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Small Gift, Big Impact: How A Little Cash Changed Our Readers' Lives

We asked ... and you answered.

In a recent series we explored a different way of giving aid to people in poor countries. Instead of handing out seeds or a cow or job training, what if you just gave people cash and let them decide how to use it.

Then we put the call out to you, our audience: Was there ever a time when you got a little cash with no strings attached and it made a huge difference? Or when you wished for a tiny windfall to tackle a problem?

Change your name, change your life?

What's In A (Hispanic-Sounding) Surname? We Gave Our Advice. Here's Yours

Remember Katie? She is the woman from Delaware who is thinking about getting married, but her boyfriend doesn't want her to take his last name. "He was strongly against it," she wrote. "He doesn't want an obviously Latino surname (think: Lopez or Garcia) to affect me negatively."

United Farm Workers leader Dolores Huerta at the <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/09/16/440861458/grapes-of-wrath-the-forgotten-filipinos-who-led-a-farmworker-revolution">Delano grape workers strike</a> in Delano, Calif., 1966. The strike set in motion the modern farmworkers movement.

Dolores Huerta: The Civil Rights Icon Who Showed Farmworkers 'Si Se Puede'

At 87, Dolores Huerta is a living civil rights icon. She has spent most of her life as a political activist, fighting for better working conditions for farmworkers and the rights of the downtrodden, a firm believer in the power of political organizing to effect change.

Confusion Continues: The United States' Position On The Paris Climate Agreement

Updated at 11 a.m. ET Sunday

With a pair of Sunday television interviews, President Trump's administration furthered ambiguity on the United States' position with regard to the Paris Climate agreement.

On CBS' Face The Nation, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was asked by John Dickerson if there was a chance the U.S could stay in the accord.

A sign is held up by the White House in support of the DREAMers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, on Sept. 5, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration will "wind down" DACA.

DACA, A Student's Story: 'They Are The Types Of Immigrants You Want In Your Country'

Dan Lee rarely talks about his status as a DACA recipient. Apart from having close family and friend confidants, the secret of being in the country illegally has weighed heavily on Lee ever since he learned he didn't have the proper paperwork in high school while applying for a job.

In an interview with NPR's Michel Martin, Lee remembers being 15 and thinking "What is the point of me doing anything if I'm not going to able to have a career or be able to, I guess, be 'normal'?"

For Floridians With Family In Cuba, Recovery From Irma Is Twice As Taxing

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St. Thomas Continues To Deal With Destruction Caused By Hurricane Irma

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Republicans And Democrats Remain Divided On Fate Of DACA

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Barbershop: Conservative Free Speech On College Campuses

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St. Louis Brace For More Protests Following Police Officer Acquittal

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