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A student harnessed the power of beets to make healing from surgery safer — and more equitable

Published on April 17, 2021

Iowa City West High School senior Dasia Taylor created sutures that used beet juice to detect infected wounds, with the goal of implementing this invention in developing countries.

How a TikTok video helped these college students collect over 200,000 products to help fight period poverty

Published on April 11, 2021

College students Alexa Mohsenzadeh and Jenica Baron started a nonprofit, Her Drive, during the pandemic that’s collected over 200,000 bras, period products and hygiene items for marginalized communities nationwide to fight period poverty.

The job of binge-watching true crime for a day is back — and could earn you $2,400

Published on April 11, 2021

Documentary streaming service MagellanTV is paying three people $2400 if they can sit through a full day of true crime documentaries and share their experience on social media.

The Weeknd says he is donating $1 million toward Ethiopian relief efforts

Published on April 4, 2021

Grammy award-winning artist The Weeknd donated $1 million toward Ethiopian relief efforts as the country faces a food crisis and violence following civil tension between the Tigray region and country’s government.

Jacob Blake has filed an excessive force lawsuit against the Kenosha police officer who shot him

Published on March 26, 2021

Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man that was shot seven times by a white police officer in August 2020, filed suit against the officer that left him paralyzed.

A missing California woman who went on a one-day hike was found dead in the mountains, police say

Published on March 15, 2021

A Southern California woman who had disappeared for a week after going for a hike by herself was discovered dead in the mountains.

For the first time, girls were eligible to be Eagle Scouts — and nearly 1,000 earned the elite rank

Published on March 8, 2021

Two years after girls were first permitted to join the Boy Scouts, nearly 1,000 earned the organization’s top rank: Eagle Scout. This piece features four of the girls who achieved this prestigious accomplishment.

Around 5,000 customers are still without water in Jackson, Mississippi, city official says

Published on March 5, 2021

Jackson, Mississippi’s dated infrastructure contributed to the majority-Black city being without water for weeks after a winter storm devastated southern states. The city sought funding from the state to prevent this from happening again.

Tennessee task force recovers 150 missing children

Published on March 4, 2021

A task force of federal and state law enforcement officials in Tennessee recovered 150 missing children during January and February after conducting sweeps throughout the state.

North Carolina woman is accused of using her $149,000 Covid-19 relief loan for shopping sprees

Published on Feb. 25, 2021

A North Carolina woman allegedly used a business that no longer existed to get a $149,000 Covid-19 relief loan. She then took some of the money on shopping sprees at Louis Vuitton, IKEA, diamond stores, and more.

Texas congressman says emergency aid will help Texans pay high energy bills

Published on Feb. 21, 2021

A Texas congressman told CNN that federal emergency aid will go towards helping Texans pay high electricity bills and storm repairs. This comes as mayors have asked the state to cover these costs, with one aying there would be “hell to pay” if they don’t.

Texas official: “Residents are frustrated. They are angry. They are cold.”

Published on Feb. 17, 2021

This was part of CNN’s live updates as winter storms hit states in mid-February. Texas’ Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo illustrated in a Feb. 17 briefing how drastic her region’s circumstances were following the second winter storm.

California condor eggs laid at Oregon Zoo boost recovery for the endangered species

Published on Feb. 16, 2021

The California condors were nearly extinct just a few decades ago. Nine eggs laid by the still-endangered species at the Oregon Zoo in the last month signal hope as numbers recover following losses from California wildfires.

Chicago officer charged with attempted murder

Published on Feb. 10, 2021

A Chicago police officer will be arraigned next month for charges of attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, disorderly conduct, and obstruction of justice stemming from an incident last October.

32 fired Georgia state troopers cleared after yearlong cheating investigation

Published on Feb. 1, 2021

In January 2020, an entire class of Georgia State Patrol cadets was fired following allegations that they cheated on an exam. After a yearlong investigation, 32 of the troopers were cleared.