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For the press, elections are a test of accountability


People in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, gather around a newspaper vendor one day after the 2016 presidential election. (© Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images)   By : Stephen Kaufman / ShareAmerica.   How people vote in elections and referendums often depends on what they hear on the radio, see on television or …

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Black Panther shatters stereotypes and promotes science

فيلم النمر الأسود يحطم القوالب النمطية ويشجّع على دراسة العلوم

Actresses Lupita Nyong’o, left, and Letitia Wright portray characters who defend the fictional African nation of Wakanda in the movie Black Panther. (© Marvel Studios 2018)   By :  ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   Black Panther, the first Hollywood blockbuster centered on a black superhero and starring a mostly black cast, has …

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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. (© Bob Riha Jr/WireImage)   By : Mark Trainer / ShareAmerica.   Visitors to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California (above), get a chance to see up close the famed customized Boeing 707 that carried seven presidents around the …

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In Alaska, linguists preserve Russian dialect

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The Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church and cemetery in Ninilchik, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska (Shutterstock)   By : ShareAmerica.   The town of Ninilchik seems unremarkable. Located on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula about 185 miles from Anchorage, the sleepy village serves as a pit stop for tourists in need of gas …

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German influence helped shape America


People of German descent, in traditional clothes and costumes, gather around a winter bonfire at the Germanic-American Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota. (© Erika Larsen/National Geographic Creative)   By : Mary Jane Maxwell / ShareAmerica.   Christmas in the United States would be unrecognizable without the traditions that German immigrants brought …

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Who gets to say what you can read?

By : Mark Trainer/ ShareAmerica. All through September, avid readers in Washington hunt for books someone thinks they shouldn’t be allowed to read. In local coffee shops, libraries and bookstores, participants are finding parcels wrapped in black paper: Inside are books that have been the targets of censors. The #UncensoredDC …

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Bringing contemporary Saudi art to Americans

By : Christopher Connell / ShareAmerica. An exhibition of contemporary Saudi art at the Arab American National Museum outside Detroit is giving Americans a new and different look inside the kingdom. “Most Americans really know nothing about the people of Saudi Arabia or what goes in day-to-day life,” says Devon …

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Meeting the world’s need for teachers of deaf-blind children

By : Christopher Connell/ShareAmerica. A century ago Helen Keller became the first deaf-blind person to graduate from college. In 2013, Haben Girma, the deaf-blind daughter of immigrants from Ethiopia and Eritrea, graduated from Harvard Law School, demonstrating again that disabilities need not limit one’s horizons. Helen Keller graduated with honors …

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