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Far from home, but still connected: American diaspora communities

Global Diaspora Week honors the 232 million people who live outside their country of birth.  More live in the United States than in any other...
Hands holding grain (USAID)

It’s World Food Day. How can we feed everyone?…on this day

On this October 16, World Food Day, over 800 million people will go to bed hungry. But that’s 200 million fewer than just two...
African woman with Mandela sticker. Fellowship for Young African Leaders honors Mandela (AP Images)

Calling Young Africans! Will YOU meet President Obama in 2015?

For 500 young African men and women, six weeks of academic study, training and mentoring in the United States could be a turning point...
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Celebrities join in the fight against climate change [video]

"One day we will wake up to find we have literally changed the face of the Earth," actor Morgan Freeman says in this video,...
Aerial view of march for LGBT rights

Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., they put LGBT rights on...

They gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on October 14, 1979 — gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people and their straight allies, 75,000 strong — to demand...
Students in Los Angeles access the Internetvideo

Who should control the Internet and why you should care

There’s a complicated battle brewing over who controls the Internet. And according to a leading expert, an Internet controlled by governments is not a...
Student with anti-bullying sign (AP Images)

Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga and You? Time to stop bullying…on this...

Young Sandra Bullock was bullied for her unfashionable clothes and her lisp. Tom Cruise was bullied for his height and dyslexia. And Lady Gaga was bullied...
Child soldier in Myanmar (AP Images)

Child soldiers: 300,000 tragedies

There are 300,000 child soldiers in the world today, roughly the same number as in 1989. Why do children continue to be abused in this way?
Heat map of the Earth (NASA)video

Climate change is speeding up. Watch the planet’s temperature rise. [video]

This time-lapse map makes it clear that our planet is rapidly getting warmer. Nine of the Earth’s warmest years since 1880 have occurred after...