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California Woman Spends $50,000 of Her Own Money to Help Over 200 Injured Homeless Dogs Receive the Care They Need

Originally posted 08/25/2016 04:50PM

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Hero Nurse Falls 75 Feet Trying to Help Car Crash Victims – and Says She'd Do it Again

Hero Nurse Falls 75 Feet Trying to Help Car Crash Victims – and Says She'd Do it Again

Originally posted 08/09/2016 01:00PM

The morning of Aug. 3 started off a bit odd for Angela Weir, because she and her husband Chris were headed to the gym at 5 a.m. – not something they are prone to do. And it just got odder from there.

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8-Year-Old Boy Starts a Bakery to Buy a House for Himself and His Mom

8-Year-Old Boy Starts a Bakery to Buy a House for Himself and His Mom

Originally posted 08/08/2016 04:20PM

An 8-year-old California boy who loves to bake is cooking up big plans for his family, one confection at a time.

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Homeless Georgia Teen Who Biked 6 Hours to College and Slept in Tent Receives $180K in Donations

Originally posted 07/20/2016 11:00AM

It's been a whirlwind week for Fred Barley, the 19-year-old homeless biology major who pedaled 60 miles in the high-90s Georgia heat and humidity on his little brother’s borrowed 20-inch bicycle, loaded down with two duffel bags, two gallons of water and a folded-up tent.

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Heroes Among Us

Miami Couple Vows to Save Kids' Lives One Swim Lesson at a Time After Their Son Drowns

Originally posted 07/14/2016 12:15PM

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UpdatePosted 07/12/2016 04:20PM

Veterans and At-Risk Chicago Teens Team up to Make a Change

Originally posted 07/01/2016 11:20AM

When Joel Taboada returned home to Chicago, Illinois after 12 years and four tours in the military, he found the youth of his hometown steeped in the same violence he had just escaped.

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UpdatePosted 07/12/2016 12:05PM

WATCH: The Burrito Boyz Bring 'Nutrition, Hope and Dignity' to San Diego's Homeless

Originally posted 06/30/2016 02:35PM

Every Sunday at 5 a.m., Michael Johnson wakes up, heads to a pizza kitchen, and leads a group of volunteers in making hundreds of egg, cheese and potato burritos for the homeless.

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Meet the Man Who Has Helped 2,100 Families (and Counting!) Afford Adoption: 'Every Child Deserves a Family'

Originally posted 06/30/2016 12:40PM

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Heroes Among Us

Couple Inspired to Open Orphanages in India After Losing Their Daughter: 'We Were Going to Be Better Through the Pain'

Originally posted 06/23/2016 04:45PM

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Woman with MS Running Marathons on All Seven Continents: 'I Just Have to Grit Through It'

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Woman with MS Running Marathons on All Seven Continents: 'I Just Have to Grit Through It'

Originally posted 06/10/2016 03:20PM

Running a single marathon, let alone seven of them on all seven continents is a feat in itself. But Cheryl Hile hopes to take that up a notch and become the first runner with multiple sclerosis to complete the 7 on 7 challenge in 12 months.

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