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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, March 19

40 years ago today, C-SPAN debuted as its own cable channel as a public service providing unfiltered, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the United States House...

Good News in History, March 15

Happy 44th Birthday to singer–songwriter, record producer, voice actor, fashion entrepreneur and NASA enthusiast Will.i.am. Best known as a rapper in Black Eyed Peas, he...

Good News in History, March 11

47 years ago today, Harry Nilsson finished a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of ‘Without You,’...

Good News in History, March 9

60 years ago today, the Barbie doll made her debut at the International Toy Festival, and the lifelike doll that looked like a young...

Good News in History, March 4

90 years ago today, Charles Curtis became first Native-American Vice President of the United States. A Kansas attorney and the Republican leader of the U.S....

Good News in History, March 2

30 years ago today, in response to a dramatic depletion of the ozone layer of Earth's atmosphere, twelve European nations agreed to ban the...

Good News in History, February 26

100 years ago today, the Grand Canyon was proclaimed a National Park by the US Congress. The steep-sided mile-deep canyon carved by the Colorado...

Good News in History, February 25

On this day 76 years ago, guitarist-songwriter George Harrison was born in Liverpool, England. His mother, Louise, wanted only for him to be happy, and the...

Good News in History, February 24

On this day 70 years ago, Merrill's Marauders began their 1,000-mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma during World War II. A total of 2,750...

U.S. Ski Industry is Uniting Behind a List of Climate Change Actions to Save the Slopes

This is the first major collaboration between outdoor recreational groups to stop climate change and save American ski slopes.

Senate Passes Biggest Public Lands Package of the Decade With Sweeping Bipartisan Approval

The legislation, which was approved in a 92-8 vote, will designate over 1.3 million acres as nationally-protected public lands.

Good News in History, February 12

95 years ago today, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a mix of classical music with modern effects written for piano and jazz band, premiered...