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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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Harriet Tubman Will Replace Andrew Jackson on the Face of the New $20 Bill

UpdatePosted 04/20/2016 04:20PM

Harriet Tubman Will Replace Andrew Jackson on the Face of the New $20 Bill

Originally posted 04/20/2016 12:50PM

Harriet Tubman will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced Wednesday.

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Why Devon Still Postponed His Wedding for Two Years: I Wanted My Daughter Leah to Be Our Flower Girl

Originally posted 04/20/2016 01:15PM

After nearly two years together, most of it long distance, NFL defensive tackle Devon Still knew Asha Joyce was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with – he just hadn't proposed yet.

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Long-Distance Bond: Corporate CEO Prepares to Shepherd Double-Amputee Veteran Through Their Fifth Marathon Together

Long-Distance Bond: Corporate CEO Prepares to Shepherd Double-Amputee Veteran Through Their Fifth Marathon Together

Originally posted 04/14/2016 12:05PM

A double-amputee Army Ranger and a corporate CEO have formed an improbable friendship after running four marathons together. And now, former Army Master Sergeant Cedric King and Cigna chief David Cordani are counting down for another grueling endeavor: running the Boston Marathon side-by-side on April 18.

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Grieving New Jersey Mom Fights to Prevent Traffic Deaths After 23-Year-Old Daughter Is Fatally Struck by N.Y.C. Bus

Originally posted 04/07/2016 01:50PM

On January 31, 2013, Judy Kottick's 23-year-old daughter, Ella, was killed by a bus as she crossed a New York City street. In the months following her daughter’s tragic death, the devastated New Jersey mom felt very much alone.

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Bodywatch

UpdatePosted 04/03/2016 12:10PM

10-Year-Old Girl Built Her Own Prosthetic Arm That Shoots Glitter

Originally posted 04/01/2016 05:05PM

What's ten times cooler than a regular arm? One that shoots out glitter.

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'The Closer You Get to Death, the More You Want to Live' – Inspiring College Student with Incurable Cancer Raised Millions for Research

Inspiring College Student with Incurable Cancer Raised Millions for Research: 'The Closer You Get to Death, the More You Want to Live'

Originally posted 04/01/2016 02:55PM

At 13, James Ragan was an affable, lanky, top-ranked junior tennis player in Texas, competing in Europe for the summer and dreaming of life as a pro. A sudden swelling in his left knee caused concern, but James never imagined what would soon unfold.

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Iowa State Football Players Save Woman from Drowning During Spring Break Vacation

Iowa State Football Players Save Woman from Drowning During Spring Break Vacation

Originally posted 04/01/2016 02:25PM

A group of Iowa State University football players are being hailed as heroes for saving a woman from drowning after she drove her car into a bay earlier this month, PEOPLE has learned.

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Touching Photo of Police Officer Comforting Lost 80-Year-Old Woman With Dementia Melts Hearts

Maryland Police Officer Holds Hand of Lost 80-Year-Old Woman With Dementia: 'She Was Disoriented and I Wanted to Help Her'

Originally posted 03/28/2016 12:30AM

The sweet way this rookie Maryland police officer comforted a lost woman with dementia is melting hearts everywhere.

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Former Race Car Driver Who Lost Two Young Sons in Horrific Crash Saves Other Teens with Safe Driving Class

Originally posted 03/24/2016 12:30PM

Know a hero? Send suggestions to heroesamongus@peoplemag.com. For more inspiring stories, read the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine

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