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HIV Diagnosis Inspires Life of Service

Anti-retroviral therapy re-energizes a Tanzanian woman living with HIV to give back to others who face the same challenges. She is a different woman...
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Ten Extraordinary Americans Recognized for Innovation in Health Care

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced the 2008 recipients of its Community Health Leaders Award for individuals who overcome the odds to improve...

Jordan’s King Abdullah Makes First Visit to Post-Saddam Iraq

On Monday, King Abdullah II of Jordan became the first Arab head of state to visit Iraq since Saddam Hussein's regime collapsed in 2003....

First Arab State to Restore Diplomatic Relations With Iraq

The United Arab Emirates became the first Gulf state to name an ambassador to Iraq -- a move that is hoped will encourage other...
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Peace is Delicious for Traditional Foes Who Now Grow Coffee Together

In Uganda, one man went to his neighbors and his friends and brought together three groups of people - Christian, Muslim and Jewish -...

Kosovo’s ‘Woman of Courage’ Bridges Ethnic Divide

"A 34-year-old Albanian who survived the ethnic violence in Kosovo in the 1990s, has reached out to her Serb neighbors. She founded a...
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175,125 Coats for Those In Need

One Warm Coat, a non-profit organization supporting local coat drives announced that the first ever Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Coat Drive collected 175,125...
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Top Ten Good News Stories of 2007!

Looking back and choosing the top good news stories of the year was a happy exercise and I've concluded that 2007 was a good...

Christians Respond to Muslim Leaders’ Historic Letter

A 29-page letter (pdf document) drafted by 138 prominent Muslim leaders to leaders of the world's Christian churches has been met with enthusiasm and...
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Historic Healing for Native Americans and Whites Near Wounded Knee

(Custer, South Dakota) While some South Dakota whites will always be bitter about the modern Wounded Knee standoff three decades ago, a Native American...
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Third Graders Helping to Stop Childhood Hunger

Baking cookies and selling brownies don't seem like solutions that could end childhood hunger, yet, thanks to the Great American Bake Sale Campaign, 5.3...
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Ode to the Founding Fathers on the Fourth of July

Editor's Blog -Happy Independence Day to all Americans!Do you remember the French newspaper headline the day after 9/11: We Are All Americans Now... I...
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Encouraging Signs That Elder Care is On the Mend

Finally, for the first time, I have hope. I started my career in the aging field in the "mean old days" of the 1970s,...

Citizen Proposes 10 Steps to Citywide Peace

Dwayne Lee of Milwaukee proposed a Summer Peace Plan for city residents and sent it to the major newspaper for publishing. He was tired...
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Low-Income Florida Homes Get Hurricane Help

Low-income residents in 12 Florida counties are getting a little extra help this hurricane season to protect their homes from storm damage. Under the...
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Fight Fashion Snobbery, Don’t Give Up Your Hi-Tops

I used to love the TV make-over shows. A team of stylists transform a country bumpkin into a sexy sister unrecognizable by her own...
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Communities Smile at the Payoffs From Friendliness

Port Phillip in Australia is encouraging people to smile or say "G'day" — the standard Australian greeting — to both neighbors and strangers as...
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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...