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2 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

Abbott to Call for Credit for Massive Online Courses

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott will call for students to receive college credit for taking massive open online courses - often referred to as "MOOCs" - as part of the higher education plan he unveils on Tuesday, sources with knowledge of his plans say.

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Related Topix: Texas, University of Texas at Dallas, Harvard University

6 hrs ago | CNN

Kirsten Gillibrand's right on 'fat' comments

Editor's note: Pepper Schwartz is professor of sociology at the University of Washington and the author of many books, the latest of which is "The Normal Bar."

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Opinion

10 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Groom turns canceled wedding into charity fundraiser

When Phil Laboon's relationship ended before his wedding day, he held his reception anyway in the name of charity.

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Related Topix: Wedding

Mon Sep 01, 2014

InsiderOnline

Policy Studies

Thomas Steyer's avowed desire to devote his wealth to philanthropic ends appears, at first blush, commendable.

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Related Topix: New York, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mercury-Register

Chico State University takes plunge, raises money for ALS

RECORD Associated Students President Taylor Harren starts the Chico State ice bucket challenge by jumping into the pool at the WREC September 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: Cal State Chico, Chico, CA

ABC2 Maryland

Can success of Ice Bucket Challenge be replicate

Mike Bianchi douses David Whitley in the Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Orlando.

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Related Topix: Mark Zuckerberg, George Bush, Startups, Facebook, Richmond, CA

WLS-AM Chicago

Ellis Island Hospital Tours Coming in October

For the first time in 60 years, visitors to Ellis Island will be able to reenter its south-side hospital this October.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine

WHAS11

USA Harvest founder set for sentencing

The founder of USA Harvest is set to be sentenced after pleading guilty to tax evasion, mail fraud and money laundering after admitting that he spent donations to the charity on himself.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY

EETimes

Siding Spring

The big event at Mars this year is the close encounter in October with a comet with a name like a housing development, 'Siding Spring'.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

Los Angeles Times

Napa Valley Vintners establishes disaster relief fund after quake

Cellar worker Adam Craig moves a wine rack as he cleans up barrels that collapsed in a storage room at Kieu Hoang Winery on Aug. 25 in Napa.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Napa, CA, Boat Disaster, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

SeacoastOnline

Nonprofit keeps gundalow history alive

In their heyday in the late 1700s and well into the 1800s, gundalows were ubiquitous in the Piscataqua River region as an indispensable part of the Seacoast's diverse economy.

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Related Topix: Portsmouth, NH, University of New Hampshire

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Examiner.com

Rocky Mountain National Park celebrates 100 years with help of nonprofits

Rocky Mountain National Park begins its year-long centennial celebration on Sept.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO

Waukesha

Habitat for Humanity's ReStore shop in Waukesha is a good deal for nonprofit, shoppers

In a typical year, Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County builds one to two houses, but there have been years where no homes were built.

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Related Topix: Waukesha, WI, Waukesha County, WI

Gawker

Dog Escapes Being Euthanized, Becomes Rescue Dog in Japan Landslides

Asia & Japan Watch reports that Yumenosuke , a male mixed-blooded dog, was dispatched to the rescue effort from non-profit organization Peace Winds Japan .

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Al Bawaba

The Queen recently launched a new non-profit that offers online courses in Arabic.

This year, the Queen - an outspoken advocate of education, both in Jordan and around the world - launched Edraak, a not-for-profit platform for Massive Open Online Courses in Arabic.

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley

Pasadena Star-News

Walls go up for La Verne home at Los Angeles County Fair

POMONA >> Size and age don't restrict one's ability to help the community, an assertion aptly proven by the small hands and big hearts of Catalina Jimenez, 5, and Stephanie Charland, 12, both of La Verne, and 9-year-old Ian Jared of Glendora.

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Related Topix: La Verne, CA, Los Angeles County, CA, Glendora, CA, Family, Kids, Pomona, CA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk hairstylists help sex-trade victims in Cambodia

From left, AOC stylists Sarah Mitchell and Jessica Lutzow, and owner Dalbe Markman stand outside AOC Salon in Ghent.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Cambodia, Virginia,

Norwalk Citizen News

Local police well-armed with surplus military equipment

Eagle-1 takes part in manhunt for a fugitive in Milford, Conn. on October 7, 2011.

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Related Topix: Milford, CT, US Military, US Army

Knoxville News Sentinel

Nonprofit asking donations of baby sleepers With winter on the way,...

With winter on the way, Newborns in Need is collecting new and barely used sleepers for babies who don't have cold-weather clothing.

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Related Topix: Weather, Loudon, TN, Sports

Copenhagen Post

Not always black or white: Outreach program demonstrates how integration is a two-way street

A group of Somali-Danish youths spent a week in workplaces this week. They learnt a lot, as did their hosts Fifteen Somali-Danish teenage boys from troubled and marginalised areas in Denmark were this month given a unique insight into the possibilities that await them if they study and work hard in school.

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Related Topix: Travel, Europe Travel, Denmark Travel, Family, Kids, World News, Denmark,

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