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In the anarchy that followed Hurricane Katrina, two women found themselves running unofficial shelters for thousands of displaced people....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alan Huffman | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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I am in mid 30s and not married with no children. I constantly get this question from random people I meet, co-workers, relatives -you get the picture (all married). It annoys me and quite literally ruins my day. What's the best way to answer it?It follows...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sabina_r | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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I have a short time to decide on going back to school for a career path and I'm looking for advice on how to make the decision. I have a very mixed work and educational history and am in the middle of a divorce, and I can't answer in any way yet "What...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dorothyisunderwood | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Lebanese protesters today gave the government a 72 hour ultimatum to meet their demands or face further protests on Tuesday.
From: Global Voices | By: Amira Al Hussaini | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Every Thursday, a Spanish interpreter leaves the bustling city behind to spend an afternoon volunteering as a mounted National Park Service patroller....
From: New York Times | By: ALIA VOLZ | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina's flood waters filled my city of New Orleans - as I watched helplessly from Alaska where I was on vacation. I remember vividly the chaos and confusion of trying to connect with family, neighbors and colleagues from afar...
From: AOL Television | By: Dr. Karen DeSalvo | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Aww man, no! This is the breaking news from your press conference today? Governor Ige and Mayor Caldwell, I've been hanging such hope on this new homelessness initiative you've started. It had such promise - bridging between state and local leaders and...
From: AOL Television | By: Powell Berger | Friday, August 28, 2015
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If you want to see Father Oliver, you’ll have to get through a long line of refugees first. Most of them can’t speak German. Many of them cradle children in their arms. They wait patiently in the courtyard of the St. Peter Catholic Church (Petershof)...
From: That's Fit | By: Christoph Asche | Friday, August 28, 2015
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VIENNA (AP) -- Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Mehreen Kasana | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Shona Sibary is a journalist for the Daily Mail who recently published an article about her habit of getting cute puppies and giving them away when they get older or pose problems to her. Her column sparked outrage to people who believe that a dog is...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Debbie Ann | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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An all-out effort to enhance Sulphur Springs' appearance, safety and sense of pride brought together neighborhood residents -- many of them children and teens -- and volunteers to perform various tasks in the Tampa neighborhood. Saturday's effort, part...
From: Tampa Tribune | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Who would give money to a billionaire? These guys.
From: Politico | By: Katy O'Donnell | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Years ago I had a new volunteer named Hein. He was a young, married man without kids. He had never taught preschoolers, but he was willing to learn. His first week he was scheduled with a veteran teacher. But, that morning I got a call from the teacher....
From: Ministry to Children | By: Bethany Tapp | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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OK, so we've got another baby in our house. She's six months actually. And my wife is run ragged. We're both scaling back our household ambitions massively to get through the day. We've read lots on the subject and we've actually been through this once...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dance | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Dozens were wounded as weekly protests were dispersed across the occupied West Bank Friday afternoon. In Bil'in Israeli forces detained activist Iyad Burnat, the head of the villages' popular resistance committee, as well as a photographer, Hamza Yasin....
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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We spend a night in the desert with Arizona Border Recon, a volunteer militia that polices the US-Mexico border looking for drug smugglers.
From: NPR | Friday, August 28, 2015
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13 historians scour the past for Trumpian precedents.
From: Politico | By: (POLITICO Magazine) | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Katrina Gay will never forget the hospitals she visited in Louisiana's Jefferson Parish in 2005. Patients' bodies, bleeding and bandaged, were lined up along the halls, lying in gurneys used as makeshift beds four rows deep. Only a narrow space was left...
From: Mashable | By: Matt Petronzio | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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BERLIN (AP) — Twenty-three-year-old Leila, her husband and two small children spent their first week in Germany in a temporary shelter, an austere but desperately needed haven after a traumatic flight from Syria that began when her husband was told...
From: Business Insider | By: Olga Syrova | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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VIRGINIA BEACH A lizard walked into a bar. No, really. About 3 feet long with pebbly skin and a flicking tongue, Severus headed into Reaver Beach Brewing Co. on a recent Saturday. He made a beeline for the bathrooms, then turned left to sashay past the...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Mercy for Animals (MFA) is a national non-profit animal protection organization that exposes farmed animal cruelty, works to eliminate the cruelest factory farming practices and promotes compassionate food choices and policies. In this interview, Education...
From: TV Squad | By: Melody Y. Guan | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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From: Politico | By: Judith Rodin | Friday, August 28, 2015
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By: Chaia Milstein That empty space on your resume between 2012-2014 may not be a career-sinking problem. It's really all about what you did with yourself during that time, and how you present that to your potential employers, says Michelle Rosoff, an...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Savvy | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), which represents a network of more than 600 Area Agencies on Aging created by Congress to provide information about elder programs, services and housing options, recently released an impressive...
From: AOL Television | By: Sherwin Sheik | Friday, August 28, 2015
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If you are like me, you belong to a myriad of Facebook advocacy groups and pages aimed at saving the lives of pit bull type dogs. And if you are like me, you also once belonged to a myriad of these groups. I'm sure that you have also read plenty of comments...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Johanna Falber | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Jimmy Fallon has offered some hope and laughter to a Madison, Connecticut firefighter who is currently battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS. Amanda Bernier, who has been diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of the...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Christina St Jean | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Is this the only living thing that likes sharing an office with Ed Murray? City of Seattle Does Mayor Ed Murray Have a Personnel Problem? "Since Murray took office in January of 2014, 21 people have left the top floor of City Hall," David Kroman reports...
