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Hundreds of millions of dollars have already been pledged to rebuild Notre Dame. It’s only half the battle.

Yesterday, millions of people all over the world watched as one of the most iconic buildings in history went up in flames. Today, they sprung into action. Whether you’d never seen the cathedral in person or had walked by it everyday of your life, it was a devastating event to witness. And while many are still in mourning over the loss of Notre Dame’s grand spire, many others are already making a plan to restore the cathedral […]

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This eight-year-old homeless, refugee chess champion now has a place to live. And so much more.

via GoFundMe Earlier this month, Upworthy shared the remarkable story of Tanitoluwa “Tani” Adewumi, the eight-year-old refugee who won the New York State Scholastic Championships tournament for kindergarten through third grade. His family fled Nigeria in 2017 to avoid being killed by Boko Haram terrorists. At the time he won the championship, he had only been playing chess for only about a year. During the same period, he and his family lived in a homeless shelter in […]

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