What Makes Mira Rai Run?

Mira Rai is perched on the edge of a couch in Kathmandu in a bright yellow Salomon windbreaker and track pants. The 29-year-old is recovering from knee surgery but looks as if she needs to jump off the couch and burn energy on a mountain trail.

Trail running is, in fact, what the Nepali athlete is known for — along with her unlikely journey from school dropout in a remote Nepali village to Maoist child soldier to national sports hero featured in children’s books and depicted in murals.

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Here’s what refugees do while they’re waiting to get into the US

Sita Adhikari left a refugee camp in eastern Nepal at the end of January. She was set to join relatives already in Rochester, New York on Jan. 31, less than a week after US President Donald Trump ordered a four-month hold on refugee resettlement.

As a tense immigration battle played out in the US, Adhikari was attending orientation classes on the practicalities of her future life.

“First day we are taught about diaper class…”

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