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Students Rally for Callie: A Homecoming Dream Come True

Students Rally for Callie: A Homecoming Dream Come True

So many stories from high school revolve around cliques and pecking orders. Then there’s the story of Callie Beers. Gallatin High School’s new Homecoming Queen is not your stereotypical high school royalty. Callie was born with a very rare disorder known as Apert Syndrome, which caused her skull bones to fuse prematurely and her fingers […]
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Cat Receives Life-Saving Transfusion from Dog

Cat Receives Life-Saving Transfusion from Dog

“Xenotransfusion” is a big, brainy word for “life-saver,” at least for one sick Florida cat, named Buttercup. Buttercup is little older than a kitten, so his human became concerned when Buttercup became lethargic and even collapsed in September. It became immediately apparent that Buttercup needed professional help, fast. A healthy cat’s blood has a packed […]
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Reintroduced Wolves Are Rebuilding Yellowstone

Reintroduced Wolves Are Rebuilding Yellowstone

After being essentially eliminated from the lower 48 states by the mid 1900s, wolves are finally on the rebound. Their most elegant success story is playing out in Yellowstone National Park, where the US Fish and Wildlife Service reintroduced them from Canada and Montana between 1994 and 1997. Since then, the wolf population of the […]
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Claudio de Oliveira Looks at Life from a Different Perspective

Claudio de Oliveira Looks at Life from a Different Perspective

Claudio Vieira de Oliveira is defying doctors’ predictions. The 37-year old accountant from Monte Santo, Brazil sees life from a different angle… literally. Claudio was born with badly deformed legs, almost no use of his hands or arms, and a neck that is folded back on itself, meaning that he views the world upside down. […]
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Police Dogs Hiring New Recruits from Shelters

Police Dogs Hiring New Recruits from Shelters

Dogs in high-kill shelters can make the best pets, but people do not often think of all the amazing things they can do for a community, if given the chance. Universal K9 is a dog training company that sees the potential in every dog, even those in shelters. They take shelter dogs and train them […]
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Video Chat Allows Students to Practice English with Seniors

Video Chat Allows Students to Practice English with Seniors

When learning anything new, practice is the most important thing. Learning a language is no exception. But when you’re learning a new language, how do you find someone to practice it with, especially if it’s not the language of your country? Enter CNA’s Speaking Exchange, connecting students who are learning English and want to practice, […]
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Ikea Advertises Furniture, Furry Friends, and Forever Homes

Ikea Advertises Furniture, Furry Friends, and Forever Homes

If you need matching curtains and rugs, head to Ikea. If you need new towels and sheets? Ikea. What about that new bedroom or dining room set? You guessed it, Ikea is the answer! However, recently Ikea has started to add something more- something to make your fabulously furnished house, into a family furnished home. […]
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Making Coats, Changing Lives

Making Coats, Changing Lives

In Detroit, Michigan stands an old production facility. Abandoned and neglected for years, “Ponyride” (as the building is called), was purchased and refurbished by Phillip Cooley, a Detroit entrepreneur with a new idea in mind. The space functions as a work base for artists and organizations, such as The Empowerment Plan – a class project […]
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Oh Captain, My Captain – A Dedication to Robin Williams

Oh Captain, My Captain – A Dedication to Robin Williams

It is said that a day without laughter is a day wasted. If laughter is an essential part of a happy life, then it is also certain that Robin Williams saved millions of days from being wasted by people across all nations, contributing to the overall happiness of an endless number of human beings. Over […]
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Hospital Converts Exec Bonuses to Employee Raises

Hospital Converts Exec Bonuses to Employee Raises

A Dallas hospital has decided to increase its employees’ minimum wage to $10.25 an hour. In order to make the change, they will eliminate executive bonuses. 
 Parkland Health & Hospital System’s lowest-level employees earn $8.78 and the change will help them and about 230 other employees. The federal minimum wage rate is currently $7.25 […]
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