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A mule deer grazes along a road along Chatfield Reservior late Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Littleton, Colo.

Hunters In New Jersey Help Feed The Hungry This Holiday Season

Over the last decade and a half, Hunters Helping the Hungry has delivered 2.2 million quarter-pound servings of fresh venison to families.

 | By Sam Eaton

Cat being held.

Cats Know Your Voice And Can Tell When You're Talking To Them

Research just proved what a lot of cat owners already know —they're not as aloof as people think they are.

 | By Simplemost  and Bridget Sharkey

Former President Barack Obama

Obama To Announce Expansion Of Young Leaders Program To U.S.

The Obama Foundation Leaders United States program is a six-month leadership development program for emerging leaders between the ages of 24 and 45.

 | By Associated Press

Scrabble games on a store shelf

Here’s The Sitch: Scrabble Dictionary Adds Hundreds Of New Words

'The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary' was last updated in 2018 through a longstanding partnership between Hasbro and Merriam-Webster.

 | By Associated Press

Cuddler volunteer holding a NICU baby

Chicago Hospital Offers Cuddlers To Help NICU Babies

An infant ICU in Chicago has resumed its cuddling program after pausing it at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 | By Meg Hilling

Shetland pony Pumuckel stands between the hooves of gelding Ron-Sheer.

20-Inch-Tall Shetland Pony Set To Become The World's Smallest Horse

Pumuckel the pony works as a therapy horse with seniors and is 2 inches shorter than the current record-holder.

 | By Tricia Goss

Woman purchases a scratch-off lottery ticket.

$100K Lottery Winner Won Another $300K The Same Day

A 70-year-old Delaware woman said she used some of the winnings from one lottery ticket to buy another for an even bigger win.

 | By Kathleen St. John

Dog in a wheelchair.

WFTS: Retired Deputy Supplying Wheelchairs For Animals In Need

John Cox says providing wheelchairs for disabled animals was life-changing not just for them — but for himself.

 | By Robert Boyd and WFTS

14 year-old Thomas Aldous

Teen Wins Top Prize For Building Remote-Controlled Robotic Hand

It took six months for 14-year-old Thomas Aldous to design and build the hand as an eighth-grade student.

 | By Scott Withers

Chimps play outside.

'Retirement' Home Helps Chimpanzees Thrive After Medical Research

Chimp Haven has housed and helped hundreds of apes that are no longer needed in medical research.

 | By Tammy Estwick

The headquarters of Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mackenzie Scott Donates $85M To Girl Scouts

CEO Sofia Chang says it's the largest donation the Girl Scouts have received from an individual since their founding in 1912.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Gates Foundation Pledges $1.2B To Eradicate Polio Globally

The money also will be used to stop outbreaks of new variants of the virus.

 | By Associated Press

Fat Bear Week.

Fat Bear Week 2022: Alaska's Best Week Of The Year Is Underway

Fat Bear Week ends on Tuesday, so you still have plenty of time to choose the winner.

 | By Daniel Feingold

A green turtle swims in waters of Ribbon Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef Has Highest Growth Of Coral In Nearly 40 Years

Unfortunately, the Great Barrier Reef is still vulnerable, as in the southern region it decreased from 38% to 34%.

 | By Lea Herring

A woman looks through books.

Book Truck Is Helping Combat Negative Stereotypes

Black Wordschoolers is a bookmobile filled with stories from Black authors. It's helping students learn to repel stereotypes and raise literacy rates.

 | By Amber Strong

Elaina Guerra, family members and volunteers pose with a bed frame for a child in need.

KSHB: Girl Uses Make-A-Wish To Build 300 Beds For Other Children

Fifteen nonprofits across the Kansas City area are included in 8-year-old Elaina Guerra's wish to help children who need beds.

 | By JuYeon Kim and KSHB

Cancer cells.

Cancer Treatment Trial Hailed As 'Breakthrough'

The study explains none of the patients received chemoradiotherapy or underwent surgery and "no cases of progression or recurrence had been reported."

 | By Newsy Staff

A student stands next to his wind turbine project during the KidWind Challenge

Students Build Wind Turbines In Competition Promoting Clean Energy

Students in elementary school through college are learning the importance of clean energy by building and testing wind turbines.

 | By Scott Withers

A mom and baby elephant

Watch Elephant Mom Show Gratitude When Rescuers Save Her Child

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the leading conservation organization in Kenya that focuses on the rescue and raising of orphaned baby elephants.

 | By Tricia Goss

A woman displays an HIV testing kit.

Scientists Say They Have Cured A Woman Of HIV

The woman had both acute leukemia and HIV.

 | By Lindsey Theis

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton Pays College Tuition For Employees At Dollywood

The program will be open to all of the company's 11,000 seasonal, part-time and full-time employees.

 | By Tricia Goss

Two women stand in a kitchen.

KNXV: Volunteer Bakers Cook Up Creative Cakes For Kids In Need

For Goodness Cakes makes personalized birthday cakes for foster kids and at-risk youth around Arizona.

 | By KNXV

Sandra Ortiz and her son Bryan Chavez

Migrant Families Reunite After Years Apart: 'It Feels Like A Dream'

The Biden administration has begun reuniting the more than 1,000 migrant families who are still separated due to a Trump-era policy.

 | By Ben Schamisso and Shira Tarlo

Vet works with a dog.

KMGH: Can Dogs Help Us Find A Cure For Cancer?

Researchers at Colorado State University are studying a vaccine that aims to prevent cancer in dogs.

 | By KMGH

Young Syrian refugee kids in Chicago share a Thanksgiving meal.

Helping Refugee Kids Assimilate One Thanksgiving Dinner At A Time

A community of Syrian refugees in Chicago is making sure its youngest members have the best experience possible assimilating to the U.S.

 | By Ben Schamisso