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A Comedian's Take On The Miley Cyrus Debacle Completely Changed What I Thought Of It

Singer/songwriter Jon Lajoie managed to do the impossible: create a smart, well-produced, poignant pop song about a pop star in less than a day. Check out this impressively thoughtful analysis of Miley's performance at the VMAs.

Check out more of Lajoie's impressive work on his YouTube page.

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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