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Massachusetts Voters Pass Historic Animal Protection Law

Massachusetts just banned contained spaces from being used to house livestock due to the harsh impact it has on the animals' physical and mental wellbeing.
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Massachusetts Health Care Honored as Government Success

As the Obama administration and Congress debate the details of a national health care plan, the state that paved the way for universal...

Good News in History, August 12

Happy 70th Birthday to Mark Knopfler, the British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and co-founder of Dire Straits. They had the No.1 single in the U.S. in...

Good News in History, August 9

Happy Birthday to Sam Elliott, who turns 75 today. The actor’s lanky physique, thick handlebar mustache, and deep, resonant West Texas drawl have led...

Firefighters Spend 2 Hours Freeing Hapless Raccoon From Sewer Grate: ‘We rescue citizens both big and small’

When a civilian found a distressed raccoon lodged in a sewage grate, a team of determined firefighters spent two hours trying to free it.

Good News in History, August 1

200 years ago today, the great American author Herman Melville was born in New York City. Though his masterpiece, Moby Dick, eventually became beloved...

Scientists Create First-Ever Magnetic Liquid – and Its Movements Are Mesmerizing – ‘We almost couldn’t believe it’

Both inventors of centuries past and scientists of today have found ingenious ways to make our lives better with magnets—from the magnetic needle on...

Good News in History, July 12

65 years ago today, 19 year-old Elvis Presley quit his day job at The Crown Electric Company after signing his first recording contract with...

Good News in History, July 4

80 years ago today, Lou Gehrig, afflicted with a fatal disease, stepped to a microphone at New York's Yankee Stadium and announced his retirement from...

Researchers Used Natural Gut Bacteria to Prevent—and Reverse—Food Allergies in Pre-clinical Trials

Scientists have identified several strains of bacteria in human guts that can be used to prevent – and even reverse – allergies.

Good News in History, June 4

100 years ago today, the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was passed by Congress, prohibiting any local or federal government from denying women...

Thousands of People Have Been Encouraged By Mom’s Yard Signs – and Their Feedback Has Been Amazing

It has been two years since an Oregon woman started planting encouraging signs in people's yards – and the resulting testimonials have been amazing.

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, May 17

65 years ago today, the US Supreme Court ruled in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, unanimously deciding (9-0) that US public...

Good News in History, May 15

Happy 50th Birthday to Emmitt Smith, the NFL running back who became Football's all-time leading rusher during his 15-year career—and later bested opponents on...

Good News in History, April 27

25 years ago today, the first South African general election was held in which black citizens were allowed to vote. It marked the end of...

Good News in History, April 24

Happy 85th Birthday to Shirley MacLaine, the esteemed dancer, actress, writer, and spiritual seeker. A 6-time Academy Award nominee, MacLaine received a nomination for...

Good News in History, April 19

On this day, 32 years ago, Gregory Robertson intentionally committed to a 200-mph free fall to save an unconscious skydiver. From 13,500 feet, he saw...

Good News in History, April 18

110 years ago today, Joan of Arc was beatified as a saint by Catholic leaders in Rome. An illiterate farm girl who claimed that...

Good News in History, April 2

80 years ago today, the soul singer-songwriter and musician Marvin Gaye was born in Washington, DC. ‘The Prince of Motown’ helped to shape the...