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An Italian surgeon and an Afghan educator who consistently contributed to a sustainable and enduring international peace were named Tuesday as co-recipients of the 2nd annual Sunhak Peace Price — an international award that includes a cash award of $1 million. Dr. Gino Strada, who has provided medical and surgical care in 17 African and Middle Eastern nations for a quarter-century, and Sakena Yacoobi, who established multiple refugee-educational programs against considerable odds in Afghanistan, share the award, which has been likened to the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Dr. Gino Strada, who has provided medical and surgical care in 17 African and Middle Eastern nations for a quarter-century, and Sakena Yacoobi, who established multiple refugee-educational programs against considerable odds in Afghanistan, were named as co-recipients of the 2nd annual Sunhak Peace Price.

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An Italian surgeon and an Afghan educator who consistently contributed to a sustainable and enduring international peace were named Tuesday as co-recipients of the 2nd annual Sunhak Peace Price — an international award that includes a cash award of $1 million. Dr. Gino Strada, who has provided medical and surgical care in 17 African and Middle Eastern nations for a quarter-century, and Sakena Yacoobi, who established multiple refugee-educational programs against considerable odds in Afghanistan, share the award, which has been likened to the Nobel Peace Prize.

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This undated photo provided by the Montana Department of Corrections shows Michael Keith Spell. A defense attorney says Spell, a mentally-disabled Colorado man serving a 100-year prison term in a Montana teacher's murder, should be transferred to the custody of state mental health officials. Attorney Wendy Holton said in an appeal brief filed Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 that Spell needs treatment that he won't receive in prison. Spell's 2012 killing of Sherry Arnold in the once-quiet town of Sidney highlighted a significant spike in crime following an oil boom that's swept the Northern Plains. (Montana Department of Corrections via AP)

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Minority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., speaks to the media with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., after the Senate Policy Luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

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FILE - This Jan. 31, 2014, file photo shows a box of Kellogg's cereal on display on a supermarket shelf in Middleton, Mass. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, Kellogg's announced that it will no longer advertise on Breitbart.com, the website formerly run by one of President-elect Donald Trump’s top aides, Steve Bannon. Breitbart has been condemned for featuring racist, sexist and anti-Semitic content. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

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American Airlines has apologized to an Indiana family after they said they were kicked off a flight on Thanksgiving Day because of their disabled son's service dog. (KSDK)

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Andrea Bradley, an Ohio woman charged in the murder of 2-year-old daughter, was declared ineligible for the death penalty by a state judge on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Image via Hamilton County Sheriff's Dept. and WDTN.com [http://wdtn.com/2015/04/15/ohio-mom-charged-in-tots-starvation-death-pleads-not-guilty/]

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This undated booking photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Andrea Bradley, the mother of a 2-year-old Ohio girl who died in March 2015 after she was starved and beaten. A psychologist's report found Bradley is intellectually disabled, and a judge ruled Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, that she cannot be sentenced to death if convicted of aggravated murder in the death of her daughter Glenara Bates. The judge set Bradley's trial for April 2017, and she could be sentenced to up to life in prison if convicted. Glenara's father Glen Bates was convicted of aggravated murder on Sept. 26, 2016, and sentenced to death on Oct. 17, 2016. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP, File) **FILE**

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The cover image for the Women's March on Washington's official Facebook page.

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FILE - In this March 24, 2015 file photo, a syringe is pictured along West Main Street in downtown Austin, Ind., in Scott County, Ind. The long decline in HIV infections among white people who inject drugs has stalled, another grim side effect of the nation’s drug abuse epidemic. Health officials released the news Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, as part of a call for more use of needle exchange programs. Last year rural Scott County experienced an HIV outbreak, in which more than 100 injection drug users were infected. The state’s governor at the time - Mike Pence, now the vice president-elect - declared a public health emergency and authorized a limited need-exchange program to prevent the virus from spreading further. (Christopher Fryer /News and Tribune via AP, File)

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Screen capture of the cover image for the Women's March on Washington's official Facebook page. Taken Nov. 29, 2016.

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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., chairman of the House Budget Committee appears before the Rules Committee, joined at right by Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans hope that as President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services, Price will preside over the dismantlement of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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Bob Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television who recently met with President-elect Donald Trump, said Tuesday that he's known the business mogul for years and still doesn't believe he's the racist that some paint him to be. (CNBC)

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FILE - In this July 20, 2016 file photo, a law enforcement officer takes Gregory "Joey" Johnson into custody after he started to burn an American flag in Cleveland, during the third day of the Republican convention. President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday that anyone who burns an American flag should face unspecified "consequences," such as jail or a loss of citizenship _ a move that was ruled out by the Supreme Court nearly three decades ago. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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This undated photo released by the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department shows Ray Simons. The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department arrested one white suspect and is searching for two others thought to be involved in the Nov. 12, 2016, killing of a 28-year-old musician near Richmond, Calif. Authorities arrested 31-year-old Daniel Porter-Kelly and charged him with robbery and murder with a hate crime enhancement. Authorities are searching for 32-year-old Ray Simons and 31-year-old Daniel Ortega and didn't elaborate on the hate crime allegations or the details of the homicide. (Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department via AP)

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In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, disagree on some of the Obama administration's policies for the military. Rep. Duncan Hunter is calling for a reversal of women in the infantry, open transgender troops and the near-banishment of the word "man" in titles. (Associated Press)

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FILE- In this Nov. 3, 2016 file photo, an Indian man smokes a cigarette in New Delhi, India. A global conference on tobacco control has pledged to hold the tobacco industry legally liable for health consequences of smoking and protect public health policies from the influence of tobacco companies.Representatives from around 180 countries participating in the World Health Organization's global tobacco control treaty negotiations on Saturday adopted a declaration in which they also vowed to prohibit or regulate the sale of e-cigarettes. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)

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In this photo taken Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, children displaced by Islamist extremists wheel food handed out to them at the Bakassi camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Local lawmakers in northeast Nigeria are investigating fresh allegations that officials have diverted food aid intended for Boko Haram refugees. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)