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Chicago Reporter

Adeshina Emmanuel

22 June 2016

New York, New York, United States

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ClaimStat is a New York city program that uses data to track allegations of police misconduct on a neighborhood level and shares the information with the public, helping prevent lawsuits against the city and diverting...

Quartz

Lily Kuo

22 June 2016

Ghana

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Recycled kitchen waste and charcoal ash makes for healthy soil healthy that is more resilient to climate change. For centuries, women in Ghana and Liberia have used this technique on their farmlands, which are renowne...

Wisconsin Watch

Dee J. Hall

12 June 2016

Colorado, United States

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Solitary confinement has long been shown to exacerbate mental health problems and is considered to be inhumane for long periods of time. Colorado is taking steps to reduce the amount of time prisoners spend in isolati...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

Lynn Ischay

Gus Chan

William Neff

Marvin Fong

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Police can work better with young people if they understand more about how their brains work. Young people can deal better with police if they understand more about their jobs, and the law. New training and technique...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Should police be law enforcers or social responders? Some leaders say "guardian" duty is at least important as purely law enforcement tasks, sometimes known as "warrior" work. That idea is rooted in centuries-old prin...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Trauma training for police and community workers teaches them how to make tough situations, such as the arrest of a parent, easier on young children. Painful memories can alter perceptions of police for a lifetime.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Misinformation and misunderstanding about the law can lead youth to have accelerating confrontations with the police. Cleveland’s Patrick Henry School offers Juvenile Justice Jeopardy, a game that orients middle schoo...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

1 June 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Software and apps are helping millions of Americans trying to solve civil problems on their own.

Side Effects Public Media

Michelle Faust

24 May 2016

Rochester, New York, United States

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A collaborative approach to cleaning protocols has helped a group of hospitals in New York to reduce infection rates for the "most common hospital-borne infection in U.S. hospitals." The cleaning staff are crucial to ...

The New York Times

Thomas Fuller

15 May 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Journalists in San Francisco, frustrated at inaction over the city’s homeless crisis, are planning coordinated coverage on the issue.

News Deeply

Liza Ramrayka

15 May 2016

Bangladesh

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Two-thirds of females in Bangladesh are married before they turn 18. Recent research on a four-year cross-sector effort shows that when girls are provided with support, training on their rights, and career mentoring i...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Sara Weber

13 May 2016

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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One-third to half of those killed by police are disabled, a recent report says. “Our problem isn’t with police,” one mental health advocate says, but both sides say officers need more training.

The Huffington Post

Harvey B. Milkman

11 May 2016

Iceland

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With rampant substance abuse problems among youth, the United States should look to the success of Iceland in decreasing alcohol and drug use rates.

The Atlantic

Amy Yee

5 May 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Despite popular belief, white kids aren't the only ones on the spectrum of autism research. In an effort to bridge these gaps, many research teams are reaching out to minority groups in ways that are more attuned to c...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

26 April 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Students who are new to America or lack college-educated parents often don’t know their options. Increasing transparency about financial aid systems and encouraging students to strive for competitive schools are some ...

Story of Stuff Project

Shana DeClercq

22 April 2016

Curtis Bay, Maryland, United States

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Incinerating garbage to create energy is hardly as "clean" as it claims to be, but this polluting practice often receives the same subsidies and permit approvals as other renewable energy sources like wind and solar. ...

PBS NewsHour

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Judy Woodruff

13 April 2016

Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India

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In many rural communities in India, access to clean drinking water is still scarce. The cost of bottled water is prohibitive, city pipes are in poor condition, and the municipal tanker trucks that supply some water ar...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

12 April 2016

United States

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When it comes to health care in America, quality is hard to measure and cost is hard to predict. Some are trying to increase transparency and accountability among health care providers and insurers.

The New York Times

Susan Dynarski

8 April 2016

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

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Relying on teachers and parents to identify candidates for gifted programs appears to discriminate against minority and poor children - a new, more equal screening process reveals that more minority students are 'gift...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

30 March 2016

United States

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Nutrition labeling on sugary drinks hardly gives understandable measurements so that consumers can make informed choices for their well-being. Outside of the United States, other countries like Mexico have tried the “...

Politico

Michael Hirsh

24 March 2016

Dearborn, Michigan, United States

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“Stepping Up” is an “outreach-and-informant” program in that gives Muslim residents in Dearborn a place to call if they suspect someone begins to show signs of alienation or an interest in extremism. This approach is ...

The New York Times

Amy Harmon

15 March 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Molecular biologists and neuroscientists are tweeting with the hashtag #ASAPbio in protest of a system that keeps research from being shared with the public, typically for more than six months.

BBC

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Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

13 March 2016

Kampala, Uganda

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Barefoot Law was founded to keep Ugandans educated about their legal rights. The group of lawyers provides legal help to 300,000 people each month, heavily supported by volunteers. As a non-profit social enterprise, t...

Yes! Magazine

Sonia Narang

8 March 2016

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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In Indonesia, a country where cases of domestic violence have increased recently, efforts are made to give women business training and financial help to encourage them to leave bad situations at home.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

29 February 2016

Kisumu, Kenya

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