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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 9, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 9, 2021 In this week’s newsletter, Israelis are using smart thinking in many ways. In medicine, brain stimulation treats depression; good bacteria fights cancer; and Artifical Intelligence discovers ne

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 2, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 2, 2021 Besides Israel’s usual medical research breakthroughs, this week’s newsletter includes many news articles of Israelis working to benefit the disadvantaged in society. They include safer I

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 31, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 31, 2021 The Passover story is of the journey from bitter slavery to sweet freedom. This Passover, after the bitter pandemic, vaccinated Israelis enjoyed the sweet return to group celebrations. Israel̵

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Mom of boy with autism holds fundraiser for school custodian

When a North Carolina custodian, didn't win a "school heroes" award, one mom thanked him for helping her son, who has autism, by raising $35,000.

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Animal Control Buys Unicorn for Stray Dog That Stole It From a Store

Sisu, a one-year-old stray dog, was adopted the next day after the Duplin County Animal Control in North Carolina posted about his criminal behavior.

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82 Years Later, Reunited Childhood Friends Torn Apart By Holocaust Zoom Regularly

Survivors at the Dachau concentration camp cheer their liberation by US soldiers. Photo: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Courtesy of …

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Scientists clone the first U.S. endangered species

Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died over 30 years ago.

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Woman finds husband's 'secret Instagram account' full of recipes he makes for her

Rachael Sullivan posted a viral TikTok showing the sweet reason her husband, Tom, has been keeping a "secret Instagram account" full of meals he cooks for her.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 15, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 15, 2021   The highlights include: Israel’s latest Covid-19 treatment has received worldwide acclaim. Two Israeli innovations could see the end to invasive biopsies. An Israeli hi-tech training NGO gives

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After Winning a Car, Chick-fil-A Employee Gifts It to Co-Worker in Act of Kindness – NBC Los Angeles

Haley Bridges says she and her friends teamed up to help their fellow colleague and friend Hokule’a Taniguchi.

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COVID-19 In Global Decline Even As Number Of Cases Remains High

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are reportedly in decline across the globe even though the number of cases remains high. In the United States alone,

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4-year-old goes for a walk in the woods and comes back with a confused deer

When we're kids, we definitely go through a phase where we spot a cute animal and beg our parents to bring it home with us.

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Dog Sees Cat And Convinces Parents To Adopt Him - The Dodo

When Paisleigh first saw Oliver in PetSmart, she knew he was meant to be her new best friend.

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New Mom Had No Idea When She Started Talking to Complete Stranger He'd Bless Her with Shoes She's Wanted for 5 Years

She later said that she tried to refuse the generous spur-of-the-moment gift, but the kind stranger wouldn't hear of it.

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California farmworker turned astronaut, Jose Hernandez, urges kids not to give up - ABC7 Los Angeles

Next year Netflix will begin production on a film about Jose Hernandez's life and journey into space.

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Dad Sleeps Downstairs On Sofa With Senior Dog To Keep Him Company - The Dodo

When Spike couldn't climb up the stairs to bed anymore, his dad started sleeping downstairs on the couch with him.

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Tom Selleck Leaves a $2,020 Tip and Handwritten Note for Restaurant Servers as Part of the 2020 Tip Challenge

Tom Selleck says he was inspired by his Blue Bloods costar Donnie Wahlberg to leave the staff at Elio's restaurant in New York City the generous tip

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Dog Stops In Woman's Yard For The Sweetest Reason - The Dodo

Kate Howard was on her porch when a dog sat down on her yard and wouldn't leave. She realized that she had fostered the dog, named Winnie, a year earlier.

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Pushing 100, married couple survive COVID-19

Norman and Sivia Mann, married for 76 years, are back side by side.

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Woman Passing By Nativity Scene Notices Someone Sleeping In The Manger - The Dodo

Though Christmas is still approaching, in some ways the greatest gift of all has already been opened.

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Stray Dog Wanders Into Open Door And Finds A Home - The Dodo

Suzy, a stray dog, was looking for shelter from the storm when she wandered into Jack Jokinen's Philadelphia home. Now the pup has been adopted.

