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These nuns buy stock in gun companies to fight for gun safety

These nuns are fighting guns with guns. Sort of.  The Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment, a collective of about a dozen nun associations, invests in companies so they can then use their shareholder status to sway the companies into supporting human rights issues.  SEE ALSO: Brett Kavanaugh snubs Parkland victim's father at

Young Rohingya refugees find hope in friendship

Tasmin Ara, Mustakima, Nur Akter, and Showkat arrived at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, a year ago.The girls, all of whom are 10 with the exception of 12-year-old Showkat, have developed a system for surviving Kutupalong: They make friends with every new girl who’s forced to call

There’s another side to ‘bearing witness’ in the Trump era that no one talks about

Since outrage erupted over the Trump administration's practice of separating families at the border, you've probably made a decision about how much attention you'll devote to the humanitarian crisis.  You may have donated to an organization helping migrants but decided against listening to audio of detained children screaming for their parents.

Saudi Arabia issues its first driver’s licenses to women

Saudi Arabia's controversial ban on women drivers will lift on June 24, and 10 women have already picked their licenses up. According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), women holding kingdom-approved international licenses Monday started trading them in for national ones from the General Traffic Directorate (GDT). SEE ALSO: GIF project highlights

How telemedicine can fill the void left by ‘abortion deserts’

Today, we use the internet to find everything – new restaurants and bars, the closest movie theater, and the most efficient route to our friends’ houses. Finding health information and researching health care providers is no different, and that includes finding the closest provider for abortion care. But unlike many

Political nostalgia is always a lie, and a potent weapon

This post is part of Mashable's You're Old Week. Break through the haze of nostalgia with us and see what holds up, what disappoints, and what got better with time. When nostalgia pays a visit, it knows exactly what to whisper into your ear.  The emotion might well up because you randomly

The Trump administration is hellbent on erasing the reality of people’s lives

Donald Trump's authoritarian leanings are on full display nearly every day in his grandiose, paranoid tweets. The president's anti-democratic impulses are one thing to behold — they often feel like an anomalous attack on America's key norms and institutions.  But make no mistake: A similar strain of autocratic thinking has popped

Watch Barack Obama and John Lewis talk about Martin Luther King’s legacy

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr., a day of remembrance and of reflection about King's impact.  And that includes this powerful, heartfelt discussion between Barack Obama, the nation's first African-American president, and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) who is himself an important

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