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Penguins Caught in Oil Spill Saved by “Commando” Veterinarians

Hundreds of Magellanic penguins that washed ashore in Argentina after an oil spill have been saved by a group of "Commando" veterinarians. They are...
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Twelve Amazing Teens Changing the World

After receiving nearly 1,500 nominations for its 2006 Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes program, 12 inspiring kids have been recognized for their outstanding efforts to...
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Providing Foster Care for Deployed Troops’ Cats

Army Staff Sgt. Aeyne Anne M. Dizicksa's cats are her family, so their welfare was her top priority when she faced deployment: "I knew that...

Barbaro Showing Encouraging Signs

The unbeaten horse that won the Kentucky Derby then shocked the crowd at Pimlico last weekend by fractured its leg in three places is...
The Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup

Earth Day Activities Launched in Biloxi to Clean up Hurricane Mess

Earth Day Special — The 21st annual Great American Cleanup is in full swing, mobilizing millions of volunteers to clean, beautify and improve their communities...
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G is for Genus Apis

EDITOR'S BLOG The full name of the honeybee that arrived at my backdoor in a huge swarming mass is Apis mellifera ligustica. We...

Volvo Pledges Lifetime of Cars to U.S. Doctor Serving Orphans, Mothers in Ethiopia

The fourth annual Volvo for Life awards were announced and the 2006 grand prize winner is Dr. Ingida Asfaw of Pontiac, Michigan. Asfaw is...
Jon Bon Jovi performs during the shooting of a music video at a Habitat for Humanity build site in north Philadelphia in October 2005.

Bon Jovi to Sponsor Six Homes with Habitat for Humanity in Philly

A Philadelphia radio station announced the expansion of a partnership between Jon Bon Jovi and the city's Habitat for Humanity charity by highlighting the...
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Hundreds of thousands of young Sudanese to go to school for first time thanks to UN aid

3 April – In a massive campaign to double the number of children in school as part of peace dividend, hundreds of thousands of...
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Honoring Youth Heroes

June 3, 2005 — Kids everywhere are helping out around communities. These children have done things such as volunteering, raising money for patients with cancer,...
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Diet Linked to Hyper Kids

A revolution has turned around Central Alternative High School in Appleton, Wisconsin, and its ‘problem kids’, sent there from twelve area schools. Respect, achievement,...
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...
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Amish Come to Rescue of Town Flattened by Tornado

Tornados hit La Plata, Maryland killing three people and ruining 400 homes. The entire town center was destroyed. After the devastation another force came to...
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Telecommuting Success Honored

AT&T is the 2001 recipient of the Vision for America Award for its environmentally sound workplace practices. Through AT&T’s telework program, employees who telecommuted from...

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Why would Peter and Linda Biehl, a wealthy, conservative Newport Beach couple, leave their privileged community for South Africa to work arm in arm...
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Scout’s Volunteer Garden Yields Harvest of Compassion, and Sharing for Food Banks

Marshall Levit of Houston, Texas, was 14 years old and seeking an Eagle Scout project. He looked at the large parcel of land next...
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Teaching Kids to Ride Bikes

Today was an interesting day. The phone had rang last night and told me where to go. The program was teaching disabled children how to...

A “Point of Light” in Brazil’s Jungle; a Nurse’s Story

Doctors Without Borders not only won the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize, but Kathleen Mahoney, one of its volunteers, a graduate nursing student at the...

29 Year-Old Single-Handedly Raises Relief Supplies for Hurricane Victims

Esther Stevens’ dining table in Colorado Springs, CO, has become a makeshift operations center for getting aid to the victims of Hurricane Mitch. “I’ve never...
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Operation Smile Turning Disfigured Faces into Smiling Faces

In 16 years, Operation Smile has treated over 45,000 children and young adults with deformities in the U.S. and abroad, offering hope and changing...