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The New York Times

Patrick Adams

27 April 2017

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Access to safe abortions and pregnancy termination medications has been of intense debate and restriction. This article looks at campaigns to increase access to an under-recognized form of medication that can serve as...

Fortune

Vivienne Walt

27 April 2017

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Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the small outpost of Estonia has reinvented itself as the world’s digital pioneer. Everything from paying taxes to establishing companies is done online and takes minutes. Lawma...

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Inbal Arieli

27 April 2017

Israel

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Israeli children are behind when it comes to math and science standardized testing, yet Israel has a large number of startups. This is most likely due to the Israeli culture encouraging innovative thinking, including ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

James E. Causey

27 April 2017

Shakopee, Minnesota, United States

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Habitat for Humanity is a well-known "sweat equity" program, where low-income renters can help to build the homes they will eventually own. Usually, they are tightly focused on one area, building houses in the neighbo...

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Brittany Schock

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25 April 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Community Health Workers in Richmond County work to reduce barriers - including employment, education, smoking, food security or housing - that may contribute to the likelihood of infant mortality. Using the Community...

FiveThirtyEight

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux

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24 April 2017

Loma Linda, California, United States

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With the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, the issues of birth control access and reproductive rights have become increasingly polarized and volatile. Some states are taking it upon themselves to improve access ...

Vox

David Roberts

22 April 2017

Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona is combating its rampant CO2 emissions from cars, by creating super-blocks. Super-blocks are an area within the city dedicated to pedestrians where cars can only travel at a very low speed. This model has de...

Bright Magazine

Terri Coles

21 April 2017

Toronto, Canada

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Mindfulness and programs, such as Math Guru, designed to address student's anxiety are being implemented in several areas as a way of combatting anxiety and helping students talk through their fears so that it doesn't...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

20 April 2017

Yonkers, New York, United States

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In Yonkers, Pennsylvania, Greyston Bakery's open hiring process gives a chance to those who might not have been hired otherwise. The company doesn't conduct background checks, look at resumes, require a skills test, o...

NPR

Rachael McDonald

20 April 2017

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Almost 4 years ago, Opportunity Village was established in Eugene. It’s a community of tiny houses for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Motherboard

Kaleigh Rogers

18 April 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Opioid addiction runs rampant in the United States. However, researchers are becoming more convinced that cannabis can help prevent opioid abuse from even happening. In states where cannabis is legal the rate of opioi...

Bright Magazine

Dinsa Sachan

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17 April 2017

Uganda

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In Africa, millions of people suffer from HIV and the majority of them are women. The dapivirine ring decreases the risk for women to receive HIV. The ring is in the piloting phase but early results show that it reduc...

The New York Times

T.R. Reid

14 April 2017

United States

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Tax Day doesn’t have to be stressful. Governments around the world make paying taxes easy. How? By filling out tax returns for people instead of expecting them to slog through the forms themselves.

Citiscope

Flavie Halais

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7 April 2017

Toronto, Canada

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In Canada, small and medium sized companies and diverse social enterprises of any size struggle to compete with larger companies for public contracts. Beginning on January 1, 2017, Toronto’s Social Procurement Policy ...

Undark

Amy Yee

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6 April 2017

Ethiopia

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Genital Mutilaiton, a culturally rooted practice that carries a host of immediate and long-term health risks is being condemned globally. In response, this piece looks at the KMG model, utilizing community discussions...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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5 April 2017

United States

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Recognizing a pervasive sense of powerlessness in the US, Eric Liu authored "You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen.” By connecting stories of various groups across the politica...

Naked Capitalism

Kaela Bamberger

4 April 2017

Concordia, Kansas, United States

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RedTire is a program operating in Kansas that helps coordinate the selling and buying of businesses. The service has proven critical in rural areas that often only have a single key entity, like a pharmacy, and would ...

The Guardian

Ashifa Kassam

4 April 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Vancouver has gained a reputation as one of the loneliest cities in the world. In a survey of residents conducted by the Vancouver Foundation, 1 in 3 respondents said that "they found it hard to make friends in the ci...

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

1 April 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Despite a deplorably small budget and an ominous lack of support from the government, the Union Public Schools district of Tulsa, Ok is achieving the incredible. Though many of the students are minorities and hail fro...

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Spring Wise

31 March 2017

Riga, Latvia

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In Latvia, a new software-Edurio- helps educators learn from insights that go beyond grades by surveying students, families and teachers. This allows for fast feedback and alterations to improve educational experience.

Next City

Tom Dallessio

31 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Lack of education was the downfall of one Philadelphia man who spent 36 years in prison, and education proved to be his redemption when he discovered he could do well in coursework. He got a college degree and helped...

The Press of Atlantic City

Thomas Barlas

30 March 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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New Jersey legislators are introducing a series of actions that can help drastically reduce food waste and ensure more food is provided to those going hungry. The varied measures include provisions for farms where pos...

Yes! Magazine

Kaela Bamberger

29 March 2017

Concordia, Kansas, United States

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RedTire, short for Redefine Your Retirement, is helping small businesses stay afloat by facilitating transitions in business ownership and acting as a non-profit business broker. The service helps rural communities t...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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28 March 2017

United States

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Community College Students, an often overlooked demographic, often suffer from low completion rates. Colleges across the country are using a guided pathways model, emphasizing features like full time enrollment, block...

The Story Exchange

Riva Richmond

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28 March 2017

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Women are often stuck in an abusive relationship due to poor financial situations. Programs are beginning to help abused women by giving them support and helping them become entrepreneurs in order to become financiall...

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