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Mailman Befriends Adorable Dogs and Cats Who Live Along His Route

This Sao Paulo-based mailman, named Angelo Cristiano Da Silva Antunes, stops and greets the animals he meets along his daily route.

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Chain reaction of kindness spans over 900 vehicles at Brainerd Dairy Queen | wqad.com

Store Manager Tina Jensen says one man paid for the car behind him, spawning a chain of kindness that spanned nearly two and a half days, across over 900 vehicles.

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A Guy Creates a Prom Dress for His Sister After Finding Out Their Parents Couldn’t Afford One

Sometimes, when it seems that our wishes are never going to come true, a miracle happens, and we get exactly what we want. And the character featured in our article was no exception. Her parents couldn’t afford to buy or even rent her a ball gown, leaving

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Ryan Reynolds Sends 9-Yr-Old Special Birthday Message To Show Him He Isn't Alone. – InspireMore

Damien Smith worried he would spend his 9th birthday in the new town of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, alone, but Ryan Reynolds sent him a special message.

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Art world star gives back by buying work of the undiscovered - Portland Press Herald

Painter Guy Stanley Philoche, a star in the New York art world, gave up his dream of a $15,000 Rolex and instead spent $60,000 on creations by struggling artists.

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10-Year-Old Kid Donates His Drawings To Help Animals In Need, And Now He's Opened His Own Arts Center | Bored Panda

Good deeds don't go unnoticed. A little more than a year ago, Bored Panda published an article about 9-year-old Pavel, who donated his watercolors and drawings of animals to help stray animals and rescue shelters—the initiative was called Kind Brush.

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FedEx driver surprises boy with new basketball, hoop after she noticed him playing with broken one - ABC11 Raleigh-Durha

FedEx driver Aubrey Robinson decided to get the boy, 11-year-old Elijah Maines, a new basketball and hoop -- the best her money could buy -- and had the hoop installed while the family wasn't home.

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Uber Driver Latonya Young Obtains College Degree After Passenger Pays her Debt

Uber driver Latonya Young had her college debt cleared by a passenger, which lead to her getting her college degree at Georgia State University.

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Hospital Has Been Sending Newborns Home In Christmas Stockings During The Holidays For Over 50 Years – 12 Tomatoes

In Texas, the Methodist Children's Hospital has been sending newborns home, wrapped in their own Christmas stocking for more than 50 years.

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Teacher who adopted her former student and his brother eliminates over $48,000 in debt | GMA

Chelsea Haley of Marietta, Georgia, has eliminated a total of $48,683.41 in debt -- the amount she owed in credit cards and student loans with interest.

Family & Parenting | Kid's

Couple adopts 4 siblings from foster care, then welcomes quadruplets | GMA

Can you imagine adopting four siblings from foster care, having a son and then finding out you’re having quadruplets?

Pets & Animals | Animals

Woman Has Heartwarming Reunion with Her Missing Dog at Walmart | PEOPLE.com

June Rountree has no idea how her rescue dog Abby knew to look for her at Walmart

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Fosters take in dogs, emptying out Ohio animal shelter on Thanksgiving

An animal shelter in Ohio had a lot to be thankful for this past Thanksgiving after its fosters stepped up and opened their homes to dogs from the shelter, emptying out the kennels for the holiday.

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Police officer adopts little girl he comforted while on duty | GMA

This summer, Brian Zach, lieutenant of the Kingman Police Department and his wife Cierra, officially became parents to 4-year-old Kaila.

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Grove City strangers rally around young man who changed their lives

Last year Jackie Worthy stood up for his girlfriend and lost his front teeth in the process. He had no money to fix them. Then strangers stepped in.

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Fresno men's heartwarming TikTok videos about their homeless neighbors go viral - ABC7 Los Angeles

Millions of people across the country have viewed Mohsin Alaqwari and Akram Mohsin's TikTok videos and fallen in love with the homeless people who visit Tower Gas and Mini Mart.

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Entrepreneurs for customers groceries at metro Atlanta Kroger | 11alive.com

Customers at one metro Atlanta Kroger had a surprise gift in store when they arrived at the checkout counters.

