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First Chinese-American Woman Enters Congress

California Democrat Judy Chu became the first Chinese-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress, winning a largely Hispanic district with 61 percent of the...
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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 September 17

70 years ago today, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner first debuted in a Merrie Melodies cartoon called Fast and Furry-ous. The duo...

EPA to Begin Phasing Out Animal Testing and Funding Studies for More Humane Research Methods

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says that they will start the phase-out by reducing its requests for, and funding of, mammal studies by 30% before 2025.

Good News in History, September 9

180 years ago today, the superstar British scientist Sir John Herschel, who first used the word ‘photography’, took the first photograph on a glass...

As Wildfires Increase Across The Globe, U.S. Firefighters Will Be Prepared Thanks to $3 Billion in Funding

Reprinted with permission from World At Large, a news website of nature, science, health, politics, and travel. Last month was the hottest July on record,...

Good News in History, September 4

65 years ago today, the first weekly meeting in favor of democratic reforms took place in East Germany, with peaceful political protestors gathering in...

How ‘Milk Soup’ Helped Stop a War From Ever Taking Place (WATCH)

Food has a magnificent reputation for bringing people together—and according to the history books, it even has a reputation for preventing wars. Back in 1529,...

National Suicide Prevention Hotline is Getting Its Own 3-Digit Number in the US

Following a landslide approval from the House last year, the FCC has just established 988 as the best new option for a 3-digit suicide prevention hotline.

Good News in History, August 17

60 years ago today, the American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis released Kind of Blue, the highly influential best-selling jazz record of all time. Regarded...

Good News in History, August 15

50 years ago today, the Woodstock music festival opened, attracting 400,000 youth to “an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music.” Held at...