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Giving a stranger a new life: One student's story about donating stem cells

Mick Chivers, a 20-year-old pre-med student at Brown University, was committed to helping a man he didn't know. The plan was to donate his stem cells — but things weren't going as planned. The standard approach wasn't working. Staff at the Rhode Island Blood Center were trying to extract stem cells from Chivers' blood. They tried 13... go to Article >

Democrats, Biden have had a string of recent wins. Could it help them in the midterms?

4 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

For the better part of a year, Democratic divisions have been a dominant storyline. Moderates and progressives couldn't come up with a deal on President Joe Biden's legislative agenda, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin was the poster child for... read more

The Charlottesville rally 5 years later: 'It's what you're still trying to forget'

4 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — In a downtown park, grass grows over the spot where there once stood a massive bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, astride his horse Traveller. The space feels different now, says Don Gathers, co-founder of the... read more

This group's wiped out $6.7 billion in medical debt, and it's just getting started

1 Day ago News Source: Npr.org

Soon after giving birth to a daughter two months premature, Terri Logan received a bill from the hospital. She recoiled from the string of numbers separated by commas. Logan, who was a high school math teacher in Georgia, shoved it aside and... read more

New biography 'Putin' takes a deep dive into the Russian leader

21 Days ago News Source: Wbur.org

Vladimir Putin may be the most dangerous man in the world. But longtime foreign correspondent Philip Short is taking a closer look into the Russian President’s story. Short’s new book “Putin” examines Putin’s life and how he became the leader he... read more

Amid rising violence, a look inside the possible return of stop-and-frisk in Philadelphia 

20 Days ago News Source: Wbur.org

Philadelphia endured more than 560 homicides last year, a record high. “There are places in the city where people are afraid for their own lives every day, afraid for lives of their children, of their neighbors,” Sammy Caiola, gun violence... read more

Getting monkeypox treatment is easier, but still daunting and confusing

17 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

When Kyle Planck got monkeypox, he was in the worst pain of his life. "I was at a seven or eight [out of 10] of the worst pain I could ever imagine, and it came and went throughout the day," he says, "especially because it was an internal sort of... read more

A teacher in Hawaii is rehoming surfboards and skateboards to underprivileged kids

56 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Brit Oliphant and her boyfriend, Nic Hibdige, boarded a puddle-jumper flight from Maui to Oahu in late April on a mission to share positive vibes with a handful of kids from underserved communities. They traveled the Hawaiian island collecting... read more

You Can Grow Your Own Potatoes Even If You Don’t Have a Garden

55 Days ago Other Source: Greatist.com

So your basil died in a freeze and you accidentally overwatered your tomatoes. We get it. Not everyone has a green thumb. (Gardening can be super tricky even if you do!) That said, there’s one crop that’s surprisingly easy to grow — and it... read more

‘There is no correct answer’: Influencer’s video on buying, selling kidneys sparks debate

71 Days ago Tech Source: Dailydot.com

The 2010 film Repo Men starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker depicts a dystopian future where human organs are financed to individuals who are looking for a new lease on life. And when they can no longer pay for those organs, "Repo Men" are sent... read more

Twisted Tea and far-right vloggers: How San Diego is waging an absurd war against antifa

49 Days ago Tech Source: Dailydot.com

A grand jury in San Diego indicted 11 individuals for protest-related acts of violence committed against supporters of former President Donald Trump. It’s a case, brought against antifascist protesters, that’s thorough in its absurdity.... read more