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Italy Police: Migrants Threw Christian Passengers Overboard On Mediterranean Crossing

AP | Charlotte Alfred | April 16, 2015 | World
ROME (AP) — Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya, and an aid group said another 41 were feared drowned in a separate incident. Palermo police said they...

Not Even Her Parents Burning Her Textbooks Could Keep This Woman From Becoming A Teacher

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | April 16, 2015 | Impact
A driven woman from a rural village in Vietnam stopped at nothing to pursue an education. Tay Thi Nguyen, 21, came from a poor family with parents who struggled to pay for food and were in debt, according to Room to Read, a group whose...

This Senator Wants To Get A Woman's Face On The $20 Bill

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | April 16, 2015 | Politics
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced a bill Tuesday that, if passed, would direct Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to take a recommendation from citizens on a woman whose image could replace Andrew Jackson's on the $20 bill. The bill, introduced on Equal Pay Day, is pegged to the "

95-Year-Old Air Force Veteran Sets Record As World's Oldest Active Pilot

The Associated Press | Kimberly Yam | April 16, 2015 | Good News
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A 95-year-old Northern California man has become the world's oldest active pilot. The Sacramento Bee ( ) reported Tuesday that Guinness World Record keepers confirmed that a flight last month by Peter Weber Jr. qualified him for the record book. Weber was 95 years, 4 months...

New Study Shows Household Income's Effect On Child Development

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | April 16, 2015 | Impact
Kimberly Noble joins HuffPost Live to discuss the new study that shows household income's effect on child development. Watch the video here.

'Rikers Rovers' Lets Teen Inmates And Shelter Dogs Help Each Other Out

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | April 16, 2015 | Crime
A new program at New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex is bringing juvenile inmates and shelter dogs together in a plan to teach the teens responsibility and ready the canines for adoption. “This program teaches adolescents how to be responsible and nurturing, so they can be better members...

Coachella, Rape Culture And What You Can Do About It

Lauren Duca | April 16, 2015 | Women
On Sunday, THUMP editor Jemayel Khawaja tweeted a photo of a smiling man wearing a shirt that read "Eat, Sleep, Rape, Repeat." The image quickly went viral, spawning a conversation about rape jokes, free speech and whether the whole thing was Photoshopped (unfortunately:

New App Allows Homeless Newspaper Vendors To Accept Digital Payments

Reuters | Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Impact
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Street vendors selling Seattle's Real Change newspaper will accept digital payments from Thursday through a new smartphone application developed by workers at Google Inc in a volunteer project to help hawkers serve increasingly cashless patrons. Seattle residents looking for a weekly dose...

These Anti-Catcalling Signs Posted Around New York Want To Stop Street Harassment In Its Tracks

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | April 16, 2015 | Women
Attention catcallers: the streets of New York City do not welcome you. A new campaign hopes to raise awareness about the prevalence of catcalling, which some international studies show between 70 to 99 percent of women face at some point in their lives. New street signs...

Ode To Amy Schumer: On Being Funny, Feminist And Famous For All The Right Reasons

Lauren Duca | April 16, 2015 | Entertainment
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Half Of Yemen's Population Is Going Hungry As Violence Worsens, UN Says

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | April 16, 2015 | World
By Joseph D'Urso LONDON, April 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Worsening violence in Yemen has made almost half the country's population "food insecure," with flour shortages, closed shops and disrupted supply routes driving up food prices, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said on Thursday. The agency...

Producer Brian Grazer: 'Empire' Is 'Better Than Any Other Success I've Had' (VIDEO)

Lisa Capretto | April 16, 2015 | OWN
If you don't know Brian Grazer, you at least know of his work. The veteran Hollywood producer has worked on films like "Splash," "A Beautiful Mind," and "Apollo 13," not to mention hit television shows including "Arrested Development," "Friday Night Lights" and, recently, "Empire." Grazer's body...

Clinton Foundation To Continue Accepting Donations From Foreign Governments

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | April 15, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The board of the Clinton Foundation said Wednesday night that it will continue accepting donations from foreign governments, but only from six nations, a move that appears aimed at insulating Hillary Rodham Clinton from controversies over the charity's reliance on millions of dollars from abroad as she...

Moving Photos Show Native American Children Defending The Earth

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | April 16, 2015 | Green
Photographer Tailinh Agoyo believes that even though adults are destroying the earth, children will be the ones to fix the mess they’ve inherited. “Children are so knowledgeable [about environmental issues],” Agoyo, who is also an actress, told The Huffington Post. “They know what’s going on and they’re more aware and...

Countries To Band Together, Create African CDC Following Historic Ebola Outbreak

NPR | Kimberly Yam | April 15, 2015 | Impact
In 1946, a malaria outbreak across the Southern U.S. catalyzed the formation of what would eventually become the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Then in 2002, China's CDC began its operations just as an outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, took hold.

Pop-Up Shop Will Charge Women Less To Reflect State's Wage Gap

Alanna Vagianos | April 16, 2015 | Women
A pop-up shop for gender wage equality could be coming to a city near you. Created by graphic designer Elana Schlenker, the store called 76 was created to build awareness around the gender wage gap in Pennsylvania. The shop kicked off its grand opening on...

Thousands Of Ingredients Are Being Added To Our Food And The FDA Has No Idea

Leigh Weingus | April 15, 2015 | Healthy Living
Think the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has inspected all of your food? Not so, thanks to a loophole in a 57-year-old law. According to the Center For Public Integrity, the loophole was created so that manufacturers of certain products, such as table salt and vinegar,...

Clinton Foundation May Change Donation Policies Following Hillary's Campaign Announcement

Kimberly Yam | April 15, 2015 | Impact
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision to step down from the board of her family's foundation will be followed this week by a Clinton Foundation board meeting to consider limiting international fundraising and improving transparency. Her resignation and the changes under discussion appear aimed at insulating Clinton from mounting...

Girl Who Was Abused Writes Beautiful Note To Her Social Workers

Kimberly Yam | April 15, 2015 | Good News
A young girl used some powerful words to express her gratitude for those who helped her when she needed it most. After enduring abuse as an infant which eventually resulted in her inability to walk, Marie Surprenant was adopted out of foster care by social worker Michele Surprenant, when...

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: These Couples Are Choosing An Alternative To Divorce

Catherine Taibi | April 15, 2015 | Media
As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often the media fails to show the whole picture, neglecting to tell the stories of what is working. From scientific breakthroughs to successful crime-reduction initiatives, the What’s Working...
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