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The Way We Get By

by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly

On call 24/7 for the past six years, three senior citizens have made history by greeting nearly one million U.S. troops at a tiny airport in Maine.

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Where Soldiers Come From

by Heather Courtney

Feeling trapped in their rural hometown, five friends join the National Guard and begin their four-year journey from teenagers to soldiers in Afghanistan to veterans.

POV

Wings of Defeat

by Risa Morimoto and Linda Hoaglund

They were Japan’s Divine Wind Special Attack Unit, or Kamikaze tokkōtai, and 4,000 of them — some still in their teens — died in a futile effort to turn the tide of a war already lost. Little known outside of Japan, a few Kamikaze survived. Now old men, they must reconcile their guilt with their gratitude for the unexpected gift of a full life.

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Worker Drone

by Sharat Raju

At GlobeCom India, where he provides technical assistance to customers calling in from America, Rahul’s days blend together. But an office showdown offers him a rare chance to leave his dungeon-like home in Technology City.

FUTURESTATES

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A Young Patriot

by DU Haibin

Zhou is a flag-waving, slogan-shouting Chinese teenager who is emblematic of a generation of youth born after the 1980s, who are so fervent in their patriotism that some fear they are tipping into a dangerous type of nationalism.

Global Perspectives Collection

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