Good News Headlines 9/1/15

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Obama Will Restore Mt. McKinley's Name To Denali On Alaska Trip

by Reuters

President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, siding with the state of Alaska in ending a 40-year battle over what to call a peak that has been known as Mount McKinley…  Read more



Growers See Strong Apple-Picking Season In New England

by Bob Salsberg, WBUR/The Associated Press

According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year’s and 18 percent above the region’s five-year average…  Read more



Massachusetts Students Tie For Top Score On ACT

by Peter Balonon-Rosen, WBUR

The average score for public and private school graduates in Massachusetts and Connecticut was 24.4 out of 36, the highest in the nation and more than three points higher than the national average…  Read more



Scientists Find A Way To Combat Racial Bias Among Little Kids

by Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post

A new study suggests a technique to stop stereotyping before it's ingrained…  Read more



These Former Debt Collectors Decided To Ditch The Industry, Buy Up Medical Debt, And Forgive It

by Araz Hachadourian, YES! Magazine

Jerry Ashton and Craig Antico spent decades hounding debtors to pay their bills—until an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street inspired them to find a way to pay struggling people's debts…  Read more