From: The Stranger | By: Heidi Groover | Friday, August 28, 2015
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August, you have been insane, in the best way possible. I hope your month has been just as action-packed as mine! This Carousel is coming to you live from Los Angeles — I booked a spontaneous trip on Thursday and arrived on Sunday afternoon. Yay! (See...
From: Icing | By: Gala Darling | Friday, August 28, 2015
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KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia's life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son. And yet it loomed, even on this, her happiest day. She delivered her child just a few minutes' walk from the ward where just last year...
From: TV Squad | By: Alexandra Ma | Friday, August 28, 2015
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A French court recently awarded a disability allowance ($912 per month for three years) to Marine Richard based upon her claim that she has EHS (electromagnetic hypersensitivity). This is a concerning development because EHS is likely not a real disease....
From: NeuroLogica | By: Steven Novella | Friday, August 28, 2015
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KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia's life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son.And yet it loomed, even on this, her happiest day.She delivered her child just a few minutes' walk from the ward where just last year...
From: Business Insider | By: Krista Larson | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The Arizona Cardinals beat the Oakland Raiders 30-23 on Sunday night, but fantasy football players were far more interested in the pass-catching performances from the losing side.  With that in mind, here is a look at the final stat lines from wide...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Scott Polacek | Monday, August 31, 2015
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We live in an increasingly virtual world. But some recent campaigns are getting almost uncomfortably corporeal. Earlier this year, BBDO Proximity Thailand broke a stop-smoking campaign for the Thai Health Promotion Foundation that included giving people...
From: AdWeek | By: Jesse Oxfeld | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A photo of Virginia Beach police mounted patrol officers got more than 250 likes on the department's Facebook page this month. A video of Portsmouth police officers volunteering at a summer day camp was viewed more than 1,000 times. So was a video of...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Monday, August 31, 2015
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'You only live once, and this is a once-in-a-lifetime candidate,' one voter said. She then added: 'I hope.'...
From: Time | By: philipelliotttime | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Aug 30 (Reuters) - Five more California inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease at San Quentin State Prison, as officials work to determine the source of the outbreak and minimize its spread, the state corrections department said on Sunday....
From: That's Fit | By: Kelly Chen | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Volunteer also praised the fact the Wexford group had left word on shore about plans
From: Irish Times | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Bobby Woods, a 17-year-old father-to-be from Texas, stands accused of drowning his pregnant girlfriend’s three-year-old nephew in a pond in order to make room in the home for his new baby. Police claim that Woods admitted to throwing the preschooler...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tara West | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Two-year program will begin soon in about 15 schools, regardless of religious or personal convictions of parents The post Some Quebec schools to start a ‘no exemptions’ sex ed pilot project appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Who earned some fourth preseason game reps? Ken Whisenhunt said yesterday that there will be some people that should make the squad that are going to play in the final game of the preseason, and he wasn't excited about it: Whiz: Some guys earned the...
From: Music City Miracles | By: Will Lomas | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Rook rifle found in former home of IRA volunteer who was interned during conflict
From: Irish Times | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Paul Gallihawk, 34, a triathlete, is feared drowned during mid-race of a triathlon held for the King’s College Hospital charity. Officials realized that Paul was missing when he failed to pick up his bike after the swimming portion of the race. This...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tammy Rose | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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"My body, my choice" is a privilege for those whose insurance provides coverage for abortions (assuming that their employers don't object), or who can afford to pay the expense out of pocket. That privilege doesn't extend to women who receive Medicare...
From: Daily Kos | By: Susan Grigsby | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Group of anglers believed to have been in the water off Wexford coast for about five hours before being rescued by RNLI volunteersAn elderly man who died after a boating accident off the south coast of Ireland was on a fishing trip with family.The 73-year-old...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Land is key to the ongoing occupation in Palestine. Wars have been fought over territory and legal battles have spun out for decades over matters as basic as accessing a plot. Despite land being such a major issue, the human cost of occupation means...
From: Truthout | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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In art’s history, there are two types of popularity. The first type is artist popularity. This is when the artist themselves receive more recognition and praise than their plethora or works. Renaissance artists, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo di...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jan Omega | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Hikers in Big Basin Redwoods State Park are sharing the trails this week with volunteers wearing 40 pounds of Google mapping equipment on their backs. With 15 cameras fitted on a metal sphere reaching above their heads, a team from Sempervirens Fund,...
From: Free Republic | By: Santa Cruz Sentinel | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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HECM reverse mortgages are reputed to carry high upfront fees, which raises two questions addressed here. First, are seniors getting real value in exchange for the high fees? The answer in most cases is "no". Second, can a senior who knows the ropes...
From: Lemondrop | By: Jack M. Guttentag | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Linden Place Museum Linden Place Museum is looking for individuals interested in volunteering in the Museum Store and office located in downtown Bristol.    Volunteering includes greeting and assisting visitors to the museum, answering questions about...
From: My Backyard News | By: editor | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Tennessee defensive end Kyle Phillips is quite familiar with Nashville's Nissan Stadium, the site of the 25th-ranked Volunteers' season opener.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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