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Yale Daily News

Vivan Wang

13 April 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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As campuses across the country race to address a burgeoning nationwide conversation about sexual assault, policymakers, politicians, university counselors and students alike are faced with a lack of quantitative infor...

The Chronicle of Social Change

Stefano Montanari

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10 April 2015

Arkansas, United States

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Re-homing, or a family giving away their adopted child without the permission of the authorities, was a problem in Arkansas - nine different cases involved children being abused by their new, unapproved families. Two ...

Bright Magazine

Peg Tyre

6 April 2015

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Well-trained teachers cannot be replaced solely by technology, as has been increasingly apparent at Carpe Diem schools, where students learn largely via computers enabled with educational software.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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27 March 2015

Norwalk, Ohio, United States

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As rampant misconduct by judicial systems across the country brought to light a crippling practice of debtors prisons - where disadvantaged individuals unable to pay fines and fees were continually and wrongfully impr...

PBS

Sam Chaltain

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17 March 2015

Hartsville, South Carolina, United States

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Harsville, South Carolina is trying to better its educational program. But first it must change the standard of living in the town to provide greater examples of success for the children to follow.

Bloomberg

Alan Jeffries

Amy Marino

16 March 2015

Livermore, California, United States

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has designed a new technology that captures carbon dioxide at power plants before it goes into the air. This new method, which is much more efficient and affordable than othe...

The Huffington Post

Ann Brenoff

24 February 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In the past, Los Angeles was a dangerous city fraught with gang wars. Lately, though, LA has become a safer city due to six changes enforced by the police cracking down on public violence and gangs.

Al Jazeera

Amy Maxmen

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16 February 2015

Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone

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As trials on blood and plasma progress, researchers ask if they might have happened sooner. In any case, the blood transfusions show early success.

Ensia

Shreya Dasgupta

9 February 2015

Sundarbans, India

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After a devastating cyclone changed the nature of local soil, NGOs preserved Indian rice crops by reintroducing traditional rice varieties that can be cultivated even in salt ridden earth.

WWNO

Eve Troeh

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3 February 2015

Lang Tram, Vietnam

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When the Vietnamese government built a gate in the 1990s to block saltwater from entering a key canal, they hoped it would lead to flourishing, year-round rice crops. Without community buy-in and engagement, the gover...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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30 January 2015

United States

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Although patients go to hospitals to receive medical care, many Americans will acquire infections that did not already have them. The United States as a whole has made modest progress at reducing the rates of hospita...

WWNO

Eve Troeh

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29 January 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Farmers in Vietnam face rising sea levels but rejected the city's water engineering projects. They prefer gradual measures to cope with climate change so scientists have allowed the farmers to steer the conversation.

The Philadelphia Citizen

Rosella Lefevre

28 January 2015

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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Challenged by its mayor, Oklahoma City lost a collective 1 million pounds. Philly once tried—and failed— the same thing.

WWNO

Jesse Hardman

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27 January 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Climate change is playing a major roll in the way floods are impacting cities. In Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, residents are routinely threatened with the wet season, oftentimes finding that the only solution is to ra...

Chicago Tribune

Diane Rado

9 January 2015

Illinois, United States

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To address the low diversity in the teacher workforce, in 2005, Illinois committed $20 million to a Grown Your Own Teacher Initiative to develop 1,000 teachers. The program provided a pathway for parents, community le...

Yahoo! News

Andrew Romano

21 December 2014

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles used to be a hotbed of racial profiling and unrest. Now, in the wake of Ferguson and the police killings in Brooklyn, Chief Charlie Beck thinks his force could be a model for the rest of the nation. The de...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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18 December 2014

Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, India

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An Indian activist, Satyarthi, is trying to undermine the hard-pressed Indian caste system by speaking out in little ways that are publicly broadcasted in order to find more supporters.

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

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18 December 2014

North Adams, Massachusetts, United States

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The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) uses an innovative business model to stay afloat, relying on both internal and external projects and revenue streams to make a change in the North Adams communi...

Al Jazeera

Hilary Brueck

3 December 2014

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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After concerns that recruiters of extremist groups are targeting members of the Somali community, Somali leaders in Minneapolis are working with U.S. authorities to develop a program inspired by gang-prevention method...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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20 November 2014

Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

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Colombia attempts to decrease murder and homicide rates by setting up curfews for teenagers, forcing bars to close earlier in the evening, and creating gun laws to prevent the carrying of weapons.

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

17 November 2014

Kilmore, Victoria, Australia

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In Australia, the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council was formed after a severe drought to bring together federal, state and regional governments and bridge parochial concerns. It was meant to manage the basin as...

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

16 November 2014

Grand Canyon Village, Arizona, United States

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Learning lessons from failed past attempts, the Southwestern United States begins to plan water preservation projects.

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

16 November 2014

Elephant Butte, New Mexico, United States

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The El Paso Times reports from the heart of the Rio Grande Basin - where drought has led to dramatic decreases in water supply, and serious changes in management of river resources are called for - on how the region p...

The New York Times

Vivekananda Nemana

Ankita Rao

13 November 2014

Odisha, India

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India has had a problem in which 620 million people openly defecate outdoors, causing harm to hygiene, sanitation, food, and water resources. The president of India funded an initiative to build public toilets for th...

Vox

David Broockman

Joshua Kalla

13 November 2014

United States

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Research shows that having in-person interactions with voters is by far the best way to increase turnout. It’s not simply knocking on doors. It’s about having genuine conversations. But political campaigns typically s...

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