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What DACA did for immigrants’ kids (Pacific Standard)
by Kate Wheeling
As President Trump prepares to end the DACA program, a study finds that giving some undocumented immigrants protected status hasn’t just been good for them. It’s made a big difference for their children as well.
How nations banned war (The New York Times)
by Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro
In 1928, 63 nations agreed to outlaw war. Given what came a decade later, the agreement might seem like a laughable failure. But the change to international law transformed international conflicts.
Anti-abortion activists, beyond the stereotypes (Nursing Clio)
by Cassia Roth
From outside it’s easy to assume the pro-life movement is dominated by Evangelical men. But, beyond high-profile organizational leaders, the most influential activists include an African-American woman physician and a progressive, feminist Catholic.
The meaning of the Hajj (The Conversation)
by Ken Chitwood
The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the most visible mass displays of faith in modern life. A religion scholar looks at what it means, in theological terms, and in terms of building solidarity across class and geography.
Those crafty Neanderthals (Smithsonian)
by Jason Daley
We think of Neanderthals as our lumbering, not-so-smart cousins. But a growing body of evidence shows that they had some impressive technical skills, including making glue to attach ax and spear heads to their handles.
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