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The Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa (CIHA) Blog, at www.cihablog.com, has as its mission to “transform the phenomenon of aid to Africa into egalitarian and respectful relationships that challenge unequal power relations, paternalism and victimization.” It focuses particularly on “critical and religious voices to explore connections among issues of faith, governance, gender, and race in colonial and post-colonial contexts.

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Reader Left Out writes, I was wondering if you have some advice about being excluded from a group that used to invite you to their parties (or in general about exclusion situations). We live in a neighborhood where several families (about 7-9) get together and have parties (most of our kids are around the same age too and go to the local school together). I’ve kinda figured out that several of them get together more frequently and are more close knit which is ok.

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LOS ANGELES — At the Islamic Center of Southern California, a historic mosque near downtown LA that attracts more than 1,000 Muslims each week for prayers, worshippers can usually walk in with ease. But in the days after the Paris attacks, security — existent but usually slim at the mosque known for its strong and peaceful relations with the local community — has been amped up

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We all know what Thanksgiving entails–turkey, pies, family, friends, acceptable overeating, and leading up to and directly after the event, a whole lot of sleeping. It’s a fantastic holiday, and unlike Christmas or the various birthday parties you attend throughout the year, you can typically get through it without spending an egregious amount of money

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Among the hundreds wounded in Friday’s massacre at a concert hall in Paris, one survivor recalled the moment he was shot in the crowd before being pulled to safety by a stranger, one of several he says stayed around to help.  The American band Eagles of Death Metal was about halfway through their set when 24-year-old Gauthier says the crowd heard the first explosions. “My first reaction is, ‘This is part of the show.’ Then I saw people begin to fall down,” he said in a video for  The New York Times , showing his bloodied T-shirt and bandaged arm. It was a sold-out show at the Bataclan, leaving little room for escape. Gauthier says a bullet pierced his left elbow and knocked him to the ground.  “And that was when I saw the three of them,” he said of the moment he caught sight of the attackers for the first time

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The Article I Never Wanted to Write

06Nov

Will We Ever Understand That People Are The Most Important Thing in the World? I woke up before 6 AM

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A brief history of Ellen DeGeneres’s  amazing halloween costumes. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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WASHINGTON -– Environmental Protection Agency science advisers have recommended the agency strengthen ozone pollution standards in order to protect public health. Ground-level ozone pollution — often referred to as smog — is created by chemical reactions between nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds emitted from factories, power plants and vehicles. The EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, in a letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy on Thursday, recommended that the agency toughen its standard by lowering the limit on the amount of ozone pollution to between 60 parts per billion and 70 parts per billion, from the current level of 75 parts per billion.

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