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1. India policewoman praised for breastfeeding abandoned baby - An Indian policewoman is being praised for breastfeeding an abandoned newborn and possibly saving his life in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

An Indian policewoman is being praised for breastfeeding an abandoned newborn and possibly saving his life in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. The newborn has been hailed by local residents as the "Government's baby". The policewoman, who has only given her first name, Archana, told BBC Hindi's Imran Qureshi that she recently gave birth to a son and felt connected to the abandoned newborn at first sight.

2. Saudi Arabia issued driver's licenses to 10 women on Monday...announcement comes three weeks before ban on women driving is set to be lifted following King Salam's decision last year to allow women to drive...only country in world where women are not allowed drive but this will change on June 24.

Saudi Arabia issued driver's licenses to 10 women on Monday. "The general directorate of traffic today started replacing international driving licenses recognized in the kingdom with Saudi licenses, in preparation for allowing women to drive," the official Saudi Press Agency said. The women - who already held driver's licenses from other countries, including the UK, Lebanon and Canada - took a brief driving test before having the right granted to them in Saudi Arabia.

3. My mom saved a life! Crystal Cafe waitress saves choking victim

MINNEAPOLIS - Joann Leser is a waitress at Crystal Café, and has been for more than 20 years. Leser says the situation unfolded within seconds before anyone had a chance to dial 911. "I'm hoping to see her in the restaurant again," Leser said.

4. Indian state manages to help wildlife flourish by banning pesticides 15 years ago.

Fifteen years ago, the tiny Indian state of Sikkim launched a radical experiment: Its leaders decided to phase out pesticides on every farm in the state, a move without precedent in India - and probably the world. Overall health has increased in the state, leaders say, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has embraced Sikkim and organic farming throughout India, pouring about $119 million into supporting organic farmers nationwide. In the years since the shift to organic, Sikkim has outlawed pesticides and chemical fertilizers, aided farmers in certifying about 190,000 acres of farmland as organic and on April 1 banned the import of many nonorganic vegetables from other states.

6. Gov. David Ige signed three bills Monday in an effort to reduce carbon emissions, one of which set a goal of making Hawaii a zero-emissions clean economy by 2045. House Bill 2182 aims to make Hawaii carbon neutral in just 27 years.

Gov. David Ige signed three bills Monday in an effort to reduce carbon emissions, one of which set a goal of making Hawaii a zero-emissions clean economy by 2045. House Bill 2182 aims to make Hawaii carbon neutral in just 27 years. "That's why this framework for capturing carbon through reforestation and carbon farming is an important step forward."

7. 6-year-old girl raises $1,900 working at a lemonade stand and restaurant to buy dolls for sick kids after she spent many days in the hospital due to kidney issues

Kristen Williams, of Hugo, Oklahoma, told NBC News that her daughter, who has dealt with kidney issues since she was born, had to spend a number of days in the hospital in July of 2017, raised money to buy 15 American Girl dolls. After community members learned what the girl was doing, she ended up raising another $1,500 in tips, earning enough to buy the dolls. The hospital is planning on Brinley to hand deliver the dolls later in the month.

8. Man takes knee during national anthem at Donald Trump's White House ceremony

WASHINGTON - Instead of welcoming the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House on Tuesday, President Donald Trump held an event to celebrate America and play the national anthem. The playing of the national anthem was followed by brief remarks from Trump, who spoke for about three minutes about the importance of standing for the national anthem. MORE: Donald Trump rips NFL's anthem policy in tweets: 'NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms!'.

9. Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war

Ethiopia's governing coalition has announced it will fully accept and implement the peace deal that ended its border war with Eritrea. The two sides have remained on a war footing as Ethiopia had, until now, refused to accept the ruling of the border commission, which was set up as part of a peace deal. As a result, Ethiopia had refused to withdraw its troops out of the disputed areas - leading Eritrea to accuse Ethiopia of forcefully occupying its territory.

10. High school students surprise 'lunch lady' with car

SAN DIEGO - The students at Hoover High School rolled out a great big surprise for the woman who helps keep them fed. Food service worker Debra Davis received a car refurbished by students in the school's auto body technician program. Davis drove it to and from Hoover High school for years.

11. Denver Welcomes Its First Free Clothing Store, Impact Humanity

Less than a few months old, Impact Humanity is the first retail storefront in Denver to offer free clothing and accessories, hygiene products, first-aid kits and even job consultations to those in need. Though the store recently opened its first and only location this past March, Impact Humanity is one of nine programs under the umbrella of Impact Locally - which began in May of 2010 when Travis Smith and a couple of his friends started giving back to the community by making and serving packed meals and distributing them to the homeless. Smith and his team at Impact Humanity welcome anyone who may want to volunteer or donate clothing items.

12. Boy, 11, prevents 3-year-old girl from drowning in 'miracle' rescue

An 11-year-old boy in Minnesota is being hailed for helping to rescue a 3-year-old girl who nearly drowned at a beach over the Memorial Day weekend. Melling told KSTP he thought the girl might be playing a game, but quickly realized she was not. The nurses, who were enjoying the day at the beach, managed to get the girl breathing again until paramedics arrived.

13. Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war

Ethiopia says it will fully accept the outcome of a border commission, ending a dispute with Eritrea that sparked Africa's deadliest border war in 1998. The two sides have remained on a war footing as Ethiopia refused to accept the ruling of the border commission set up as part of a peace deal in 2000. Eritrea has refused to hold any talks with Ethiopia until it agrees unconditionally to the border commission's findings.

