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Taylor Morris And Danielle Kelly On Life After The Bomb Blast: It Took His Limbs But Not His Spirit

Chris Gentilviso | July 9, 2012 | Impact
Cedar Falls, IA - Taylor Morris remembers the moment he no longer had legs or arms. He remembers the explosion. He remembers flying and flipping through the air. He remembers landing, and realizing, with horrible certainty, that his limbs were gone. He could hear his team yelling his name. He...

Animal Rights Group Demands Research Facility Retire Its Chimpanzees, End Studies

Lee Hernandez | July 10, 2012 | Science
An animal advocacy group is demanding that four chimpanzees at a medical testing firm be allowed to retire. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) on July 5 launched a petition and wrote to Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health,...

Cuba Cholera Outbreak: Authorities Scrambles To Fight Rare Outbreak

Amanda L. Chan | September 8, 2012 | Healthy Living
HAVANA — Authorities in eastern Cuba are in full prevention mode to contain a rare cholera outbreak amid fears that it may have spread to the capital, distributing chlorine and water purification drops and quarantining hospital patients with diarrhea until they are checked for the disease. In the eastern city...

Penn State Donations Hit 2nd Highest Mark Despite Jerry Sandusky Trial, Joe Paterno Firing

Eleanor Goldberg | September 8, 2012 | College
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State received more than $208 million in donations for the fiscal year that just ended, the second-highest total in university history despite the upheaval after the arrest of Jerry Sandusky on child sex abuse charges. The school said Monday there was a slight uptick in...

Daniel Hale Williams Performed Nation's First Open Heart Surgery In Chicago 119 Years Ago (VIDEO)

Lizzie Schiffman | July 9, 2012 | Chicago
In 1893, exactly 119 years ago Monday, Chicago surgeon Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open-heart surgery, in what would become both a significant medical advancement, and a huge step in the fight for equality, since Williams was one of the nation's few black cardiologists at the...

Warren Buffett Donates $1.52 Billion To Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation

Eleanor Goldberg | July 10, 2012 | Impact
UPDATED: June 10, 2012; 9:13 a.m. EST Warren Buffett is continuing to make good on his promise to donate most of his $44.1 billion to charity. The third richest person in the world gave about 18.4 million of his company’s Class B shares, valued at...

Zachary Levi Talks Nerd HQ, 'Conscientious Capitalism' And Focusing On The Fans

Laura Prudom | July 9, 2012 | TV
When San Diego's Comic-Con first began back in 1970, only 300 people attended. Now, the annual convention for comics, collectibles and all things genre has gone decidedly mainstream, drawing crowds in excess of 120,000 to preview the latest movies, TV shows, games and merchandise in an annual four-day festival of...

Mary Krieger, West Middle School Student, Uses Birthday Money To Create Kindness Counts Charity

Gregory Kristof | July 11, 2012 | Education
Until now, Kansas middle school student Mary Krieger had an undercover, heroic identity. She was the anonymous creator of Kindness Counts, a program that seeks to spread kindness throughout her school, the Lawrence Journal-World reports. Krieger chose to forgo a birthday party and used the money for a...

Arlington National Cemetery Volunteer Cleanup Draws Hundreds

Michael Grass | September 8, 2012 | DC
ARLINGTON, Va. — The rain that fell on Arlington National Cemetery on Monday did not wash away the excitement and gratitude of hundreds of volunteers who worked to beautify the solemn resting place of fallen soldiers. Nearly 400 adults, accompanied by 48 of their children, took the day off from...

Colorado Wildfires, Midwest Floods, Power Outages Evoke Nonprofit, Volunteer Response

Jessica Prois | July 9, 2012 | Impact
BY MARK HRYWNA & PATRICK SULLIVAN, The NonProfit Times The 12 employees and five refrigerated trucks at the Huntington Area Food Bank have been working overtime, expecting to distribute nearly 200,000 pounds of food, water and supplies by the end of this week -- 20 times the amount...

Sgt. Enrique Trevino Supports Wounded Warrior Project By Attempting 1 Million Pushups (VIDEO)

Laura Rothkopf | July 10, 2012 | Impact
When doubters questioned if Sgt. Enrique Trevino could do 1 million pushups in a year, he responded in true Marine form: He simply added on another twist to the challenge. Trevino rang in 2012 with a resolution to complete 1 million pushups over the course of 12 months...

17 Ways To Be A Good Daughter

Lori Fradkin | August 31, 2013 | Women
If you have a good relationship with your parents, you probably know that all they want is for you to be happy. They told you that when you brought home a bad grade on a math test and when you went through a tough breakup. They reminded you after arguments...

Roger Federer's Seventh Wimbledon Title Wins Oxfam $157K

Eleanor Goldberg | July 9, 2012 | Impact
WIMBLEDON, England -- Roger Federer's seventh Wimbledon title turned into a quite a bonanza for international aid agency Oxfam. Because of a bet made in 2003, the charity won $157,750 (101,840 pounds) when Federer defeated Andy Murray on Sunday in the Wimbledon final.

Jason Moon, Iraq War Veteran, Uses Music To Heal -- But Says He's No 'Hero' (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Anna Almendrala | September 7, 2012 | Los Angeles
GLENDALE, Calif. -- Don't call Iraq War vet Jason Moon a hero. Don't phone him on Memorial Day or July 4th or Veterans Day to say thank you. Instead, just listen as he strums his guitar and sings about the "things I've seen I won't forget," about the sacrifices, emotional...
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