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Gat-Kier Machar recalls harrowing tales of life as a young boy in Sudan while he cradles his two-year-old daughter, Nyakuodh-e-kuur, at his aprtment in south Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

Sudanese Lost Boys find secure home in North Dakota

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FARGO – Like a moth to a porch light, 2-year-old Nyakuodh-e-kuur gravitates to her parents’ smartphones. On the chance she can get hold of one, she calls up cartoon videos with a few quick flicks of her finger.

“Tom and Jerry!” she yells with delight.

After a moment of cat-and-mouse craziness, her mom takes the device away. And Nyakuodh-e-kuur, who’s name translated means “God is a perfectionist,” busies herself with a toy train.

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