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Apr 14, 2018, 10 tweets

A crazy week deserves a break. These stories show that decency, caring and speaking truth to power also happened this week, and sometimes justice just did prevail. Welcome to #Recharge. Image: Sunrise & salty mist by J.K. Putnam @AcadiaNPS 👇🏽 /1 #Maine

Another Victory: With hundreds of teachers chanting, Kentucky lawmakers overturned a GOP governor’s veto on Friday to increase spending on public education apnews.com/5fe98a38b7d44c… #Recharge /2

“You didn’t know that I jumped off the train?” Childhood friends, he was 10; she was 13. Her family escaped west to freedom. The Nazis sent his to #Auschwitz . 76 years later, they reunited in L.A. ... apnews.com/a082dcb6255f4e… #Holocaust /3

... And this is the two, on Wednesday, holding hands. (Photo by Reed Saxon) #Recharge /4

April Ryan asks questions for a living. For that, she gets death threats. So does her employer. "I'm angry...that people are ginning people up to come after me,” this White House correspondent says. But they won't stop her from doing her job money.cnn.com/2018/04/13/med… #Recharge /5

Her dad came here at 13, penniless, knowing no English. This week, she bestowed citizenship upon new Americans from 59 nations. "We are a nation," said Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, "made strong by people like you." nytimes.com/2018/04/10/nyr… #Recharge /6

THE BIG IDEA: How does a suburb make itself attractive to families that prefer urban life and tolerance? Avocados and Kombucha for a start. Actual tolerance, too — and (relatively) inexpensive homes citylab.com/life/2018/04/t… #Recharge /7

Fifty years ago this month, if Coretta Scott King hadn't insisted, the 1st African American man to win a #Pulitzer never would have gotten the chance. How Moneta Sleet Jr. took this stunning picture
poynter.org/news/funeral-p… #Recharge /8

That’s it for this week. Please add your #Recharge stories to this thread. Now, how can you prepare for a better tomorrow? How about a pollinator garden? Photo: Sam Stuckel #Recharge /9

Need another #Recharge? Here’s our stories from last week about people making a difference, and helping make the world better.

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