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Tombstone That Dad Designed For Son Who Had Disabilities Captures Boy's Tenacious Spirit

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 5:33 PM

When Ernest and Anneke Robison’s son died, they wanted his final resting place to represent what his trying yet inspiring life embodied -- hope.

Matthew developed a number of disabilities when he was born in 1988 due to a lack of oxygen. He was blind, paralyzed from the...

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Child Malaria Vaccine May Be Available In 2015

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 2:39 PM

A malaria vaccine for children may be available as soon as next year.

A recent study released by PLOS Medicine and sponsored by GSK Biologicals, found that for every 1,000 children who received the vaccine, an average of 800 cases of illness could be prevented, BBC News reported....

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Internet Raises $16,000 In 1 Day To Buy Dentures For Teen Who Beat Cancer Twice

(11) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 5:41 PM

Throughout two bouts of cancer that involved rigorous treatments and losing all of his teeth, Alex Hunter managed to keep a smile planted on his face. But it was the kindness of strangers that will allow his grin to look like any other teen’s.

When Alex was 4, he...

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Live Updates Of Peace Amid Middle East Conflict

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 12:32 PM

After weeks of around-the-clock updates of the escalating violence and despair in the Middle East, we're making a point to highlight glimpses of peace amid war.

Instead of focusing only on news about rising death tolls, artillery assaults and other dismal stories that underscore divides, we are sharing how...

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US, UK Move Toward Outlawing Female Genital Mutilation

(18) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 5:48 PM

An ardent advocate for girls’ rights, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is committed to putting an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) once and for all, even if it means going after the parents who allow the brutal practice to go on.

The prime minister announced the new measures...

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Watch Cop Ticket Homeless Fellow Veteran, Salute Him With 'Always Faithful' Motto

(11) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 3:51 PM

A homeless veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who was ticketed for sleeping in his van hopes that, at the very least, his ordeal will set a new "precedent."

Aaron Coyler subsists on $849 per month in Social Security disability insurance, not nearly enough to support his living in...

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Couture Condom Dresses Teach Haute Lesson In Safe Sex

(3) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 6:51 PM

Given the option to learn about sex ed from an anatomically correct diagram, or a sizzling dress, most would likely choose the latter –- which is why one Brazilian artist’s advocacy work is taking off.

Since the '90s, Adriana Bertini, of Sao Paulo, has been configuring defective condoms into art...

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Vile, Sexist Restaurant Review Prompts Owner To Put Fundraiser On Menu

(2) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 3:58 PM

A tasteless restaurant review has prompted a heartwarming fundraiser.

While most food critics stick to actual food when sharing their views of a dining experience, a customer in Portland, Oregon –- in true troll fashion –- left an odious comment on Yelp about EastBurn that had little to do with...

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Reddit Users Share 'Wow, We Were Poor' Memories, Highlight Reality For Struggling Families

(26) Comments | Posted July 26, 2014 | 12:57 PM

One in six people is struggling with hunger in America right now.

Last year, the number of single-mother families living in poverty increased to 4.1 million, or 41.5 percent, according to a U.S. Census report. College grads are facing the highest...

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Legalizing Prostitution Could Reduce HIV Infections Nearly In Half

(7) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 4:26 PM

If prostitution were legal, HIV transmission rates would likely drop dramatically, a new study has concluded.

Researchers at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, presented a new paper in which they studied HIV among female sex workers in Canada, India and Kenya. They found that infections...

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Birthright Didn't Kill American IDF Soldier Max Steinberg

(3) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 3:12 PM

Max Steinberg, a Los Angeles native who upped and moved to Israel alone to volunteer with the Israeli Defense Forces died in combat on Sunday. But according to an editor at Slate, it wasn't Hamas who killed this 24-year-old. Rather, a funded group trip led to his demise.

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15,000 Detroit Homes Had Their Water Shut Off. You Can Help Where The Government Won't

(89) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 9:41 AM

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has filed a lawsuit against Detroit. Thousands gathered in protest over the weekend and advocates are calling on the United Nations to help.

But it's the tenacity of two concerned non-Detroit residents that will help the thousands of...

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'Slenderman' Stabbing Victim Gets Purple Heart From Anonymous Veteran

(2) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 1:00 PM

A 12-year-old victim of a gruesome stabbing was inundated with hundreds of heartwarming purple paper hearts after letting the world know her favorite color and shape.

But the Waukesha, Wisconsin, girl recently received a heart that is like no other.

A generous veteran, who has chosen to remain...

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Sketches Of Homeless Vets Combatting Addiction Reveal Struggles No Photo Could Capture

(6) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 4:07 PM

Some just made one slip. Other members of this group of veterans never stood a chance against the soothe of drugs and alcohol.

Fort Lyon, a military base 200 miles southeast of Denver that once served as a hospital, now houses up to 300 recovering homeless people, focusing...

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Vet, 97, Booted From Retirement Home Into Shelter For Ukulele Playing, Other 'Disturbances'

(35) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 6:16 PM

At 97, James Farrell doesn’t need much. Just a safe place to play his ukulele and tell the occasional battlefield story.

But the three-time war veteran nearly lost out on reveling in these pastimes after getting kicked out of his Napa Valley retirement home and turning to...

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Fake MH17 Facebook Tributes Support Porn Sites, Gambling Ads

(6) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 5:15 PM

Scammers are capitalizing on the tragic Malaysian crash by setting up fake tribute Facebook pages that bring in quick cash.

At least six such unauthorized pages have been set up in "memory" of victims killed on the doomed Flight MH17 on Thursday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. But...

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About 100 AIDS Activists Died On Flight MH17. Here's How We Can Keep Their Work Alive

(11) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 6:28 PM

About 100 AIDS medical researchers, health workers and activists headed to a health conference in Australia were killed on Thursday's Malaysia Airlines crash, the Age reported. And experts say we may never even know the full magnitude of the loss.

"What if the cure for AIDS...

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Mural Depicts Malala As Rosie The Riveter, Two Icons Who Know No Limits

(3) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 6:19 PM

Since she survived a gruesome Taliban attack nearly two years ago, Malala Yousafzai has been called many things -- an activist, a leader, a much-needed voice of an oppressed people.

But one Texas artist has reimagined the brave 17-year-old as a bold American symbol that no one has...

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Jon Stewart Dresses As Princess Leia, Defeats Stephen Colbert In Epic 'Star Wars' Battle For Charity

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 5:17 PM

By channeling Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Princess Leia, Jon Stewart pummeled Stephen Colbert in an epic battle to see who's the bigger "Star Wars" fan.

But the real winners in this sci-fi fight (in an office-cum-special-effects-battlefield) are a whole bunch of kids who may have never even...

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