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The childhood trauma that led an American woman to study the world's most dangerous men.

Dr Jessica Stern was once named by Time Magazine as one of seven thinkers whose innovative ideas would "change the world". She studies people who commit acts of terrorism, and flies around the globe interviewing violent extremists. The Pentagon and the CIA have turned to her for advice. She now lectures in terrorism at Harvard University. But Jessica says she didn't understand what was driving her until police reopened their investigation into the rape she suffered as a 15 year old. She wanted to discover his identity - and in doing so, rediscovered herself.

Vinod Thakur is a hip hop dancer with a difference - he was born without legs. The 21-year-old is from a poor part of Delhi, and has been impressing television audiences with his skills on the hit show India's Got Talent. Sadly he is now out of the competition, but the channel hosting the contest has now asked him to perform abroad. Vinod spoke to Outlook's Jo Fidgen about achieving his dreams.

50 years ago 14,000 thousand Cuban children were sent alone to the United States. Their parents hoped to shield them from what they saw as the dangers of growing up under communism. They were known as the Pedro Pan children. Luis Fajardo from the BBC's Latin American section has caught up with some of them to find out how they feel now about what happened to them.

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