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Are Sanctuary Cities Safer?

More than 200 cities don’t cooperate with U.S. Immigration to deport undocumented immigrants. Police say it helps them to fight crime by building trust with immigrants.

Charleston Reacts: Mother and Daughter Transcend Race

This mother and daughter transcend the boundaries of race – and try to bring Charleston together.

A one-minute quick-turnaround edit for Al Jazeera’s AJ+ following the shooting of nine black people by a white man in Charleston, South Carolina. The video, originally published on the AJ+ Facebook and Youtube pages, as well as being picked up by other media, received almost 600,000 views.

The Pope Wants You To Believe In Climate Change

Pope Francis wants to save not just Christian souls, but the Earth, too. The pontiff has written a 192-page religious text warning the world that more needs to be done to tackle climate change.

‘Just forget about Syria. Forget about going back’

No matter how hard he tries, Nemer, a 22-year-old Syrian immigrant living in New Jersey, cannot shake the vision from his mind: 60 people huddled in a tin cell made for 10 out in the Syrian desert. They take it in turns to sleep on the floor. At night the desert is so cold the metal is like ice; by morning the prison is an oven.

This was the fate of a friend jailed for 18 months for publishing an anti-regime poem on Facebook. ‘Like this they torture you for 24 hours,’ says Nemer (who is using a pseudonym out of concern for his family’s safety). ‘But when a friend calls me to say, “Just forget about Syria, forget about going back,” it’s like pulling one of my nerves. It’s like holding my heart and taking it out of my body to tell me I’m not going back to Syria.’

Haiti cholera victims get a hearing in US court

Delama Georges lives one stop from the end of the No. 2 train line in Brooklyn, right next to Holy Cross Cemetery. His proximity to so much death did not bother him until Nov. 9, 2011, when he learned that both his parents contracted cholera during a visit to his sister in Haiti. While Georges’ mother lay in a coma, brought on by dehydration from violent vomiting and diarrhea, his father died, joining more than 8,500 Haitians who died in the epidemic, which began four years ago this month.