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An ambulance is parked at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City, Canada January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger - RTSXZES
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Quebec restricts religious expression

Hundreds of Muslim women in the Canadian province of Quebec must now remove their veils and go uncovered as they use civilly maintained services after the controversial passage of a new bill by Quebec’s government. Oct. 18 saw the passage of Bill 62, or, by its full name, “an act […]

Countries searching for independence
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Countries searching for independence

As Catalonia opened the ballots for an independence referendum, Spain’s central government in Madrid ruled the exercise as unconstitutional and sent police forces to disperse the voters and close the voting centers. Catalonia, an autonomous region within Spain, has its own language, its own culture and its own government, parliament […]

Community garden plants its roots
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Community garden plants its roots

Tucked away behind the quaint white Episcopal Church on Mount Olive Street, the Community Garden in Siloam Springs keeps its gate open wide for members all around the city. With 15 raised beds, the garden provides fresh produce at no cost for anyone who is in need. “The goal of […]

Northwest Arkansas feels population boom
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Northwest Arkansas feels population boom

Northwest Arkansas is brimming with strip malls, half-built bridges and near-constant road work. What started out as a small area of 5,000 people in the middle of the Ozark hills has become a home to over three million people, according to the U.S. census. With all of the recent construction, […]

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Columbia crosses conflict with culture

When Americans think of third-world countries, many imagine jungles or deserts with small villages and stagnant economies. But in the heart of the Amazon jungle, Colombia is a country that holds cities of millions. There, traditional labels like “third-world” no longer apply. John Brown University associate professor of Spanish Iván […]

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Rohingya people search for refuge from persecution

Thousands of the Rohingya population from Myanmar are crossing the border to Bangladesh seeking refuge from their government. On Aug. 25, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a Rohingya militant group, conducted attacks against the Rakhine State police and army forces, killing 12 members of the Myanmar’s security forces and […]

Canada close in distance but not identity
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Canada close in distance but not identity

Canada and the United States, two countries with parallel beginnings, have marked differences. The United States famously fought for and won its independence with a clattering of cannon fire and complicated political maneuvers. Canada, in contrast, negotiated its independence with the British crown, through a series of conferences that resulted […]