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How to Help Families of Victims in the California Bus Crash

How to Help Families of Victims in the California Bus Crash

Originally posted 04/20/2014 04:40PM

All their lives, twins Marisol and Marisa Serrato, 17, were inseparable. Together they attended Norte Vista High School in Riverside, Calif., played guitar, sang at their church, even shared mattresses on their bedroom floor.

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Nebraska Boy Flies Like Iron Man, Thanks to Make-A-Wish

Nebraska Boy Flies Like Iron Man, Thanks to Make-A-Wish (and 4 More Inspiring Stories)

Originally posted 04/18/2014 10:15AM

Five inspiring stories you might have missed this week. (See last week's list)

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Heroes Among Us: These Four People Donated Organs to Complete Strangers

Heroes Among Us

These Four People Donated Organs to Complete Strangers

Originally posted 04/17/2014 02:00PM

Each day, 18 people die waiting for an organ transplant.

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Cardinals Pitchers Adorably Botch Frozen Song at Charity Karaoke

Originally posted 04/17/2014 07:55AM

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Adam Wainwright and Trevor Rosenthal are pitchers for the St. Louis Cardinals. As it turns out, their skills on the mound don't quite extend to the stage, even when they're singing for a good cause.

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Luckiest Bride Ever? Taylor Swift Attends Fan's Wedding Shower | Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Surprises Fan by Attending Her Bridal Shower

Originally posted 04/14/2014 07:00PM

Taylor Swift isn't just BFFs with everyone in young Hollywood: She also shares the love with regular fans, as one bride-to-be learned when the superstar attended her shower.

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One Mom's Incredible Invention Allows Her Disabled Son to Walk

UpdatePosted 04/11/2014 12:00PM

One Mom's Incredible Invention Allows Her Disabled Son to Walk

Originally posted 04/10/2014 10:35AM

This article was originally published by NationSwell, a website dedicated to sharing the stories of innovative Americans who are working to effect social change and move the country forward.

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9-Year-Old Boy Saves Dad Trapped Under Snowmobile

UpdatePosted 04/11/2014 10:55AM

9-Year-Old Boy Saves Dad Trapped Under Snowmobile (and 4 More Inspiring Stories)

Originally posted 04/11/2014 10:25AM

Five inspiring stories you might have missed this week. (See last week's list)

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200-Year-Old Heirloom Bible Found & Returned to Family

UpdatePosted 04/10/2014 03:15PM

200-Year-Old Heirloom Bible Found and Returned to Family by Goodwill

Originally posted 04/09/2014 01:00PM

The Bible was an odd inclusion in the donation box.

It was surrounded by computer parts when it arrived at a Denver, Colo., Goodwill, which may have been why the employees took notice of it.

It was lucky they did.

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Heroes Among Us: Colorado Women Help Thousands of Ugandans Out of Poverty

Heroes Among Us

Three Colorado Women Help Ugandans Build Businesses by Selling Handmade Beads

Originally posted 04/10/2014 02:30PM

In 2011, Teddy Namuyiga was desperate.

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Introducing the Amazing Teen Who Created a Pancreatic Cancer Test

Teen Scientist Jack Andraka Created a Pancreatic Cancer Test at 15

Originally posted 04/05/2014 10:35AM

Jack Andraka, 17, created a simple test to detect pancreatic cancer when he was only 15.

Motivated by the death of a close family friend, the Crownsville, Md., high school junior wanted to design a way to detect the disease in its early stages. He applied to 200 labs and was rejected by 199 of them. But working at a Johns Hopkins University lab, he came up with a test that costs three cents and gives results in just five minutes.

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