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The Tiny Soccer Club Fighting For Survival Against A New York Investment Fund

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 03:00:45 -0400

Evicted from its stadium, Dulwich Hamlet, a 125-year-old soccer club with strong community ties, is standing firm.


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Scientists Accidentally Create A Plastic-Eating Enzyme

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:50:41 -0400

The discovery may be a breakthrough in tackling the plastic pollution crisis.


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Homeless Girl Scouts Aim To Sell 6,000 Boxes Of Cookies In NYC

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:15:27 -0400

You can find them in Manhattan's Union Square through Friday.


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Austin Is Stepping Up Its Fight Against Gentrification

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 05:46:02 -0400

But it may be too little, too late for the city with a history of inequality


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Healing The Healer: The Peanut Allergy Treatment Story

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:08:47 -0400

A story of a journey through peanut allergy treatment.


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Japan May Have Worked Out The Secret Formula For A Happy Life

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 05:47:11 -0400

'Ikigai' is the Japanese word for finding what fulfils you


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For People With Social Anxiety, The Internet Is A Blessing And A Curse

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:32:06 -0400

It might seem like it’s easier to interact with others online, but social media can provide new stressors and a deeper sense of isolation.


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These Portraits Shine A Light On The Homeless Faces You Pass Every Day

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:55:04 -0400

The illustrated profiles of men and women who've experienced homelessness in New York City in this series are gorgeous.


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Trapped In An Internet Desert, Detroit Teens Struggle To Stay Online

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 05:30:00 -0400

Many without computers or reliable internet rely on free computer labs or public WiFi networks to do their homework.


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Top Banks Pumped Billions More Into The Dirtiest Fossil Fuels Last Year

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:10:17 -0400

Even as they claimed they were committed to fighting climate change.


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Stephanie McGraw Of Nonprofit W.A.R.M. Shows Us We All Really Matter

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:17 -0400

W.A.R.M. is an organization that helps survivors of domestic violence transition out of abusive relationships and reclaim


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This German Teen Is Leading A Global Plan To Plant A Trillion Trees

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 05:46:13 -0400

Felix Finkbeiner, 19, has already planted 15 billion saplings.


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'It’s About Taking Back What’s Ours': Native Women Reclaim Land, Plot By Plot

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:50:48 -0400

Fighting against colonization and now gentrification in the Bay Area.


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Farmworkers Call Out Wendy’s For Failure To Act On Sexual Abuse And Harassment

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:18:45 -0400

The fast food chain maintains that its own "rigorous" internal auditing system protects workers from abuse.


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'Am I Next?': Students Rally With Powerful Signs Against School Violence

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:45:28 -0400

Signs from Washington, D.C., to Washington state called for tighter gun control and background checks.


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Chain Stores Are Taking Over U.S. Cities. It Doesn't Have To Be Like This.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:45:14 -0400

This New Jersey neighborhood refuses to be overrun by Starbucks and CVS.


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Salvation Army Opens Its First Nonprofit Grocery Store To Combat Food Deserts

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:42:59 -0400

The Baltimore store is being touted as the first of its kind, with a mission that it hopes will spread.


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‘Our Bodies Can’t Take That Kind Of Damage’: The California Community Battling A Cement Factory

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:12:26 -0500

If it goes ahead, the facility will operate around the clock, with 189 trucks making trips.


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Where Zika Came From

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 05:00:16 -0500

Early cases of the virus were different from those today.


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Want To Celebrate Someone Who Is Making A Difference? Here’s How

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:15:06 -0500

All around the country, every day, unsung heroes are making a difference in people’s lives — conducting vital research, making


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Richard Wolff Says Capitalism Drives Inequality With 'Explosive' Consequences For Society

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:50:27 -0500

Things are great for those at the top -- but "not at all" for everybody else, the economist says.


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