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How Octavia Spencer Is Helping Vulnerable Kids Earn Their Diplomas: I Love It 'When They Realize They Are Smart'

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How Octavia Spencer Is Helping Vulnerable Kids Earn Their Diplomas: I Love It 'When They Realize They Are Smart'

Originally posted 05/03/2016 04:00PM

She may be best known for her roles in The Help and Fruitvale Station, but when not on a movie set Octavia Spencer is most proud of her role as a mentor.

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Parents of 6 Die Within 48 Hours of Each Other: 'I Don't Think It Has Sunk in Yet,' the Aunt Says of the Orphaned Children

Parents of 6 Die Within 48 Hours of Each Other: 'I Don't Think It Has Sunk in Yet,' the Aunt Says of the Orphaned Children

Originally posted 05/03/2016 01:35PM

Six children in Alabama lost both of their parents when tragedy struck twice in the same weekend.

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Homeless Man Sells Enough Newspapers to Buy His Own Home: 'I'm Just So Grateful'

Originally posted 05/03/2016 11:00AM

A homeless man bought his own home after saving every dime he earned selling newspapers for over five years.

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Blind D.C. Attorney Adopts Blind Teen Triplets: 'Our Dad Saved Our Lives'

Originally posted 04/28/2016 04:15PM

In 2010, Ollie Cantos, a lawyer with the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C., enthusiastically agreed to mentor 10-year-old triplet brothers. Also born blind, Cantos knew he'd have a lot in common with the boys.

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California Cross-Country Coach Returns to His Gang-Ridden Neighborhood to Give Kids a Running Start on Life: 'They're Capable of More'

Originally posted 04/28/2016 12:25PM

  Growing up in San Fernando, California, Jesus Bruno never expected to go to college. Between working three jobs and helping to raise his two younger brothers, just finishing high school was looking like a long shot.

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City of Los Angeles Agrees to Return Tiny Homes Built for the Homeless: 'There's Still Hope,' Says Project Founder

City of Los Angeles Agrees to Return Tiny Homes Built for the Homeless: 'There's Still Hope,' Says Project Founder

Originally posted 04/27/2016 04:40PM

The city of Los Angeles is changing its stance on tiny houses built for the homeless.

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Zac Efron Is All Smiles While Meeting with Make-A-Wish Foundation Kids Following Split From Sami Miró

Zac Efron Is All Smiles While Meeting with Make-A-Wish Foundation Kids Following Split From Sami Miró

Originally posted 04/27/2016 03:00PM

Zac Efron was all smiles while meeting with two children from the Make-A-Wish-Georgia Foundation on Tuesday, following his split from girlfriend Sami Miró.

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High Schoolers Customize Vans Sneakers to Win Money for Their School's Arts Program

High Schoolers Customize Vans Sneakers to Win Money for Their School's Arts Program

Originally posted 04/27/2016 12:05PM

And you thought you were the coolest when you doodled a peace symbol on your white Vans.

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FROM EW: Ryan Reynolds Gives Cash to Utah Theater in Trouble Over Deadpool

FROM EW: Ryan Reynolds Gives Cash to Utah Theater in Trouble Over Deadpool

Originally posted 04/26/2016 09:05AM

The actor donated $5,000 to the Salt Lake City-based Brewvies, a theater that permits alcohol to be sold on premises

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9-Year-Old Boy Sets Up Lemonade Stand to Pay for His Own Adoption: 'I'm Happy Because I Have a New Mom Who Loves Me'

9-Year-Old Boy Sets Up Lemonade Stand to Pay for His Own Adoption: 'I'm Happy Because I Have a New Mom Who Loves Me'

Originally posted 04/25/2016 04:25PM

A 9-year-old Missouri boy opened a lemonade stand this past weekend to help his foster mother pay for his adoption.

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