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The GroundTruth Project

La Risa Lynch

13 October 2020

Cook County, Illinois, United States

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Many people who are currently incarcerated still retain the right to vote, and as the 2020 election approaches advocates in Illinois are making sure that those who are in Chicago’s Cook County Jail have access to ball...

U.S. News & World Report

Deidre McPhillips

7 October 2020

Minnesota, United States

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In Minnesota, tribal leaders from the Band of Chippewa Indians worked closely with state officials at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to implement measures that would reduce the impact of the pandemic in their c...

Wired

Katy Lee

7 October 2020

Bordeaux, France

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A French startup is turning urine into an environmentally-friendly fertilizer that could replace chemical products. Early tests suggest that the urine mixture created by Toopi Organics can compete with synthetic ferti...

Wausau Pilot and Review

Peter Cameron

28 September 2020

Wausau, Wisconsin, United States

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In Wisconsin, plain-clothes law enforcement officers are teaming up with mental health experts to handle calls related to crisis intervention. The goal of the Marathon County Crisis Assessment Response Team is to redu...

Wall Street Journal

Dasl Yoon

Timothy W. Martin

25 September 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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Despite never mandating a lockdown, South Korea has been able to better control the spread of COVID-19 as compared to other countries of similar economic and development status. Focusing on information management and ...

Voice of America (VOA)

Amy Yee

24 September 2020

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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After experiencing a high rate of drownings among children due to the number of rivers and ponds in the country, a non-profit organization in Bangladesh has been offering swim lessons to children in rural areas that a...

Education Next

Kelly Field

22 September 2020

United States

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Dual credit classes were a response to the increasing costs of attending college and university and to make postsecondary education more accessible to low-income students. Although, low-income and minority students ...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

16 September 2020

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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Data collected from a handful of states where the idea of mask wearing has spread and been adopted, shows that after three weeks' time, the average daily growth rate of COVID-19 cases decreases. Although experts say t...

Foreign Policy

Morten Soendergaard Larsen

16 September 2020

Gyeonggi, South Korea

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South Korea's economic growth is one of the few that have not stagnated or declined during the coronavirus pandemic. Although much of this is due to how effectively the country handled containment protocols from the s...

The Huffington Post

Stephen Miller

14 September 2020

Alaska, United States

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A small, southeast-Alaskan fishing community banded together to protect the source of its livelihood from industrial fishing. Legislation officially protected 70,000 square miles of pristine waters in 1998. The ban on...

WCNC-TV

Nate Morabito

David Boraks

11 September 2020

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Health officials in North Carolina have shown that contact tracing can successfully identify those who have been exposed to COVID-19. The efforts of the contact tracers in one county resulted in 35 people being quaran...

The Baltimore Sun

Tim Prudente

11 September 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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After three months of a pilot project putting video-equipped planes in flight over Baltimore, police made arrests in 21% of the 81 cases in which video evidence was provided. The arrest rate is slightly greater than i...

NPR

Martin Kaste

10 September 2020

New York, New York, United States

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After all 36,000 New York Police Department officers took required training in recognizing implicit racial bias, more officers understood how racism may increase officers' aggressiveness but there was no evidence that...

The GroundTruth Project

Sam Ogozalek

10 September 2020

Bluffton, South Carolina, United States

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A new initiative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is helping connect farmers with those who are facing food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic. The program, known as Farmers to Families, allocates monet...

Health Affairs

Rob Waters

8 September 2020

Manhattan, New York, United States

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Two community living facilities have played integral roles in combatting the spread of diseases throughout New York's history by relying on mutual aid models. In the 1980's the Manhattan Plaza residence started the AI...

Nation Africa

Winnie Atieno

4 September 2020

Bangladesh

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Although residents in Bangladesh were initially hesitant to take precautionary measures against COVID-19, once one county began reporting cases, the community took swift action. From implementing hand washing stations...

PBS NewsHour

William Brangham

Jason Kane

3 September 2020

Sydney, Australia

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Australia's health care system combines public and private health insurance to create a hybrid model that caters to every citizen. Although there is some uncertainty surrounding the future of the private health care p...

The New Yorker

Atul Gawande

2 September 2020

South Korea

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The United States is facing a coronavirus testing problem that is due to both governmental inaction and an inefficient health care system, but the nation has faced a similar problem before. When determining how best t...

NPR

Fran Kritz

2 September 2020

Warsaw, Poland

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In the 1940s, typhus spread throughout the community living within the Warsaw ghetto, but cases dramatically decreased in the winter of 1941. While some researchers remain unsure why, others point towards a change in ...

Vox

German Lopez

2 September 2020

New York, United States

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Although public health experts agree that New York was initially slow to implement protocols to protect citizens from COVID-19, they also agree that the state was able to gain control over the virus due to the actions...

PBS NewsHour

William Brangham

Jason Kane

2 September 2020

Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland

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5-15 Minutes

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Switzerland is home to the world's lowest avoidable mortality rate and residents of the country live longer lives and are healthier than those who live in the United States. Health policy experts credit the Swiss heal...

PBS NewsHour

William Brangham

1 September 2020

United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom's single-payer health insurance system, known as the National Health Service, has helped citizens obtain the essential care they need without having to worry about the cost of the care. While the mo...

NBC News

Denise Chow

29 August 2020

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Amongst other efforts, the University of Arizona has begun analyzing sewage to mitigate the spread of coronavirus as students return to campus for the new school year. The practice is known as wastewater-based epidemi...

NPR

Simone Popperl

Bo Hamby

Steve Inskeep

28 August 2020

Kansas, United States

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The National Education Association has launched a school-focused COVID-19 case tracker in the U.S., all thank to the efforts of a Kansas theater teacher. Alisha Morris started with an excel sheet and took to online se...

High Country News

Kalen Goodluck

28 August 2020

Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona, United States

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The White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation are using contact tracing to not just slow the spread of coronavirus but to "completely contain" it in their communities, and they are already seeing success from their ...

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