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Colombia to Destroy Almost 14,000 Firearms Today

Nearly 14,000 firearms will be melted down today in Colombia in a ceremonial action highlighting the danger of illegal arms proliferation and to mark...

Teenagers Use Internet to Raise $300K for Darfur

"In a campaign to raise money for the people of Darfur, two high school students, using social networking sites Facebook and MySpace, have raised...

Students Feed Homeless Despite City Warnings

"For nearly two years, students, parents and staff at the Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School have handed out food and supplies to the...
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Good Golf Raises 400K to Replace New Orleans Books

A $390,000 donation to the Gulf Coast School Library Recovery Initiative will go a long way toward putting books on the shelves and hope...

Hasbro Donates 20,000 Dolls to Poor Kids in Zambia

Thousands of children living in poverty in southern Africa will receive baby dolls, thanks to a donation by Hasbro of 20,000 black Baby Alive...

World’s First High-Speed All-Electric Sport Utility Truck

Earth-friendly, fuel-efficient vehicles that produce no emissions may seem like a dream of the future. But several companies are already well on their way...

In the Classroom, a New Focus on Quieting the Mind

A few days ago Katina sent GNN-i this New York Times story, calling it "a happy thing... Kids meditating in classes -- quieting their...

This Online Encyclopedia Catalogs All Life on Earth

Ever wanted to know how many species of birds live on the island of Crete? Or perhaps how many species of animals live in...

Teaching AIDS Orphans to Farm and Help Themselves

(IRIN) - Twelve-year-old Nhlanhla Matsebula, one of Swaziland’s growing number of children orphaned by AIDS, has good reason to feel proud. He has mastered...
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Sheryl Crow and Son Get Behind UN Food Agency

Sheryl Crow, the American singer-songwriter, has become the latest star to sit in a photo shoot with her new baby in exchange for a...
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NIKE Donates Shoes to Every Teen in New Orleans

The Nike Summer Shoes program kicked off in New Orleans, La., yesterday with a free pair of shoes for every middle and high school...
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UPDATED: American Idol Charity Donations Top $70 Million

The American Idol charity telethon called "Idol Gives Back" netted more than $60 million (*) for impoverished children in Africa and America -- as...

The VA Tech Shootings and the Need for Good News

EDITOR'S BLOG — What is one to say after the worst school shooting in history? And on the very same day, the worst bombings...

Shooting Victim Tells How to Stop the Violence (Video)

"Before Virginia Tech, before Columbine, there was Paducah, Kentucky. A 1997 school shooting there left Missy Jenkins Smith paralyzed, but not without hope." ......

Virginia Tech Shooting: Crisis Charity Offers Tips, Tools to Deal with Aftermath

Following the fatal shooting of dozens of students at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, the national children's crisis charity KidsPeace is issuing expert tips...
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$500 Million Pledge to Reverse Childhood Obesity in U.S.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today announced it will commit at least $500 million over the next five years to tackle childhood obesity. The...

Mankind Has Never Been Healthier, Wealthier or Freer. Surprised?

Environmentalists and globalization foes are united in their fear that greater population and consumption of energy, materials, and chemicals accompanying economic growth, technological change...
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Free Online University Lectures Offer Eclectic Mix

As we alerted you last year, major Ivy league universities have begun offering lectures — and whole courses — on the Internet for free....
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Turn Off the Bad News (Opinion)

If you surf the Internet today and go to any of the news sites, you will find story after story promoting bad news. Bird...
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Tax Facts For Freelancers (Part 2)

Here is the second part in a GNN series designed to help you with your US taxes — especially beneficial to folks like me...