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Iranian Women Express Freedom by Taking Off Their Hijabs in Facebook Photos

UpdatePosted 05/15/2014 01:05PM

Iranian Women Express Freedom by Taking Off Their Hijabs in Facebook Photos

Originally posted 05/14/2014 11:30PM

The latest Facebook phenomenon: Iranian women, posting beaming photographs – without their traditional headscarves, known as hijabs.

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6 Things You Need to Know About This Year's Medal of Honor Recipient

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UpdatePosted 05/14/2014 02:00PM

6 Things You Need to Know About This Year's Medal of Honor Recipient

Originally posted 05/14/2014 12:20PM

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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WATCH: Brave Boston Transit Officer Saves Man from Falling onto Subway Tracks

Originally posted 05/09/2014 03:30PM

A Boston transit police officer is credited with saving the life of a suicidal man by grabbing his arm and pulling him to safety just as he was about to teeter from a subway station platform onto the tracks.

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S.C. Police Officer Buys Bedroom Furniture, TV and Wii for Troubled Teen

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UpdatePosted 05/09/2014 12:50PM

South Carolina Police Officer Buys Bedroom Furniture, TV and Wii for Troubled Teen

Originally posted 05/09/2014 11:45AM

A Sumter, South Carolina, teen is finally getting a good night's sleep thanks to the actions of a local police officer.

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Heroes Among Us: Texas Couple Adopts Homeless Teen, Reuniting Him With His Sister

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Ara and Robert Hunt Give a Formerly Homeless Teen a Forever Home and Reunite Lost Siblings

Originally posted 05/08/2014 07:40PM

When a social worker asked Robert and Ara Hunt if they wanted to meet the homeless 18-year-old biological sibling to their adoptive daughter Shyann, the couple initially said, "No!"

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Ben's Bells: Making Random Acts of Kindness Part of School Curriculums

Ben's Bells: Making Random Acts of Kindness Part of School Curriculums

Originally posted 05/05/2014 04:45PM

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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Christy Harding Will Donate a Kidney Next Week to a Girl She's Never Met

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Florida Woman Donates Kidney to Little Girl She Read About on Facebook

Originally posted 05/02/2014 07:00PM

Late last year, Christy Harding was scrolling through her news feed on Facebook when a photo a friend shared caught her eye.

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Heroes Among Us: Michigan Woman Collects Handbags for Abused Teens, Women in Shelters

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Jackie Bobcean Provides Handbags and Personal Necessities to Abused Women

Originally posted 05/01/2014 03:25PM

Growing up in suburban Detroit, Jackie Bobcean watched her alcoholic father, a police officer, unleash his rage on her mother and younger brother nearly every day.

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UpdatePosted 04/30/2014 08:25AM

Home Run for Humanity: Opposing Team Carries Injured Player Around the Bases

Originally posted 04/29/2014 05:00PM

Sportsmanship isn't dead.

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Heroes Among Us: California Man Assists Single Working Mothers with Repairs

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Matthew Nalywaiko Helps Hundreds of Single Working Moms With Much-Needed Repairs

Originally posted 04/24/2014 05:30PM

Sometimes a broken down car or leaky faucet are just added stressors in the lives of already struggling single working mothers. But Matthew Nalywaiko is doing something about that – times more than a hundred.

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