Good News Headlines 8/16/16


U.S. Swimmer Simone Manuel Makes History At Rio Olympics

from CBS News

With her victory in the 100-meter freestyle, she became the first African-American woman to capture an Olympic gold medal in swimming… Read More



For Veterans, Home And A Community In Bedford

by Hattie Bernstein, The Boston Globe

During his first term in office, President Obama pledged to end veteran homelessness within five years. But traditional approaches haven’t often worked… Read More



Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina Republicans’ Absurd Racial Gerrymander

by Mark Joseph Stern, Slate

In July, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit invalidated the GOP-dominated Legislature’s brazen efforts to restrict black voting, holding that lawmakers’ intentional racial discrimination violated the Equal Protection Clause… Read More



These “Headphones” Convert Sound Into Vibration So The Deaf Can Experience Music

by DJ Pangburn, Good Magazine

Vibeat takes sound and music and converts the waveforms into vibrations fine-tuned for the body to feel, rather than hear… Read More



This City Has Given Over 900 Jobs To Homeless Panhandlers

by Eleanor Goldberg, The Huffington Post

The trend lately has been to criminalize and arrest homeless people and essentially make them disappear. But Albuquerque, New Mexico, has taken a different track: offering them paid work… Read More



Planned Parenthood Will Register Voters At Health Centers Across The Country

by Christina Cauterucci, Slate

In the months leading up to November’s election, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America will register voters at its health centers and college campuses in 45 states, the organization announced last week… Read More


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