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Seattle Student Who Took Down Campus Shooter Called a Hero

Seattle Student Who Subdued Campus Shooter with Pepper Spray Hailed as Hero

Originally posted 06/06/2014 11:40AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr A senior engineering student who was a building monitor at Seattle Pacific University is being called a hero in the aftermath of a school shooting Thursday that left one dead and three injured.

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Heroes Among Us: Ohio Woman Gives Lifesaving Swimming Lessons to Inner-City Kids

Heroes Among Us

Wanda Butts Teaches Inner-City Kids in Ohio How to Swim

Originally posted 06/05/2014 01:35PM

It never occurred to Wanda Butts that her only son, Josh, needed swimming lessons.

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Shari Williams Reunites with Stranger Who Saved Her Daughter's Life

Shari Williams Reunites with Stranger Who Saved Her Daughter's Life

Originally posted 06/04/2014 05:55PM

It was a mother's worst nightmare.

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Maryland Waste Hauler Provides Donated Food to Thousands of Families

Maryland Truck Driver and Wife Help Thousands of Hungry Families

Originally posted 06/04/2014 09:15AM

In September 2007, Arnold Harvey was driving his waste pick-up route in the Washington, D.C., suburbs when he started seeing signs times were tough. During his 2 a.m. to 12 p.m. shift, the Waste Management employee encountered families sleeping on the street near a local shelter.

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Released U.S. Soldier Looked Like 'Cave Dweller' to Rescuers, Source Says

UpdatePosted 06/02/2014 09:00AM

Mother of Released U.S. Soldier: 'I Love You ... So Very Proud of You'

Originally posted 06/01/2014 06:20PM

Their voices at times quivering from emotion, the parents of recovered American soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spoke through tears on Sunday to send messages of support to the son they haven’t seen in more than five years.

"I love you, Bowe ... I'm so very proud of you," said Bergdahl's mother, Jani, addressing her soldier son, 28, via news conference in Boise, Idaho.

Appearing alongside her husband, Bob – who wore a full beard to show solidarity with his now-bearded son – Jani Bergdahl told Bowe that she looks forward to giving him a "great big bear hug" once he returns home.

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Heroes Among Us: Sandy Hook Teacher Starts a Charity About Kindness

Heroes Among Us

Sandy Hook Hero Teacher Helps Classrooms Nationwide While Teaching Kids Kindness

Originally posted 05/29/2014 03:30PM

First grade teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis knew she had to act fast the moment she heard gunfire outside her classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School In Newtown, Connecticut, in December of 2012. In a matter of seconds, she closed the door, turned off the lights and packed 15 first graders into the tiny bathroom in their classroom.

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Heroes Among Us: Massachusetts Man Coaches and Mentors At-Risk Youth

Heroes Among Us

Marquis Taylor Mentors At-Risk Kids

Originally posted 05/22/2014 03:15PM

In 2009, Marquis Taylor was well on his way up the corporate ladder.

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Heroes Among Us: Utah Man Gives Over 75,000 Children Much-Needed Glasses

Heroes Among Us

Joseph Carbone Gives Glasses to Thousands of Struggling Kids

Originally posted 05/15/2014 03:00PM

Joseph Carbone can still picture the Navajo teen in his office, trying on his first pair of eyeglasses, paid for by a benefactor.

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Mississippi Sisters Save High School Students Before Bus Explodes

Mississippi Sisters Save High School Students Before Bus Explodes

Originally posted 05/10/2014 05:20PM

Sisters Bettye Windom and Beth Insley were on their way home from buying a car at about 6 p.m. on April 30 when they saw something strange.

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Heroes Among Us: Texas Couple Adopts Homeless Teen, Reuniting Him With His Sister

Heroes Among Us

Ara and Robert Hunt Give a Formerly Homeless Teen a Forever Home and Reunite Lost Siblings

Originally posted 05/08/2014 07:40PM

When a social worker asked Robert and Ara Hunt if they wanted to meet the homeless 18-year-old biological sibling to their adoptive daughter Shyann, the couple initially said, "No!"

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