POLITICS

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Secretary of State John Kerry stopped at the Renton Boeing plant and defended the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has been met with skepticism by some.
Fethya Ibrahim, a junior at UW, participates in a die-in on Red Square representing the depopulated Palestinian village Hadatha. Ibrahim was among fifty-some individuals who protested an Israeli celebration of the 1948 Palestinian exodus. (Photo by Aditya Ganapathiraju)

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Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli student groups at UW are by turns celebrating and mourning Israel's 67th birthday this week.

FILM

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Tired of Hollywood abusing your favorite genre? Here are five foreign horror film picks playing at SIFF that do it justice.

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Learn to laugh in a different language with these global comedies lighting up the screen at SIFF this year.

FOOD

Perogis — Eastern European style boiled dumplings filled with anything your heart desired. (Photo from Flickr by Joey Lax-Salinas)

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The Polish Home Association's beloved Pierogi Fest is back this Saturday for it's 10th year of potato-filled goodness.
Carlo Antonion Chalisea sautees the meat for a Lomo Saltado Sandwich at Hilliard's Beer. (Photo by Cristy Acuña)

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A Seattle street chef aims to become culinary ambassador of Peruvian food in America.

AID AND DEVELOPMENT

(Photo courtesy of World Vision)

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Should your slice of the $21.9 billion Americans will spend Mother's Day presents this year go to help a mom in the developing world?
The Specialty Coffee Association of the Americas conference in Seattle this week is all about improving the experiences of coffee consumers. But some participants are looking at how it can improve the lot of growers too. (Photo courtesy SCAA)

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A giant coffee conference held in Seattle this week will include local efforts to help coffee farmers escape poverty.

ARTS & CULTURE

(Photo from Flickr by Anne Wormer)

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If you're a purist about your Scandinavian pride, head to Ballard on Monday to celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day.
Old vikings never die — they just move to Poulsbo. (Photo by Andrew Taylor via Flickr)

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Don your horned helmet and jump on the ferry for Viking Fest 2015 in Poulsbo this weekend.