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Young entrepreneur created popular app to stop cyberbullying

Trisha Prabhu was only a teenage when she launched the anti-cyberbullying app, ReThink. Today, she is one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Social Impact list. Her app has been downloaded over 500,000 times. Most anti-bullying programs focus on getting kids…

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Making political history: Kim Janey becomes Boston’s first woman, first black mayor

Kim Janey remembers Boston’s desegregation era, when she had rocks thrown at her on the school bus. Today, she is Boston’s first black and first woman mayor. Janey is taking Marty Walsh’s place, who became President Biden’s labor secretary. The…

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U.S. stamp will honor Chien-Shiung Wu, “First Lady of Physics”

Chien-Shiung Wu was an accomplished nuclear physicist. To honor her achievements in nuclear physics, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) created a stamp with her face. In her 40-year career, Wu won the National Medal of Science and had an asteroid…

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Meet Gitanjali Rao—TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year

At age 15, Gitanjali Rao isn’t your typical scientist. The brilliant teen was selected as TIME’s Kid of the Year from more than 5,000 kids, ages 8 to 16. Her inventions can sense lead in water, detect early opioid addiction,…

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Haaland named as first Native American interior secretary

Congresswoman Debra Haaland will make US history in 2021. As a member of the Laguna Pueblo, she will be the first Native American in the powerful federal agency. She will oversee the nation’s treaties with native tribes and be in…

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The Smithsonian: 158 resources to understand racism in America

The Smithsonian Magazine published a collection of articles, videos, podcasts, and websites on racism in America. The 158 resources are broken down into six topics: history of racism, inequality, violence, protests, intersectionality, and education. Each section gives a summary of…

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