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Native American Tribe Donates $184,000 to Cover Funeral Costs of Alabama Tornado Victims

When another unidentified Alabama business backed out of covering the funerary costs of the victims, the tribe more than tripled their donation.

Alabama’s Republican Governor Just Helped Thousands of Felons Get Their Voting Rights Back

Alabama state Gov. Kay Ivey has just passed a bill that will restore voting rights to thousands of felons. Because the state's constitution says that voting...

Alabama’s New Education Standards Praised for Being Pro-Science

Alabama school standards for teaching science are evolving. Education leaders have pushed past old standards which led to requirements like stickers on biology books warning...

Strangers Donate to Buy Full Set of Teeth for Young Alabama Man

A 25 year-old Alabama man caught a virus two years ago that not only caused congestive heart failure and led to multiple surgeries including...
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Alabama Doctor Walks Six Miles in Snow to Perform Brain Surgery

Many reports out of the southern U.S. this week hailed people who were performing kind deeds during the freak winter storm that paralyzed much...
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George W. Bush Sends Alabama Kicker Encouraging Letter After Loss to Auburn

College football kicker Cade Foster has received a lot of hate messages since missing three field goal attempts in his team’s stunning loss to...
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Charlie Sheen Makes Good on Promise, Sends $25K to Alabama Tornado Relief

“Actor Charlie Sheen quietly donated $25,000 in December to help tornado relief in Alabama, making good on a pledge to help survivors of the...
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Alabama Turns Around Historic Species Loss With First Comeback From Endangered List

Alabama leads the lower 48 states in river bed extinctions, with 29 snails and 28 mussel species so far. But the state now becomes...
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Alabama Cuts Medicaid Costs by $30 Million by Examining Drug Receipts

Three years ago, Carol Steckel, Alabama’s Medicaid director, sent a national alert to all of her counterparts around the country. She asked them to...
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Alabama Cuts Medicaid Costs by $30 Million by Examining Drug Receipts

Three years ago, Carol Steckel, Alabama’s Medicaid director, sent a national alert to all of her counterparts around the country. She asked them to...
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Japan Donates $120,000 in Relief Supplies to Alabama

Even though they are still recovering from their own natural disaster, the Japanese Government is helping Alabama tornado victims, donating emergency supplies including 8,000...
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Japan Donates $120,000 in Relief Supplies to Alabama

Even though they are still recovering from their own natural disaster, the Japanese Government is helping Alabama tornado victims, donating emergency supplies including 8,000...
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Charlie Sheen Tours Alabama Tornado Wreckage, Plans Fundraiser

At the urging of fans who contacted him on Twitter, Charlie Sheen flew to Alabama's tornado disaster zone yesterday to see the devastation for...
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Charlie Sheen Tours Alabama Tornado Wreckage, Plans Fundraiser

At the urging of fans who contacted him on Twitter, Charlie Sheen flew to Alabama's tornado disaster zone yesterday to see the devastation for...
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Alabama Tornado Victims Helped By ‘Army Of Volunteers’ and Steady Stream of Aid

An army of volunteers trooped into storm-stricken communities across west and central Alabama on Saturday, bringing food, water and labor to those trying to...
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Meditation Class Helps Lower Violence at Alabama Prison

Deep inside an overcrowded prison with a reputation for mayhem, former killers and robbers gather regularly in a small room. Eyes closed, they sit...
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Teacher of the Year Takes on Failing Alabama School

Eighty-two percent of last year's fourth-graders couldn't read. This year, 73 percent of that same group are reading proficiently. "It should be obvious why...

How Nasty Note From a Neighbor Inspired a Community to Show the Best in Humanity

Randa Ragland had been going through a rough time when she received a rude note from an anonymous neighbor—but it sparked an outpouring of kindness.

Optimistic People Shown to Sleep Better and Longer

Having an optimistic attitude does a lot more than just improve your mood—this new research says that it helps you get a better nights sleep.

Good News in History, July 9

71 years ago today Satchel Paige, arguably the best pitcher ever to throw a baseball, became the first African-American pitcher in the newly-desegregated Major...