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Serve as a full-time surrogate mother

Serve as a full-time surrogate mother

Fawzia al-Thiab stands surrounded by five children in their kitchen. This wouldn't be an extraordinary picture in Syria, but these are not Ms. Thiab's children, and their house is one of 12 similar houses in SOS Children's Village, an orphanage in Qodsaya, north of Damascus, Syria. Arranged ar

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Record 121 Countries to Go Dark

Record 121 Countries to Go Dark

For Earth Hour 2010, record-breaking millions of businesses, homes, and landmarks around the world will turn off their lights Saturday evening for the sake of the planet, conservationists say. Now in its fourth year, Earth Hour—which takes place from 8:30 to 9:30 local time on March

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Gym for the Homeless Helps the Environment

Gym for the Homeless Helps the Environment

A new gym opened in Detroit today. It has some of the same equipment you’ll find in a typical gym. But nothing else about it is ordinary. In the mat room at Cass Community Social Services men and women who were once homeless make mud mats from old discarded tires gathered from landfills

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