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Reshma Saujani created Girls Who Code to help girls get computer savvy

Reshma Saujani created Girls Who Code to help girls get computer savvy

In 2010 while campaigning unsuccessfully for a seat in Congress from New York State, Reshma Saujani visited a lot of schools. That gave her a chance to observe the gender gap in technology education. At one school she saw dozens of boys in a robotics classroom, as well as a lone girl in a makeshift

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Johnny Outlaw works on the right side of the law helping ex-cons stay out of prison

Johnny Outlaw works on the right side of the law helping ex-cons stay out of prison

Outlaw’s his name. Getting ex-felons on the job rolls is his game. Contrary to what his name may suggest, Chicago’s Johnny Outlaw doesn’t wear a six-shooter or black cowboy hat. That’s because he operates on the right side of the law. For more than 10 years, he has ded

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Bangalore, Chennai join forces for inter-state heart transplant

Bangalore, Chennai join forces for inter-state heart transplant

Doctors, traffic police and airport officials in Bangalore and Chennai transported a live heart over 350km in just over two hours on Wednesday. "This is the first time we're attempting an inter—state heart transplant. A heart can be kept in cold storage for up to four hours, but we gave ourse

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Keesee's rain catchers bring clean water to Haiti’s poorest

Keesee’s rain catchers bring clean water to Haiti’s poorest

8For as long as she can remember, octogenarian Mrs. Felix Ville had spent three hours of every day walking to and from a muddy, often contaminated stream for water. So had all the women in Seguin, a remote village high in Haiti’s rugged mountains. Then a Michigan insurance salesman and in

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103-Year-Old Sprinter Challenges Usain Bolt

103-Year-Old Sprinter Challenges Usain Bolt

3Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: "let's rumble!" Hidekichi Miyazaki -- who holds the 100 meters world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed 'Golden Bolt' after the

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Micah offers injured vets an outdoor challenge – and new friendships

Micah offers injured vets an outdoor challenge – and new friendships

They don’t come just to fish for 60-pound sturgeon on the Columbia River, or hunt elk in a Montana wilderness, or climb picturesque Mt. Rainier. These injured military veterans, some of whom have lost a leg or an arm or their sight, also come for the camaraderie, the friendship. “

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Gerard and Beatrice reopened a wool mill and helped save a town

Gerard and Beatrice reopened a wool mill and helped save a town

Gerard Barras scribbles as he talks. On yellow sticky notes, he draws an organizational chart outlining the tasks the 47 workers at his wool cooperative, Ardelaine, carry out in the mountainous countryside two hours south of Lyon, France. He jots numbers – 70 tons of wool last year, shear

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Aarne helps meld an alienated Russian minority

Aarne helps meld an alienated Russian minority

On a recent spring day in Rugodiv auditorium in Narva, a city on Estonia’s eastern border with Russia, 280 children are singing: “This is what I hear/ This is what I see/ This is what I feel/ This is my homeland.” Standing shoulder to shoulder, they all sing in Estonian, a su

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Commuters Tilt Train to Free Trapped Passenger

Commuters Tilt Train to Free Trapped Passenger

Dozens of Australians tilted a train Wednesday to free a commuter whose leg was trapped between a carriage and a platform, with authorities praising their efforts as an example of "people power". The man was boarding in the Western Australia city of Perth when he slipped and became jammed in the

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Deb helps the disadvantaged learn essential computer skills

Deb helps the disadvantaged learn essential computer skills

Anyone looking for a job these days knows that the search is nearly all done online, from finding openings to submitting an application and résumé. Student research projects and scholarship applications have moved online, too. But what if your only access to a computer or the Internet is fo

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