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Listen to Our New Weekly Radio Gig: The Good News Guru!

I’ve got some awesome news from our GNN west coast office… We’ve partnered with a super-cool morning host in L.A. to produce a new radio segment featuring my work as “The Good News Guru”,  a title I happily received from the Washington Post nine years ago. I know you will love Ellen K. She is a [...] The post Listen to Our New Weekly Radio Gig: The Good News Guru! appeared first on Good News Network. ...
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Tom Cotton Has Chuck Schumer Searching for His Adult Diaper

Tom Cotton are not the best of buddies. Back in January they had an epic confrontation in the Senate well over Chuck Schumer’s lack of integrity. I sort of fault Tom Cotton for this because he had a pollyannish notion that Schumer’s word was actually worth something. This is how the Weekly Standard describes it The Senate reconvened after the inaugural ceremonies on Friday, with Pompeo’s nomination set to come up at 4:50pm. Cotton angrily ...
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For a second year, Women's March draws thousands across Texas

In cities across Texas, thousands marched on Saturday in support of women’s rights and to protest President Donald Trump, one year after his inauguration.  Dallas and Austin saw particularly large turnouts as crowds gathered at similar events around the country. In Dallas, local news media estimated the crowd to be larger than the one at last year’s event. In Austin, Wendy Davis, who unsuccessfully challenged Gov. Greg Abbott in the 2014 gubernatorial election, gave a ...
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Here’s how the government shutdown is playing out in Texas

Most national parks in Texas remain open over the weekend despite the federal government shutdown, but visitors can still expect to see consequences of Congress failure to pass a spending bill Friday night. Big Bend National Park remained open to visitors Saturday, but the visitor center was closed. The Chisos Mountains Lodge, the privately operated resort inside the park, remains open, lodge operators said. At Guadalupe Mountains National Park, a voicemail recording notes that the ...
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In race to replace U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, 18 Republicans look to stand out

SAN ANTONIO — It looked more like a class photo was underway than a candidate forum as 15 Republicans running for Texas' 21st Congressional District took their places here last week, filling two rows of fold-up chairs. The introductions alone — each candidate got a minute — took up a sizable chunk of the event at the Old San Francisco Steakhouse. And that wasn't even all of them — three couldn't make it. In some ways, the ...
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Keanu Reeves Has Been a Secret Charity Badass for Years

Keanu Reeves has gone undercover as a hero. For 15 years, in fact, he’s been ‘The One’ — playing in a blockbuster charity role for kids with cancer, following his sister’s diagnosis of leukemia. Wanting to remain anonymous, he reportedly has never attached his name to the nonprofit foundation that he set up to fund cancer [...] The post Keanu Reeves Has Been a Secret Charity Badass for Years appeared first on Good News Network. Source: ...
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Teen Buying Coats For Homeless Doesn’t See Stranger Snap His Photo Til Hundreds Share It Online

Fredrick White was just trying to do something good for his fellow men when he went to Goodwill to buy a couple of jackets. Before the 19-year-old had even paid for a bunch of the store’s secondhand winter coats, however, a stranger in line struck up a conversation with him. The stranger, Jim Glasgow, was [...] The post Teen Buying Coats For Homeless Doesn’t See Stranger Snap His Photo Til Hundreds Share It Online appeared ...
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‘Miracle on 85th Street’: How a Huge Dog Saved My Child’s Life

  I was a young mother living with my husband, my young son and my cat in New York City. When you live in New York City, since you cannot go out in the backyard, you take the baby’s stroller, put in all the things you might need (diapers, wipes, hats, sunscreen, juice etc.), and [...] The post ‘Miracle on 85th Street’: How a Huge Dog Saved My Child’s Life appeared first on Good News ...
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Simple Blood Test May Detect Up To Eight Cancers, Many of Which Are Currently Undetectable

The types of tumors included in this test account for about 60% of the deaths from cancer in America – and some of them are near impossible to detect. The post Simple Blood Test May Detect Up To Eight Cancers, Many of Which Are Currently Undetectable appeared first on Good News Network. Source: Good News Network ...
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Potentially Explosive Details Revealed in Fusion GPS Co-Founder’s Testimony Transcript

This week, the House Intelligence Committee agreed to release the transcripts from the November 14, 2017 testimony of Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS, as we all know, is the research firm employed to gather research on Donald Trump during the 2016 election cycle – first by conservative news site, The Washington Free Beacon, and then picked up by the Clinton campaign. There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the dossier produced through ...
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Good News in History, January 20

  On this day 54 years ago, Capitol Records released their first album by The Beatles in the United States. Entitled Meet The Beatles!, it featuring the hit, “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and topped the charts for 11 weeks — until it was replaced by the band’s second LP. (1964) MORE Good News on [...] The post Good News in History, January 20 appeared first on Good News Network. Source: Good News Network ...
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U.S. government shuts down amid Senate stalemate over DACA

The U.S. government shut down early Saturday morning after Congress and the president could not come to an agreement on how to continue funding.  Late Friday night, a House funding resolution died in the U.S. Senate when Senate Republican leaders could not convince enough Democrats — and members of their own ranks — to meet the 60-vote threshold needed to keep the government running overnight.  The central contention over the short-term spending bill was a ...
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