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“When you live in Juarez, you know your status. You just say, ‘Okay, I’m going to wait two or three hours in line,’” Valeria Padilla, a college student (pictured above) who crosses the U.S.-Mexico border every day to get to school.

“A political nerd’s dream honeymoon,” —how Justin Chappell describes his reporting trip on the Iowa campaign trail with his husband Ben Spangenberg.

“Their default option if they don’t want to mate with it, or raise it, is to kick it. They’re like ninja eagles on stilts,” —Steve Portugal, who studies birds of prey.

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