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Sophie Mbugua

15 September 2017

Nanyuki, Kenya

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In Kenya, men have been overrepresented in government positions, sparking new legislation that women should occupy at least one-third of the public elected body. Men have become increasingly involved in helping women ...

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Matt Levin

13 September 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The California Legislature, inspired by a decades-old Massachusetts affordable housing bill, recently passed SB 35. However, a few differences distinguish the two bills. In Massachusetts, the 40B bill fast-tracks deve...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Trisha Powell Crain

13 September 2017

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Magnet schools in Alabama were created by the Board of Education as a way to combat white flight in the 1970's. Today, especially in Montgomery, magnet schools boast the smallest achievement gap between white and blac...

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Anna Orso

11 September 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A candidate for district attorney in Philadelphia is pushing to do away with cash bail entirely as other places have done, including Washington D.C., and New Jersey. Both of those places have seen their jail populatio...

The Washington Post

Michael Alison Chandler

7 September 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Billions of dollars in child support goes unpaid every year in the United States, but not all of those parents missing payments are negligent deadbeats - many are unemployed, incarcerated, or have disabilities that ar...

CityLab

Tanvi Misra

31 August 2017

United States

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Putting more military weapons and other tactical gear in the hands of local law enforcement has little or no effect on crime, but does make police violence more likely. After the Trump administration lifted a loophole...

The Guardian

Priti Salian

30 August 2017

Indore, India

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A neonatal hospital in Indore, India has been using a device called a MiraCradle that is showing success in treating birth asphyxia. This low-cost solution is helping to address a significant problem of neonatal death...

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Neil Parmar

27 August 2017

Toronto, Canada

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A pilot program in Canada is providing increased job opportunities for disadvantaged populations - including refugees, those with disabilities, and laborers who have been unemployed long-term - through a special progr...

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Justus Wanzala

25 August 2017

Murang’a, Kenya

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In Kenyan schools, the use of “building-integrated photovoltaics” (BIPV) acts as an innovative way to get solar energy to schools. Variations of these solar tiles have spread internationally, aided by companies like T...

NBC News

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Matt Toder

22 August 2017

New Jersey, United States

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Although the cash bail system has long been used in the US criminal justice system, many argue that it is biased based on socioeconomic levels. To reduce this bias, criminal justice researchers and data scientists hav...

Politico

Erick Trickey

17 August 2017

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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One of former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro's enduring and controversial legacies will likely be his Pre-K 4 SA initiative. The program provides hands on and play-based preschool for low-income 4 year olds, an appro...

CityLab

Kriston Capps

14 August 2017

New York, New York, United States

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New York City passed the first law in the nation guaranteeing legal representation to any low-income resident facing eviction. Pilot programs in California show that the right to counsel levels the playing field betwe...

The Atlantic

Alia Wong

2 August 2017

Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, United States

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After generations of waiting, the Oglala Sioux prophecy of an economic, spiritual, and social renaissance is coming true. "Now the Seventh Generation is here," and they are creating dynamic change in one the least dev...

The New York Times Magazine

Charles Duhigg

23 July 2017

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

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After years of building a reputation for sexism in their office culture and commercials, GoDaddy has taken steps to address these issues and change course. Initiatives include changes in the hiring process, evaluation...

Slate

Henry Grabar

21 July 2017

New York, New York, United States

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"Nationwide, 90 percent of landlords have attorneys, but 90 percent of tenants do not." New York City is combating this inequality with a new law guaranteeing lawyers to defend low-income tenants in housing court. The...

Jackson Free Press

Arielle Dreher

19 July 2017

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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The idea that someone should not languish in jail because they cannot afford bail is gaining more support around the country, including Mississippi thanks to a lawsuit challenging lengthy detentions of two men. In the...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

6 July 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A 2016 U.S. Supreme Court decision allows those sentenced to life for crimes committed as juveniles to seek parole. These people make up more than half of lifers in Pennsylvania, which is considering numerous appeals,...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

1 July 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Traditional models of non-profit funding - as well as antiquated perceptions that create public pressure to limit overhead spending in philanthropic initiatives - has created an unsustainable, impossible-to-scale syst...

Wired

Keren Landman

30 June 2017

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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When admitted to see a doctor, legal sex is typically documented, but gender identity can oftentimes be overlooked. Realizing this gap in identifying potential health factors, a software developer began implementing w...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

26 June 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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To sentence a minor to life in prison without parole, prosecutors in Pennsylvania must now prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the minor is incapable of rehabilitation. The state supreme court ruling is meant to reco...

NBC News

Joseph Bennington-Castro

21 June 2017

Stanford, California, United States

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Beyond its common application as a predictor of consumer purchasing behavior, AI can be utilized to tackle poverty issues, improve agricultural efficiency, and increase access to information for otherwise disconnected...

Associated Press

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Kristi Eaton

17 June 2017

Hutup, India

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Using a daily soccer practice as a structure, a nonprofit in a remote village in India is teaching girls about gender equality and health and life skills.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 June 2017

United States

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Voter turnout in the United States is far below that in most democracies. States and cities are trying a variety of ways to increase turnout, with mixed success. Eight states and Washington, D.C., are moving to automa...

Indiana Daily Student

Alison Graham

7 June 2017

Bloomington, Indiana, United States

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After calling roll at an all-male city council meeting in Bloomington, Indiana, city clerk Regina Moore recruited a group of women to run for office with the Democratic Women's Caucus in 1999. In 2017, she worked with...

Wired

Issie Lapowsky

25 May 2017

Oklahoma, United States

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With no alternative, some community college students in Talihina, Oklahoma sit in the parking lot of the local hospital at night, logging on to the internet network to complete research papers, oftentimes on smartphon...

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