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Heroes Among Us: How a Displaced Teen's College Dream Came True

Heroes Among Us

Homeless to Howard: A Displaced Teen's College Dream Comes True

Originally posted 09/04/2014 02:20PM

Growing up poor in Los Angeles, James Ward once lived in a shelter with his mom and two siblings for five months. But he never let go of his dream of going to a top college.

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Man Changes Name from 'José' to 'Joe,' Receives Many More Job Offers (VIDEO)

Originally posted 09/03/2014 02:35PM

José Zamora was looking for a job for months, at one point sending out what he estimated to be between 50 and 100 resumes a day.

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It's the Ice Bucket Challenge for Pets! Meredith Vieira Gets Pied in the Face to Help Homeless Animals

Originally posted 09/03/2014 04:30PM

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has taken over social media, attracted numerous celebrity participants and, most important, raised millions of dollars in donations towards finding a cure for the progressive neurodegenerative disease. Longtime animal activist and former NBC correspondent Jill Rappaport hopes her challenge, Pies 4 Paws, will do the same things for the 8 million shelter pets looking for a home.

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Chicago Man Agrees to Pay Homeless Little League Champ's Rent for a Year

Chicago Man Agrees to Pay Homeless Little League Champ's Rent for a Year

Originally posted 09/01/2014 11:35AM

Little League World Series star Jaheim Benton is a hometown hero – and now, thanks to one big-hearted fan, he has a home.

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#AveryStrong: Nebraska Assistant Chris Harriman's 7-Year-Old Son Battles Cancer (VIDEO)

Originally posted 09/01/2014 10:05AM

Avery Harriman is 7 years old. He's the son of University of Nebraska assistant basketball coach Chris Harriman. And, sadly, he's had lymphoblastic leukemia since he was 2.

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How $500 Helped a Single Mom Find a Home and Change Lives

Woman Gives Stranger in Need $500 – and Changes Lives in Pennsylvania

Originally posted 08/31/2014 02:05PM

"I've never done this before."

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Groom Turns His Called-Off Wedding Reception into a Fundraiser for Charity

Groom Turns His Called-Off Wedding Reception into a Fundraiser for Charity

Originally posted 08/30/2014 05:50PM

No sour grapes here!

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Heroes Among Us: Michigan Firefighters 'Adopt' Mentally Challenged Man

Heroes Among Us

Michigan Firefighters 'Adopt' Mentally Challenged Man

Originally posted 08/28/2014 05:50PM

Tony Tumminello has been fascinated by fire engines since he first stopped by his neighborhood fire station in Lansing, Michigan, in 1953 at age 13.

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See How Strangers Helped a Terminally Ill Kid Take on His Bucket List

See How the Kindness of Strangers Helped a Terminally Ill 5-Year-Old Take On His Bucket List

Originally posted 08/27/2014 06:35PM

Dozens of caring strangers are working together to turn one boy's wishes into reality.

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Witness What May Be the First Ice Bucket Challenge Proposal

Witness What May Be the First Ice Bucket Challenge Proposal

Originally posted 08/26/2014 05:15PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr It's an ice bucket challenge whose effects will be felt further than your Facebook news feed.

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