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He walked 20 miles to his first day of work. Here’s what happened when his boss found out.

Walter Carr was all set for his first day of a new job, but then his car broke down 20 miles from work.   With the car dead and his new job with a moving company called Bellhops on the line, Carr knew he only had one choice: to walk. So after taking a four-hour nap to give him strength, the Birmingham, Alabama, resident started the long walk to work at midnight. It took him another four hours to get to his destination. At 3 a.m., several officers saw Carr…

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Dan Rather had some important advice for taking care of yourself.

Dan Rather is a master of dropping truth bombs. The 86-year-old news legend has been doling out important advice on how to deal with the current state of our world on social media. He had the perfect response to Trump supporters’ cries for “civility” and gave the public hope when Justice Kennedy’s retirement announcement felt like it might send the U.S. government into an even bigger tailspin. “Take a deep breath and feel the cool air of hope and justice in your lungs, and then march forward,” he wrote at…

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This company has huge aspirations for reducing the unemployment rate for disabled folks.

If you’re an adult with a disability, finding steady employment can be an uphill battle. Due to some outdated, problematic stereotypes, the unemployment rate for disabled adults in the United States is nearly 10% — double the rate of those without a disability. Those numbers are unacceptable, and one company has aspirations to make them a thing of the past. Aspire works to support disabled adults through workforce development programs and creating job opportunities. All photos are courtesy of Aspire. Aspire works with adults who have many different disabilities —…

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London’s mayor was asked where he’d take Trump in his city. His answer nails it.

If Mayor Sadiq Khan could take President Donald Trump anywhere in his city to see London’s best, where would it be? Khan, the city’s first Muslim mayor, was recently asked the question by Time Out ahead of Trump’s visit to the U.K. and NATO Summit. And it would have been easy for the 47-year-old politician to seize the opportunity and lambast Trump with a snarky comment or witty clapback. The two have had a tumultuous relationship, after all. Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images. Last summer, Trump mischaracterized a statement by…

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Online trolls launched a racist attack on a Swedish soccer player. His team had 2 words.

People can get pretty competitive with sports, and the World Cup is no exception. Every four years, people from all over the world come together to watch nail-biting soccer matches. Some fans hope and pray their country’s team advances to the next round for a chance at becoming World Cup champions. As a result, a lot of intense passion gets poured into every soccer game. ‌Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images‌. With all that fervor for the game often comes criticism for players, coaches, and teams. But there’s a clear line…

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Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco came out as pansexual. Heres what that means.

Musician Brendon Urie isn’t too concerned with a person’s gender when it comes to his sexuality. People across the spectrum float his boat, the Panic! At the Disco frontman recently explained. And the revelation is shedding much needed light on an often overlooked group among the LGBTQ community. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images. “I guess this is me coming out as pansexual,” the 31-year-old said. “I’m married to a woman, and I’m very much in love with her, but I’m not opposed to a man because to me, I like…

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They went to Pride with ‘I’m sorry’ signs and people are feeling all the feels.

The Philippines’ LGBTQ community and its allies gathered near the capital city of Manila on June 30 to celebrate Pride. There was no shortage of colorful love to go around. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images. There were also more than a few religious groups in attendance, eager to make their own opinions heard. Like most public Pride events, the march drew plenty of people who were decidedly not there to celebrate love and acceptance. Like this disgruntled gentleman. Photo by Ted Alijibe/AFP/Getty Images. Or this dude on the far right…

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‘It’s OK to be scared’ and 9 other messages we all probably need to hear right now.

If the news lately is getting you down, you’re not alone. From the Supreme Court to the refugee crisis to climate change, a lot of really big things are happening right now. These topics feel as though they’re out of our control, making it easy for despair and apathy to settle in. By now, we all know the drill: Vote, support organizations that share our values, and cultivate meaningful human relationships. Still, cynicism cuts through it all — or at least it can, if you let it. But across social…

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Colorado’s next governor could be a gay man. It’s a big deal.

The name Jared Polis may not ring a bell. But by November 2018 it should. As a gubernatorial candidate, the businessman and politician is championing a boldly blue platform in the traditionally purple state of Colorado. And he just took a big step toward the history books. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images. On June 26, the 43-year-old father of two — who’s focused his campaign on issues like Medicare for all and universal public preschool — defeated his Democratic primary challengers and is headed to the general election with the…

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When Trump lashed out at Fallon, the late-night host responded with something much better.

It was the hair tussle felt all around the world. When Donald Trump appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show in the lead-up to the 2016 election, the host treated him in a manner that most thought was a little too friendly, particularly when Fallon began to play with the candidate’s hair. The public was none too happy, with both viewers and the media calling out Fallon for his obsequious behavior toward a man whose campaign rhetoric was increasingly toxic. It turns out that Fallon has regrets about the appearance. And…

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The entire justice system in this city is run by black women.

The city of South Fulton is making headlines for its justice system run entirely by black women. Even those facing punitive justice are celebrating what’s happening. One Georgia man got a parking ticket, and he brought his daughter to court so she could see the women running it. “He had heard about us in some kind of way, and he wanted his daughter to see this combination of black women handling business,” public defender Vivica Powell said about the experience. “He had a ticket and I wondered why he had…

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The incredible reason this veteran hiked nearly 40 miles through the Rocky Mountains.

During a routine medical exam in 2015, army veteran Will Montgomery got a diagnosis he never expected. The VA diagnosed him with post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as a traumatic brain injury. He was retiring early from the Army due to an unrelated injury when his disabilities were discovered. “I was shocked,” he explains. “I didn’t really think I had a problem.” With so much loss around him, his initial struggles with depression and anxiety had felt like a normal part of military life. “We all go to war, we…

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Watch hundreds of New Yorkers coming together in support of immigrant children.

Writer and comedian Baratunde Thurston received a text at 10:55 p.m. Minutes later, he was out the door and on his way to New York’s LaGuardia Airport. “Calling our #HeretoStay Network! Youth & children separated from their families are arriving at LGA airport right now! Still being transported by American Airlines!! Meet us at terminal B arrivals right now!” read the text, sent from immigration advocacy organization United We Dream. Thurston threw on a pair of pants, grabbed his external phone charger and passport, and caught a ride share to…

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Sally Hemings is part of American history. The Jefferson estate is finally honoring her.

Thomas Jefferson’s historic estate has gotten a major facelift to reflect its full story. He famously wrote that “all men are created equal,” and now his estate is taking major steps to honor that claim. The curators at Monticello have updated Jefferson’s estate to include the stories of hundreds of slaves who literally helped build the home of the founding father, with a central focus on Sally Hemings, who gave birth to six of his children. A room believed to have served as Hemings’ living quarters has been updated to…

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Anti-immigrant rhetoric and lies have led the U.S. to hurt innocent children.

The world watches in horror as the U.S. enacts state-sanctioned cruelty toward children at the U.S. border. No matter our stances on immigration, we should all agree that there are moral lines we won’t cross. Cruelty to innocent children goes far over that line, and separating children from their parents with no reassurance or hope that they’ll see them again is cruel. A Washington Post op-ed by a professor of developmental psychology at UCLA likens the effect of such forced separation to torture. How did we get to a place…

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