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PEOPLE Magazine Awards: Nora Sandigo Wins Hero of the Year

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PEOPLE Magazine Awards: Nora Sandigo Wins Hero of the Year

Originally posted 12/18/2014 10:45PM

Nora Sandigo, whose work has a real impact on the lives of families across the nation, was named Hero of the Year at the PEOPLE Magazine Awards on Thursday.

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Pope Francis Celebrates His 78th Birthday with Cake and Tango

Pope Francis Celebrates His 78th Birthday with Cake and Tango

Originally posted 12/18/2014 07:15PM

Pope Francis got a cake, cards and a tango demonstration for his 78th birthday Wednesday – and 1,760 lbs. of chicken meat for the poor.

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The Daily Treat: Derby the Dog Runs For the First Time Thanks to 3-D Printed Prosthetic Legs

Originally posted 12/18/2014 01:10PM

Go, Dog. Go!

Thanks to the advancements in 3-D printing, Derby the dog is faster than ever before.

Derby was born with deformed front legs. While he could still get around, the adorable pooch couldn't move very quickly.

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Heroes Among Us: A Mom Teaches Kids with Diabetes How to Stay Healthy

Heroes Among Us

Heroes Among Us: Aracely Basurto Teaches Kids with Diabetes How to Stay Healthy

Originally posted 12/18/2014 11:55AM

Aracely Basurto was a working mother of three in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in 1993 when she noticed something seemed wrong with her daughter Andrea, then nearly two years old. Out of nowhere, the toddler was losing weight, urinating frequently and drinking ravenously from water bottles she pulled from the fridge.

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Mystery Santa Handing Out $100 Bills in Massachusetts

Originally posted 12/18/2014 06:15AM

A generous mystery man has made the holiday season a little brighter for employees of two Massachusetts coffee shops.

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8-Year-Old Raises More Than $1 Million to Help Cure His Friend's Rare Disease

8-Year-Old Raises More Than $1 Million to Help Cure His Friend's Rare Disease

Originally posted 12/17/2014 03:50PM

Some best friends will do anything for each other – even if it means raising more than $1 million.

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Call Me Catherine, Princess Kate Tells a Group of Astonished Scouts

Call Me Catherine, Princess Kate Tells a Group of Astonished Scouts

Originally posted 12/16/2014 04:45PM

What do you say when you're just a kid and the Duchess of Cambridge shows up at your Scout meeting?

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'Layaway Angel' Pays for $20,000 Worth of Toys

'Layaway Angel' Pays for $20,000 Worth of Toys

Originally posted 12/12/2014 04:50PM

Linda got the surprise of her life on Wednesday when Toys 'R' Us called her to let her know that the gifts she'd put on layaway had been paid off – by a stranger.

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Police Officer Buys Eggs for Grandma Caught Shoplifting

Police Officer Buys Eggs for Grandma Caught Shoplifting

Originally posted 12/11/2014 07:00PM

The holiday spirit is definitely in the air in one town in Alabama.

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Heroes Among Us: How Gabe Sonnier Went from Being a Janitor to School Principal

Heroes Among Us

How a Louisiana Man Went from Being a School Janitor to School Principal

Originally posted 12/11/2014 03:10PM

When Laci Polotzola walked the halls as a student at Port Barre Elementary in Port Barre, Louisiana, she'd often wave at the jovial janitor, Joseph "Gabe" Sonnier.

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