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For Fukushima Families, a Brief Respite from Nuclear Nightmare (w/ Video)

At least 11 kids and their parents, refugees from Fukushima and other parts of Japan, are visiting Oregon this month and living with U.S....
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Joy Returns During South Sudan’s Independence Ceremony

The Republic of South Sudan rang in its status as the world's newest country this weekend with a series of spontaneous and orchestrated celebrations...
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Former Businessman Turns to Comic Books to Create Positive Change Through Inspiring Stories

Sensing a mid-life crisis, a successful 35-year-old Japanese businessman quit his job believing it was time to do something positive with his life, instead...
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Former Businessman Turns to Comic Books to Create Positive Change Through Inspiring Stories

Sensing a mid-life crisis, a successful 35-year-old Japanese businessman quit his job believing it was time to do something positive with his life, instead...
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Refuge Teaches Women to Make Candles in the Darkness of War

Prosperity Candle provides women living in distressed areas around the world the tools and distribution they need to start their own companies making and...
Candle-making in Iraq, Prosperity Candles photo

Refuge Teaches Women to Make Candles in the Darkness of War

Prosperity Candle provides women living in distressed areas around the world the tools and distribution they need to start their own companies making and...
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First Day of Historic Voting in Sudan is Peaceful

Tens of thousands of people across Southern Sudan went to the polls Sunday to vote in a historic referendum on a whether to allow...
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Angelina Jolie Donates $100,000 to Help Victims of the Pakistan Floods

Understanding that many people are suffering from "compassion fatigue," Angelina Jolie stepped forward on Monday to donate $100,000 to efforts to help the victims...
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Hero Saved 30 Neighbors From Brutality in Kyrgyz-Uzbek Conflict

There were many horror stories coming out of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek conflict this summer, but at least one hero emerged, who risked his life to...
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From Job Skills To People Skills: Learning U.S. Ways

Fort Wayne, Ind., deals with multiple cultural challenges and obstacles every day as a primary relocation destination for refugees. The city houses the...
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Group Delivers World Cup via Satellite to Haitian Homeless

Even though most islanders are still struggling to cope in the aftermath of the earthquake, Haiti is full of World Cup fans, and they...
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Angelina Jolie Continues to Do That Hero Thing

With her many good deeds, Angelina Jolie is quietly becoming a modern-day Mother Teresa, particularly in her role as Goodwill Ambassador for the UN...
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Mine-Littered Desert Springs to Life, Thanks to Humanitarian Efforts

Sheikh Misri was once known as a dreary and rough desert of barren land littered with landmines and unexploded ordinances. Now, after four...
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Send a Net, Save a Life and Get Two Tickets to an NBA Game

On Monday, the NBA and the United Nations Foundation launched a promotion that gets you two free tickets to an NBA game if you...
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Ugandan in America Turns Hotel Soap into Hope

He couldn't get over the fact that so much soap was wasted every day in hotels across wealthy America, so now Derreck Kayongo's basement...
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AmeriCorps Hiring Largest Class in 16 Years

The Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency created in 1993 to engage Americans in service, today announced grants to eight organizations...
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Bill Clinton Goes to North Korea, Returns With 2 Journalists

Two U.S. journalists who were held for nearly five months in North Korea are back in the United States, after former President Bill Clinton...
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Iraq Commits $30 Million for Children

The government of Iraq has committed $30 million to projects this year that will assist children in rural areas of the Marshlands region, an...
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Quirky Sports Win at Inner City School

"Why are you so good?" The kids like the sound of this question. Here's a stranger with a notepad,...
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Palestinian Children Sing for Holocaust Survivors

13 Palestinian girls and boys from a West Bank refugee camp traveled on March 25 with their musical director to Israel to sing for...