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Lines Of People Waited To Say Goodbye To Russian Human Rights Activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva

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Here's What It's Like To Get An Illegal Abortion 

23 Stories About Parental Leave In The United States 

How Black Lives Matter Went Global 

My Dream Apartment Had Everything Except A Bed 

When My Mother Taught Me How To Cook, She Taught Me How To Live 

I Used To Be Ashamed Of My Fear. Then I Started Training As An Acrobat. 

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

In Japan, these single moms and shrinking cities are trying a new start — together

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW

James Goodale: It's a bad time for press freedom

THE DAILY BEAST

Tokyo's Best Karaoke Is Karaoke Sung Alone

The Forward

The Only Jewish Burmese Python Hunter in Florida

JUVENILE JUSTICE INFORMATION EXCHANGE

Being Female In A System Designed For Boys

NPR’s ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

Cyclists Take Nighttime Ride Through Moscow's History

Trial of Russian Protesters Threatens Right To Dissent

Migrants Flock To Russia, But Receive A Cool Welcome

PRI’s THE WORLD

Why Japan is paying single mothers to move to the countryside

PROPUBLICA

Handwriting Disputes Cause Headaches for Some Absentee Voters

Mail-In Ballot Postage Becomes a Surprising (and Unnecessary) Cause of Voter Anxiety

THE PULSE

Adaptation after amputation: An acrobat finds new ways to fly

FAVORITE STORIES I’vE EDITED FOR YCTEEN

Navigating Life in a White School - Teen writer Christina Oxley reflects on her experiences as one of the only students of color at a majority-white private school in New York City.

Not a Girl at All - An anonymous teen writer who is transgender and bisexual comes to terms with the fact that he can be out at school, but not at home.

How to Support Trans and Gender-Diverse Students - A trans teen shares tips for educators on how to make schools a safe space.

Hey DOE: Revamp the SHSAT - Stuyvesant High School student Ruby Ethika explains how she would revamp the admissions criteria for specialized high schools like hers.

Tired of Being Called a Terrorist - Ruby decides to speak up about Muslim stereotypes.

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