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Single foster dad adopts five siblings so they can all stay together

Robert Carter grew up in foster care and was separated from his siblings for years. So when he learned the three brothers he was fostering had two sisters, he decided to adopt all five so they could stay together.

Pets & Animals | Animals

17-Year-Old Deaf And Partially Blind Dog Keeps Missing Toddler Safe For 15 Hours And Leads Rescuers To Her

Not all heroes wear capes, some rock a fluffy coat of fur, have an adorable face, and run on 4 legs. Enter Max, a 17-year old dog from Queensland, Australia, who recently showed the world what love and devotion look like, when, despite his advanced age, s

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Tasmanian devils return to Australia for 1st time in 3,000 years, with help from Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky partnered with conservationists to help release the animals into their new homes.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 5, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 5, 2020 Israeli innovations and activities are bearing fruit. Medical treatments, technologies and medics are saving lives, warning of life-threatening conditions and helping to bring new life into the worl

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Wrong turn leads to Amazon delivery driver saving drowning dog in Massachusetts | KTLA

To say that John Cassabria is an animal lover is an understatement. He grew up surrounded by pets and is currently the proud owner of four dogs, four cats and even a pet snake. But nothing could have prepared him for the events that transpired on one swel

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Louisiana man and pet bloodhound find missing man with dementia

Zach Stephens and his bloodhound, Ruby, found Kenneth Russell after he went missing for almost 5 days.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 2, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 2, 2020 Israel’s positive activities reach every part of the globe. In this week’s newsletter, many more lifesaving Israeli treatments and tests for Covid-19 and cancer reach international hospi

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel July 26, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 26, 2020 In this week’s positive Israel newsletter, Israeli innovators continue to provide solutions to global problems. These are as diverse as Covid-19, cancer, gastro surgery, access to computers f

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel July 19 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 19 2020 Ten years ago I read a copy of a new book containing the reasons for Israel’s transformation into a nation of entrepreneurs.  “Start-Up Nation” by Dan Senor and Saul Singer inspir

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Senate passes PPP extension through August - Axios

The House still needs to pass the Senate version of the bill, and Trump will need to sign.

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Koala and Wombat Become 'Best of Friends' While in Isolation at Australian Zoo

Elsa the koala and Hope the wombat joey spent two months in isolation together during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shut down

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Michigan sheriff Chris Swanson takes off helmet and joins protesters marching for George Floyd - CBS News

"Walk with us!" the crowd chanted after Swanson said he wanted to make the demonstration a parade, not a protest.

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This 10-Year-Old Is Sending Art Supplies to Hundreds of Kids in Homeless Shelters and Foster Homes

Chelsea Phaire is helping kids in homeless shelters and foster homes deal with stress and boredom during the COVID-19 pandemic by mailing them art kits.

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For first time, Israelis recovered from coronavirus outnumber those still sick

Over half of the 15,782 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have regained their health; death toll climbs to 212, including Bnei Brak rabbi; condition of girl, 11, improves

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SNL’s Michael Che honors his grandmother after her coronavirus death by paying rent for 160 public housing residents - T

Millions of Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since the pandemic shut down workplaces across the nation, putting strain on families who cannot afford to pay bills under the sudden loss of income.

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A 93-year-old woman got a massive Coors Light delivery after a viral plea for more beer

Singing the folk song "99 Bottles of Beer" might be how some people are passing the time during the coronavirus pandemic.

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95-year-old WWII veteran shares positive message after surviving coronavirus

ABC News(SALEM, Oregon) -- William "Bill" Kelly, a 95-year-old veteran of WWII 2 who also lived through the Great Depression has added another accomplishment to his name after contracting the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and beating it."I am doing well,"

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Badly-Hit Israeli Town Succeeds in Beating Coronavirus

A beit midrash in the Israeli town of Kiryat Yearim. Photo: Michael Jacobson via Wikimedia Commons. As Israel remains under …

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Lexington couple shares the love with daily balcony music

Every evening at 5:30, Nadja Piatk and her husband, Doug Smith, head out onto their second-floor balcony, overlooking their Lexington Avenue neighborhood, and d…

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John Krasinski launches 'Some Good News' newscast during pandemic | wqad.com

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the star of "The Office" has launched a YouTube channel filled with positive stories.

