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Wellspring House Gives Homeless Hope

Wellspring bed and breakfast for the homeless has been around for 25 years, since Nancy Schwoyer and a group of friends at church decided...

Teen Buys Grocery Market to Save Small Town

With help from a nonprofit agency and $10,000 he saved from doing odd jobs, a 17-year-old boy from Truman, Minnesota, is stocking the empty...
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Oil Firm Offers to Pay College Tuition for All Students in Town for 20 Years

Executives of Murphy Oil Corporation thrilled their hometown of El Dorado, Arkansas when they announced to students in a packed gymnasium their intention to...
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Leading CEOs Lobby Bush to Curb Global Warming

After a year of back room talks, and on the eve of the president's State of the Union speech, leading CEO's of major corporations...
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G is for Good Governance

EDITOR'S BLOG For the first time in a long while, a majority of American voters agree with me! And, it's worth celebrating. ....

Pelosi Seeks to Heal Rifts as First Female House Speaker

Democrats, fielding many moderate candidates, gained more than 25 seats in yesterday's elections for the US House of Representatives, placing Rep. Nancy Pelosi, 66,...

Microsoft Helps Train Reformed Colombian Fighters in Computers

Microsoft has agreed to donate more than $300,000 to open computer centers where former paramilitary fighters will receive free training for civilian jobs, after...
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New Orleans is Back

When the New Orleans Saints kicked off against the Atlanta Falcons before a nationwide audience Monday night, the moment signaled more than just the...
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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...

$256M to Rebuild Gulf Coastlines

The US Interior Department announced last week $256 million in new federal funds to restore vital wetlands and parks along the Gulf coast that...

A Responsibility To Make Peace, A Letter From King Abdullah

My father, the late King Hussein, often said peace is a gift that we give to future generations. And this was Jordan's vision...
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Maine Extends Giving Laptops to Seventh Graders

Maine extended its successful laptop program in schools last week announcing a contract for Apple Computers to supply new laptops to more than...

Bolivia Launches Major New Deal Poverty Program

The new government of Bolivia has announced a sweeping plan to reduce poverty and create employment. Bolivia, the poorest country in South America, will...
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Homeless Choir Inspires Audiences Worldwide

They were homeless in Montreal, yet the singers of Accueil Bonneau Choir (also known as the Montreal Homeless Choir) captivated audiences worldwide -- and...

Steelworkers and Sierra Club Unite

The largest union and the largest environmental group, two sides that have normally opposed each other, have joined forces to inspire workers and CEO's...
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New Orleans gets $60 Million Boost from Tiny Arab Nation

New Orleans receives a big boost this week from the small Persian Gulf country of Qatar who is paying-up a large chunk of the...

Heartier Job Market for Grads in 2006

College grads looking for their first jobs this spring will have an easier time than in recent years. Job-market analysts and career counselors...

Brad Pitt Announces Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans Neighborhoods

Brad Pitt and Global Green USA announced the Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans Neighborhoods. "Get ready to create implementable visions for reconstruction of a...
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Transforming a Barren Savannah to a Tropical Rainforest: The Remarkable story of Las Graviotas

EARTH DAY SPECIAL — Imagine miles and miles of desolate savannah in South America, without a tree or bird in sight, a veritable no-man's land....

A Better Way to Recycle Plastic

Perhaps we can take a lesson from the innovative entrepreneurs of India when it comes to recycling plastics. "Alka loves plastics for an exciting reason;...