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"1969, 2010, " Archival pigment print by Canh Nguyen. Part of the Under My Skin Exhibit at Wing Luke.

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It’s been nearly two weeks since the George Zimmerman verdict was handed down, and the conversations in my Facebook feed have shifted from outrage...

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Hundreds gathered yesterday at Westlake Center to protest George Zimmerman's acquittal in his trial for the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin. Click to enlarge photos A...

The controversial ad, show mugshots of 16 of the 31 people on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists List. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Following a huge community backlash, the Joint Terrorism Task Force is abruptly ending a "Faces of Global Terrorism" ad campaign piloted in Seattle this...

National Security Agency headquarters, in Maryland. (Photo from Wikipedia)

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So the government's been spying on us? Arab and Muslim activists in Seattle say they aren't surprised. When news broke earlier this month of the...

A volunteer handed out food from the patio of the Taksim Square Starbucks in Istanbul, Turkey last week. (Photo by Christan Leonard)

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Starbucks has long been a target of anti-corporate protests. But one store on Istanbul's Taksim Square has quietly given aid to Turkish protestors. The anti-government...

Protesters attempt to stop a police truck from passing in Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday. (Photo by Christan Leonard)

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Seattleite Christan Leonard is in Istanbul documenting a protest movement that is turning out to be about a lot more than saving a park....

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Right now we are all Bostonians. Maybe in the near future, we can also be the rest of the world sometimes. Most of us, in the...

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The new immigration reform bill is finally here—so what does it actually say? See the full infographic after the jump. Eight unlikely allies from the US...

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Update Sunday 6:00pm: Alec Zimmerman is back in contact with her family and is perfectly okay. Here's the message she posted on Facebook earlier...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TUfZenNZBE&version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0] Fernando Mamangun gets his hands and feet nailed on a cross every Good Friday. It's a ritual of sacrifice and penitence that is equally controversial as...

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At first, We Day seemed like an elaborate star-studded party to entice youth to care about social causes. Which is why at 6 a.m.,...

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It took me all of three seconds to realize this wasn’t going to be a “Folklife” experience. Or a Bumbershoot one for that matter.

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The worldwide grounding of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and its battery fire put everyone's worst travel nightmare front and center. A local aerospace expert gave...

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Immigrant activists left as early as 4 am to travel to Olympia in support of education and policy reform. Our youth reporters got up...

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Seattle’s International District lost an influential man last month. Wai Chow Eng created a family legacy of delicious Chinese barbecue cuisine and touched the...

Filmmakers Lane Stevens, left, Dave Wilson and Gyasi Ross are part of the Idle No More indigenous-protest movement.

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Lane Stevens lives up a steep, potholed alleyway in a house perched above the gray expanse of Tulalip Bay. It’s a far cry from...

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“Many things that shouldn’t have happened, happened because of money," Mr. Wang Youliang tells the camera in front him. “The situation in (Wenzhou) is a secret everybody knows but you can’t talk about it in public.” He is a young entrepreneur and shoe manufacturer working in Wenzhou, China. Among his friends, five factory owners escaped and one killed himself.

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s44IUvY64BE] Young people from former Soviet Union countries share their impressions of Seattle (Produced by Valeria Koulikova in a UW Communication Dept video workshop) I'm...

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Until a couple weeks ago, you probably didn’t think much about Mali, the large, former French colony that spans North and West Africa. I know...

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The end is near! And for Seattleites that means going out with a bang. It’s almost December 21st, the day the Ancient Mayans predicted (sort...

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Although the November elections yielded women-friendly returns, the War on Women continues, both in the US and around the world. In the last week alone...