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Boy Scout Finds 5.16 Carat Diamond at Arkansas State Park

A 12-year-old North Carolina boy on vacation with his family found a 5.16-carat diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only diamond-producing...
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Boy Scouts Stop Crime in Progress

A would-be wallet and iPhone thief trying to make a quick getaway on the streets of Old Town was stymied Sunday when a gang...
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Maldives President Saved by Boy Scout

An attempt to stab the president of the Maldives was thwarted Tuesday when a 15-year-old boy scout grabbed a knife from the would-be attacker.

Good News in History, May 23

50 years ago today, The Who released in the UK the first rock opera, entitled Tommy, about a “deaf, dumb and blind kid," who “sure...

Good News in History, May 20

Happy Birthday to children’s author Mary Pope Osborne, best known for her award-winning Magic Tree House series, who turns 70 years old today. With...

Good News in History, February 8

Happy 87th birthday to John Williams, the Academy Award-winning composer of some of the finest film scores in history, including Star Wars, Jaws, Raiders...

Good News in History, January 24

70 years ago today, John Belushi was born in Chicago to Albanian-American parents. An original cast member on Saturday Night Live, the comedian-actor was...

Real-Life Action Hero Harrison Ford Races to Help Car Collision Victim

When a 63-year-old woman lost control of her car on Sunday morning, the Indiana Jones star was there to prove that he is just as cool as his movie roles.

School Run by Inner City Students Has Near-Perfect Graduation Rate (WATCH)

As the United States still struggles to successfully educate inner-city youth–especially boys–there is a school in the heart of Newark, New Jersey that is...

“Paparazzi For Good” Cameras Paid to Catch Average Folks in Acts of Kindness

A sausage-maker is getting paparazzi to refocus their cameras away from celebrities to the real stars of this world — people who do good...

Boy Superhero in a Cape Helps Detroit’s Homeless

Last May, an adorable boy with red curly hair told his mom that when he was a teenager he wanted to dress up like...

Women Activists Clean Up and Revitalize Libyan City

In downtown Benghazi, a dark and deserted park is now bustling with life. Fathers and mothers bring their children to play on the new...
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‘Soup Ladies’ Cook Up Comfort for Landslide Search Crews

Few things offer as much comfort as a home-cooked meal. A big-hearted restaurant owner known as "Momma" leads a group in Arlington, Washington called the...
Eagle Scout is youngest-ever African-American - WTMJ video

Youngest Ever African-American Eagle Scout Earns Honor at 12

There are new bleachers at a baseball park in Glendale, Wisconsin, and a 12-year-old boy is responsible. It's a project that's helping the inspiring...
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Wisconsin Man Builds His Dream, a Planetarium in His Backyard

Disappointed when he took some boy scouts to gaze at the stars but clouds quickly obscured them, a Wisconsin man decided to open his...
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Gardeners Team Up to Grow 60,000 Pounds of Produce for New Mexico Food Pantries

In 2008 Leslie Davis suggested to her mother, a Master Gardener in New Mexico, that in addition to cultivating flowers for worthy causes, she...
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Scout’s Goal to Interview 1000 World War II Vets: You Can Help

A new project to record the stories of America's "Greatest Generation" was launched by a Boy Scout who lost his grandfather at an early...
Mom, son and computer where money was recovered (TODAY)

Mom Mistakenly Throws Away Son’s Life Savings, but Recycling to the Rescue

A mom racked up some good karma by recycling her son's old computer -- good karma that came in handy after she found out...
Obama with Bob Dylan gets Medal of Freedom at the White House

Obama Beams as Bob Dylan, 12 Others, Awarded Medal of Freedom (w/ Video)

At the White House yesterday, President Obama honored this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor. “I have to...
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Restaurant Donates $10,000 in Dollar Bills Tacked to its Walls to Charity

Customers at a landmark burger joint called Fat Smitty's on Washington's Olympic Peninsula have wondered for years how much money was tacked to the...