These people don’t know each other. And they’re not models or actors.

They’re strangers, brought together for the “Touching Strangers” project — a photo experiment from Richard Renaldi, who’s traveled around the country and asked strangers to touch each other with the familiarity of a friend or family member.

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At least 50 percent of all of Gaza’s water and sanitation infrastructure is no longer functioning.

UNICEF officer Pernille Ironside says there are "no safe places" for children in Gaza.

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“It started with a machine gun burst from the north.”

-Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts — the ninth living veteran to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan — recounts the events that resulted in the deadliest single fight yet of the Afghan war.

Homelessness is now a crime in cities throughout the U.S.

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Eighteen percent of cities now ban sleeping in public, and 42% of cities ban sleeping in vehicles.

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In honor of his birthday, take a look back at Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

When the crowds die down in the vacation paradise of Malindi, Kenya, it’s hard to ignore that this is a town struggling with drugs and HIV.

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Following the Malaysia Airlines crash, international flights are steering away from Ukraine for safety concerns.
Flight Radar 24 is capturing the patterns of movement.
Go here for updates on the Malaysia Airlines situation.

Following the Malaysia Airlines crash, international flights are steering away from Ukraine for safety concerns.

Flight Radar 24 is capturing the patterns of movement.

Go here for updates on the Malaysia Airlines situation.

"I have no moral authority. I’m a comedian."

-John Oliver talks comedy, “Downton Abbey” and Olympics-style crying.