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Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo remembered

At a time when a surprising number of young Americans say it's not important to them to live in a democracy, when honest journalists are accused of pedaling fake news, while purveyors of actual fake news are too often taken seriously, spare a thought for a man who thought democracy, freedom of speech and a just society are so worth fighting for, he spent four terms in Chinese prisons and work camps, and died in custody, of liver cancer. Liu Xiaobo, the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is being remembered for his tenacity and principled focus, and for believing in the power of peaceful protest and the possibility of change, in the face of authoritarian repression.

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Survivors of the London tower fire say they'll launch their own investigation

As an investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire in London continues, survivors and others are coming together to crowdsource lists of those found safe, as well as those still missing or presumed dead. The World’s Marco Werman interviews Joshua Vantard, a 26-year-old engineering student who created a database of names of those found, missing and confirmed deceased.

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Airlines embrace carbon reductions, but fear the Trump administration might get in their way

President Trump may have decided to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement, but America’s airlines are still bound by a separate agreement that regulates global warming gases from international flights. The Trump administration is reviewing the deal, but US air carriers say pulling out would hurt their competitiveness and raise costs.