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One Company Gives Back to Injured Veterans, Helping them Every Step of the Way

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 18.5 million veterans in the country. Like the rest of the population, they experience lower leg injuries, resulting from any number of issues. One company has created a way to help them every step of the way, making it more comfortable for them to have better mobility […]

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More Than Just ‘Lifeline,’ Remittances Spur Global Growth

New York, N.Y. Not only are remittances a “critical lifeline” for millions globally, the direct benefits of money sent home by migrant workers touch the lives of one in every seven persons on the planet – over one billion people, the United Nations rural development agency has said. It is estimated that family remittances – […]

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In Miami: Fighting Gentrification By Making Little Haiti Great Again

Miami, FL. On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, tropical music fills the air as two friends sip from a freshly cut coconut outside the Caribbean Marketplace. Nearby, two men are savoring grilled meat and Jamaican patties with rice and peas. Farther down the sidewalk, on the weekly market day, a group […]

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Extreme Poverty: Women’s Collective Sell Clay Cakes in Port-au-Prince

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A woman working for a collective prepares “clay cakes,” sun-baked disks of clay, butter and salt. The collective works from before sunrise to mix, strain and shape hundreds of cakes to sell in markets around the city for approximately 10 U.S. cents each. Clay cakes, according to the United Nations, have become a […]

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Native American Two-Spirits Look to Reclaim Lost Heritage

Washington, D.C. Growing up, Timothy “Twix” Ward, a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona, thought he was “normal.” But his family recognized there was something “special” about him. L to R: Vicki Quintero (White Mountain Apache), Timothy “Twix” Ward, San Carlos Apache, and Vanessa Kristina (Salt River Pima), who all identify as […]

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Haiti Bars Oxfam Great Britain After Sexual Abuse Scandal

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Haitian government has permanently banned Oxfam Great Britain from operating in the country after revelations of sexual misconduct by some of the charity’s staff members in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The government released a statement Wednesday announcing it was canceling the international charity’s status as a non-governmental organization, or […]

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Meet J. Luce Foundation Global Advisor Jeremy Hu

New York, N.Y. Jeremy Hu first made his mark in the world of art and fashion. Born and raised in Taiwan, Jeremy studied Graphic Design, Advertising, and Photography at Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. In his early career, he worked as a fashion model.  He then moved to New York City, where he has held many positions, including worldwide art curator, […]

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Tips for Parents to Help their Kids Avoid Summer Brain Drain

Some people call it summer brain drain, others call it the summer learning loss. No matter what you call it, experts tend to agree that most kids tend to lose some of what they have learned over summer break. In fact, the Brookings Institution reports that a child loses around a month’s worth of school […]

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Paws of War to Take Therapy Dogs to Nursing Home

Amityville, N.Y. Dogs can often brighten the day of anyone, providing them with companionship, laughs, and giving them a reason to smile. The senior residents at the Dominican Village Assisted Living Community, located at 565 Albany Avenue in Amityville, New York, will be all smiles on June 15, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. […]

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U.S. Opens New De-Facto Embassy in Taiwan, Angering China

Washington, D.C. The United States has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Taiwan that serves as Washington’s de facto embassy in the self-ruled island that Beijing claims is part of its territory. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce were among the dignitaries on hand for Tuesday’s unveiling ceremony for […]

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Indonesia Commits to Eliminate all Forms of Child Labor by 2022

How One Shoe Designer is Turning Heads in Celebrity Gifting Rooms

Surveillance Helps Secure Singapore for Trump-Kim Summit

CDC: More People Committing Suicide Than Ever Before

Indonesia, Dominican Republic Elected to U.N. Security Council

Alcatraz East Awards Graffiti Artists