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101-Year-Old Holocaust And Spanish Flu Survivor Just Beat COVID-19

A 101-year-old man, identified as ‘Mr. P’ has been released from isolation after recovering from COVID-19 in the Italian city of Rimini. Mr. P., a WWII

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This app helps people with special needs make friends - CNN

Juliana Fetherman was in middle school when she started to notice that her younger brother, Michael, who has ADHD and autism, was having problems making friends.

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Texas school principal donates kidney to students’ ailing father | WQAD.com

Some lessons aren’t really taught, they’re modeled. And some questions don't have to be asked to be answered.

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75 Examples Of Hilariously Positive Graffiti

Even the simplest scribbles have a purpose of expressing an opinion, frustration, or simply affirmation that one exists and wants to be heard.

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8-year-old Rock Island girl starts business to save the turtles | WQAD.com

Her mom, Lori, taught Nicolina how to sew, and now she's created more than 100 metal straw pouches with a turtle twist on each one.

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This 9-year-Old "Sells" His Custom Pet Paintings For Food and Supplies For Animal Shelters

By Mayukh Saha / Truth Theory Even the youngest of us can make a sea change in society only if we have the determination and dedication …

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7 Year Old Named ‘Kid Of The Year’ After Rescuing More Than 1,300 Dogs - Healthy Food House

“Dogs don’t need to be in a shelter, they need to do things.” This compassionate boy will warm your heart and soul. We all have a dream to pursue in life, and a mission to complete. However, not many of us are aware of it at the age of four. Yet, at this

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New York UPS driver protects boy's Christmas toy by hiding it behind trash bins, video shows

A UPS driver was caught on camera trying to hide a large package in an attempt not to spoil a Christmas surprise for a young boy inside the New York home.

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This 88-year-old woman boarded her seven-hour flight. Then a man surprised her with his business-class ticket.

"No fuss, no attention, literally did it out of the kindness of his own heart," a flight attendant wrote in a viral Facebook post.

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Don't Let Impeachment Bury Great News About the Trump Economy

Ignore the noise. America is in a strong position across unemployment, energy, violent crime, and terrorism. The Trump economy has delivered.

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'Lost Species' of Tiny, Rabbit-Sized Deer Photographed in Vietnam for the First Time in 30 Years

The silver-backed chevrotain is one of the most unusual animals on Earth, and scientists had feared it was extinct. But new photographs prove that it's alive in the woods of Vietnam.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 12, 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 12, 2019 The highlights include:   Israeli scientists have identified the gene that causes deadly heart rhythm problems. A blind Israeli woman is serving in the Israeli Air Force. 5000 Tanzanians have clea

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Elder Of Ziyon - Arab plumbers in Haifa refuse to charge Holocaust survivor

Here is a nice story that was only in the Hebrew-language media a couple of weeks ago.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 23 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 23 2019 The highlights include: An Israeli cancer treatment in development locates, tags and blocks tumors. Europe is funding Israeli development of a molecule to prevent blindness. Israel has been invited

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He was bullied over his clothes. So classmates stepped in - CNN Video

A freshman in Tennessee said his first few weeks of high school were a nightmare because he was being bullied for wearing the same clothes every day. Two football players noticed and decided to help out.

