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Marked By War: How A Tattoo Helped Reunite A Kosovar Baby With Her Parents https://buff.ly/30DqbRD Quick thinking by a relative saved this baby from getting lost. (Click here to read link article.)

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BBC News – European elections 2019: Expats in France fear postal votes will not count
https://buff.ly/2JUBVcE Ballots need to be back in the UK by close of polls tomorrow, and some have yet to receive them. Troubling. (Click here to read link article.)

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Despite Measles Warnings, Anti-Vaccine Rally Draws Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews https://t.co/5whExb3B4o A concerning read that sets out the issues healthcare professionals face re: vaccinations, esp in isolated/religious communities. (Click here to read link article.)

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EU settlement scheme doesn’t work, say couple held at airport https://buff.ly/2JKcp9E Heart goes out to this couple – dealing with (seemingly uncaring) bureaucracy when your home and life is in the balance sounds beyond frustrating. Authorities really need better system/guidance. (Click here to read link article.)

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Shunned in New York, Brazil leader plans to meet Bush, Cruz in Texas https://buff.ly/2Hc8P5A “Bolsonaro’s spokesman said on Thursday that the decision to visit Dallas followed an invitation from Bush.” Exactly the sort of guy you invite to come hang out? (Click here to read link article.)

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In Kosovo, a Teenage Girl’s Rape Case Stirs a #MeToo Fury https://buff.ly/2H6jmiB “… the case has shaken the political leadership, forced a public discussion about the second-class status of women and exposed the shortcomings of Kosovo’s new state institutions.” (Click here to read link article.)

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Quadratic voting is a new tool of democracy that makes zealotry expensive. It worked in an experiment in Colorado this year. https://buff.ly/2Jj07ou via @BW << An interesting idea. (Click here to read link article.)

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BBC News – Measles: Half a million UK children missed jab
https://buff.ly/2IGskpQ Children undergoing cancer treatment or with otherwise compromised immune systems can’t have the jabs, so are especially vulnerable to this deadly disease. Please vaccinate! It saves lives. (Click here to read link article.)

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Bureaucratic glitch: UK suspends visa enrolment for American citizens https://buff.ly/2ZelcGl Apparently caused by late payment by HMG to DHS. Applicants ‘encouraged’ to pay $2,000 to go through private company. (Click here to read link article.)

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She Was Forced to Marry in Bangladesh. In Brooklyn, She Made Her Escape. https://buff.ly/2UwQkCl A look at the precarious situation of immigrant wives in abusive relationships in NYC, inc some of the excellent work being done to support them. (Click here to read link article.)

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