Auto repair shop jump-starts Ugandan child soldiers into new lives

AWACH, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As a young boy chasing chickens on his parents’ farm in northern Uganda, Louis Lakor dreamed of becoming a teacher. But stigma persists, said Sasha Lezhnev, founding director of the Grassroots Reconciliation Group, which runs projects bringing together villagers and former child soldiers. Lakor was stopped by Ugandan soldiers […]

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The Farm Bill’s Tough Path

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway appears determined to bring the farm bill to the House floor next week, and he may get the 215 Republican votes needed to pass it. Only Republicans voted for the bill in committee, and Democrats have said they will not vote for it on the floor. But House floor […]

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How the playboy Prince (finally) grew up

Slumped in a chair with a gin and tonic in his hand, Prince Harry was speaking from the heart. ‘I felt really sympathetic because if you are a young prince you are not like everybody else. Ten years after that fireside conversation, who would say Prince Harry isn’t being himself now? Princess Diana with her […]

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Animal rights foundation hosts comedy benefit

The evening spotlighted animal news, views and other topical events. All proceeds will go to support VFTA as it continues to fight for creating respect and empathy for animals through education, rescue, legislation and advocacy. Lisa Jane Vanderpump, philanthropist, entrepreneur and television star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Vanderpump Rules,” was bestowed […]

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PenFed Foundation Raises Record Amount of More Than $2.5 Million – KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

The evening showcased many ways the PenFed Foundation helps military members and their families find independence physically, emotionally and financially. Pete and Debbie Hilger received the Corporate Hero Award for their extraordinary contributions to the PenFed Foundation. About PenFed Credit UnionEstablished in 1935 as the War Department Credit Union, Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is […]

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How to win at homeschooling

When we started homeschooling, it was because my kid wasn’t fitting in the box at preschool. He didn’t want to “sit on the line” during story time, and so I thought we’d give homeschooling a shot. And I’ve realized that that’s really important to me. That is the power of story.”So if compassion and empathy […]

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Loudoun Businessman’s $5M Gift Will Help First-Generation College Students Pursue Their Dreams

May, founder and chief technology officer of Leesburg-based company Electronic Instrumentation and Technology (EIT), is giving Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering $5 million to create a pathway to college for 60 first-generation college students a year. He after his military service he enrolled at Virginia Tech to learn more, eventually earning his electrical engineering degree. […]

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K2T Challenge Weekend Announced

The Lake District Foundation is holding a special K2T Challenge 5-7 May in Keswick to raise funds to reconnect the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path. The dedicated challenge weekend is designed to raise awareness of the campaign, get more people involved and try a fun 5km route from Keswick. Full details can be found at […]

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