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Baptist Pastor Evan Mawarire is something of a cult figure in Zimbabwe. He's known for proudly wearing his country's national red, yellow, green, black and white flag around his neck. And Mawarire has deftly used social media to push his #ThisFlag hashtag campaign seeking social justice and constitutional rights, for which he's been hounded by security forces and jailed in the past.

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Now to something kind of boring.

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We're going to talk now to a writer who has been thinking a lot this week about the Jerusalem he used to know.

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2017 marks the 100th anniversary of American involvement in World War 1. A new exhibition at the MSU Museum reveals how the government promoted the war. It’s called War and Speech: Propaganda and Patriotism in the Great War.


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Federal Judge Janet Neff sentenced Larry Nassar to three consecutive 20-year terms in prison for possession of thousands of images of child pornography and obstruction of justice. 


Facebook page of Michigan Dept. of Civil Rights

The state department of Civil Rights wants you to know that it is a resource for filing sexual harassment claims. Director Dr. Agustin Arbulu spoke on "Morning Edition with Brooke Allen" on Thursday.  


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The human body’s circadian rhythm – our inner clock -- regulates our sleep cycle, digestion and temperature.  All those functions can be heavily impacted by sunlight.  In the winter, people who live in the more northerly latitudes like Michigan sometimes feel a bit unhappy when the skies grow dark.  The condition is aptly named SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder.

 


On a melancholy Saturday this past February, Shalon Irving's "village" — the friends and family she had assembled to support her as a single mother — gathered at a funeral home in a prosperous black neighborhood in southwest Atlanta to say goodbye.

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Here's a story of a recognition long overdue. Joe George got in his fair share of trouble during his time in the Navy. He got into a lot of fights. He described himself as a big farm boy. But that rebellious spirit saved lives on December 7, 1941.

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