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Virginia Tech Shooting: Crisis Charity Offers Tips, Tools to Deal with Aftermath

Following the fatal shooting of dozens of students at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, the national children's crisis charity KidsPeace is issuing expert tips...

Schoolgirl Hero Acted on Common Sense to Save Busload

"A Queensland schoolgirl who police say may have saved the lives of a busload of students with her quick wits and steely nerve has...
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Postage Stamps Honor 30th Anniversary Of Star Wars

Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Vader and, of course, R2-D2 are among the Star Wars characters debuting on 15 new postage stamps unveiled this week...
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Ivory Coast: New Peace Agreement

(IRIN) - President Laurent Gbagbo and New Forces rebel leader Guillaume Soro have signed a peace agreement for Côte d'Ivoire aimed at ending a...
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Colombian Peace Groups Nominated for Nobel Prize

Two Colombian groups were nominated in February for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their extraordinary commitment to nonviolence in the midst of the...
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Cop Who Ticketed Himself Reaps Praise

KEWASKUM, Wis. — "A police chief who ticketed himself (and docked his driver's license four points) after passing a parked school bus says that he...
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New 2007 Laws Protect Consumers from ID Theft and Citizens’ Rights

State Lawmakers have been busy and their new laws for 2007 are mostly good news for consumers, common citizens and people struggling to make...

Gangs Embrace Truce, Violence Drops 80%

A secret negotiated truce between two of the most dangerous street gangs in Boston has dramatically reduced bloodshed. "Violence stopped abruptly in July, when a...

Peace Being Sown Among Olive Trees

Since the outbreak of the Palestinian uprising in 2000, Palestinian olive grower, Fuad Amer has been prevented from harvesting his crop. Jewish settlers from...
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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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‘Free Hugs’ Campaign Video Sweeps Web

This video, posted on You Tube four days ago, documents a "Free Hugs" campaign staged in a busy pedestrian square in Sydney, Australia. Juan Mann's...

The Top Ten Green Buildings for 2006

This summer, the American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design...

Needy Children Shop With A Cop For Back To School

"Portland police were dispatched Wednesday to deal with a group of 100 children. These are good kids, and the cops enjoyed the assignment. It...
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Peace Camp Grows Friendship Between Middle Eastern Kids

Hempstead, NY - If you were invited to sit down with your enemy for a cup of tea and discuss your conflicting views, would...

Gaza Children Flown to Israeli Hospital

Larry Rich sheds some positive light on relations in the Middle East that are hidden from the world's media. Israeli technology, medical expertise, and...
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Muslims Integral to Britain Over the Centuries

(CGNews) - The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister is often surprised when he hears people talking as if Britain's encounter with Islam and the Muslim world...
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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...

Pa. Workers Rescue Puppy From Sewer Pipe

AP reports that a Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, landscaper loaned police a backhoe so they could dig an 8-foot hole to rescue a cute seven-week-old...

Woman Returns Lockbox Containing $40,000

The more we hear of others doing the right thing, the more we are apt to do it ourselves when faced with the same...

Dramatic Downward Trend in Rapes

The Justice Department’s latest annual National Crime Victimization Survey of the United States estimates that rapes and attempted rapes fell more than 80 percent...