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Technical Difficulties? Gwyneth Paltrow Is Left Hanging on Live Red Nose Day Special

Gwyneth Paltrow Is Left Hanging on Live Red Nose Day Special

Originally posted 05/22/2015 08:15AM

The show must go on!

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Alan Jackson Makes a Wish Come True for 5-Year-Old Fan Battling Cancer (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/21/2015 06:20PM

Few things make young cowboy JoshuaJohn Waldrop happier than listening to Alan Jackson's "I'll Fly Away" with his family.

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Washington Teacher Stands Up to Bullying by Letting Student Shave Her Head

Originally posted 05/21/2015 03:30PM

A fourth-grade teacher is taking a big stand against bullying.

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Michigan Family's Traveling Stuffed Toy Delivers Messages of Hope Around the Country

Michigan Family's Traveling Stuffed Toy Delivers Messages of Hope Around the Country

Originally posted 05/21/2015 01:05PM

Cathie Rourke and her family of Bloomfield Township, Michigan, have shared a message of encouragement through the rotating gift of a small children's toy – a story of inspiration 18 years in the making.

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Mick Polly Gives Away 622 Bikes to Kids in Struggling Coal-Mining Community

Originally posted 05/21/2015 11:25AM

Mick Polly was in the garage outside his home in the small coal-mining community of Whitesburg, Kentucky, when a young neighbor boy with bike trouble stopped and asked him for help to repair a chain that had slipped off its gears.

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Inside Matt Lauer's 225 Mile-Bike Ride for Red Nose Day: 'People Couldn't Have Been Nicer' | Matt Lauer

Inside Matt Lauer's 225 Mile-Bike Ride for Red Nose Day: 'People Couldn't Have Been Nicer'

Originally posted 05/20/2015 07:45PM

Matt Lauer has had a busy few days.

The Today host departed Boston on Sunday for a five-day, 225-mile bike ride that ends in New York City on Thursday morning. The television journalist, 57, took on the journey to raise awareness and funding for Red Nose Day, a campaign to support children and teens living in poverty.

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New York Sisters Battling Cancer Together: 'We Focus on Living'

New York Sisters Battling Cancer Together: 'We Focus on Living'

Originally posted 05/20/2015 02:15PM

Shelleen Soltys, a single mother of four, was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in 2012.

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Virginia Mom Thanks Cop Who Helped Her Young Son with Flat Tire

Virginia Mom Thanks Cop Who Helped Her Young Son with Flat Tire

Originally posted 05/20/2015 10:30AM

A Virginia mom took to Facebook to thank a police officer for helping her son after he got a flat tire – and for not assuming that he'd stolen the car in question.

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Oklahoma Bombing Survivor Reunites with Hero Cop Who Saved Him as a Child

Oklahoma Bombing Survivor Reunites with Hero Cop Who Saved Him as a Child

Originally posted 05/19/2015 04:10PM

When Officer Don Hull pulled 1-year-old Joseph Webber out of the rubble of the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995, he had no idea if the boy would live or die.

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The Personal Reasons Camila Alves Says Teachers Help 'Change Kids' Lives' | Camila Alves

The Personal Reasons Camila Alves Says Teachers Help 'Change Kids' Lives'

Originally posted 05/19/2015 01:15PM

When Camila Alves first moved to the United States from Brazil when she was 15 years old, she couldn't read, write or speak English. "I didn't speak a word of English, zero, and I didn't have a lot of money," says Alves, 33, of her early teen years, before she became a model and long before meeting her husband-to-be, Matthew McConaughey.

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