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Courtesy of Ella Purkiss

In January, after 13 months in limbo, Ella Purkiss, was finally granted survivor benefits from her deceased husband. She says if it had taken even one month longer she would have been evicted from her trailer home in Pahrump, Nevada.

Next Friday, after 60 years of living in the US, she will finally be granted American citizenship.

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For many Turks living and working in the US, Turkey has been a blissful haven and a summer escape — a place for them to go unwind, satisfy their appetites with traditional Turkish delicacies and street food, shop for souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar, sunbathe in Bodrum and take strolls by the Bosphorus. 

But now things are changing: Turkey has become a major target for ISIS and Kurdish militants, with multiple attacks in the past year, and some Turks have decided to stay away this summer.

We all react differently when a loved one gets ill. But what happens when treating a disease is complicated by cultural stigma? Ray Kwong dealt with this recently when he lost his dad to Alzheimer’s disease at age 92.

"The cultural baggage, the bias, the stigma or the fear of the stigma prevented me from taking him to the doctor," he says. "The fear of humiliation is so strong and so crazy, you know, this old country mentality that prevented him from getting the meds he needed and from even getting the diagnosis."

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A video kept popping up in my newsfeed after the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union.

In the clip, a distraught-looking man is speaking with BBC reporter Victoria Derbyshire. He didn't vote in the "Brexit" referendum — but he says he can't believe the results.

“I’m shocked that we actually have voted to leave,” he tells Derbyshire. “I didn’t think that was going to happen. My vote, I didn’t think, was going to matter too much because I thought we were just going to remain.”

Egypt deports TV host as Sisi's crackdown on dissent continues

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The Egyptian Presidency

Until Monday, Liliane Daoud was a host for the Egyptian TV station ONTV.

But that changed when eight plainclothes police officers showed up at her house in Cairo and arrested her. She asked that they show her their IDs but they refused. She was taken straight to the airport and put on a plane to Beirut — deported out of the country she has called home for the past five years.