Good News Headlines 7/25/17

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Northeastern Student Wins Opportunity To Pursue Passion Of Ocean Conservation Photography

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

Tim Briggs hasn’t even graduated from college yet, but he’s already getting paid to pursue his passion. The junior at Northeastern University will get to spend six weeks and $5,000 focusing on his dream career… Read More



Republicans’ Attempts to Scrap the ACA Produce a Surprising Side Effect

by Emily Wells, Truthdig

In their bids to pass health care legislation, or possibly to repeal the Affordable Care Act with the intention of replacing it later, Senate Republicans have apparently pulled off a stunt their Democratic counterparts couldn’t manage: They’ve made the legislation known as Obamacare popular among a majority of Americans… Read More



New Hampshire Passes Bipartisan “Commonsense Reform” Decriminalizing Marijuana

from Good News Network

New Hampshire has just joined the ranks of U.S. states that are implementing “commonsense marijuana reform”. That’s because the state recently passed House bill 640-FN, which reduces the penalty of marijuana possession from a misdemeanor to a violation… Read More



5 Boston Neighborhoods Picked For ‘Slow Streets’ Program

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

Five Boston neighborhoods have been selected to participate in the city’s Slow Streets program, an effort that will help Boston eliminate fatal and serious traffic accidents as part of its Vision Zero goal, Mayor Marty Walsh announced… Read More



This Jordanian Started Her Country’s First Self-Defense Studio For Women

by Shirin Jaafari, PRI

For the girls who come here, SheFighter is more than a space to work out. Founder, Lina Khalifeh says some of the girls come to her with life problems. She listens and tries to help if she can… Read More



‘I Missed My Nap For This’: 101-Year-Old Sprinter Breaks 100-Meter Dash Record

by Marissa Payne, The Washington Post

Meet 101-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins, who on Saturday became the oldest female athlete to ever compete in the USA Track and Field Outdoors Masters Championships. Not only that, but by running the 100 meters in 40.12 seconds, she shaved more than six seconds off the current certified world record… Read More



Scientists Reverse Brain Damage in Drowned U.S Toddler Eden Carlson

by Hannah Osborne, Newsweek

In what is believed to be a world first, scientists have reversed brain damage in a toddler that drowned in a swimming pool. Using oxygen therapy, scientists were able to restore her ability to walk and talk just months after the accident… Read More



Afghan Girls Robotics Team Originally Denied Entry Into The U.S. Wins Silver

by Samantha Grasso, The Daily Dot

The team of Afghan girls who were twice denied U.S. visas to participate in the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge for robotics will be taking home a silver medal for their “courageous achievement” with their robot… Read More



State Grants Miami Track’s Request To Let The Dogs Out, Play Jai-Alai Instead

by Dara Kam, Miami Herald

Florida gambling regulators this week gave a Miami dog track permission to ditch greyhound races but keep more lucrative slot machines and card games, in a first-of-its-kind ruling… Read More


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