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  • Your value

    A Christian Science perspective: A basic human need is to feel one's own worth. Here are some ideas on how to recognize your God-given value.
    11/17/2011 08:30 am

  • Jack-o'-lanterns and more: five symbols in the history of Halloween

    Halloween has its own collection of seasonal iconography, much like a Christmas tree or an Easter basket. Since the October holiday straddles the line between celebration and superstition, it's no surprise some of the day's symbols are of a darker origin. Here are five things that are intertwined with the history of Halloween.
    10/31/2011 06:49 pm

  • Global News Blog Scotland's millennia-old Yew tree has seen it all

    The Fortingall Yew, Europe's oldest tree, has been everything from an ancient clan gathering place to a matchmaker.
    10/31/2011 01:46 pm

  • Kate Middleton: New succession rules could make her mother of Britain’s next queen

    Kate Middleton could be the first British royal in centuries to see an eldest daughter become Queen instead of a younger brother. Under the century-old tradition of male primogeniture, if the eldest child was a girl she would only become queen if none of her younger siblings were boys. Now, with the assent of 16 countries in the Commonwealth, girls will be just as eligible as their brothers, meaning the eldest child will always ascend to the throne. The change in law, which is expected to soon be formalized in the British parliament, also lifts a ban on Catholic heirs – a move British Prime Minister David Cameron and Catholic leaders have praised. Here are five would-be queens who were leap-frogged by their brothers for the throne:
    10/28/2011 02:25 pm

  • Assassination plot: US seeks to label Iran an international outlaw

    As US diplomats show allies evidence that Iran was behind an assassination plot, they are also laying the groundwork for pursuing Iran as an international outlaw that violated a treaty.
    10/13/2011 08:42 pm

  • Scotland university fee plan riles the English

    A Scottish government plan to charge UK students outside Scotland full tuition while providing a free education to Scotland-based students prompts accusations of inequality and discrimination.
    09/27/2011 10:49 am

  • In Pictures Europe's love-hate relationship with the Pope
  • Sectarian worries as Scotland's 'Old Firm' renews its soccer rivalry

    With Glasgow soccer teams Celtic and Rangers set to meet this weekend, Scotland is drafting new measures to stamp out Protestant-Catholic sectarianism rooted in the teams' culture.
    09/16/2011 01:33 pm

  • Rugby World Cup: US starts play Sunday, as part of pool stage action

    The Pool Stage is the initial round of competition in the Rugby World Cup. At the conclusion of this round, two teams (a winner and a runner-up) will advance to the next stage, or "quarter-finals." There are four pools - A, B, C and D, and it is widely anticipated that the top seeds in those pools: New Zealand, England, Australia and South Africa respectively, will move to the next round.
    09/11/2011 11:51 am

  • Global News Blog In Scotland, a view of the greens gives home a hefty premium

    In Scotland, where golf was invented, properties along the edge of the St. Andrews golf course make up one of the most exclusive property rows in the world.
    09/08/2011 04:30 pm

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Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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