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The Washington Post

Nina Wilén

11 November 2015

Rwanda

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Different nations try different methods of peace building. International research suggests that military integration is essential and can be achieved through political education, guaranteeing personal welfare, sociali...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

3 November 2015

Chiapas, Mexico

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El Poder del Consumidor is an organization fighting Coca-Cola's power over health care decisions in Mexico. The organization tried many tactics but only found success after finding friends with enough money to compete...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Weston Morrow

1 November 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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Rasmus and Allen are attempting to take the data they’ve gathered from their years working with western Alaska communities to establish Qungasvik as an evidence-based solution for not only alcohol abuse but also for o...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Jeff Richardson

1 November 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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The University of Alaska is curbing underage drinking by offering a host of alternative activities on campuses, including one event cheekily called “Lotta-no-booza.” Information about drinking responsibly is also prov...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Weston Morrow

1 November 2015

Alaska, United States

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In order to address teenage alcohol abuse, the Alaskan Wellness Coalition has started a campaign to clear up a misperception among teens that their peers are drinking more than they actually do. By providing accurate ...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

24 October 2015

El Paso, Texas, United States

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In El Paso domestic violence cases are processed more effectively by having social workers, prosecutors, and law enforcement work together to get immediate support to the victims and hold the aggressor accountable.

Politico

Mark Peterson

22 October 2015

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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Cars heavily influence building planning in the U.S. due to a historical preference for suburbs, but a town in Illinois improved its economy by thinking like a city. They created transit-oriented development which pri...

Mother Jones

Mark Follman

6 October 2015

Roseburg, Oregon, United States

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Research has shown there are concrete steps journalists can take to thoughtful cover mass shootings in a way that doesn’t spur the motives of potential copycats. These include reducing the amount a shooter is named, r...

New York Magazine

Margaret Hartmann

2 October 2015

Australia

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The U.S. continues to resist restrictive gun laws. Australia and Britain significantly decreased mass shootings through the banning of certain guns, more restrictive permits, buyback programs, and a national firearms ...

The Trace

Alex Yablon

24 September 2015

Rochester, New York, United States

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Cities in the U.S. have decreased recidivism through specialized courts for firearm offenders. These efforts, however, have not helped overall gun violence, so university research is suggesting new tactics.

Bright Magazine

Tom Murphy

24 September 2015

Bronx, New York, United States

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The United States has rising childhood obesity and schools deal with kids who are picky. Through innovative school gardens and kid taste testing food, entrepreneurs across the nation are getting children to eat vegeta...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Marco Werman

Rhitu Chatterjee

15 September 2015

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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In the Mumbai slum of Dharavi, an NGO called Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action (SNEHA) is working to make life safer by teaching men the importance of not being violent towards women. Through an app cal...

The New Yorker

Sky Dylan-Robbins

8 September 2015

New York, New York, United States

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New York City is home to an estimated tens of thousands of stray and feral cats, posing a problem for the city. To humanely handle this population concern, the city is using a method known as Trap-Neuter-Return (T.N.R...

Vox

Erica Gies

5 September 2015

Houston, Texas, United States

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Cities across the world, suffering from increased threats of floods and droughts due to climate change, are finding new ways to manage water, such as reclaiming natural waterways and increasing on spot water absorption.

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...

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...

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