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Thousands Once Spoke His Language in the Amazon. Now, He’s the Only One.

Je’intavea’, he said that sweltering day in 1999. I am so ill.

The words were Taushiro. A mystery to linguists and anthropologists alike, the language was spoken by a tribe that vanished into the jungles of the Amazon basin in Peru generations ago, hoping to save itself from the invaders whose weapons and diseases had brought it to the brink of extinction.

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Parish priest breaks the silence, shares that he is gay

“Today, I break the silence and emerge free from the shackles of shame placed upon me at a young age. There is so much to speak about, to repair and to heal — much beyond the limits of these words in print.” – Fr. Gregory Greiten

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Women of Faith

Rev. Jewelnel Davis says that part of her work is to walk tenderly through difficult emotions.

“This is going to sound sad, and I’m not sad about it,” she says in her basement office at St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University. “Chaplains are the keepers of secrets and the keepers of the dead. A lot of the time we are listening to where the soul aches.”

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UN Sees Global Rise in E-Waste, but Very Little is Properly Recycled

There were 44.7 million metric tons of electronic waste produced in 2016, says a new report from the United Nations. The Global E-waste Monitor report, released on Wednesday, says that’s about equal to 4,500 Eiffel Towers. When breaking it down, that means a family of four generates about 176-pounds of discarded electronics in a year.

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Generation at risk: America’s youngest facing mental health crisis

American children’s mental health is worrying experts, with one in five kids suffering from a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder.

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Street food vendors up in arms over possible EU kebab ban

BERLIN (AP) — The doner kebab, that grilled fast-food sandwich which is the gastronomic equivalent of an American hamburger in many European cities, is under fire.

The European Union’s legislature is moving to ban the phosphates used in the slabs of meat at the heart of the popular street snack that originated in Turkey. Up-in-arms kebab vendors in Germany have skewered the idea.

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