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“Those Prisoners Had to Feel Who Was Boss. And We Made Them Feel.”

I broke the story on a private prison in South Africa where guards inflicted horrendous abuse. But to really understand what happened, I had to talk to the torturers themselves.

Stuck in Limbo, These Muslim Men Are Turning to Prostitution, and Grappling with Guilt

Inside a refugee camp in Greece, where Afghans take desperate measures to feed their families — and their hashish habits.

The Brewing Battle Over Venice Beach’s Homeless Crisis

In one of the hippest (and priciest) places in America, homeless shelters are overcapacity and tent cities are on the rise. While many residents are eager to sweep the streets...

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I Was Kidnapped in the Middle East in 2013. Last Week I Returned for the First Time.

He Lost Everything Trying to Reach the U.S. – and Still Has 1,000 Miles to Go

We’ve heard the horror stories of crossing the border from Mexico. But one migrant’s time dodging gangsters and riding atop freight trains reveals the perilous journey...

Trump-Era Anti-Semitism Changed My Family – We Started Going to Synagogue

Religion was never a big part of my life. But when a JCC near my home was targeted in a bomb threat, practicing Judaism felt like a crucial act of resistance.

They Were Brought to the U.S. as Kids—Then Sent Back to a Country They Barely Know

As Trump’s wall threatens to become a reality, four Mexicans deported under Obama watch their hopes of returning slip away.

A Trip to See Her Ailing Sister. The First Visit With His Mom in Years. With a Stroke of Trump’s Pen, All Canceled.

Hundreds of thousands of Iranian citizens who live and work in the U.S. just had their world turned upside down. We talked to...

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Girls, Mothers and Grandmothers: “I Love My country and Want to Fight for It”