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The Tennessean

Jamie McGee

23 May 2016

Gressier, Haiti

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Middle Tennessee nonprofit KORE Foundation is combating poverty in rural Haiti with the help of chickens.

ProPublica

Julia Angwin

Jeff Larson

23 May 2016

United States

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Risk assessments are supposed to make the criminal justice system better by predicting which defendants are likely to commit new crimes. Defendant scores are given to judges during criminal sentencing in nine states, ...

The Huffington Post

Melissa Jeltsen

13 May 2016

Connecticut, United States

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Women are especially vulnerable to gun violence from domestic partners. New state and federal laws are being proposed and passed which require abusers to give up their firearm after a temporary restraining order is fi...

Jackson Free Press

Donna Ladd

4 May 2016

New York, New York, United States

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New York Police Department has Operation Ceasefire, in which a mother whose child was a victim of gun violence calls gang members at risk of perpetuating similar crimes. The effort aims to bridge the divide between et...

How We Get to Next

Duncan Geere

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3 May 2016

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Without an address emergency response, voting rights, legal aid, bank accounts and more are difficult if not impossible to get. what3words is a new startup that has given every 3-meter-squares in the world a 3-word a...

STAT

Melissa Bailey

2 May 2016

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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One of Boston's major teaching hospitals is examining how it handles patients’ bodies and supports family members after a death.

Delmarva Now

Jennifer Brannock Cox

2 May 2016

Salisbury, Maryland, United States

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The company AT&T has created a virtual reality simulator that gives users the chance to experience the dangerous, and often deadly, consequences of texting while driving. The new technology is currently being tested b...

Jackson Free Press

Donna Ladd

20 April 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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After going to prison themselves, John Knight of Jackson and Shanduke McPhatter of Brooklyn are living straight and determined to make changes. They work as "violence interrupters" in their neighborhoods, using an app...

The Marshall Project

Simone Weichselbaum

20 April 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago suffers from violence and tension between police officers and low-income predominantly Black communities. In 2011, the chief of police consulted with a network of university academics and began implementing “p...

Bloomberg

Alan Jeffries

19 April 2016

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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Immunotherapy has shown promise as an alternative to radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery for treating certain kinds of cancer. By modifying the body’s own immune system to fight lymphoma, Doctor Steve Rosenberg has se...

The New York Times

Sylvia Rowley

19 April 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Giving fishermen a business incentive to fish sustainably can “unleash their creative capacity” to help solve the problem, says one expert.

WBEZ

Susie An

18 April 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A decrease in arrests in Chicago public schools is a result of the district moving away from a zero-tolerance policy for discipline and acting in favor of more instructional intervention. This approach has allowed for...

The Seattle Times

Steve Miletich

16 April 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Although issued similar reports of unconstitutional policing, Seattle and East Haven took very different paths in solving the shared problem. Not all hope is lost for Seattle PD who has seen slow progress, however, as...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

13 April 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Victims of violence found in hospitals are more likely to return for emergency care than those with chronic illnesses. As a result, communities like Cleveland, Ohio are trying the approach of treating violence as a pu...

The Huffington Post

Tyler Kingkade

7 April 2016

Oregon, United States

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Oregon State University was being criticized for its handling of sexual assault cases, particularly Brenda Tracy's case that occurred in 1998. Now years later, the president of OSU- Ed Ray, has formally apologized, hi...

Chicago Tribune

Anne Sweeney

25 March 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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As Chicago faces one of the worst policing crises in its history, it is looking at Las Vegas as a model as it prepares de-escalation training for its cops.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

16 March 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland has an alarmingly high rate of infant mortality, there are a large number of infant deaths from SIDS, sleep deaths, and problems stemming from being born prematurely. Programs across Cleveland are growing in...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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15 March 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A program in Baltimore bring youths together with volunteer second “families” to help guide them through turbulent times.

Deseret News

Allison Pond

6 March 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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As views become more polarized, people increasingly sort themselves into tribes based on political ideology. In a effort to diminish this polarization, a small group of activists and academics is searching for ways to...

Governing

John Buntin

1 March 2016

High Point, North Carolina, United States

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High Point, North Carolina, had the highest rates of domestic abuse in the state. The county decided to take a more comprehensive approach to the standard methods of the criminal justice system by adding in better col...

The New York Times

Rachel Cernansky

23 February 2016

Nairobi, Kenya

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In colonial times, diets and agricultural work in Kenya focused on corn and rice, alongside produce grown elsewhere. Health-consciousness is now restoring nutritious local fruits and vegetables to Kenyan tables, in pa...

Slate

Alexandria Neason

23 February 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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Restorative justice programs essentially focus on rehabilitation instead of punishment. Schools that use the model try to understand and address the deficits that provoke students to misbehave, and teach students how ...

BBC

Allan Urry

9 February 2016

York, United Kingdom

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After record-breaking rainfall and flooding, the city of York was at a loss for relief and reconstruction ideas. They turned to the Dutch city of Nijmegen, which had experienced similar flooding and found a solution i...

Washington Post

Rob Kuznia

8 February 2016

California, United States

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In California, once a national innovator in draconian policies to get tough on crime, voters and lawmakers are now innovating in the opposite direction, adopting laws that have released tens of thousands of inmates an...

STAT

Melissa Bailey

1 February 2016

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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A team is trying to improve communication through I-PASS, a methodical way to relay information during patient “handoffs” when doctors and nurses change shifts.

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