• How to give with quality: five points to consider
  • November 21, 2018

    This column is part of an occasional series about how you, too, can make a difference. It is written by the head of our partner organization UniversalGiving, which helps people give and volunteer in more than 100 countries. Giving, giving – it’s getting to be that time of ...
  • 20 years in orbit
  • November 21, 2018

    The International Space Station is marking its 20th anniversary circling Earth, completing 16 orbits of the planet each day. Construction began on Nov. 20, 1998, but perhaps the station’s most remarkable achievements came in November 2000, when the first human crew arrived: a US Navy Seal and two Russian ...
  • This big-hearted Flint resident helps many feel blessed at Thanksgiving
  • November 21, 2018

    Chia Morgan vividly recalls the fall 2009 dream – one she firmly believes was a message from God – that inspired her to organize her first Thanksgiving dinner for needy city residents with just two months’ notice. “I was feeding kids and their families a Thanksgiving meal, and it felt ...
  • Voting after Shelby: How a 2013 Supreme Court ruling shaped the 2018 election
  • November 21, 2018

    Surrounded by a partial crew of her 18 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Nola Cunningham’s seat in the recliner at the hearth of her humble house on Yazoo Street only heightens the dignity of the septuagenarian’s authority. Ms. Cunningham reminisces about picking butter beans as a teenager, partly for money but ...

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Fire service took 2 hours to arrive at Manchester bombing

Guardian – The fire service played “no meaningful role” in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing because they arrived two hours late, a review of the response to the attack has found. FULL ARTICLE

March 28, 2018

What happens when ISIS goes underground?

Brookings Institute – The Islamic State is on the ropes, yet the group may make a comeback. The U.S.-led coalition has driven it from much of its territory in Iraq and Syria, while most of its so-called “provinces” elsewhere in the Muslim world also have lost territory or stagnated. Despite these impressive gains, the United States is not well prepared for the group’s defeat. FULL ARTICLE

March 28, 2018

French Officer Slain After Swapping Places With Hostage

NY Times – Swapping places with a woman being held hostage, the French police officer entered the supermarket where a gunman, claiming allegiance to the Islamic State, had already shot and killed two people on Friday. FULL ARTICLE

March 28, 2018

Attempted attack at Travis Air Force Base in California

CBS News – A car loaded with propane tanks ran through the main gate at Travis Air Force Base in northern California on Wednesday night. Military personnel ran up to the burning car that exploded in flame after breaching the security gates. In video posted on an Air Force forum on Facebook, firefighters are seen attempting to put out the flames. VIDEO & FULL ARTICLE

March 28, 2018

World Health Organization gets ready for ‘Disease X’

CNN – The World Health Organization included “Disease X” in its most recent global plan for accelerating research and development during health emergencies like the Ebola, SARS or Zika epidemics. So what, exactly, is Disease X? FULL ARTICLE

March 28, 2018

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