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The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.More >>
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Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.More >>
The first trucks in a Russian aid convoy crossed into eastern Ukraine on Friday, seemingly without Kiev's approval, after more than a week's delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an...More >>
Bethany Baldwin is learning all sorts of things at the MacMillan International Academy in Montgomery. One lesson Bethany is taking a step to fulfill is a plan she's putting in place to help the needy.
"I know there are people in Alabama who don't have hardly anything," said Bethany.
Bethany will turn 10 on October 1. Instead of gifts and money, the youngster wants friends to bring bottles of water and food. The actual party is Saturday, October 5th at Old Alabama Town in Montgomery.
"This will go to the Salvation Army," she said.
This giving spirit even surprised her mom.
"She told me I have enough toys and everything and I thought 'wow,' said Bethany's mom Emmi Baldwin.
"It started with a 3-minute video about the basic needs and they started asking questions. Bethany is the only one who took action," said teacher Felicia Mills.
It was just a few days ago when Bethany learned a hard truth; so many people in the world don't have the basic needs many of us take for granted. The 9-year old says she's learning to see beyond herself.. her family and her community.
"They're struggling with food and I want to help," she said.