15. Baby eagle rescued by Moline kayakers now on road to recovery at Raptor Center

MOLINE, Illinois - A Moline couple's kayaking adventure over the Memorial Day weekend turned into a Rock River baby eagle rescue mission with a happy ending. Katey Phillipson and Travis Briggs were paddling on the Rock in Moline, kind of behind Farm and Fleet on John Deere Road, when they spotted a bald eagle nest with a momma eagle watching over some chicks. For now, the caretakers at the raptor center are feeding the eagle raw chicken breast and beef heart.

16. TCU and other universities step up to replace scholarships for international students cheated out of out promised full ride scholarships by U of Texas, Tyler.

When UT Tyler ran low on money and couldn't honor full scholarships it had long ago promised to high-scoring Nepalese students, TCU and other American universities stepped up at the last minute to rescue their college dreams. Scholarships "Exceeded the amount budgeted," the email read, and funds "Are no longer available." About 50 students were offered smaller grants that would have left their families paying thousands. "We felt like the international students didn't matter to them," wrote Sabina Khanal of Lamjung, Nepal, the other freshman coming to TCU instead of UT Tyler.

17. India will add 225 GW renewable energy project capacity by 2022: Power and Energy Minister

NEW DELHI: India is poised to achieve 225 GW renewable energy capacity addition by March 2022, as against the current target of 175 GW project capacity by the said deadline. "India's current capacity stands at 70 GW, we will cross the 175 GW target well before 2022," said R. K Singh, minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy at a press meet here on Tuesday. MNRE Secretary Anand Kumar, announcing the trajectory of bids over the next couple of years, said that while the current target is 175 GW, the Ministry's 'mission' is to add 225 GW by March 2022.

18. The European Union's top court has ruled in favour of a Romanian gay man's right to have his US husband live with him in Romania. The country, which does not recognise same-sex marriage, had argued that the American was not entitled to the EU residency rights awarded to spouses.

The European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that member states should recognise gay marriages contracted in fellow EU states, and grant couples the same residency rights that other families enjoy. "Although the member states have the freedom whether or not to authorise marriage between persons of the same sex, they may not obstruct the freedom of residence of an EU citizen by refusing to grant his same-sex spouse, a national of a country that is not an EU Member State, a derived right of residence in their territory," the court said. In January, a senior adviser to the ECJ, Advocate General Melchior Wathelet, said that the term "Spouse" could include - under the freedom of residence rules for EU citizens and their family members - spouses of the same sex.

19. Galveston officers help mother of four who called police to take her children

A call for police to remove her kids turned out to be exactly the help a mother of four was looking for. With nowhere to go, Tina decided to ask the police to take her four kids. Minutes later, two Galveston officers arrived and instead of taking the kids, they arrived ready to help.

20. 'This is why I do the job': Photo of firefighter cradling child goes viral

After returning home from a house fire, Capt. Chris Blazek from the Chattanooga Fire Department was called to the scene of a motor vehicle incident on Saturday. The young girls ranged in age from four months to seven years old, Blazek said in the post. The image of Blazek and the small child asleep in his arms has since gone viral with more than 4,000 shares and more than 11,000 reactions as of Tuesday morning.

21. Paralyzed graduate surprises classmates and teachers by walking the stage at graduation

A Calgary teenager, seriously injured in a 2015 sledding accident, made a lasting impression at Bowness High School's graduation ceremony by doing away with his wheelchair and crossing the stage on foot in an exoskeleton suit to receive his diploma. The wheelchair-bound teen shocked nearly everyone in attendance by walking the stage of the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in a robotic suit using forearm crutches for support. Alex's parents had seen their son, the oldest of their four boys, walk with the use of the exoskeleton suit before but say watching him on stage was a completely different experience.

23. NH Brewery Releases New Beer to Benefit Local Firefighters

N.H. - A new beer brewed by a New Hampshire brewery will help the Somersworth Fire Department raise money for the community. Bad Lab Beer Company says the beer named "Bad Halligan" will give money to the fire department's charity association for every beer sold. Firefighters John Danni and Tyler Taatjes come up with the idea for the beer and local firefighters helped with the brewing process.

24. Finish Line donates new shoes to SC Special Olympics Basketball Team

"The shoes look great. They're gonna match our jerseys awesome so it's gonna be a really fun time." Even the Finish Line employees couldn't stop smiling. "It made me feel great to able to help people and see the smile on their faces when they got the shoes and I just know they're gonna really ball out in them and do good in Seattle," said Finish Line employee Stratravious Jackson.

25. Fire helicopter rescues woman, her pet rabbit and chicken isolated by lava: The Hawaii County Fire Department on Sunday airlifted a woman, her pets and a wheelchair after she earlier had declined being evacuated from an area isolated by lava in Lower Puna.

The Hawaii County Fire Department on Sunday airlifted a woman, her pets and a wheelchair after she earlier had declined being evacuated from an area isolated by lava in Lower Puna. Fire personnel first evacuated by helicopter the woman, her pet rabbit and chicken at about 3:45 p.m. They made a second trip and delivered her wheelchair and other possessions at about 4:45 p.m. to the Pahoa Fire Station. "So the fire helicopter brought her out."