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Non-Profit Teach for America Sees Big Growth

Teach For America announced this week a record number of incoming recruits for fall placement in low-income schools across the country. 3,700 new teachers...
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Man Spreads Bubbles and Cheer From City Window

Charles the “Bubble Man” sits in his second-story window blowing soap bubbles to the New York street below. "The miles of smiles from the...
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Amputee Vets Get to Race BMWs for Fun (Video)

Giving injured Marines the chance to drive, and drive really fast is the goal of the Semper Fi Fund which is helping to...
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First Sioux Soldier Given Nation’s Highest Honor

It's taken nearly 60 years for Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble to become the first Sioux-American to be awarded the Medal of Honor, the...
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Volvo Unveils Sixth Annual Hometown Hero Award Winners

Volvo yesterday announced the top three winning heroes in the 6th Annual Volvo for life Awards: After a tragic farm accident involving her son,...

Homeless Memorial Service Encourages Hope

"Believing it’s important to bring awareness to the homeless plight, especially the homeless veterans, the Luzerne County Homeless Coalition held its second annual Homeless...

Maine Letter Carrier Named ‘Hero of the Year’ for Rescuing Elderly Apartment Fire Victim

A Maine letter carrier who pulled an elderly woman in flames from her burning apartment building along his postal route, then alerted other residents...

Sailor Honored for Boosting Morale

A Florida Naval Reservist, who left his position as an attorney to serve a seven-month tour of duty in Iraq, is being honored for...

Visiting Battlefields and WWII Memorial Brings Closure to Elderly Vets

The Greatest Generations Foundation, established in 2004, has so far helped more than 100 World War II veterans return to Europe to battle sites...

World War II Heros Meet for Last Time (Video)

America's 1.8 million World War II veterans, now in their 80's and 90's, are dying at the rate of 1,500 a day, but 150,000...

Wiccans Win a Place in U.S. Military

The Bush administration will allow Wiccans to choose the pentacle, the symbol of their faith, for inscription on government-issued memorial markers for deceased veterans,...
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House Passes Plan to Negotiate for Lower Drug Prices

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would allow the federal government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies in order to...
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DNA Clears Man After 25 Years in Prison

A decorated Vietnam veteran accepted the apology of a Texas judge after he was wrongly jailed for 25 years and released when new DNA...
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9-11 Special: Healing the Soldiers’ Wounds

Thousands of U.S. veterans have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan maimed and disfigured, their lives forever changed. The National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped...
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Retirees Win 100K for Creating Lasting Change

The Purpose Prize honors "what may be a new trend -- retirees taking on some of the country's biggest social problems." The five winners of...
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Homeless Alcoholics Receive a Permanent Place to Live, and Drink

This is a fascinating story about Seattle's solution for the homeless -- and hopeless -- drunks living on the streets: House them. Care for...
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3.8 million Acres of California Ocean Floor Protected

The Nature Conservancy announced this week the purchase of six trawling permits and four trawling vessels from commercial fishermen in Morro Bay as part...

Christianity Today Stands Behind Wiccan Widow

This article appeared in June 5 issue of Christianity Today Stand Up, Stand Up for Wicca A war widow rightly wonders: Whose freedom...

Healing the Wounds of War

Read an inspiring story on the 60 Minutes Web site about soldiers who are living without limbs, but doing so while helping others to...
Betty Tisdale, Seattle, WA, is Angel to the Orphans of Vietnam

A Special Group of Soldiers, Vietnamese Orphans and Their American Angel

Betty Tisdale has a special spot in her heart for veterans, especially Vietnam vets. She read a book that changed her life by renowned...