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New Coffee Helps Save Chimps and Impoverished Farmers at the Same Time

Chimpanzees and coffee have more in common than you might think. It was in Gombe National Park in Tanzania in 1960 that legendary primatologist...

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...

Instead of Hauling Water Up Mountain, New Faucets for Tajiks

For decades, residents of Kuldara, a village nestled in the remote mountainous region of Khovaling, Tajikistan, hauled water on their shoulders from the bottom...
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Top Ten Stories of 2006: 8) Wars On the Wane Worldwide

8) Wars On the Wane Worldwide as Reconciliation Unites Divisions • The world has become dramatically more peaceful since 1992, according to...
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Top Ten Good News of 2006!

With casualties in Iraq reaching record numbers, the war in Lebanon punctuating the continuing crises in the Middle East and the ongoing slaughter in...

Vermont Experiment Keeps Seniors at Home, Out of Nursing Homes

A unique experiment is under way in Vermont that allows older people to stay home and avoid nursing homes. Under Vermont's Choices for Care...
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Kindness is Returned When One Waitress Helps Out

A waitress in a small Texas diner lent money to a raggedy customer for bus fare, and bought her some pancakes. The customer...

Killer’s Wife Salutes Amish Mercy, Forgiveness

The widow of a man who murdered five Amish girls in their schoolhouse sent a letter to the Amish community thanking them for their...
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Amish Parents Forgive Gunman, Befriend his Family

After a man burst into a Pennsylvania schoolhouse Monday and shot five young girls to death, the Amish community that was left to deal...

Five Former Soviet Republics Swear Off Nuclear Weapons

Last week, five former Soviet republics committed themselves to never acquiring, manufacturing, possessing, or testing nuclear weapons by signing a treaty to create a...

Man Dives into Burning House and Rescues Woman

"A UK man who risked his life to save a woman from a blazing flat has been chosen for a top bravery award." Many...

India, China Reconnect with Historic Road, Cautious Optimism

An ancient Silk Road reopened high in the Himalayas on Thursday to mark the beginning of a new era in trade and diplomatic relations...

Humble Grocer Quietly Gave Away Millions

Waldemar Kaminski, who quietly ran a food stand in Broadway Market for more than 50 years, has been revealed to be a self-made millionaire...
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Mr. Rogers on Living With Punks in Your Neighborhood

I heard an amazing segment with Mr. Rogers on NPR's This American Life the other week. Davy Rothbart is a radio documentarian who...
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G is for Gardening

EDITOR'S BLOGInstead of revitalizing my readers today with more good news -- and I have a pile of stories waiting to be written-up and...
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G is for Genus Apis

EDITOR'S BLOG The full name of the honeybee that arrived at my backdoor in a huge swarming mass is Apis mellifera ligustica. We...
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Oyster Tide is Turning

In a rare show of consensus, scientists, fishermen, environmentalists and area residents are joining together to restore the Chesapeake Bay's historic shellfish bars, or...
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Greece and Turkey Advance a Friendship

Greece and Turkey came to the brink of war in 1996 over a deserted islet in the Agean. Last week, Greek Prime Minister...
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United Colors of Benetton Offers The Hopeful Picture of Life between Palestinians and Israelis

The fashion industry is not usually associated with social or political conscience... Benetton is an exception. Benetton is known for its innovative advertising, where “issues...
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Annie to the Rescue: She said, Go get the Baby!

There was a wonderful true story on TV not long ago and it makes my heart glad whenever I think of it. Shortly after...