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Heroes Among Us: Blind YMCA Volunteer Teaches Children How to Read

Heroes Among Us

Meet Jeff Balek – the Blind YMCA Volunteer Who Teaches Children How to Read

Originally posted 08/14/2014 04:00PM

Jeff Balek has never actually seen a book – but that hasn't stopped the blind man from teaching struggling kids how to read.

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New York Community Rallies Around Little Boy Fighting Neuroblastoma

New York Community Rallies Around Little Boy Fighting Neuroblastoma

Originally posted 08/14/2014 08:50AM

When Padraig Crowley first started complaining that his stomach hurt late last month, his mom didn't think anything of it.

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A Proud Prince Harry Praises Paralympic Athletes at Invictus Games

A Proud Prince Harry Praises Paralympic Athletes at Invictus Games

Originally posted 08/13/2014 05:50PM

In a touching moment Wednesday, a proud Prince Harry introduced the British team – and their dog mascot – who are taking part in the Paralympic-style Invictus Games that he helped create.

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Why #IceBucketChallenge Is All Over Your Social Networks

Why #IceBucketChallenge Is All Over Your Social Networks

Originally posted 08/11/2014 10:45AM

The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media.

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J.K. Rowling Sends a Letter (and Wand) to Texas Shooting Survivor

J.K. Rowling Pens Letter to Shooting Survivor Cassidy Stay

Originally posted 08/07/2014 10:20AM

J.K. Rowling still knows how to make magic happen.

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Heroes Among Us: Army Major Brings Boy Scouts to Afghan Kids

Heroes Among Us

Army Major Creates Boy Scout Troops for Children in Afghanistan

Originally posted 07/31/2014 05:45PM

Arriving in Afghanistan in 2010, U.S. Army Maj. Glenn Battschinger, homesick for his two Eagle Scout sons, knew right away how to make a difference.

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Officer Saves Driver from Heart Attack – After Pulling Him Over for Speeding

UpdatePosted 07/30/2014 12:10PM

Maine Officer Stops Elderly Driver for Speeding, Saves His Life Instead

Originally posted 07/30/2014 10:40AM

Not many people can say they owe their lives to a near speeding ticket.

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Mick Jagger's Daughter Georgia May: Anti-Cancer Crusader

How Mick Jagger's Daughter Georgia May Is Helping in the Fight Against Blood Cancer

Originally posted 07/29/2014 07:15PM

"When I grow up I want to be a mommy and a doctor."

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WATCH: Magician Delights Homeless with Generous Trick

UpdatePosted 07/25/2014 07:00PM

WATCH: Magician Delights Homeless with Generous Trick

Originally posted 07/25/2014 02:35PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr A magician living in India decided to use his powers for good.

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What Did Taylor Swift Tell a Young Fan with a Broken Heart?

Taylor Swift Helps a Young Fan with a Broken Heart over the Boy Next Door

Originally posted 07/25/2014 03:00PM

Her own crushes and romances have been much scrutinized, but Taylor Swift still has a soft spot for young love.

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