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Paris Employs Sheep to ‘Mow’ Lawn at City’s Gardens

Officials in Paris this week looking for a greener way to keep its lawns mowed, replaced the fleet of noisy gas-guzzling lawnmowers with a...
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How an Ex-con Went from Selling Drugs to Culinary School in Paris

By the time Cesar Gutierrez was 16, he had already gone to jail twice, experimented with gang life, sold drugs and ran away from...
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Synagogue, Mosque and Temple Rise Side by Side Near Church in Suburban Paris

20 miles east of Paris, a local mayor is breaking new ground by placing a synagogue, a mosque and two Buddhist temples side by...
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North Korean Orchestra Visits Paris for First European Concert Ever

In a warming of ties between North and South Korea, a North Korean orchestra arrived in Paris today for a rare performance with a...
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Marine’s Paris Island Gets First Female Commander

Parris Island, the South Carolina military installation that has trained thousands of young Marines, has its first female commander, Brig. Gen. Lori Reynolds, who...
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Hundreds of Unknown Picasso Works Discovered in Paris‎

An extraordinary cache of hundreds of works by Pablo Picasso, which were unknown for more than a half century, was introduced to the art...
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Heat From Paris Metro and its Travelers Will Warm Housing Project Above

Heat from trains moving along tracks in the Parisian metro combined with the warmth generated by human bodies will help heat a public housing...
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Paris Gets its Own Beach for Summer

For Parisians who cannot make it to the beach, the city is bringing the beach to them. For the eighth year in a...
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Church Hands Out Faith Stimulus to Parishioners

On a recent Sunday, members of Bay Community Church each were given envelopes stuffed with cash. Inside was $20, $40 or $100. No...
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Paris Digs Deep to Harness Earth’s Energy

Paris is digging deep -- nearly two kilometres deep -- to tap into hot water that will provide ecologically clean heating for the...
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Paris Eyes Plan for Drivers to Share Electric Cars

The citywide bike-sharing program embraced by Parisians and tourists that started one year ago was so successful that the mayor is proposing a...
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Paris Launches Green Transport Citywide (Video)

Electric trams, low-cost bicycle rentals, dedicated bus lanes and, before long, commuter buses. Paris has pulled out all stops in its efforts to offer...

Seven-Part Harmony Live on Paris Subway (Video!)

New York City hip-hop artists N7 were riding the Paris subway when they broke into song -- an incredible a capella rendition of Phil...

News Anchor Refuses to Read Paris Hilton Story in On-Air Protest

EDITOR'S BLOG - Mika Brzezinski is my new hero! The MSNBC anchorwoman refused to read a Paris Hilton story chosen as the lead for...

Paris to Roll Out Free Bicycles

Paris has contracted with a French firm to offer a free bicycle service to commuters, locals and tourists. Following a similar program in Amsterdam,...

Good News in History, August 17

60 years ago today, the American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis released Kind of Blue, the highly influential best-selling jazz record of all time. Regarded...

Good News in History, August 10

500 years ago today, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Seville, Spain—an expedition that circumnavigated the globe for the first time. A hardy...

Good News in History, August 3

143 years ago today, Alexander Graham Bell conducted the world's first definitive telephone tests. He made the first intelligible telephone call from building to...

Good News in History, July 30

400 years ago today, in a church in Jamestown, Virginia, the first ever representative government in the Americas convened for the first time to...

Good News in History, July 29

65 years ago today The Fellowship of the Ring, the first book of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, was finally published by J....