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Good News in History, May 13

On this day 104 years ago, the U.S. Congress passed legislation honoring the uncompensated work of mothering by establishing the second Sunday in May...

Good News in History, March 24

Happy 45th Birthday to Jim Parsons, the Houston actor who studied theater and went on to win two Emmy Awards for his lead role...

Good News in History, March 13

On this day 25 years ago, Eric Clapton’s “Unplugged” LP hit No.1 on U.S. charts—and stayed there—becoming the most successful and best-selling LIVE album...

Good News in History, December 17

50 years ago today, by a unanimous vote of 88-0, The Air Quality Act of 1967 passed the United States Senate. When enacted into law,...

Watch Tom Hanks Help a Man Pull Off Surprise Marriage Proposal

And a surprise wedding proposal with the help of @tomhanks during his Q&A! Congratulations to the happy couple! ❤️ #txbookfest pic.twitter.com/GceDZsAN30— Texas Book Festival...

Catholic Church to Make Record Divestment From Fossil Fuels

Over 40 different Catholic institutions have announced a divestment from fossil fuels, making it the largest Catholic alliance against climate change yet.

UN Passes Declaration to Finally Address Refugee Human Rights

On September 19th 2016, a declaration was passed at the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants granting displaced persons their basic human rights. The personal accounts of...

Leonardo DiCaprio to Make Climate Change Documentary

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is producing a documentary on climate change. Titled "Before the Flood," the film focuses on the opinions of world leaders like...

Palestinian Wins $1 Million Teacher Prize for Life-Changing Lessons on Non-Violence

A former refugee who decided to teach children about self-respect and non-violence has been named Global Teacher of the Year. Hanan al-Hroub accepted the award...

Stephen Hawking, Paul Rudd Play Quantum Chess (Hilarious Video)

The fate of the world hangs in the balance as Ant Man actor and comedian Paul Rudd plays quantum chess against physicist Stephen Hawking...

St. Peter’s Basilica Lit With Breathtaking Climate Change Art Projections (WATCH)

UPDATE: This magnificent program was captured LIVE so it now can rerun right on this page, WATCH below... On Tuesday December 8th, everyone in the...

US to Restore Full Relations With Cuba, Erasing Last Trace of Cold War Hostility

President Obama on Wednesday ordered the restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba and the opening of an embassy in Havana for the first...

Israeli and Palestinian Presidents to Pray Together at Vatican

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on...
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Top 10 Good News Stories of 2013

Saying goodbye to 2013 feels bittersweet. When we remember the crime and tragedies of the year, we tend to forget all the good things....
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100,000 Attend Vatican Peace Vigil for Syria

Over 100,000 people gathered at St. Peter's Square Saturday following Pope Francis' call for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria....

Why This Welsh Granny is Pulling 300 Pounds Across America

At 68, Rosie Swale Pope isn’t slowing down, she’s running straight ahead—from New York to San Francisco—which doesn’t impress her all that much. She...

From Homeless Ugandan Orphan to Forbes List of 30 Young Entrepreneurs

Meeting Christopher Ategeka in San Francisco today, where his three start-ups are headquartered, one would never guess that this urbane young man, named last...

Volunteers of All Faiths Join Assisi Friar, Bring Joy to Poor Kids

In America today, something truly amazing is going viral -- a new spirit of unity and giving. In that rising spirit, hundreds of volunteers are...
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Inspired by Opening a Page in a Book, Man Drills for Water in Maasai Village

A Harley-riding Wisconsin senior has been given the National Franciscan Peace Award for 2009, an honor previously given to Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother...
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Inspired by Opening a Page in a Book, Man Drills for Water in Maasai Village

A Harley-riding Wisconsin senior has been given the National Franciscan Peace Award for 2009, an honor previously given to Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother...