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The End of the Hoop Dream: A Journey to the Extreme Fringe of International Basketball

Fueled by desperation and long-shot hopes, a twentysomething huckster agent leads 10 end-of-the-line players on a European exposure tour. It could be …

Yukon Territory

Mothers Of ISIS Recruits Fight Their Own Battles Back Home - The Huffington Post

<b>In Calgary</b>, between the soccer practices and the hours at her accounting job and the potlucks with the neighbors, Christianne Boudreau spent every spare minute watching Islamic State videos, her nose pressed up against the computer screen.<p>Christianne Boudreau<p>Damian<p>She sat in the basement of her …

WHAT’S IN MY BAG?

What refugees bring when they run for their lives<p>This year, nearly 100,000 men, women and children from war-torn countries in the Middle East, North …

This Is the Year Humans Finally Got Serious About Saving Themselves From Themselves

The Sunniest Climate-Change Story<p>You’ve Ever Read<p>This is the year humans finally got serious about saving themselves from themselves.<p>Photographs by …

How A Small-Time Drug Dealer Rescued Dozens During Katrina

To the cops, Jabbar Gibson was just a low-level drug pusher. But to the residents of a New Orleans public housing complex, he’s the man who rescued them from Hurricane Katrina when no one else would.<p><b>NEW ORLEANS —</b> As Hurricane Katrina barreled toward the coast, small-time drug dealer Jabbar Gibson …

The Kids Of Ferguson Rise Up

One year after Michael Brown's death, America’s most infamous suburb is looking for redemption - led by its very own teens.<p>The Kids Of Ferguson Rise …

Hiroshima

I—A Noiseless Flash<p>At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the morning, on August 6, 1945, Japanese time, at the moment when the atomic bomb flashed above Hiroshima, Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department of the East Asia Tin Works, had just sat down at her place in the plant …

Empathy