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U.S. Airman Spencer Stone's Heroic Actions Aboard Attacked Train Are 'No Surprise' to Hometown Friends

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U.S. Airman Spencer Stone's Heroic Actions Aboard Attacked Train Are 'No Surprise' to Hometown Friends

Originally posted 08/22/2015 04:30PM

Spencer Stone is a true American hometown hero to his friends and former co-workers in Carmichael, California, and they were not surprised to learn that he risked his own life to stop a gunman who opened fire on a European train on Friday.

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Gym, Tan, Zombies? Pauly D Makes a Special Appearance on the Set of Sam & Mattie's Teen Zombie Movie

Gym, Tan, Zombies? Pauly D Makes a Special Appearance on the Set of Sam & Mattie's Teen Zombie Movie

Originally posted 08/22/2015 11:55AM

Forget about GTL, these days Pauly D is more focused on fighting off the undead – and doing some good along the way.

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Arizona Couple Who Can't Conceive Take in 35 Children No One Else Wanted: 'I Love Them All So Much'

Arizona Couple Who Can't Conceive Take in 35 Children No One Else Wanted: 'I Love Them All So Much'

Originally posted 08/21/2015 11:35AM

Over the past 18 years, Richard and Paula Charlebois have welcomed 35 adopted and foster children into their Glendale, Arizona, home – the majority of them "troubled" or "disruptive" teens with no one to turn to or neglected, sick infants with nowhere to go.

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Puppy Missing Front Legs Hops into Loving Forever Home

Originally posted 08/20/2015 04:00PM

With a name like Deuce, this puppy was born to get second chances.

On Tuesday, Deuce, who is missing his front paws, moved into a loving forever home, but the disabled pup's future wasn't always so bright, as KUSA reports.

Deuce's original owner left the dog at a Texas animal shelter to be euthanized. Luckily, Colorado's Evergreen Animal Protective League saw promise in the puppy and rescued him from his dire situation. Now he has made one more move, becoming a permanent member of Melissa and Ken Rogers' family.

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4-Year-Old Girl 'Flies' Thanks to Crowdfunded Prosthetic Legs

4-Year-Old Girl 'Flies' Thanks to Crowdfunded Prosthetic Legs

Originally posted 08/20/2015 11:55AM

Ellie Todd was born with tibial aplasia ectrodactyly, a genetic condition that prevented the larger bone in her lower leg from forming fully.

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10-Year-Old Former Homeless Boy Uses Allowance to Make Clothes for Kids in Need

Originally posted 08/20/2015 11:20AM

Ten-year-old Xavier Elliott of Phoenix, Arizona, is spending his summer vacation giving back to those in need. With the help of his mom, Stephanie Elliott, Xavier is making clothes for less fortunate families.

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Chapel Hill Shooting Victim's Father Helps Fulfill Son's Dental Service Dreams: 'It Was Rewarding in So Many Ways'

Chapel Hill Shooting Victim's Father Helps Fulfill Son's Dental Service Dreams: 'It Was Rewarding in So Many Ways'

Originally posted 08/19/2015 04:20PM

When dental student Deah Barakat was shot and killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in February, the 23-year-old had been planning a service trip to Turkey to provide free dental care to Syrian refugees.

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7-Year-Old Boy Organizes Lemonade Stand to Raise Money for Mother with Cancer: 'We Have to Get Rid of It'

7-Year-Old Boy Organizes Lemonade Stand to Raise Money for Mother with Cancer: 'We Have to Get Rid of It'

Originally posted 08/19/2015 02:25PM

It will be hard to find a lemonade stand this summer that's as special as one in Tigard, Oregon.

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Oklahoma Residents Surprise Mail Carriers with Cold Drinks During Heatwave

Oklahoma Residents Surprise Mail Carriers with Cold Drinks During Heatwave

Originally posted 08/19/2015 02:10PM

A heatwave in one Midwest town hasn't kept residents inside their air-conditioned homes.

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Wisconsin Man Plants Miles of Sunflowers in Memory of His Late Wife's 'Sunny Smile'

Wisconsin Man Plants Miles of Sunflowers in Memory of His Late Wife's 'Sunny Smile'

Originally posted 08/19/2015 12:55PM

Along a four-mile stretch of Highway 85 southwest of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, they suddenly appear: Thousands and thousands of giant sunflowers, stretching their heads toward the sky and lighting up the landscape as a tribute to a woman whose sunny personality and smile touched everyone she met.

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