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After World's Media Depart, Turkey's Mine Victims Still In Need

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
David Tereshchuk

The unassuming town of Soma, in Turkey's western Aegean region, was suddenly catapulted into the world's media in May, with a shocking mining disaster.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, winter storm Hercules got 2014 off to a frigid start for the roughly 100 million people in its path. Things were equally chilly for the 1.3 million people whose unemployment benefits expired on December 28th -- a frosty "gift" from Congress, which was clearly unmoved by the fact that long-term unemployment is at its highest point since World War II. Congress should renew the emergency aid as soon as it reconvenes this week; if not, another 3.6 million Americans who've been out of work longer than 26 weeks will shortly find themselves out in the no-more-benefits-cold -- and prey to the health consequences, damaged relationships and increased rates of suicide often associated with long-term unemployment. Maybe the New Year -- and the coming midterm elections -- will help melt the GOP's frostbitten heart.

In Sandy's Path, Global Warming Not a Joke and Emergency Aid Debt Not 'Immoral'

Christine Pelosi | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The essence of Americanism -- community responsibility preserving individual liberty -- is in the eye of Frankenstorm Sandy and in the center of the election. Who we are is entwined with how we take care of our own.

Three Things That Will Cost More in 2012 -- and One That Will Cost Less

Terry Tamminen | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

The common thread in these trends is that we cannot afford to continue policy debates about whether climate change is real. Scientists have spoken. Governments have spoken. Markets have spoken.

Relief Money Still Available After Tornadoes

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - The rash of devastating tornadoes early in the season across the Midwest and South wil...

Jennifer Bendery

Spending Fight Could Slow Emergency Aid For Hurricane Irene Damage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As East Coasters brace for what some say will be a historic pummel by Hurricane Irene, at least one lawmaker is fuming over a requiremen...

Brooklyn Bar Mitzvah Teen Pays it Forward All the way to Japan

Linda Cronin-Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Linda Cronin-Gross

For those of you who do not know, every Bar or Bat Mitzvah child is obligated to undertake a project to do Tikkun Olam, Hebrew for "repairing the world."