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Vanessa Neumann tries to maintain diplomatic normality despite having no embassy.
Human rights lawyer Julio Montenegro represented many of the hundreds of political prisoners freed this week. He’s not satisfied.
The Zoroastrian population in Gujarat, India, is dwindling, but Russian academic Anton Zykov is making sure their distinctive tongue is not forgotten.
Soft-spoken Austin Riley makes a loud noise with his hitting — as the young Atlanta Braves arrive among baseball’s elite.
The Philadelphia Phillies think Nick Pivetta is their future on the mound.
Alex Bernadotte is trying to cut the college completion gap for first-generation and immigrant students.
Can Arturo Castro, known for Broad City and Narcos, fill some large and hilarious shoes with his own sketch show?
Renee Montgomery got sick of spending her offseasons playing basketball overseas. So now she’s betting on herself.
Beth Phelan, the literary agent behind Twitter pitch event #DVpit, is elevating marginalized voices.
Raja Kumari melds her Indian and American identities to forge a forceful style all her own.
Using new gene-editing technology, David Liu is on his way to treating, and possibly eradicating, thousands of diseases.
Dipendra Uprety is fighting for Lebanon’s forgotten underclass … from Canada.