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Welcome to the Party, Pal: A Die Hard Board Game Exists

John McClane got a machine gun, and now he has a board game. The 1988 action film 'Die Hard' is getting the tabletop game treatment.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Nassau, Bahamas Woman Opened Her Home to Nearly 100 Rescue Dogs Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian approached the Bahamas, a Nassau resident made sure 97 dogs from her animal refuge were safe and cared for—inside her own home.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Sept 1 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept 1 2019 The highlights include: Israeli scientists have been able to prevent secondary cancer in the brain. A new Israeli anti-malaria vaccine requires no refrigeration. Israel’s MDA gave six-months’ fir

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 8 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 8 2019 The highlights include: Israeli scientists have transformed MRI scans to detect brain diseases. Israel’s upgrade of neonatal units in Ghana has saved hundreds of babies. Israelis take hundreds of s

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A retired teacher found some seahorses off Long Beach. Then he built a secret world for them

Rog Hanson created a secret habitat for seahorses in the coastal waters off Long Beach. He's come to see them about 1,000 times.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel June 10 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 10 2019 The highlights include: Rare positive news in the search for pancreatic cancer treatment. Israeli experts are helping seven Muslim countries save their coral reefs. Intel Israel has launched its 10t

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel June 2 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 2 2019 The highlights include: Israelis are testing a new treatment for incurable blood cancer. Surgeons at an Israeli NGO have saved their 5,000th non-Israeli child. Jews in Hebron hosted an Iftar feast fo

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Billionaire pledges to pay student debt for 2019 class at historic black US college

Robert Smith makes pledge to eliminate students’ debt estimated at $40m at Morehouse, Martin Luther King’s alma mater

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And now, a nice story about the kid who yelled “wow!” at the symphony

The world is full of terrible events, big and small, that we must all bear witness to day in and day out. Fortunately, sometimes it is also a place where purely good things happen. We’re happy to say that one such story has arrived to cap off the week.

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Photo of final 2 Pittsburgh marathon finishers goes viral

Two strangers found strength in each other about halfway through Sunday’s Pittsburgh Marathon when they realized they would be the last to finish. Coming in at 7 hours, 22 minutes and 56 seconds, Jessica Robertson of Braddock and Laura Mazur of Ohio, who

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Florida woman breaks back, foot after jumping off pier to rescue boy from riptide

A woman broke her back and her foot when she jumped into the water to rescue a boy who was struggling against a rip current in Florida.

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Nurse adopts baby girl after parents didn't visit for 5 months; judge calls it 'destiny'

Boston nurse Liz Smith tried IVF and sperm donation, but they didn't work. She had given up being a mom, until a lonely baby girl came into her life.

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Meet The Man Who Fled Iran To Embrace Judaism, Freedom, And Conservatism In The U.S.

On November 9, 2016, an Iranian man arrived in the United States on his search for freedom, only to be welcomed by the sight of tens of thousands of Americans exercising their freedom of speech and assembly in protest of

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Puppy Brings Smiles to Patients at South Charleston Dentist Office

February is Pediatric Dentistry month and a local dentist office has a unique way of keeping it's tiny patients calm and comfortable.  

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Young Palestinian Discovers He's Jewish, Becomes Anti-UNRWA Activist

Anti-UNRWA activist Mordechai Yosef. Photo: Twitter screenshot. A young Palestinian Muslim man was raised to hate Jews, but then discovered …

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The rewilding movement is going from strength to strength - Conservation

TAPIRS ARE South America’s largest land mammals. They are one of six species Ignacio Jiménez and his team are trying to re-introduce to the Iberá project, a 7,500km{ 2} wetland reserve in north Argentina, run by Tompkins Conservation, an American char

Family & Parenting | Kids

North Carolina boy ‘hung out with a bear’ while lost in woods

The 3-year-old North Carolina boy who was found safe after spending two days lost in the woods told his family that he “hung out with a bear” during the ordeal. Casey Hathaway’s a…

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99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2018

The world didn’t fall apart this year. You were just getting your news from the wrong places.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli groom with paralysis stands tall at wedding with help of robotic device | The Times of Israel

Developed by Israeli startup UPnRIDE, the indoor-outdoor vehicle wheels people around while they're in a vertical position; now ready for European sales

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Artist Tired of Reading Bad News Illustrates the Good Things That Happened in 2018

“It’s necessary to let the world know that, despite having much more to do, we’ve accomplished some amazing things in 2018.”

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U.S. Is World’s Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a Decade

The U.S. is back on top as the most competitive country in the world, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since 2008 in an index produced by the World Economic Forum, which said the country could still do better on social issues.

