Column: How a rural Oklahoma truck stop became a destination for Sikh Punjabis crossing America

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Left, Truck Stop 40 owners Raj Chhoker, left, and his wife, Harpreet Chhokar, chat with their neighbor Kenny Drake. Right, Main Street in Sayre, Okla.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

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Jaweed Kaleem is the national race and justice correspondent at the Los Angeles Times. Before joining The Times, Kaleem was the senior religion reporter at HuffPost and a religion and general assignment reporter at the Miami Herald. He attended Emerson College in Boston and grew up in Northern Virginia.