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Overlooking a waterway in Mexico Beach, Fla.

“The trees were snapped in half like toothpicks” is a cliché, but there is really no other way to describe it. Entire fields of trees as we drove through the Florida panhandle were snapped, cracked, bent, uprooted, toppled over, gnarled, bare of leaves. The closer we got to the Gulf Coast, the more awestruck we …

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The flag of Nicaragua

It’s World Refugee Day and I want to share with you something you probably haven’t heard about on the news, or seen front-page headlines about. There is a student-led uprising in Nicaragua demanding first and foremost the resignation of the president and his wife, the vice-president (House of Cards, anyone?), followed by democratic elections for …

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