Russia has been testing cyberwarfare techniques on Ukraine since 2014. What's next?

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Israeli court: Airlines cannot ask women to change seats to accommodate ultra-Orthodox men.
Israeli court: Airlines cannot ask women to change seats to accommodate ultraOrthodox men

She was asked to change her seat on the plane. She sued the airline and won.

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Deb Wick Robarge
"One mistake shouldn't make the rest of your life," said Army veteran Mario Martinez, who spent four years in California state prison for an assault conviction stemming from a 2008 domestic violence case. "I mean I paid for what I did, I did my time. I did it quietly, went in and got out."
One mistake shouldnt make the rest of your life said Army veteran

Serving in the US military won't protect these veterans from being deported

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Aminata Matsimela
Candace Cea
Friday Mike
“It’s not about Al Jazeera. … It’s about Qatar’s foreign policy,” one analyst said after Saudi Arabia and its allies demanded that the network be shut down. [ S.pri.org Link ]
Its not about Al Jazeera Its about Qatars foreign policy one analyst

Al Jazeera responds to demands that it be shut down

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Gilman Gray
Barbara Farley
Members of ISIS are putting up fierce resistance as an Iraqi offensive for Mosul's Old City, where a few hundred militants are believed to be holed up, entered its second week.
Members of ISIS are putting up fierce resistance as an Iraqi offensive

After ISIS counterattack, Iraqi forces continue bloody offensive in Mosul

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Jason Wood
"Back when I was covering the African epidemic, Venezuela was invoked with admiration: This country has had free, public treatment for HIV since 1999," says Stephanie Nolen.
Back when I was covering the African epidemic Venezuela was invoked with

Venezuela's latest deadly plight: AIDS

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David DeForest
Instead of leaving the court after a brief check-in, one woman wound up playing cat-and-mouse with immigration officers.
Instead of leaving the court after a brief checkin one woman wound

Should immigration agents be allowed to wait around courts to detain people?

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Thomas J Sanford
Michael Hopson
Mark Walters
Despite differences over issues such as immigration and climate change, Modi is expected to assure Trump that the US has nothing to fear from India's growing economic clout.
Despite differences over issues such as immigration and climate change Modi is

Watch Live: Trump hosts Indian Prime Minister Modi for their first face-to-face meeting

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Bill Kunz
Gilman Gray
US President Donald Trump hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday for a first face-to-face meeting, seeking to forge a chemistry that can add new fizz to a flourishing relationship between the world's two largest democracies.
US President Donald Trump hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday

Watch Live: Trump hosts Indian Prime Minister Modi for their first face-to-face meeting

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Dough Cowazaka
Leigh Anne Jasheway
Randy Torres
"Each match, each lucha, depicts the struggle between this good and evil — and, as it should be, the good often (but not always) beats evil, often quite literally." Photo by Nima Taradji
Each match each lucha depicts the struggle between this good and evil

An American tradition took shape in Mexico — and then returned to the US

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Bacha bazi is not seen as homosexuality in Afghanistan's gender segregated society — instead the possession of young boys decked out as pretty women symbolizes power and primacy. It is carried out with impunity often within Western-backed Afghan forces.
Bacha bazi is not seen as homosexuality in Afghanistans gender segregated society

Afghan boys escape sex slavery, but struggle to break out of role

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Bridget Martell
Scott Hunter
Maggie McCullough
Data journalist Ben Blatt takes an unusual approach to literary analysis: He crunches numbers.
Data journalist Ben Blatt takes an unusual approach to literary analysis He

A journalist uses statistics to uncover authors' 'cinnamon words'

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Do you have a fiction podcast idea? PRI is partnering with @austinfilmfest to give writers an opportunity to take a next step in their career by submitting to a Fiction Podcast Script Competition! Deadline is July 7.
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Do you have a fiction podcast idea PRI is partnering with austinfilmfest
The travel ban — which was put on hold by lower court rulings — will apply to those "who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," until the court hears the case in October, the justices ruled.
The travel ban which was put on hold by lower court rulings

US Supreme Court partially reinstates travel ban, will hear arguments in October

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Pamela Campbell
Keith J Paris
William Stowell
It feels like cake keeps on being the source of discrimination.
It feels like cake keeps on being the source of discrimination

Indiana meets Ireland as a Belfast bakery refuses to make a gay-friendly cake

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Candace Cea
Margarita Hagatha Moore
The Harry Potter franchise turns 20.
The Harry Potter franchise turns 20

Watching Harry Potter in North Korea

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