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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, May 22

On this day 21 years ago, the citizens of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland voted overwhelmingly to accept the peace plan known...

Good News in History, May 13

Happy Birthday to American actor-producer Harvey Keitel who turns 80 today. Born in Brooklyn, he joined the Marines at age 16 and then became...

Good News in History, May 11

American composer and lyricist Irving Berlin, who was considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, was born in Imperial Russia. The composer...

Good News in History, May 10

150 years ago today, the eastern and western territories of the massive United States were finally linked by a golden spike that completed construction of...

Good News in History, May 9

Happy Birthday to Billy Joel who turns 70 years old today. After dropping out of high school on Long Island, he started a music...

Good News in History, May 7

100 years ago today, Eva Perón, the First Lady of Argentina beloved by millions as a champion of the poor, was born. Impoverished as...

Good News in History, May 6

25 years ago today, the Channel Tunnel was opened—the first land link between Britain and Europe since the Ice Age 40 million years ago. Nicknamed...

Good News in History, May 4

75 years ago today George Cukor’s film Gaslight was released. The mystery-thriller was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best...

Good News in History, April 24

Happy 85th Birthday to Shirley MacLaine, the esteemed dancer, actress, writer, and spiritual seeker. A 6-time Academy Award nominee, MacLaine received a nomination for...

Good News in History, April 12

150 years ago today, the North Carolina legislature passed an anti-Ku Klux Klan Law, which prohibited night riding and wearing masks, to combat the...

Good News in History, April 6

Happy Birthday to Paul Rudd who turns 50 today. The actor-comedian-writer co-starred in the films Clueless; The 40-Year-Old Virgin; I Love You, Man; Ant-Man;...