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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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Credit: Courtesy Eugene and Katie Villines
Colorado Army Sergeant 'Beyond Lucky' to Have Survived Lightning Strike on Motorcycle During Rush Hour

Colorado Army Sergeant 'Beyond Lucky' to Have Survived Lightning Strike on Motorcycle During Rush Hour

Originally posted 08/22/2015 02:45PM

Eugene Villines has spent the past week stuck in a hospital bed, doctors and nurses tending to his broken body, as he asks himself why he is still alive.

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'Wrong Place, Right People': U.S. Servicemen, Passengers Speak Out after Foiling Possible Terror Attack on European Train

UpdatePosted 08/22/2015 10:00AM

'Wrong Place, Right People': U.S. Servicemen, Passengers Speak Out after Foiling Possible Terror Attack on European Train

Originally posted 08/22/2015 10:00AM

The three Americans at the center of a successful effort Friday to thwart a gunman's possible terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train got one more in a long line of thanks you this afternoon – this one from President Barack Obama.

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Credit: Courtesy Angela Shymanski
5-Year-Old Girl Credited with Saving Mom and Baby Brother After Their Car Drives Off the Road

5-Year-Old Girl Credited with Saving Mom and Baby Brother After Their Car Drives Off the Road

Originally posted 08/02/2015 12:30PM

A little girl's quick thinking apparently saved the lives of her mother and brother after the mom said she nodded off at the wheel and drove their car down an embankment, causing serious injuries to both herself and her infant son, the CBC reports.

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Teen with Cerebral Palsy Advocates for Children Around the World: 'I Just Don't Think About My Disability'

Teen with Cerebral Palsy Advocates for Children Around the World: 'I Just Don't Think About My Disability'

Originally posted 08/01/2015 03:55PM

Sixteen-year-old Lucy Meyer was born with cerebral palsy, but that has never once stopped her from pursuing – and achieving – her dreams

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12-Year-Old North Carolina Shark Attack Victim Released from Hospital

12-Year-Old North Carolina Shark Attack Victim Released from Hospital

Originally posted 07/13/2015 05:45PM

The 12-year-old girl who lost her arm when she was attacked by a shark on June 14 has been released from the hospital.

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Credit: Courtesy Alissa Dunn
Twins Who Survived Rare Cancer At Birth Celebrate 8th Birthday

Twins Who Survived Rare Cancer At Birth Celebrate 8th Birthday

Originally posted 07/11/2015 06:10PM

Eight years ago, Michigan parents Alissa and Michael Dunn got a double dose of terrible news when they learned their identical twins Madeline and Isabella were both born with a rare cancer – and that the cancer appeared to have been passed from one daughter to the other in the womb.

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