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1 Little Graph About Marriage Made Me Want To Jump In The Air With Joy

Listen, I hated graphs in high school, but this here is a pretty darn nice graph. Look at the red solid line. Then look at the blue solid line. And *then* look at the dotted lines. This can only mean one thing...

So, based on xkcd's prediction, same-sex marriage for all 50 states might be just around the corner!


FACT CHECK TIME!

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For some people, every day is Independence Day. For Janis Shinwari, this will be his first 4th of July as an American citizen. And boy, he earned it.

"If I was in Afghanistan—if I didn't come here, I wouldn't be alive now. I would be dead." Shinwari told CNN Heroes in 2018. Shinwari risked his life for nine years serving as a translator for U.S. forces in his native country of Afghanistan. He risked his life everyday knowing that should he be caught by the Taliban, the consequences would be severe. "If the Taliban catch you, they will torture you in front of your kids and families and make a film of you." Shinwari said. "Then [they'll] send it to other translators as a warning message to stop working with the American forces."

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