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The 1 Minute Blog: Mo’Ne Madness

When Mo’Ne Davis graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, she gave America a sweet victory. This small-framed, African American girl gave us hope we can live in Martin Luther King’s America, where we don’t judge “children by the color of their skin, bu… Read more at: Good News – The Huffington Post

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These Wonderful, Whimsical Toilet Paper Roll Faces Prove Origami Is One Of The Awesomest Art Forms

After feasting your eyes on Junior Fritz Jacquet’s funny-faced cardboard sculptures, we promise you’ll never look at a humble toilet paper roll in the same way again. Jacquet, a French artist who specializes in paper sculptures, has an incredible knack for breathing life into the materials he works with — whether that’s paper twisted into […]

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David Kuhn is jogging through every perimeter state in the U.S., a distance about the equivalent of 420 marathons. It's a feat many would consider admirable, even before knowing he's a blind, 62-year-old grandpa. <br><br>
Every step Kuhn takes on the 11,000-mile journey is for his 12-year-old granddaughter, who is living with cystic fibrosis. Raising awareness about the debilitating disease through his travels, Kuhn is hoping to <a href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/08/18/blind-grandpa-running-11000-miles-to-help-granddaughter/?hpt=us_bn9" target="_hplink">garner $500,000 in the next 18 months</a> for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, according to CBS News Minnesota. Supporters can follow Kuhn's travels through his Facebook page, titled <a href="https://www.facebook.com/itsallicando" target="_hplink">"It's All I Can Do,"</a> which announced Tuesday that Kuhn had surpassed the $5,000 fundraising mark.<br><br><div></div> <br><div><div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/itsallicando/photos/a.812620705437279.1073741864.761584313874252/812621032103913/?type=1">Post</a> by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/itsallicando">It's All I Can Do</a>.</div></div><br><br><br><br><br><a href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/08/18/blind-grandpa-running-11000-miles-to-help-granddaughter/?hpt=us_bn9" target="_hplink">"My pain, my suffering,</a> my struggling is nothing compared to those," Kuhn told the news source, comparing the run's challenges with the difficulties of living with cystic fibrosis.<br><br>
About <a href="http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/" target="_hplink">30,000 people </a>in the U.S. are living with the life-threatening genetic disorder that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. People who have the disease experience persistent coughing, frequent lung infections, poor growth and slow weight gain, among other symptoms. <br><br>
Kuhn, whose says his only functioning eye allows him to see as if he's <a href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/08/18/blind-grandpa-running-11000-miles-to-help-granddaughter/?hpt=us_bn9" target="_hplink">looking through waxed paper</a>, told CBS News Minnesota that he prefers to jog alongside a partner or within the confines of a high school track. Starting in Seattle in May and passing through the Twin Cities of Minnesota earlier this week, Kuhn uses a GPS tracking device to record his mileage.<br><br><div></div> <br><div><div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/itsallicando/photos/a.772383436127673.1073741828.761584313874252/835241966508486/?type=1">Post</a> by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/itsallicando">It's All I Can Do</a>.</div></div><br><br><br><br><br>
To Kuhn, who pointed out on his website that his granddaughter may live out her life expectancy <a href="http://itsallicando.wordpress.com/about/" target="_hplink">before he does the same</a>, any step he can take closer to ending cystic fibrosis is a step in the right direction.<br><br>
"I don’t know how many nails it will take to build a coffin for [cystic fibrosis] and bury it," he wrote on his website. "But, if I can add just one more to the count,<a href="http://itsallicando.wordpress.com/about/" target="_hplink"> it’ll be a good life."</a><br><br><div></div> <br><div><div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/itsallicando/photos/a.761588797207137.1073741825.761584313874252/824925087540174/?type=1">Post</a> by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/itsallicando">It's All I Can Do</a>.</div></div><br><br><br><em>To donate to Kuhn's mission of fighting cystic fibrosis, visit his <a href="http://itsallicando.wordpress.com/charities/" target="_hplink">website</a>.</em><br><br><a href="https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostImp%3Cbr%20/%3E%0Aact"><img src="http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/FBLOGO_0.png"></a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostImpact" target="_hplink">Like Us On Facebook</a>  <br><a href="https://twitter.com/HuffPostImpact"><img src="http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/TWITTERBIRD.png"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HuffPostImpact" target="_hplink">Follow Us On Twitter</a>

This Blind Grandpa Is Running 11,000 Miles Around The U.S. To Raise Funds For Cystic Fibrosis

David Kuhn is jogging through every perimeter state in the U.S., a distance about the equivalent of 420 marathons. It’s a feat many would consider admirable, even before knowing he’s a blind, 62-year-old grandpa. Every step Kuhn takes on the 11,000-mile journey is for his 12-year-old granddaughter, who is living with cystic fibrosis. Raising awareness about […]

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STATEMENT: Eleanor Smeal Calls for a Special Prosecutor, Police Reform in Ferguson

As feminists, as advocates for racial justice and non-violence, we cannot rest until all people – no matter who they are – can enjoy the right to life, liberty, and justice. Related posts:ACLU Sues After St. Louis County Police Deny Open Records Request in Ferguson Trayvon Martin’s Mom Sends Words of Encouragement and Strength to […]

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Choking down freedom of digital expression in Thailand

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations rights office today expressed serious concern over the prosecution and harsh sentencing of individuals in Thailand under the country’s so called lèse majesté law and its “chilling effects” on freedom of expression. In Geneva, Ms. Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner […]

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Documenting global hope through image: Photojournalists share experience

Turjoy Chowdhury with Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Dhaka, BANGLADESH, SOUTHERN ASIA: Bangladeshi photojournalist Turjoy Chowdhury has a great love of humanity. He also has a love of of using the power of image itself to change society and document those who are too often trapped at the very bottom of their world. The […]

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In Liberia, The Ebola Outbreak is Also a Maternal Health Issue

Although the death toll from the virus itself is astounding, many people – including pregnant mothers – are also dying as hospitals and clinics shut their doors. Related posts:Canada Pledges $3.5 Billion for Maternal Health Programs Worldwide Supreme Court Will Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case Study Shows High Rates of Child Marriage and Maternal Death Across […]

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United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson

The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials during ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri caught the attention of the world this week. Related posts:Trayvon Martin’s Mom Sends Words of Encouragement and Strength to Michael Brown Family Activists Connect Shooting of Michael Brown to Movement for Reproductive Justice ACLU Sues After St. Louis County Police […]

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