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Good News in History, May 13

Happy Birthday to American actor-producer Harvey Keitel who turns 80 today. Born in Brooklyn, he joined the Marines at age 16 and then became...

Good News in History, March 24

75 years ago today, in a true event later dramatized in the film The Great Escape, 76 Allied prisoners of World War II began breaking...

Good News in History, March 13

20 years ago today, Cher hit No.1 with 'Believe', and the upbeat dance-pop song stayed atop the US singles chart for four weeks. Cher became...

Good News in History, December 17

115 years ago today, the Wright Brothers made the first controlled, sustained flight of a motorized, heavier-than-air vehicle piloted by Orville in the Wright...

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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EARTH ALERT ’08: Top Ten Good News for the Earth

Happy Earth Day! Here are the top ten good news stories for the environment... Since the first Earth Day in 1970, air quality has...