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Mayors Across the Country Fill Backpacks with Food for Hungry Children

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Mayors in 55 Cities Fill Backpacks with Food for Hungry Children

Originally posted 09/19/2014 06:15PM

Thousands of students across the country this weekend will bring home backpacks filled not just with textbooks, but with plenty of food to carry them through to Monday.

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Nine-Months-Pregnant Woman Chases After Her Mugger – and Then Delivers

Pregnant Michigan Woman Chases After Her Mugger – and Then Delivers

Originally posted 09/19/2014 03:15PM

At nine months pregnant, Kristen Thompson must have looked like an easy mark to the mugger.

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Heroes Among Us: Meet the 6-Year-Old Cancer Patient Cheering Up Other Sick Kids

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Battling Cancer, Noah Wilson, 6, Collects Superhero Bandages for Sick Kids

Originally posted 09/18/2014 07:45PM

When 6-year-old Noah Wilson was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, in April, his parents knew the way to bring a smile to his face: superhero bandages.

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Heroes Among Us: Chicago Firefighter Turns Rescue Trucks into Traveling Memorials

Chris Gantz and Fellow Firefighters Turn 9/11 Fire Rescue Trucks into Traveling Memorials

Originally posted 09/11/2014 02:55PM

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Larry Sullivan, a firefighter with New York City's Rescue 5 in Staten Island, was not on duty.

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Heroes Among Us: Illinois Woman Gets Companies to Use Special-Needs Models in Ads

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Katie Driscoll is Changing the Face of Advertising – with Special-Needs Models

Originally posted 08/21/2014 06:00PM

Katie Driscoll calls it a campaign – but others might call it a crusade.

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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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Two U.S. Patients with Ebola Being Brought to Georgia for Treatment

Two U.S. Patients with Ebola Being Brought to Georgia for Treatment

Originally posted 08/01/2014 07:30PM

Two Americans who have been fighting the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia are being transported to the United States for treatment in the next several days, the state department said Friday.

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

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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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Heroes Among Us: Georgia Teens Help the Homeless – with Flip-Flops!

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Flip Flop Drop Provides Shower Shoes to the Homeless in Georgia

Originally posted 07/24/2014 02:50PM

Most high school students kick off their shoes and laze poolside during the summer. But not these six Georgia teens – they celebrated the break by volunteering to improve their community.

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Heroes Among Us: How One Woman's Hospital Gowns Are Changing Everything for Patients

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Brenda Jones Create Unique Hospital Gowns for Ailing Women

Originally posted 07/17/2014 01:45PM

When Brenda Jones was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, she used her experience to create what she calls her "Vera Wang moment."

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