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NBC News

Kristi Eaton

1 September 2015

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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A woman named MaiLy Do started a Vietnamese-language radio show in Oklahoma City after she realized on Sept. 11, 2001 that her family back home with limited English had no way of finding out if she was okay. Today the...

The New York Times

Sarah Varney

21 August 2015

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Despite years of change, African Americans feel ostracized from the medical care community that is dominated mainly by white people, especially when it comes to hospices. Some are trying to remove the stigma of hospic...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Emma Eisenberg

5 August 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Philadelphia's criminal justice system is overwhelmed. New York is allowing judges to release low-risk defendants accused of non-violent crimes with the goal of saving money, reducing prison overcrowding, and cutting...

Tiny Spark

Amy Costello

30 July 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Neighborhoods in Chicago suffer from gang violence and gun-related deaths. A church leader and a physician trained in infectious diseases created Cure Violence, a program that sends teams of local residents to meet wi...

Foreign Policy

Valerie Hudson

Andrew Den Boer

30 July 2015

South Korea

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Due to patrilineality, sons are highly favored over daughters in many countries, with serious consequence. South Korea, the only country to have returned to normal sex ratios after having a highly abnormal ratio of b...

The Atlantic

Ted Hesson

21 July 2015

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Despite their stigma, foreign-born populations are helping the economy of U.S. cities. Welcoming America is a national network of organizations that preach the economic upside of immigration and in this way attract im...

NPR

Shereen Marisol Meraji

12 July 2015

Oakland, California, United States

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In 2009, a woman in Oakland, California realized that there was a lack of African Americans in the outdoors. Tired of being the "only one," she created an online social space via blogging and Facebook called Outdoor A...

Reveal

Bernice Yeung

30 June 2015

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The night shift janitor is an easy target. Working in isolation, cleaners across the country say they have been harassed, assaulted and raped by supervisors and co-workers while tidying office buildings, shopping mall...

The Huffington Post

Meera Vijayann

29 June 2015

India

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In India, the Equal Community Foundation is combating gender discrimination and sexual violence by using an empathetic approach and providing men with the knowledge and skills to counteract the negative impact of the ...

Christian Science Monitor

Sara Miller Llana

28 June 2015

Selm, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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More-rigorous police training, changing the way officers interact with residents, and requiring more education for cops has helped limit police shootings in Germany, Britain, Canada, and other nations. Their approache...

The Huffington Post

Jaweed Kaleem

12 June 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Silence can be hard to come by for students at New York City schools, contributing to increased stress. Some schools in New York are incorporating meditation to give their students time to relax and calm their inner m...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

8 June 2015

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

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Rama Arora defied tradition and secretly pursued her PhD as a young woman in India, succeeding at becoming the first female professor at a women's college. Now she is inspiring more Indian girls to further their educa...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sam Eaton

5 June 2015

Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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In Zanzibar, hundreds of households too poor and remote to have access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers trained by and Indian NGO. It's...

NPR

Amy Yee

4 June 2015

Bangladesh

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Soil in Bangladesh is becoming increasingly saline and infertile due to climate change. Bangladeshi farmers have begun using a saline-tolerant rice seed in order to produce an abundant crop despite salty soil.

Vox

Sarah Kliff

28 May 2015

La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

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Encouraging conversations with doctors about end-of-life care helps to normalize the process for patients, and ultimately helps to reduce medical costs. The Respecting Choices program developed in La Crosse, Wisconsin...

Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor Editorial Board

19 May 2015

Casablanca, Morocco

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The Islamic State's recruitment of women draws big attention. But less noticed and more important are efforts in Islamic countries to raise the number of women in religious leadership, despite a long tradition against...

Foreign Policy

Patrick Adams

15 May 2015

Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal

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In Nepal, a controversial drug is proving to be effective in saving mother's lives. It's the only shelf-stable, easy-to-administer solution to curbing postpartum hemorrhage. In trials, misoprostol is shown to save th...

KQED

Anna Gorman

10 May 2015

Newport Beach, California, United States

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Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, under pressure from the insurance network to lower maternity costs, used a number of tools to lower the rate of cesarean sections done. The changes not only helped drastically redu...

The Huffington Post

Samantha Lachman

6 May 2015

Claremont, California, United States

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Women's colleges are changing their definition of eligible students to include transgender and non-gender conforming students. Though policies differ from school to school, the impact is a nationwide reevaluation of t...

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)

Rebecca Plevin

6 May 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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The United States health care system is expensive and enables doctors to prescribe costly brand name medication instead of generic versions. Sutter Health assembles its doctors a few times a week to review with electr...

Newark Advocate

Jona Ison

3 May 2015

Newark, Ohio, United States

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Research shows that successful addiction recovery requires a comprehensive approach and multiple types of support. Ohio is in the midst of shifting its approach to vocational rehabilitation to an evidence-based approa...

NPR

Amy Martin

2 May 2015

Missoula, Montana, United States

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Montana, home to nine Native American languages, becomes the second state to fund indigenous language immersion programs in public schools. The same languages were once forbidden, but now they are helping to preserve ...

The Washington Post

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

28 April 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Photos and videos show various actions religious leaders and institutions in Baltimore are taking to help rebuild their community and foster positive interaction in the midst of racial tension, looting, and rioting.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Bridget Huber

27 April 2015

Chokwe, Mozambique

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Mozambique has a shortage of practicing surgeons, so medical technicians are being trained to fill their roles in various situations, especially in rural locations. Although there are challenges to using this tactic, ...

The Atlantic

Jessica Carew Kraft

22 April 2015

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Advocates are on a quest to improve the quality of life in Haiti through legal education.

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