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UN pays tribute to women for unique role they play

UN pays tribute to women for unique role they play

From delivering urgent food aid and medicines, to offering: shelter, counseling and support, unsung heroes at the frontlines of conflict and disasters help the most vulnerable from Syria to South Sudan. And on World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations is paying tribute to the women among them.

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New US rule restricts green cards access

New US rule restricts green cards access

Under current regulations, immigrants who depend on cash assistance from the government for more than half their income are ineligible for a green card—the U.S. document that denotes permanent legal status in the U.S. and is often a step to citizenship.

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US leader hopes for more talks with DPRK

US leader hopes for more talks with DPRK

Could a new summit between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea be in the works. Donald Trump says Kim Jong Un wants to meet but not until the current military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea end.

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Mexican workers find a livelihood in recycling

Recycling is an increasingly important topic in a world faced by global warming and waste issues. And in Mexico, one group is beginning to look at ways to encourage proper waste management, through the very people who already depend on it for a living.

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Mei Xu

Asian & American: Mei Xu

She first immigrated to the U.S. for a career in foreign services, but ended up building a massive home decor business instead. She’s Mei Xu—pronounced ‘may she’—who’s the woman behind Chesapeake Bay Candle. If you’re in the U.S., you might’ve seen her products.

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