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Kevin Bacon volunteering at NYC senior center

kevin bacon

New York City senior center  residents were surprised when actor Kevin Bacon showed up to volunteer in a surprise visit to Citymeals-on-Wheels. Bacon donned an apron and helped cook, pack and deliver meals to home bound seniors in the city. He stayed around to deliver meals to a few seniors. “He spent a good bit …

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Thousands Of Kids Get Special Summer Trip To Paris

Mohamed from Algeria paints a multicolored model of the Eiffel Tower during the Vacation for Everyone day event at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

Paris welcomed thousands of special visitors Wednesday with a spirit of giving. The French charity Secours Populaire brought children from dozens of different countries to join the French kids for a day of summer fun, allowing even those with limited means to take a vacation at the height of the French …

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Japanese rocket blasting off to International Space Station

Japanese Rocket

The H-IIB Japanese rocket is set to lift off from the southern island of Tanegashima at 8:50 pm after the launch was postponed twice due to weather conditions, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said. The rocket will carry a 5.5-tonne cargo vessel called “kounotori”, containing the supplies. Television footage showed the …

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Egyptian Teenager Turns Plastic Trash Into Biofuel

Azza Faiad plastic biofuel

A teenage girl has discovered an inexpensive way to turn plastic trash into biofuel and this idea could be worth tens of millions of dollars a year. Azza Faiad’s idea attracted the attention of the Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, who gave the teen access to a lab and its researchers in …

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Africa Celebrates One Year Without A Single New Case of Polio

africa polio free

11 August 2015 marked one year since the last wild polio case was detected anywhere on the continent of Africa. Although an official polio-free certification hasn’t been granted, the milestone is still a reminder for  everyone at the United Nations and the Kick Polio Out of Africa Campaign about the …

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LeBron James: College Scholarships For 1,100 Students

LeBron James with his fans

Thousands of kids will score a four-year college scholarship with an assist from basketball superstar LeBron James who announced he’s giving the academic scholarships to all 1,100 kids currently in his “I Promise” program. His foundation will start covering tuition costs for students entering the University of Akron in Ohio by 2021, …

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Green Lantern Lunches

Phyllis Shaughnessy

The 73-year-old great-grandmother, Phyllis Shaughnessy, has spent every weekday this summer handing out lunches to low income kids in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Shaughnessy has established a program called Green Lantern Lunches, in response to a change in a grant (food to be served in one location) that had previously provided summer …

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A Glimpse of North Korea

north korea the hermit state

The world is fascinated about what life is really like in the secretive and reclusive state of North Korea, which has become known as the “Hermit Kingdom”. A series of photos have gone on show at a Chicago museum, providing a rare glimpse into the mysterious place which is notoriously hard …

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Eco-friendly Homes Made of Plastic Bottles

Ecotec Environmental Solutions' plastic houses

People from Africa to Latin America are recycling bottles and using them to build fireproof, bulletproof, environment friendly homes. For about a quarter the cost of a conventional home, folks can build a two-bedroom house from 14,000 recycled plastic bottles by using the technique known as bottle walls. The bottles are filled …

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