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A people smuggler in Nigeria delivered a chilling message to an undercover CNN reporter posing as a migrant hoping to reach Europe.
They're not slumped in alleyways with used needles by their sides. They hold down jobs, pay the bills and fool the people around them.
More than 1,100 shots were fired at the Las Vegas concert massacre in October. Here's how just one nearly destroyed a young mother. And how it's relevant in the gun debate.
A text or news alert can send them back to the worst night of their lives. But they have found voice and purpose since their tragedy.
The creative ambitions of two groundbreaking films, "Black Panther" and "Call Me By Your Name," revolutionize how moviegoers see love and everyday life, says Peniel Joseph.
Deaf writer Sara Novic writes that Hollywood continues to fail at representing the disabled community honestly and accurately.
A Q&A with Francisco Cantu, author of "The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border," in which he tries to reckon with his role in the ways US border policy has tried to weaponize the landscape he loves.