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Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk. Already, tens of thousands have been removed in at least one battleground state, and the numbers are expected to climb, according to a six-month-long, nationwide investigation by Al Jazeera America.
Hector Barajas and the veterans staying with him are establishing a new life in Tijuana — a life after deportation. Their stories are similar: Each was honorably discharged from the military, but was later charged with a deportable offense — for example, drug possession, discharge of a firearm or perjury. Most have spent the vast majority of their lives in the United States and are now starting over in a country they barely know.
About 31 percent of the U.S. food supply goes uneaten each year. Writer Michael Erard wanted to see if he could feed chickens from the food that would normally go into the garbage (or compost). This is what his family learned by tracking their food waste.
Until 2013, tribal payday lending businesses constituted about a quarter of the online payday lending industry. Yet little of the revenue that flows through these tribal businesses ends up benefiting tribal members. In this series in collaboration with the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University, Al Jazeera looks at payday lending and how it affects Native American tribes that participate.
Tangier Island — just 3 miles long and 1 mile wide — is a step back in time, but with a very hazy future. The people's language, their way of life, the very ground they walk on: It's all facing extinction.
In this exploration of identity, Al Jazeera interviewed individuals about their name and meaning. For some, their name represents who they are at different stages of life, and for others, their name is what makes them unique.