‘He Was Helping People’ : NPR

Ryan Knauss was one of 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport on Aug. 26. He was initially wounded, and later succumbed to his wounds. According to a Pentagon official, he’s believed to be the last of the 2,461 U.S. service members who died in the war in Afghanistan. […]

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Landmarks Around The World Are Lit In Purple For People With Disabilities : NPR

Tokyo’s Rainbow Bridge is bathed in purple light on Thursday as part of the WeThe15 campaign. Launched ahead of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, the movement calls for an end to discrimination against people with disabilities. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images for International Paralympic Committee hide caption toggle caption Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images for International Paralympic Committee Tokyo’s Rainbow […]

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With The Taliban In Power, Khaled Hosseini Worries For Afghanistan’s People : NPR

Afghan-born American novelist Khaled Hosseini, photographed in Rome in 2008. TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images Afghan-born American novelist Khaled Hosseini, photographed in Rome in 2008. TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images Khaled Hosseini is all too familiar with the heartbreak of Afghanistan’s history. His epic novels, like […]

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