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August 2, 2014

It Can Start With One

Who inspires you to make a difference? I am inspired by Dr. Carey Jackson, who runs the International Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. In turn, Dr. Jackson is inspired and motivated by his patients, many of whom are refugees and first-generation immigrants.

ACTIVISM
PSA Urges Women To Never Ignore Domestic Violence

Woman Social Experiment
Kafa

CHARITY
'She Was Loved': Strangers Attend Funeral For Starved Baby

Mya Edwards
The Daily Herald

GLOBAL IMPACT
The Countries Where Human Progress Is Fastest, Slowest

United Nations Flags
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INSPIRING
Tombstone For Boy With Disabilities Captures Tenacious Spirit

Ability Found
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VETS
Michelle Obama: Vet Homelessness Should 'Horrify' Us

Michelle Obama
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HEALTH CAUSE
Child Malaria Vaccine May Be Available In 2015

Malaria Vaccine
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HOMELESSNESS
California Politician Lives As Homeless Person For Week

Neel Kashkari
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GLOBAL IMPACT
After Being Raped, Nonprofit Founder Continues Aid Work

Kimberly Smith
HuffPost Live

HOMELESSNESS
Homeless Man Watches As Police Destroy His Shelter

Homeless Man Watching
Destiny's Bridge Movie

CHARITY
Internet Raises $16,000 In 1 Day To Buy Dentures For Teen

Alex Hunter
23ABC News

WOMEN'S RIGHTS
How Religion Plays Huge Role In Fighting FGM

Girl Summit 2014
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INSPIRING
Live Updates Of Peace Amid Middle East Conflict

Peace Candle
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POVERTY
10 Cities Aiming To Win Their Wars Against Homelessness

San Francisco Skyline
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GLOBAL IMPACT
Why We Approve Of This Bill Gates, John Green Bromance

John Green Bill Gates
Instagram / John Green

INSPIRING
Camp Gives Israelis, Palestinians Hope For Peace

Seeds Of Peace Maine Camp
ASSOCIATED PRESS

ADVOCACY
US, UK Move Toward Outlawing Female Genital Mutilation

David Cameron Girl Summit
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VETS
Watch Cop Ticket, Salute Homeless Fellow Veteran

Homeless Vet Ticketed
Facebook

ADVOCACY
11 Things You Should Know Before Going To The Zoo

Sadmonkey

GLOBAL IMPACT
How Syrian Refugee Children Are Overcoming Hardship Of War

Syrian Children Refugee
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ADVOCACY
Condom Dresses Teach Haute Lesson In Safe Sex

Adriana Bertini
ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARITY
Sexist Restaurant Review Prompts Owner To Start Fundraiser

Grilled Cheese Restaurant
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HOMELESS
Weed Causing Homelessness In Denver, Officials Claim

Marijuana Legalization Denver
ASSOCIATED PRESS

VETS
L.A. Mayor Accepts Obama's Call To End Vet Homelessness

Michelle Obama
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VETS
Company Lures Service Members Into Debt, Then Sues Them

Military Family
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ADVOCACY
70 Percent Of Child Sex Trafficking Victims Are Sold Online

Computer At Night
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HEALTH CAUSE
Legalizing Prostitution Could Reduce HIV Infections By 46%

Prostitute
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GLOBAL IMPACT
Aid Workers: People 'Dying At An Alarming Rate' In Gaza

Gaza Death
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VETS
This Is A Little-Known Fact About Military And Mental Health

Veteran Silhouette
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POVERTY
'Ketchup Sandwiches': What It's Really Like For Struggling Families

Poor In America
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ADVOCACY
10 Young People Making Huge Changes To Food System

Gardening
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CHARITY
Don't Drop Off Used Clothes In Those Sidewalk Donation Bins

Clothes Drop Off Bin
Brian Lehrer, Facebook

HOMELESSNESS
Haiti Demolition Unleashes Wave Of Homelessness

Portauprince Homeless 2014
ASSOCIATED PRESS

ADVOCACY
Over Half Of People Executed In U.S. Have Mental Illness: Study

Death Penalty
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ADVOCACY
Internet Helps Fulfill MH17 Victim's Wish To Help Kids In Need

Richard Mayne
Facebook / Richard Mayne

How To Help Detroit As It Goes Without Water

Detroit Water
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GLOBAL IMPACT
Palestinian, Israeli Parents Found Something To Agree On

The Pcff
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