The Week in Uppers

Taxes got you down? Check out these inspiring stories

Peter Finocchiaro
April 17, 2011 7:18PM (UTC)

While our attention was dominated this past week by heated political debate in Washington and last-minute tax returns back home, the news wasn't all bad. Here are a few of the week's more heart-warming headlines.
  • A woman who conceived through in-vitro fertilization is now raising two sets of identical twins -- two boys and two girls. (ABC News)

  • Tunes 4 the Troops, a non-profit that donates CDs and DVDs to troops overseas, just shipped its millionth disc. (AOL News)
  • Fifth-grader Evan Siegal is being honored this week for his show of crossing-guard heroics in December, when he pulled a pedestrian out of the way of an oncoming vehicle. (AOL News
  • It's springtime in Washington, and one mother duckling is navigating her flock of newborns through the bustling capital city. (NBC News)

  • Forty years later, a surgeon has reunited with the soldier he saved on a Vietnam battlefield. (NBC News)
  • Michelle Obama, Jill Biden and Martha Stewart threw a baby shower for 40 military mothers-to-be. (AOL News)
  • The Labor Department reports that job openings were at their highest levels in more than two years during February. (AOL News)
  • Agnes Zhelesnik still teaches pre-school at the ripe age of 97, making her the oldest educator in America. (AP)
  • A traveler captured one of nature's most bewitching spectacles -- Aurora Borealis -- using time-lapse photographer on board a red-eye flight from San Francisco to Paris. (ABC News)

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