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Toys 'R' Us cancels bankruptcy auction; plans brand revival

Does this mean more Toys 'R' Us stores could soon be on the way?

Music | Music

The Kinks are getting back together to record a new album - NME

The Kinks are reuniting for a new album. Frontman Ray Davies confirmed the news, saying that the band may even play some live shows.

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A Camera Lost at the Bottom of the Sea Finds Its Owner, Three Years Later | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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Mass. puppy revived after overdose - Story | KTTV

A family’s puppy was saved after she accidentally got into something that almost took her life.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Daniel Craig Confirms He’s Playing James Bond Again

Daniel Craig confirmed on the Late Show that he’ll be returning to the role of James Bond for Bond 25.

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What One Woman Did for a Homeless Man’s Injured Dog Will Make You 'Aww'

“I just couldn’t handle the thought of her having to go without her surgery,” Laurel Lainio told 7 News Adelaide

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Fleetwood Mac joins Fallon and some musical kids for a performance of "Don't Stop"

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and kids from SeriousFun perform "Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mac using children's instruments.

Travel | Travel

What Happens to Old Hotel Bar Soap? Meet Orlando Charity Clean the World - Thrillist

Clean the World is collecting used hotel soap, melting it down, and making new soap to send to impoverished countries around the world.

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This sweet Disneyland promposal sets the bar sky high

A teen asks his girlfriend to prom at Disneyland with help from some characters.

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Nobody came to her birthday party. Then Bryce saved the day.

Bryce came to Brooke's 5th birthday party...and it meant a whole bunch to her.

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Literal Food Bank Lets People Deposit, Withdraw Food As Needed

“The poor, unemployed and old can withdraw respectfully, without begging.”

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Hero Dog Helps Firefighters Pull 2 Kids From Burning Home

The children, ages 2 and 4, were the last to escape the blaze when Maxx went in after them.

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Dog barely escapes when its leash gets stuck in elevator

Recent CCTV footage from an elevator in St. Petersburg, Russia shows a horrifying incident where a dog was nearly killed when its leash became stuck outside of the elevator.

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For The First Time In A Century, Wild Tiger Numbers Are On The Rise

For wild tigers, the numbers have not been kind. In 1900, an estimated 100,000 tigers roamed free on our planet. Yet within a hundred years, that number plummeted by more than 95 percent — the result of rampant poaching and widespread habitat loss.

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Doctors Told a Woman to Take Her Husband Off of Life Support, But She Refused—and Then He Woke Up

What would you do if your partner got into an accident that put him or her into a coma—and doctors told you they'd pull the plug if they were in your shoes? Medical problems test any couple, but Danielle Josey Davis, whose husband, Matthew, got into a motorcycle accident in 2011—just seven months after they had tied the knot—refused to lose hope.

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15 Amazing Things Made Possible by Getting Lost

Don’t freak out if you’ve lost your way. Incredible things can happen when you wander off the (literal or metaphoric) beaten path. Below are just a few ways humankind has benefited from someone getting lost—plus, a few things to think about if you find yourself off course.

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Bei Bei the panda needed mom's help getting down from a tree

Bei Bei the panda successfully climbed a tree, but needed some help from mom in his return to earth.

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9-Year-Old Collects Hundreds Of Barbies For Homeless Girls Her Age

"I feel like girls in shelters should have the same as girls not in shelters."

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At 102, Nation’s Oldest Working Teacher Has No Plans To Retire

Teachers and students at a NJ school said they hit the jackpot with one of their teachers who's been with the school for more than 20 years.

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Man Who's Blind In 1 Eye Forms Bond With Unwanted Puppy Born With 1 Eye

Some things are just meant to be. Take Jordan Trent and his new puppy.

The husband and father of two was spending the recent holidays in Sulphur Bluff, Texas, with all 22 members of his family when he and one of his sisters decided to visit a flea market.

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11-Year-Old Girl Learns To Walk With The Help Of A Great Dane

Bella Burton was born with Morquio syndrome, a rare genetic condition that affects her bones and greatly limits her mobility. She’s undergone multiple surgeries and myriad therapies, but the 11-year-old still struggled to walk on her own, always requiring crutches or a wheelchair to get around.

