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Politico

Colin Woodard

18 December 2017

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Dean Kamen brought the world the Segway scooter, prosthetic arms controlled by the human brain, the first automatic drug pump (used commonly to deliver insulin to diabetic patients), and now he's built the first organ...

Politico

Mark Peterson

Derek Robertson

18 December 2017

Dallas, Texas, United States

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In Dallas, where the poverty rate was only lower than in Houston and Philadelphia in 2017, nonprofits and charities are using a comprehensive approach to provide immediate relief. Local organizations like Sharing Life...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Gretchen M. Grosky

17 December 2017

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire has become the state’s first ‘dementia friendly’ community by training first responders, bank tellers, and professionals to recognize the signs of dementia and effectively assist that person....

The GroundTruth Project

Qainat Khan

15 December 2017

Flathead Reservation, Montana, United States

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Salish Kootenai College has opened an Allied Health Department to train members of several tribes on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. The goal of this new department is to train members of these Native American tr...

WABE

Johnny Kauffman

15 December 2017

Georgia, United States

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In order to battle the government healthcare gaps, the time lost from workers leaving to seek medical attention, and the closing of hospitals, some rural companies have opened their own clinics nearby. This way worker...

Bright Magazine

Kristi Eaton

13 December 2017

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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A private school in Oklahoma City that exclusively educates homeless children also provides medical services, clothing, school supplies, and parent counseling. Proponents point to increased stability for families and ...

The New Yorker

Nathan Heller

11 December 2017

Estonia

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The e-Estonia project eliminates information silos, pairing blockchain with an easy to use data-sharing platform. The X-Road platform platform acts like a bridge, linking the information in places like doctors offices...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

7 December 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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The organization, Friends of the Children, is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by giving at-risk children adult mentors to help guide them. The program results in kids who avoid teen pregnancy, graduate from...

Ensia

Karl Gruber

7 December 2017

United States

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Zoonotic outbreaks are increasingly a threat to human populations and other species as they spatially converge in the same environments. In preparation, the project PREDICT has discovered over 1000 distinct diseases a...

WABE

Molly Samuel

6 December 2017

Georgia, United States

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Gopher tortoises might be labelled as endangered under federal law, which brings strict guidelines that businesses want to avoid. Georgia Gopher Tortoise Initiative is dedicated to finding gophers in their natural ha...

BBC

Colm Flynn

6 December 2017

New Jersey, United States

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In the United States, a multi-denominational movement combines faith and farming. “Gardens are magical places,” says Venice Williams, executive director of Alice’s Garden in Milwaukee, one of three faith-based farms p...

The New York Times

Emily Badger

5 December 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Too often people use standardized test scores as the only measure of how good a school system is. A new measure looks at the growth and proficiency of the students as a measure of performance and may be more accurate ...

Christian Science Monitor

Amadou Diallo

5 December 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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In high-poverty urban schools student retention is a major issue, often school is the last concern for these children. Now, City Year and other nonprofits have university students come to the high schools and tutor or...

National Observer

Emilee Gilpin

4 December 2017

Canada

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From solar to geothermal to biomass projects, First Nations are finding ways to confront and combat fossil fuel concerns head on. In fact, over 30 Nations have some type of renewable energy source powering their commu...

Al Jazeera

Claudia Bellante

3 December 2017

Tijuana, Mexico

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Pregnant women at the US-Mexico border are often living in hard conditions and facing obstetric violence at public hospitals or being pushed into c-sections at private clinics. 'Parteras Fronterizas' offers an alterna...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Steven Litt

30 November 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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In order to address the lack of diversity among mid- and senior-level art museum management, the Cleveland Museum of Art received a $750,000 grant from the Ford Foundation. Initiatives implemented as part of this gran...

Ensia

Kristina Johnson

28 November 2017

Tom Miner Basin, Montana, United States

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With the lifting of federal protection on top predators like grizzly bears, many are concerned that landowners will be more likely to shoot predators found on their ranches and farmland, risking the fragile stability ...

WOUB Public Media

Benny Becker

Jeff Young

Mary Meehan

25 November 2017

Stanville, Kentucky, United States

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In the rural, rugged country of Appalachia, towns like Stanville face some of the country’s most profound economic and public health problems. Some of these communities, however, are making remarkable strides against ...

NPR

Rae Ellen Bichell

19 November 2017

Madagascar

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When the bubonic plague began rapidly spreading in Madagascar, the country took a swift and comprehensive approach to try to stop it. From adding staff to treatment centers to screening travelers for symptoms, the cou...

The Hechinger Report

Sarah Butrymowicz

18 November 2017

Covina, California, United States

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The Covina-Valley School District in California reduced high school drop-out rates and chronic absenteeism among special education students by providing a more engaging environment and curriculum for students. Student...

News Deeply

Katie Arnold

17 November 2017

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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A large ethnic cleansing campaign in Myanmar leading to rape and unsafe conditions of women has resulted in an increase in female refugees to Bangladesh. A center run by the United Nations Population Fund is a place ...

News Deeply

Katie Arnold

16 November 2017

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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Hundreds of thousands of women and girls have fled from Northern Myanmar's military ethnic cleansing to Bangladesh, often having suffered rape and gender violence. The United Nations Population Fund center is a place ...

BBC

William Kremer

14 November 2017

Iceland

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Iceland used to be one of the worst countries in Europe for underage teenage drinking. The country’s government realized they needed to change that. Each year, students fill out an anonymous survey about their drinki...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

11 November 2017

Winchester, Tennessee, United States

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In rural Tennessee the unemployment rate can be very high, making it hard for inmates to find jobs upon their release, which then increases the rate of recidivism. The Rural Reentry Program has set up training program...

Univision

Jessica Weiss

11 November 2017

San Salvador, El Salvador

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The number of people deported from the USA back to El Savador is only rising under the Trump administration, leaving these individuals with the daunting task of starting over. English Cool is a program where deportees...

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