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Even though thousands of nonprofits cater to the AAPI community across the United States, there isn’t one centralized resource that catalogs them all. The Asian American Foundation set out to change that — with a little help from our team. The AAPI Nonprofit Database makes it easy to identify organizations that align with your interests and find ways to help them.

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Mapping the Wildfire Destruction in Lahaina Environment $ (Possible Paywall)

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A raging wildfire tore through Lahaina last week, a historic town along the cost of Maui. In an analysis of satellite imagery, The New York Times found that 1,900 structures had been visibly damaged or destroyed in the blaze and dozens of lives lost. Officials say the recovery could cost billions of dollars, with many artifacts gone.

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The number of workers on strike in 2023 has already surpassed any year since the start of the pandemic. The SAG-AFTRA strike — which affects 160,000 writers and actors in Hollywood — is the largest work stoppage in 25 years. And with a number of large labor contracts set to expire later in the year, including the Big 3 Detroit automakers, it’s shaping up to be historic.

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This summer has been hot. Like really hot. From Baghdad, to Phoenix, to Buenos Aires, we’re seeing fewer cold days and, in many cases, record-setting temperatures. And this heat isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s already killed hundreds of people this year. To demonstrate how hot weather wreaks havoc, Bloomberg unpacked four examples from around the world.

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After wrapping six sold-out shows in Los Angeles last week, Taylor Swift seems to have reached the pinnacle of her stardom. Her “Eras Tour” — which has been going since March — is her most expansive tour yet, with 146 shows across five continents. As Swift gears up to begin the international leg of the tour, Reuters took a look at what makes her so popular.

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Ever wonder when people typically eat dinner? And whether that differs by U.S. state? Apparently Nathan Yau from FlowingData did too. Using data from the American Time Use Survey, he calculated the percentage of households who were eating dinner at a given time. Turns out 6:19pm is “peak dinner”.