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2020: Year in Good News

Yeah, we know: It was a spectacularly awful year. But dare we look on the bright side? Some good things still happened. On a micro level, babies were born, couples got married, anniversaries were celebrated. On a macro level, scientists developed COVID-19 vaccines with remarkable speed. And in spite of the pandemic, Americans participated in the electoral process in record numbers. So cherish these good news stories as we look forward to what's gotta be a better year.

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    It's not just the vaccine. There are many causes for hope in the fight against Covid

    It's not just the vaccine. There are many causes for hope in the fight against Covid

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    The Guardian - Devi Sridhar

    Scientists now have better tests and treatments, and are forging a clear pathway out of this global ordeal On 5 January 2020, the World Health Organization sent a memo to governments across the world reporting a small cluster of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China. For many countries, the warning …

    2020 turnout is the highest in over a century

    2020 turnout is the highest in over a century

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    The Washington Post

    More Americans voted in the 2020 election — two-thirds of the voting eligible population — than in any other in 120 years. This turnout shattered previous highs, including 2008 when Barack Obama defeated John McCain, 1960 when John F. Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon, and 1908 when William Howard Taft …

    Arkansas woman turns 106 after beating COVID-19

    Arkansas woman turns 106 after beating COVID-19

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    TODAY - Samantha Kubota

    Priscilla Boyle’s birthday was an unusual event this year. In addition to turning 106 on Sunday, the centenarian also had to beat COVID-19 this summer. The governor of her home state, Asa Hutchinson, even wished her a happy birthday during his press briefing on Tuesday. “She spent one month in the …

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