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Opinion: Remembering the fallen heroes of Normandy's sacred bluffs

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Anthony Lee stands in front of his barn on his family farm in the German state of Lower Saxony. Lee has been an outspoken critic of the European Union’s climate change policies and has been a leader in the farmer protest movement in Europe. He’s running for EU Parliament for the right-wing Free Voter party and his YouTube channel has over 24 million views. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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European farmers angry at climate policies could help sway EU parliamentary elections

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For generations, Yup'ik women have gathered for "throwing parties" in the coastal villages of Western Alaska to celebrate firsts (like the first seal caught by a young family member). In late April, a group of women gathered for a throwing party in the village of Mertarvik to help Mildred Tom celebrate her daughter's graduation and the recent accomplishments of her grandchildren.

 
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How an Indigenous tradition that started with catching seals has evolved in Alaska

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