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Good deeds in 2020: Tales of kindness in a trying year
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Good deeds in 2020: Tales of kindness in a trying year


In mid-March, as the coronavirus was ravaging communities and economies around the world, The Associated Press launched its “One Good Thing” series to highlight individuals whose actions offer glimmers of light in dark times.

Nine months later we’ve hit every continent except Antarctica to publish more than 180 stories of kindness, good deeds and serendipity.

Here is a look back at 10 of our favorite stories of people finding ways to make a difference, no matter how small:

Stories of the year: Inspiring, uplifting, and sometimes, heartbreaking

Read top stories of 2020 from Lee Newspapers around the country.


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WUHAN, China (AP) — A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries.

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