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Road Trip Filmed Across America Shows Solar is Working

Following the sun across the nation, a crew of young filmmakers got a first-hand look at how solar is working for Americans -- in...
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Bitterns: The Endangered UK Birds Whose Population is Booming At Last

The boom of the bittern is being heard across Britain once again, after more than a century in which the bird has hovered on...
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American Express Announces $10-Million Commitment for Historic Preservation

Today, American Express announced an additional $10 million in funding for their Partners in Preservation program. Launched in 2006, the program awards grants in...
Jesus Hernandez featured in Crossing Borders, news21.com

Man Risks Border Crossing to Help Impoverished Farmers Build a Co-op

Jesus Hernandez Arias lay in the Arizona desert, half-blind and freezing. Dawn was approaching on March 11, 2006. It was cold –- no more than...
Jesus Hernandez featured in Crossing Borders, news21.com

Man Risks Border Crossing to Help Impoverished Farmers Build a Co-op

Jesus Hernandez Arias lay in the Arizona desert, half-blind and freezing. Dawn was approaching on March 11, 2006. It was cold –- no more than...
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New Insurance Rules: Free Preventive Health Care Required for New Plans

Each year chronic conditions, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths among Americans and account for 75%...
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Two Families Cross Seas to Help Young Burn Victim to Thrive

Zhou Lin, as a badly burned child in China, locked eyes with an American woman who took pity on the begging family and decided...
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Operation Iraqi Baseball Promotes Ties to American Pastime

A delegation of 10 young Iraqi athletes and five coaches from three Iraqi cities are  traveling in the United States May 3–13, on a...
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Letter Carriers To Collect Food Across America May 8 in 18th Annual Hunger Drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers is asking everyone to leave non-perishable food items by their mailboxes on Saturday, May 8 as part of...
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Red Kettle Donations Break Salvation Army Record

By nickels, dimes, and dollars, Americans donated a record $139 million to the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign during the holidays, despite a continued...
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Four Community Volunteers Honored as Heros for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

To honor and encourage volunteerism on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Allstate Insurance Company is honoring four African-American volunteers who generously serve their communities...
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Gold Coins Drop Anonymously into Red Kettles Across America

With gold prices more than $1,100 an ounce, it’s "like visions of sugar plums" when gold coins are discovered by the ringing bell Santas...
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Hundreds of Thousands to Participate in National Day of Service Tomorrow

Inspired by the massive outpouring of volunteers helping out in the days and months after the World Trade Center tragedy, Congress and the President...
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Street Papers are Good News for Homeless Across North America

Hawking a monthly newspaper written by homeless and formerly homeless may seem to offer an unlikely path to stability, but for Jerry Andreasen, and...
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Reviving American Chestnut Trees Can Slow Climate Change

Introduction of a new hybrid of the American chestnut tree would not only bring back the all-but-extinct species, but also put a dent...
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Americans Honor War Dead on Memorial Day

President Barack Obama is among the Americans observing Memorial Day, a national holiday to honor those who have died in military service to the...
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Salvation Army Reports Record-Setting Red Kettle Donations

Holiday donations to The Salvation Army's iconic red kettles set a new national record of $130 million, despite the ongoing economic downturn, surpassing the...
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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...
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2008 American Government Innovation Awards

Sweeping the honors for this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards are three states: Missouri, for its successful approach to rehabilitating juvenile offenders; North...
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Red Cross Swim Lesson Sticks, Helps Save a Life

A fearless 6-year-old slipped into the deep end of the pool and quickly realized she was in trouble. “I frantically used one hand to...