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Why Travel Is Good for Your Health | U.S. News Travel

Apart from depriving yourself the chance to enhance your productivity and work performance, avoiding taking a break can lead to stress overload and other potentially damaging effects on your health, experts say.

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Bride is 11th family member to wear 120-year-old wedding dress

The dress was worn by the bride's great-great grandmother in 1895.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

English Bulldog Puppy Barks For The First Time And Has The Funniest Reaction

Piper the English bulldog was born fairly recently, and lucky for us, her owners captured one of her very first attempts at barking. The result is possibly the funniest thing you'll see today.

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Cruise ship nurses use a makeshift incubator to save one-and-a-half pound baby born three MONTHS premature

Utah mom Emily Morgan said doctors didn't expect her son Haiden to live, but thanks to a makeshift incubator onboard the Royal Caribbean and an early arrival in Puerto Rico, he did.

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Miniature Therapy Horses Are Just What The Doctor Ordered

These miniature therapy horses are basically magical creatures. One of them is even named Magic. Magic, who often wears a custom tuxedo, made Time magazine's list of the top 10 heroic animals in history

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Police Officer Quietly Buys Food At Chipotle For Man In Need

When he saw a man in need, this humble cop decided to help without expecting any recognition in return.  Sgt. Brendan Hagarty of the Chicago Police Department in Illinois was having lunch at a Chipotle

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Tree Counter Is Astonished By How Many Trees There Are : Goats and Soda : NPR

Earth is home to more than 3 trillion trees, a new map of forest density shows. That's more than anyone realized. But the total is also down about 46 percent since the first humans arrived.

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Hugh Jackman Surprises Fan With Cystic Fibrosis. Cue The 'Aww'

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Dodgers' Fernando Valenzuela becomes a U.S. citizen - LA Times

Fernando Valenzuela has accomplished plenty in his 54 years -- Rookie of the Year, Cy Young award, World Series champion, no-hitter.

Health & Fitness | Wheels

Dozens Of Bikes Stolen From Local Program, Community Donates Hundreds Of Replacements

When the wheels came off for a neighborhood bike program, the community rallied to keep it cruising. After dozens of bicycles were stolen late last month from the Conkey Cruisers, a bike program in

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Amazon says 20th birthday celebration will be bigger than Black Friday | The Verge

To celebrate its 20th birthday, Amazon is introducing Prime Day, a "global shopping event" that the retail giant says will offer more deals than Black Friday. The deals will become available at...

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Four-year-old girl giggles as her father performs loop-the-loops in small plane | Daily Mail Online

As she holds on to the handrails, father Raphael Langumier from Canada begins to do some loops in the skies above. Far from being scared, daughter Leá bursts into fits of giggles.

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Park visitor finds 8.52-carat diamond in Arkansas - CNN.com

An 8.52-carat diamond was found at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park on Wednesday. It's the fifth-largest gem to be discovered by a park visitor.

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High Schoolers' Stellar Moves Will Make You Cheer

A trio of teens recently brought the house school down when they battled each other in an impromptu dance-off, impressing everyone gathered with their stellar moves. Video captures Josh Grant, Taiz

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Little Boy's Lost Stuffed Animal Goes on Heartwarming Adventure

When a little boy left his stuffed tiger, Hobbes, at the Tampa International Airport, employees took the toy on adventure. They documented the journey in a photo book before the boy returned to pick up his stuffed animal.

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This man's blood has saved 2 million babies - CNN.com

Australian James Harrison has donated blood plasma every week for 60 years. His blood is used an injection that saves babies from deadly rhesus disease.

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Couple Reunited With Wedding Rings Lost Since 1960s

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — It's been decades since Ofelia Kirker lost her wedding rings, but she'll be wearing the treasured jewelry for her 64th wedding anniversary. "It feels like we're g

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Did Something Amazing For His Biggest Fan | MRCTV

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is known as a nice guy in Hollywood who came from humble beginnings, which is why a recent story about him doing something really awesome for a fan makes total sense