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Syria deadliest place to be an aid worker, amid global 30% rise in attacks

There has been a sharp rise in the number of aid staff killed in the first six months of this year with Syria at the top of the list of the deadliest places to be a humanitarian worker. A total of 74 fatalities have been recorded globally since January, a 30% rise on the same […]

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Germans must walk their dogs twice a day, new law will say

Germany’s dog owners will soon to be ordered by law to walk their pets twice a day. The country’s agriculture minister, Julia Klöckner, has said she is introducing the new law based on evidence that many of the nation’s 9.4 million dogs are not getting the exercise or stimuli they need. Under the new regulations […]

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Mali’s new rulers urged to ensure rapid restoration of democracy

Mali’s new military rulers have come under intense pressure to ensure a rapid restoration of democracy following the coup that brought them to power overnight. There were reports on Wednesday that the officers who led the coup met Mahmoud Dicko, a conservative cleric with a large popular following and de facto leader of the recent […]

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The language had gone quiet. Remarkably, she brought it back, saving far more than just words

The Wampanoag language was not dead. To call it dead would be an insult to the ancestors who left it for future generations, as a way to communicate – and a way to teach. But it was “unspoken” until linguist Jessie “Little Doe” Baird brought it back. Her project’s Wampanoag dictionary holds more than 11,000 […]

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Teen’s dolls are tailor-made for children with rare medical conditions

When Encinitas, Calif., teenager Ariella Pacheco was a little girl, her parents let her choose from a catalog the American Girl doll that most appealed to her. She picked the one with the hair color and style that matched her own. “She looked like me and I felt there was a piece of me in […]

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American Girl honors pandemic heroes by turning them into one-of-a-kind dolls

Five people on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic are getting the American Girl treatment. The popular doll line, owned by Mattel, asked kids across the country to nominate an outstanding hero in their life as part of its Heroes with Heart contest, which is designed to thank and honor people who have risked […]

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Lone Tree Girl Scouts Create Personal Protective Equipment For Teachers And Students

With just a few weeks before the beginning of the unique school year, Girl Scout Troop 65430 in Lone Tree reached out to its local elementary school to see how the girls could help. Within days, they helped flood the school with personal protective equipment. “We wanted to make things that would ease the tension […]