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Pitt and Jolie Welcome Baby Girl

Angelina Jolie gave birth to a baby girl, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt in a hospital in Namibia, Africa. There is no word on the condition...
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760,000 people in 118 countries Walk to Eradicate Hunger

Last Sunday, more than 760,000 people took to the streets of more than 100 countries to walk five kilometres in support of Fight Hunger:...
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G is for Girl Flicks

EDITOR'S BLOG I just curled up to watch the kind of movie no one else in my family is particularly interested in....
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Teen Inventors Win $50,000 Turning Bacteria into Power Supply, Herbal Extract to Kill Infections

Great kids abound. They can tackle any problem in the world today. Last Friday the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for high school...

Rape Victim Awakens Pakistani Village Womens’ Rights

Mukhtar Mai is a shy Pakistani woman with such extraordinary courage that she was named Glamour's Woman of the Year, one of Asia's Heros...

Innovation Wins Good Government Awards for Six States

Six state programs, ranging from Maine's comprehensive health care reform to Wisconsin's environmental program for businesses, are competing for $100,000 grants in one of...

Help Others.org

Help Others is a web community that features stories of kindness. Nothing is known publicly about the site, but the stories are powerful so...
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Good Neighbors Come in All Income Brackets

It is not common to hear good news about Espanola, New Mexico, so I thought I would share this story about neighborly generosity. A...
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In Southern Sudan, 250 demobilized child soldiers trade weapons for textbooks

UNICEF officials, parents, and local and military leaders celebrated the demobilization of 250 youngsters from armed forces and groups in Southern Sudan last week....
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Convict Mends Life Stitching Artwork While in Prison

The most inspirational stories to me are convicts who transform themselves with some activity or study while in prison. GNN has featured inmates whose...
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G is for Ginger Cascades Girl Scout Camp

EDITOR'S BLOG This weekend I brought our kids and myself to the Ginger Cascades Girl Scout camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina....

Computers from UN War Crimes Court Benefit Survivors in Bosnia

The United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia yesterday sent 306 old computers to Bosnia and Herzegovina, scene of most of the...

Where Can I Donate or Recycle My Old Computer or Other Electronic Products?

EARTH DAY SPECIAL -- An estimated 196 million to 230 million computers are in use in the United States today, each designed to last...
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Recycle Your Cell Phone and Ink Cartridges

EARTH DAY SPECIAL — TAKE ACTION — Check out these two great Earth Day ideas brought to our attention by World Changing.com: The Recycle My Cell Phone...
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Transforming a Barren Savannah to a Tropical Rainforest: The Remarkable story of Las Graviotas

EARTH DAY SPECIAL — Imagine miles and miles of desolate savannah in South America, without a tree or bird in sight, a veritable no-man's land....

Ex-Homeless Man Among Eco Heroes

James Burgett started as a homeless Dumpster-diver. He'd build computers out of the parts he'd salvaged and sell them to feed his drug habit....
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Tiny Town in Newfoundland Hosts 10,000 Stranded Airline Passengers on 9-11

On September 11, thousands of Good Samaritans were inspired to generosity, kindness and helpfulness. In turn, we were inspired by them. When all North American...
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Teen Presents $18,000 Check To Injured Columbine Student

DENVER (Reuters) - A San Francisco teenager who raised $18,000 by running in a road race Tuesday presented the check to one of the...

Pakistan Tackles Child Labor Horrors

The International Labour Organisation and Pakistan's Ministry of Labour have launched a program they say is aimed at eliminating the dangerous and degrading practice...
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The New Medicine Airs on PBS March 29

A burgeoning movement is taking place in hospitals and clinics across the country, integrating the best of high-tech medicine with a new attitude that...