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A Long Overdue Change to Help Young Adults Get Coverage

As American families celebrate high school and college graduations this month, they can also cheer another piece of good news: this week, the Obama...
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On Stimulus Bill Anniversary, All Signs Point Up – Even Jobs

One year ago President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as the Stimulus Bill. According to economists...
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US to Invest $8 Billion in High Speed Rail

President Obama announced the dedication yesterday of $8 billion in federal stimulus investments to jump-start American high-speed rail and improve existing rail lines...
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Top Ten Good News Stories of 2009

Despite what may be your immediate impression of 2009, overall it was a great year. Looking back, one can be grateful that the economy...
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Used Shoes Take Giant Steps in Poor Countries

From shoe drop-off centers across the U.S., hiking boots, sneakers, sandals and baby shoes are delivered by bags and boxes to a 400,000-square-foot warehouse...
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Ford Gets $5.9 Billion Loan to Retool Plants for Energy Efficient Cars

The Department of Energy announced yesterday they finalized a loan of $5.9 billion for Ford Motor Company to transform factories across Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan,...
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North Korea Thaws Image with Series of Goodwill Gestures

In another sign of North Korea striving to thaw its cold war image, regular traffic over the border between North and South Korea will...
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Guitar Icons Come Together in New Film, It Might Get Loud

Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge unite in Davis Guggenheim's new documentary 'It Might Get Loud'. Filmed through the eyes of three...
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How is the Stimulus Working Out?

President Obama announced Wednesday that the stimulus is now providing $2.4 billion in taxpayer grants to create electric cars and tens of thousands of...
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Rare Original Declaration Of Independence Copy Found In British Archives

A rare print of America's Declaration of Independence has been found in England among files at The National Archives outside London. Printed on...
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Muslims in America: A New Day Under Obama

Because the notion of Muslims as scary "others" was so pervasive in some areas of America, I had hoped  the election of Barack Obama...
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Clean Energy Economy Yields Significant Job Growth at all Skill Levels

The number of jobs in America’s emerging clean energy economy grew nearly two and a half times faster than overall jobs between 1998 and...
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183 Projects Funded for Fish and Wildlife

From the Lower Mississippi River Delta to the North Carolina coast, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will undertake 183 construction projects focused...
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Special Report: The Best News for Planet Earth in Decades

I asked one question to leading environmentalists who are usually keen to point out what is wrong with the environment: What is...
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Hospitals Investing in Compassionate Care – Even for Staff

With all the reports of health care delivery being bottom line driven, it is reassuring to know that hospitals across the country...
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Stimulus Package has Green for Clean Energy

The government is pulling out all the stops to get the economy's heart beating again, including a large clean energy investment that's part of...
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The Front Line of Health Reform: Teaching Parents How to Treat Their Own Kids

The innovative program that provides a dose of hands-on health care training, boosting parents’ ability to care for common childhood ailments at home while...
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Obama Signs Equal-Pay Bill into Law

"Well, this is a wonderful day," said President Obama, before signing his first major piece of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay...
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Bamboo Bikes, Ghana’s Green Transport (w/ Video)

A new kind of bicycle, lightweight and sturdy, made from the abundant bamboo in the forests of Ghana is making life easier for farmers...
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With Bees Dying by the Billions, Teens Protect Pollinators

Millions of Monarchs will begin arriving in Mexico this week in an annual migration that includes thousands traveling through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and some...