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Wind turbines silhouetted by sun (AP Images)

Communities win with renewable energy

Americans love to compete. It might be baseball, or basketball or...green power? Beginning in 2013, a number of U.S. cities stepped up to the...
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President Obama needs your help fighting climate change [video]

https://youtu.be/rApkeiwcGng We’re the first generation to experience the alarming effects of a rapidly changing climate: intense rains and severe droughts, warmer oceans and melting glaciers....
Visitors at monument commemorating free speech (AP Images)

Free speech belongs to all of us…on this day

Mahatma Gandhi helped put it in India's constitution. Martin Luther King exercised it from jail. Without it, George Washington thought men would be like...
Steve Wozniak provides business insights (AP Images)

“Don’t worry so much about getting your car scratched” and other...

When the world knows you as The Woz, you appeared on television's "Dancing With the Stars" and — oh yeah— co-founded a little startup called Apple...
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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...
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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...