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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.

Dakota County Technical College

Colleges and universities in search of students are adding thousands of new majors

Despite tight budgets and high risks, colleges hope niche degrees will spur demand.

Sheila Plotkin is the founder of We, the Irrelevant
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Wisconsin residents see democracy decline, reflecting national discontent with government

“Most people believe government no longer represents the people,” said Sheila Plotkin, founder of the group We, the Irrelevant. “It represents campaign donors, special interests, the wealthy.”

What’s school without grade levels?
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What’s school without grade levels?

A North Dakota district’s drive to teach competencies means eliminating age-based classrooms.

A cat-borne parasite may prompt people to start businesses
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A cat-borne parasite may prompt people to start businesses

People infected with Toxoplasma gondii are more likely to be entrepreneurs, according to new research.

Meet the foodies who are changing the way Americans eat
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Meet the foodies who are changing the way Americans eat

Since Oxford University Press proclaimed “locavore” the 2007 word of the year, the local food scene has exploded in communities around the world.

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I’ve been reporting on MS-13 for a year. Here are the 5 things Trump gets most wrong.

The gang is not invading the country. They’re not posing as fake families. They’re not growing. To stop them, the government needs to understand them.

Who should pay for preschool for the middle class?
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Who should pay for preschool for the middle class?

Universal preschool has a significant positive effect on reading scores of children from low-income homes, but programs targeted to poor children do not.

DeVos has scuttled more than 1,200 civil rights probes inherited from Obama
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DeVos has scuttled more than 1,200 civil rights probes inherited from Obama

The cases were closed without any findings of wrongdoing or corrective action, often due to insufficient evidence.

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