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Student’s Letter to Congress Leads to School Makeover

Highlighted in Obama's speech, a South Carolina teen's plea to improve her run-down school inspired a quarter million dollar donation from local businessman....
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Congress Honors the Jazz Voice Behind the Iron Curtain

Today is "Willis Conover Day" by congressional proclamation honoring the legendary Voice of America  jazz program host who introduced America's musicians to...
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Congress Easing Restrictions on Cuba Travel

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that should lead to the easing of restrictions on Cuban-Americans wanting to travel to...
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College Students Put Congress in the Hot Seat on Global Warming

Two hundred student leaders from 33 states and Canada converged on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol to put Congress in the...

King Abdullah’s Challenge to Congress: Act Now on Mid-East Peace

By any reasonable measure, King Abdullah's speech before a joint session of the U.S. Congress was smart and courageous. He took advantage of being...
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Congress Takes Up Complaints on Credit Cards

"Executives from major U.S. banks were on the hot seat in Congress Wednesday over credit-card fees and penalties. One bank executive apologized to an...

US Congress Tackles Earmark Spending

Within hours of being sworn in, the new leadership in the US House of Representatives tackled one of the biggest ethics concerns in Congress,...

Congress Gets First Muslim Lawmaker

Minnesota voters elected the nation's first Muslim member of Congress. The winner, Keith Ellison, said, "We tried to pull people together on things we...
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Congress Proposes Farm Animals Receive Humane Treatment

Reps. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) and Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) made history for farm animals June 8 by introducing landmark legislation that would greatly improve...
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Congress Votes Overwhelmingly to Restore Everglades

The House and Senate overwhelmingly approved a $7.8 billion project to restore the Florida Everglades and undo a half-century of human impact. Rep. Clay Shaw,...

Good News in History, July 20

50 years ago today, men first stepped on the moon during NASA’s Apollo 11 mission; Neil Armstrong first, at 10:56pm EST, because he was...

Good News in History, July 18

40 years ago today, Canada began accepting 50,000 Vietnamese ‘boat people’ into the country. 24,000 of the refugees who were seeking asylum were sponsored...

Disabled US Veterans Could Have Student Loan Debts Automatically Erased Thanks to New Bipartisan Bill

Even though there are thousands of disabled vets who are eligible for debt forgiveness, few have applied to the program – but this bill might change that.

Good News in History, July 12

65 years ago today, 19 year-old Elvis Presley quit his day job at The Crown Electric Company after signing his first recording contract with...

Phenomenal Good Samaritan Drives 1,300 Miles to Rescue Stranded Family and Their Cross-Country Voyage

A family stranded in the Australian outback has been saved from heartbreak thanks to a complete stranger who was willing to drive 2,000 kilometers to help.

Good News in History, July 8

Happy 70th Birthday to Chef Wolfgang Puck, the Austrian restaurateur and businessman who learned cooking from his pastry-chef mother. Puck moved to the U.S....

Good News in History, July 6

25 years ago today, Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, was released in US theaters....

Poland Once Gave America a Birthday Card That Was Signed By 5.5 Million Polish People

The Library of Congress published a 111 volume birthday card that was given to America in 1926 – and all of the pages are breathtaking.

Good News in History, July 4

80 years ago today, Lou Gehrig, afflicted with a fatal disease, stepped to a microphone at New York's Yankee Stadium and announced his retirement from...

Don’t Forget the Vegans! At Your Next BBQ, Here’s How You Can Easily Shine As a Host

Summer is the time to chow down at a good old-fashioned barbecue, especially for the Fourth of July in the United States– but what...