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Nonprofit working to transform Chinese orphanages

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After China received widespread criticism for poor conditions in its orphanages, one family decided to launch an international effort to transform them. Continue reading

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Wave of undocumented children challenges health care programs

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The increased number of children crossing the border from Central America has education and health care systems scrambling to provide care. Continue reading

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Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic

Ebola vaccine begins human trials

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Researchers plan to start testing an Ebola vaccine on humans in the wake of the disease’s worst outbreak ever. Continue reading

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Will online courses replace classrooms?

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When MIT professor Anant Agarwal decided to offer his circuits and electronics course online for free, over 150,000 students signed up in 162 countries. Continue reading

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Palestinians celebrate Gaza ceasefire

Israel and Hamas announce open-ended cease-fire

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Israel and Hamas reached an open-ended cease-fire agreement Tuesday, following nearly two months of violence between the two groups. Continue reading

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