Editor's note: November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Here, Michaela Pereira of CNN's "New Day" and "@THIS HOUR" shares the story of growing up in a family of five adopted girls in Canada and her eventual reunion with her biological half-sister, Marnie. Marnie describes the shock of finding out she had a sister and the long road to building a strong relationship. And Michaela's adoptive mother, Ainslie, offers her perspective on taking in children in need of a loving home. Tune in to "New Day" on Friday at 8:30 a.m. ET to hear more from Michaela, and then watch "@THIS HOUR" at 11:30 a.m. ET to meet her adoptive mother and sister.
(CNN) – Michaela: Growing up in our house there was no way to get around the topic of adoption. All five of the kids in my family, all girls, are adopted. One look at us, and you knew this was a different kind of family.
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It's Wednesday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."
1. JERUSALEM VIOLENCE
Security intensified: Jerusalem ramped up security after two Palestinian cousins wielding a gun and knives attacked a synagogue during morning prayers, killing four worshipers and a policeman. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the violence as the result of a "blood libel" fanned by Palestinian leaders. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack.
During the height of the protests following the shooting of Michael Brown, police in Ferguson, MO requested air space to be restricted to keep out news helicopters. Protestors say it's another example of authorities trying to control the message and take attention away from the militarized response.
Shoshana Roberts is at the center of the Internet's current obsession: the PSA showing a day's worth of catcalling.
"It is a typical day," she says. "You don't know how fast it can escalate. You are thinking, 'What's going to be next? Are these people going to reach out and grab me?'"
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