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By Tina Martin
In more than two decades as a district court judge, the Honorable Kathleen Coffey has sent plenty of people to jail. During her monthly sessions at homeless court, though, her goal is to avoid that. This Boston initiative aims to…
For decades, restaurant kitchens have been spaces dominated by men. Award-winning chef Edward Lee is trying to change that, founding the Women Chefs of Kentucky Initiative to diversify the culinary industry and train more female chefs for leadership roles. Renee…
By Brian Sullivan, WGBY
With the conclusion of the holiday season, many Americans face the task of disposing of their Christmas tree. A Massachusetts farm has devised an unusual method of eliminating the old trees: 19 hungry goats. Brian Sullivan of WGBY reports from…
In northeast Arizona, much of the land of the Navajo Nation is harsh and inhospitable. It’s dry, rocky and dotted with dense sagebrush. Yet a growing number of Navajo are taking to the desert with clubs, balls and tees. Called…
By Julia Griffin
The Dead Sea is about 10 times saltier than the ocean and nearly devoid of life. In summer, temperatures surrounding its southern basin regularly top 100 degrees. Yet it serves as studio for Israeli artist Sigalit Ethel Landau, who submerges…
By Student Reporting Labs
How should efforts to implement criminal justice reform handle minor offenses committed by juveniles? Officials in Newark, New Jersey, are trying a new approach: municipal courts, public schools and police have aligned to develop an alternative sentencing program for teenagers:…
By Darrielle Snipes
The nonprofit Vocational Guidance Services (VGS) hires and trains people living with disabilities, who can have a hard time finding work. It has held a government contract for about 20 years, and its Cleveland factory produces thousands of women’s military…
The Kellogg brothers transformed the American breakfast. They promoted revolutionary ideas we now consider central to wellness, and celebrities flocked to their famous sanitarium and spa in Battle Creek, Michigan. But their commercial success came at a heavy personal cost.
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a young girl born without bones in one of her hands can now play just like her sisters thanks to an innovative 3-D printed prosthetic. Mary Williams, a Gwen Ifill Legacy Fellow…
Prolonged, extreme heat in parts of Europe this summer has meant sweaty suffering for residents. But one group celebrated the unusually warm and dry conditions: archaeologists. Crop marks and glacial melt have revealed a treasure trove of historic landmarks. Julia…
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