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From Other Nonprofit Media showcases select work from other nonprofit news sites around the nation.

From Other Nonprofit Media

From Other Nonprofit Media showcases select work from other nonprofit news sites around the nation.

Amid dramatic growth of U.S. drone fleet, federal safety oversight lags

Amid dramatic growth of U.S. drone fleet, federal safety oversight lags

As the nation’s fleet of small recreational and commercial drones keeps soaring — the government projects nearly 3 million will be in the skies by 2022 — safety concerns are rising even as federal enforcement stalls.

Five first responders to the Pulse massacre. One diagnosis: PTSD.
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Five first responders to the Pulse massacre. One diagnosis: PTSD.

“My head’s still not right,” said one paramedic who responded to the Pulse nightclub shooting two years ago. He and some other responders say their departments haven’t given them the help they need.

Newport cigs
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San Francisco’s sweeping ban on flavored tobacco products upheld by voters

San Francisco officials last June approved the ban but a petition drive funded by Reynolds, the maker of the top-selling menthol brand, Newport, forced the issue onto Tuesday’s ballot.

The quest for magma
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The quest for magma: Drilling into it may help humanity harness a vast new source of clean energy

Plunging tools into glowing-hot magma miles underground might sound fantastical. But in recent years, a handful of geothermal energy companies have done so without meaning to.

Jocelyn Ramirez
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Eligible for financial aid, nearly a million U.S. students never get it

Many states run out of money and aspiring low-income college students feel the pain. However, several states, including Minnesota, fund all eligible students.

chimpanzee
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Studying chimpanzee calls for clues about the origins of human language

To investigate chimp communication, my colleagues and I follow chimpanzees through the forest as they go about their lives. We carry a hand-held “shotgun” microphone and a digital recorder, waiting for them to call.

What happens when a driver kills someone while fiddling with a cellphone?
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What happens when a driver kills someone while fiddling with a cellphone? Often, not much

In Minnesota, drivers caught texting face a $50 fine and $225 for subsequent offenses. When deaths or seriously injuries occur, a distracted driver faces at most a gross misdemeanor reckless driving charge unless engaged in an additional offense.

Family caregivers are getting a break — and extra coaching
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Family caregivers are getting a break — and extra coaching

Across the country, community groups, hospitals, government agencies and nonprofits are doing more to support at least some of the estimated 42 million people who are primary caregivers.

Trah’Vaeziah Jackson
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Shutdown of Texas schools probe shows Trump administration pullback on civil rights

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has indicated that she may soon reverse Obama-era guidelines on disparate impact and school discipline; her hires have signaled this policy shift.

Wind is becoming one of the biggest job producers in west Texas
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Workers are climbing wind turbines to the middle class

Community colleges — and at least one high school — are starting programs to train students for these in-demand occupations.

Is there such a thing as normal aging?
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Is there such a thing as normal aging?

Three geriatric experts agreed to help identify examples of what are often — but not always – considered to be signposts of normal aging for folks who practice good health habits.

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked
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How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked — according to the person who built it

Cambridge University scholar Aleksandr Kogan has revealed that his method worked much like the one Netflix uses to recommend movies.

Mady Ohlman
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How many opioid overdoses are suicides?

Several large studies show an increased risk of suicide among drug users addicted to opioids, especially women.

Think Facebook can manipulate you? Look out for virtual reality
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Think Facebook can manipulate you? Look out for virtual reality

In our research into the emerging definition of ethics in virtual reality, my colleagues and I interviewed the developers and early users of virtual reality to understand what risks are coming and how we can reduce them.

Bison slaughter’s destructive legacy for Native Americans
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Bison slaughter’s destructive legacy for Native Americans

When the bison were exterminated from North America, indigenous populations lost an inch of height in just a generation.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise
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How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

Physical fitness has been definitively tied to improved academic achievement and schools are starting to take notice.

Never too late to operate? Surgery near end of life is common, costly
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Never too late to operate? Surgery near end of life is common, costly

Nearly 1 in 3 Medicare patients undergo an operation in their final year of life.

Bad bedside manna
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Bad bedside manna: Bank loans signed in the hospital leave patients vulnerable

Hospitals are increasingly offering “patient-financing” strategies, cooperating with financial institutions to offer on-the-spot loans to make sure patients pay their bills.

How a thrill-seeking personality helps Olympic athletes
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How a thrill-seeking personality helps Olympic athletes

Though we all share an interest in new sensations, what sets high sensation-seeking personalities apart is that they crave these exotic and intense experiences to an extent that they’re willing to risk their health.

How VW paid $25 billion for Dieselgate — and got off easy
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How VW paid $25 billion for Dieselgate — and got off easy

For nearly a decade, from 2006 to September 2015, VW anchored its U.S. sales strategy on a breed of cars that turned out to be a hoax.

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In spite of a growing shortage in male-dominated vocations, women still aren’t showing up

At a time when there is an acute shortage of welders and other tradespeople, hardly any women are being trained for these and other well-paying jobs.