Bedouin Sisters Find Their “Superpower” as Small Business Owners in Israel’s Negev

TEL SHEVA, Israel – Just after sundown, a lone birdcall is carried on the desert wind into a Bedouin tent where Sohayla Abo-Rkeek has prepared an iftar meal for her first group of paying guests. She pours tea brewed with mint and lemongrass, and arranges a tray of tamarind pastries as the guests laugh and serve each other rice, chicken and tahini from heaping silver platters.

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Feltman’s of Coney Island Brings Back the Original Hot Dog

There’s a new hot dog in town this Memorial Day Weekend that’s not new at all. In fact, Feltman’s of Coney Island claims to be the original hot dog. The name and recipe comes from a legendary restaurant on Coney Island that closed in 1954.

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Bosnian Advocates Push for LGBTQ Rights Ahead of Global Day of Action

June is Gay Pride Month in the U.S., but the most important global day for gay rights is coming up on May 17. It’s the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, or IDAHOT for short.

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In Bosnia, Changing Films Depict a War That “Never Stopped”

As bombs crushed much of Aleppo into dust last fall, and Syrian civilians were targeted by snipers, the brutal siege was repeatedly compared to that of Sarajevo in the mid 90s. The war in Bosnia was one of several conflicts that marked the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Stories of the war and its after-effects still dominate the country’s small film industry two decades later.

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Brexit Day: U.K. Triggers Article 50, Starts Exit Process from European Union

It’s been nine months since the United Kingdom voted in a narrow majority to leave the European Union. Today, British Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered Brexit by invoking Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty.

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Hate Slaying Sparks Outcry

A community response to the killing of a 66-year-old black man was held in Manhattan Friday. Timothy Caughman was stabbed to death by a white supremacist late Monday night. The suspect, 28-year-old James Harris Jackson, was charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime Thursday.

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