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D.C. Couple Moves to New Orleans to Build Homes for Over 900 Families Still Affected by Hurricane Katrina: 'We Couldn't Leave These People Behind'

Originally posted 08/27/2015 10:25AM

When thousands of people fled New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, one married couple from Washington, D.C., arrived to volunteer – and never looked back.

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Train Hero Anthony Sadler Returns Home to California as Suspect Faces Terrorism Charges

Train Hero Anthony Sadler Returns Home to California as Suspect Faces Terrorism Charges

Originally posted 08/26/2015 06:00PM

Four days after he helped to thwart a possible terror attack on a Paris-bound train, American college student Anthony Sadler has returned home.

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Star Trek Movie Cast Creates Leonard Nimoy Tribute Video, Promotes Charity Drive in His Honor

Originally posted 08/25/2015 11:40PM

[YOUTUBE "EHKSCDRVzgs"] When Leonard Nimoy died in February, he left behind not one but two Star Trek casts, as he appeared in both the original series and the rebooted movie series. In a tribute video, fellow Spock actor Zachary Quinto not only recalls what made Nimoy a great man but also explains how fans can do a good deed in his memory.

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Tiny Houses Built for Homeless in L.A. Under Attack by Lawmakers Who Call Them 'Dog Houses'

Tiny Houses Built for Homeless in L.A. Under Attack by Lawmakers Who Call Them 'Dog Houses'

Originally posted 08/25/2015 05:45PM

Elvis Summers' project to build tiny houses for the homeless in Los Angeles has garnered tens of thousands of supporters online – and a few detractors in city government.

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Credit: Stefany Shaheen
Diabetes Alert Dog Becomes Girl's Best Friend, Proves She Doesn't Have to Fight Her Disease Alone

Diabetes Alert Dog Becomes Girl's Best Friend, Proves She Doesn't Have to Fight Her Disease Alone

Originally posted 08/25/2015 05:10PM

At age 8, Elle Shaheen was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. With this diagnosis, the life of the girl from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, became one of literal highs and lows. Elle and her parents, Craig Welch and Stefany Shaheen, started vigilantly tracking and managing Elle's blood sugar levels, which meant 8 to 10 injections and 10 to 12 blood sugar tests each day. Even with careful monitoring, Elle's levels would surge and drop unexpectedly, leaving her to feel the taxing and often dangerous physical effects.

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Train Hero Anthony Sadler Gets Star
Treatment at Straight Outta Compton Paris Premiere

Train Hero Anthony Sadler Gets Star Treatment at Straight Outta Compton Paris Premiere

Originally posted 08/25/2015 03:40PM

Anthony Sadler went from ordinary college student to celebrated hero to red-carpet attendee in just one weekend.

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Police Officers Fulfill Dying Mother's Wish with Quinceañera for Daughter: 'She's Fighting Every Day to See Her Turn 15'

Police Officers Fulfill Dying Mother's Wish with Quinceañera for Daughter: 'She's Fighting Every Day to See Her Turn 15'

Originally posted 08/25/2015 12:45PM

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department made a terminally ill mother's dream come true on Saturday by organizing a quinceañera celebration for her daughter's 15th birthday.

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Credit: Jody Morris
'Skateboarding Saves Lives': How Tony Hawk is Bringing Skate Parks to Kids in Low-Income Communities

'Skateboarding Saves Lives': How Tony Hawk is Bringing Skate Parks to Kids in Low-Income Communities

Originally posted 08/25/2015 11:50AM

Before a skate park was built in 18-year-old Alberth Mimila's neighborhood, he says "bad things" like gang violence and drug use were his only outlets.

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Fourth Hero from the Paris Train Attacks Identified: Mark Moogalian Did 'What Was Right in His Heart,' Says His Sister

Fourth Hero from the Paris Train Attacks Identified: Mark Moogalian Did 'What Was Right in His Heart,' Says His Sister

Originally posted 08/24/2015 04:05PM

Mark Moogalian, the 51-year-old French-American professor identified Monday as the heroic passenger who grabbed the AK-47 weapon away from the gunman aboard a European train on Friday, did "what was right in his heart" and "saved so many," according to his sister.

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Credit: Michelle West
Terminal Cancer Patient, Who Wished for Thousands of Birthday Cards, Dies Three Days After He Turned 17

Terminal Cancer Patient, Who Wished for Thousands of Birthday Cards, Dies Three Days After He Turned 17

Originally posted 08/24/2015 12:50PM

Chris West loved every time his mother, Michelle West, went to the post office these past few weeks. After each trip, she would come home with several bins piled with birthday cards.

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