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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Pollution
  • Japan earthquake: 5 ways the international community is helping

    Japan has received offers of assistance from 14 international organizations and 102 countries (including a number of unexpected aid donors such as embattled Afghanistan and poverty-stricken Cambodia), according to the latest report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Japan has accepted help, mostly in the form of search and rescue teams, from 15 countries. Here is an overview of some of the help pouring into Japan as it struggles to dig out from Friday’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami.
    03/15/2011 01:33 pm

  • How North Korea has skillfully exploited a defector standoff with South

    The ability of North Korea to turn the rescue by the South of a boat full of North Koreans into a propaganda coup has surprised observers.
    03/10/2011 11:57 am

  • The Way Back: movie review

    Peter Weir’s 'The Way back' is a harrowing escape story of a gulag survivor.
    01/21/2011 01:52 pm

  • First solar eclipse of the year happens Tuesday

    The first solar eclipse of the year will be a partial one that occurs Tuesday morning.
    01/03/2011 11:50 pm

  • Five unusual Census 2010 facts

    Which state has more people per square mile than India? Which state saw its smallest population growth in at least a century? The data released Tuesday gives Americans a first look at what Census 2010 is saying about the United States. For example, the US population grew more slowly this past decade – 9.7 percent – than in any decade since the 1930s. Back during the Great Depression, six states lost population. In the first 10 years of the 2000s, only one state was a loser. Do you know which one?
    12/21/2010 04:53 pm

  • An unexpected turn at ballet

    Boston Ballet's community outreach program, CityDance, gives a talented male athlete a life in the arts.
    12/14/2010 12:22 pm

  • More than a tourist

    A Christian Science perspective.
    12/06/2010 08:35 am

  • In Pictures Famous beards
  • Editorial Board Blog Conservation helps endangered species

    A new study published in the journal Science shows that conservation has helped 64 threatened species of mammals, birds, and amphibians. Biodiversity is still in big trouble, but at least humans have learned what works to save it.
    10/27/2010 05:09 pm

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Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

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