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Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In this photo, stabbing survivor Micah Fletcher is reading poetry on a MAX train in Portland, Oregon on Memorial Day weekend, 2016. (Photo via The Oregonian)
In a cruel twist to a devastating story about bravery in the face of hate, friends of Micah Fletcher, the sole survivor of the Oregon transit stabbing on Friday, are now trying to raise funds to pay for his life-saving medical treatment. "Our friend was stabbed and critically injured while being a good Samaritan and heroically intervening during...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
One hundred eighth grade students refused to be photographed with Republican...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The Morton County Sheriff's Department deployed a tank and sprayed peaceful protesters with a water cannon amid below-freezing temperatures on November 20, 2016. (Photo: Dark Sevier/flickr/cc)
The years-long, Indigenous-led fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)...

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Thursday, on what would have been his 24th birthday, a Bronx intersection was renamed for Kalief Browder, the 16-year-old boy flung into New York's brutal Rikers Prison after being wrongly accused of stealing a backpack. There he endured three years of "documented torture" - two in solitary - before charges were dropped and he was freed. Two traumatized years later, he hanged himself. A version of his “American tragedy," Kalief once said, "happens every day."