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How to Help Families of Victims in the California Bus Crash

How to Help Families of Victims in the California Bus Crash

Originally posted 04/20/2014 04:40PM

All their lives, twins Marisol and Marisa Serrato, 17, were inseparable. Together they attended Norte Vista High School in Riverside, Calif., played guitar, sang at their church, even shared mattresses on their bedroom floor.

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Inside the Dallas Easter Egg Hunt Specially Designed for Visually Impaired Kids

Inside the Dallas Easter Egg Hunt Specially Designed for Visually Impaired Kids

Originally posted 04/20/2014 10:30AM

Thanks to the efforts of the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce, nearly 100 blind and visually impaired children got to experience an Easter egg hunt of their very own on Saturday.

In the long-running Beeping Easter Egg Hunt, held in Dallas's Nash-Davis Park, the children used their sense of hearing to seek out special noise-making Easter eggs specially constructed for the occasion.

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Lawyer Who Argued Against Gay Marriage Is Planning Lesbian Daughter's Wedding

Lawyer Who Argued Against Gay Marriage Before Supreme Court Now Planning Lesbian Daughter's Wedding

Originally posted 04/18/2014 02:30PM

The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman.

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Nebraska Boy Flies Like Iron Man, Thanks to Make-A-Wish

Nebraska Boy Flies Like Iron Man, Thanks to Make-A-Wish (and 4 More Inspiring Stories)

Originally posted 04/18/2014 10:15AM

Five inspiring stories you might have missed this week. (See last week's list)

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12 Killed, 3 Missing in Deadliest Avalanche Ever on Mount Everest

12 Killed, 3 Missing in Deadliest Avalanche Ever on Mount Everest

Originally posted 04/18/2014 08:30AM

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

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Man Named Edward Cocaine Busted for Drug Possession in Florida

Man Named Edward Cocaine Arrested for Drug Possession in Florida

Originally posted 04/17/2014 04:00PM

Appearing in court to face a drug charge is no laughing matter – unless your name is Edward Cocaine.

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Heroes Among Us: These Four People Donated Organs to Complete Strangers

Heroes Among Us

These Four People Donated Organs to Complete Strangers

Originally posted 04/17/2014 02:00PM

Each day, 18 people die waiting for an organ transplant.

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It's National High Five Day! Meet the Man Who (Probably) Invented the Celebration

UpdatePosted 04/17/2014 01:55PM

It's National High Five Day! Meet the Man Who (Probably) Invented the Celebration

Originally posted 04/17/2014 11:00AM

If a stranger approaches you with a raised arm on Thursday, don't be alarmed – it's just National High Five Day, an unofficial holiday during which participants raise money for charity by engaging in an all-day high-five-a-thon.

The holiday began on the campus of the University of Virginia in 2002, when a group of students set up a stand giving away free high-fives in the middle of a quadrangle.

"We discovered two things," Greg Harrell-Edge, executive director of the National High Five Project and one of the original UVA group, told PEOPLE. "One, it's real fun to give away high fives all day. Two, we got to see it spread virally in real time."

The event became a yearly tradition, and soon the likes of Jimmy Kimmel and Today were showing up to cover UVA's high-five fest. After graduation, the friends used the day as an opportunity to stay in touch, and a few years ago they added a charitable giving component – they've since raised nearly $50,000.

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Portland Will Flush 38-Million-Gallon Reservoir After Catching Teen Urinating in Water

Portland Will Flush 38-Million-Gallon Reservoir After Catching Teen Urinating in Water

Originally posted 04/17/2014 09:45AM

Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.

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Missing Boy, 3, Found in Claw Machine in Bowling Alley

Missing Boy, 3, Found in Bowling Alley Toy Claw Machine

Originally posted 04/16/2014 05:45PM

A 3-year-old Nebraska boy who disappeared from his apartment turned up at a bowling alley across the street happily playing with stuffed animals inside a claw machine.

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