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Washington Post

Molly McCluskey

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30 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The zero-tolerance of Philadelphia's school system towards even minor infractions from students was creating a detrimental school-to-prison pipeline that was doing more long term harm to youth than good. But one forme...

Paste Magazine

Margo Pierce

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24 March 2017

United States

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The United States is making its move to catch up with European countries that have found ways to convert the energy of the oceans' waves into a form or useable renewable energy.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

22 March 2017

United States

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Ban-the-box legislation can help people with criminal records receive fair consideration as job applicants. However, the employment prospects of other applicants, particularly African American women and young workers,...

The Atlantic

Hannah Hoag

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17 March 2017

Reykjavík, Iceland

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As arctic sea ice continues to melt at alarming rates due to climate change, new concerns about increased exposure of these virgin waters to the ravages of commercial fishing arise. Taking lessons from the population ...

The Notebook

Greg Windle

16 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Students who have experienced trauma, most common in high-poverty areas, are more likely to benefit from counseling and support rather than punishment. However, most large U.S. school districts with high poverty rates...

Coloradoan

Jacy Marmaduke

8 March 2017

Colorado, United States

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High caseworker turnover in Larimer County has led to poorer outcomes for children and high stress for the caseworkers themselves. To help combat this high turnover the salaries have been increased, retention incentiv...

The Christian Science Monitor

Simon Montlake

25 February 2017

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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As tensions over race and education continue to be compounded by growing economic inequality and political rhetoric, one school in Connecticut bridges an otherwise widening divide. Schools like R.J. Kinsella Magnet Sc...

NBC News

Kristi Eaton

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23 February 2017

Dumandih, Jharkhand, India

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For women in rural parts of India, it is common to not be taught about the role menstruation plays due to the stigma that surrounds the topic. To bring both a better understanding and better hygienic practices to thes...

The Huffington Post

Lily Casura

21 February 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Women veterans, who often have military sexual trauma, are less likely to sleep outside or stay in shelters for fear of their safety or of losing rights to their kids. Non-profits are attempting to meet women veterans...

BBC

Tom Colls

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12 February 2017

Makindye, Kampala, Uganda

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Professor Kevin McGuigan in Dublin has proven that simply leaving contaminated water in a plastic bottle out in the sun for several hours is effective in killing off harmful bacteria like e-coli and provide a simple s...

The Trace

Ann Givens

6 February 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago’s Cure Violence program, which has been around for close to 20 years, has closed all but one of its sites. The program employs Violence Interrupters, who work in neighborhoods to help stop violent conflict. As...

KTUL-TV

Maureen Wurtz

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2 February 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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After chasing street light wire thieves who have left Tulsa streets in the dark, city officials look to Salt Lake City, who solved their city's stealing problems by investing in their infrastructure. SLC officials rep...

The Huffington Post

Lily Casura

1 February 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Women veterans, the fastest growing demographic of homeless veterans, tend to avoid traditional shelters for fear of losing or being separated from their children. Final Salute, in Wash. DV is a transitional home for ...

Livemint

Priyanka Borpujari

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20 January 2017

Mumbai, India

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There is a misconception that making cities safer for women requires more security cameras. Now, the method of improving public transport systems and lighting up public streets is being implemented and its allowing w...

AFP

Natsuko Fukue

14 January 2017

Japan

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In Japan more services are becoming available to help elderly offenders return to society and find work so they can be financially secure. The country is seeing increasing numbers of older people entering prison and b...

WHYY

Aaron Moselle

10 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A program launched in Philadelphia to help inmates reintegrate into the community has hit some stumbling blocks and the new executive director is turning to experts to help fix things: former inmates. She is convenin...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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4 January 2017

United States

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The Affordable Care Act has been one of the most contentious policies in recent history, with widespread disagreement between political parties. While it is typically viewed as a partisan issue, this article recognize...

Ensia

Matt Weiser

20 December 2016

Dover, Delaware, United States

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Dams make for complex and often controversial infrastructure. While hydropower generated from large dam projects is currently providing the bulk of the planet's renewable energy, dams can also cause major environmenta...

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

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16 December 2016

Italy

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In Italy, there is an inconsistency of rebuilding efforts after earthquakes, leaving some cities in ruin for long periods of time. The Friuli region, which is north of Venice, has had successful rebuilding with govern...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

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15 December 2016

Sri Lanka

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Efforts to eliminate malaria from Sri Lanka led to only 17 cases one year, but failure to continue health safety practice allowed the number of cases to rise again to over 200,000 in 1999. In 2016 Sri Lanka celebrates...

Jackson Free Press

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Arielle Dreher

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14 December 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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The approach of some state detention directors to juvenile justice has evolved at Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center. Research shows that traditional detention is simply not working as a deterrent to youth crime—and...

The Guardian

Priyanka Borpujari

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12 December 2016

India

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Sexual violence is a huge problem in India. The mobile apps and online maps created in response aren’t helping. Why? The tools are unreliable, not integrated with government services, and don’t address the cultural dy...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

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5 December 2016

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Civic leaders and other actors met with Pittsburgh residents and housing developers in order to create a policy brief-Equitable Development: The Path to an All-In Pittsburgh. Information is still being accrued, as the...

The Seattle Times

Daniel Gilbert

2 December 2016

Christchurch, New Zealand

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Seattle doesn’t need to experience a major earthquake to predict and prepare for its effects. The comparable city of Christchurch, New Zealand, was hit with a big one in 2011. Buildings collapsed. 185 people died. A k...

The Seattle Times

Daniel Gilbert

2 December 2016

Christchurch, New Zealand

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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011 laid waste to much of the city and killed 185 people. Although on the opposite side of the world, Seattle is home to strikingly similar buildi...

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