NY girl, 5, who survived suicidal dad’s subway jump visits NYPD

The NYPD has not forgotten the miracle girl who survived her father’s suicide jump in front of a moving Bronx subway train — and after spending Friday visiting police horses and boats and being sworn in as an honorary “officer,” she won’t soon forget t…

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Operation Christmas Child: 1 girl helps give 10,000 shoe boxes full of gifts to children in need

When Evilyn Pinnow of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin was just 6 years old, she felt like God was leading her to pray for children in poverty, and her answer came two years later when her Sunday School teacher gave her an Operation Christmas Child brochure.

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Boy with rare condition raises money to give bikes to needy kids for Christmas

Although 9-year-old Joey Johnson has a rare genetic condition that causes him to use a wheelchair, it did not stop him from raising money to give bikes to needy children for Christmas.

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Christmas tree used to fill pothole in Atlanta neighborhood: ‘Why not have fun with it?’

Some Atlanta homeowners filled with holiday spirit decided to fill a troublesome pothole this week using a lighted, decorated Christmas tree — in hopes that their stunt might galvanize city officials to more permanently fix the problem.  

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Minnesota hunter, 19, with Down syndrome bags his first buck

A family from Twin Cities in Minnesota celebrated a father-son victory after a 19-year-old with Down syndrome shot his first buck over the weekend, an accomplishment made possible by a change in state hunting and firearm legislation.

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Wisconsin bus driver saves children wandering in snow, as deadly Arctic air mass grips US

As bitter cold took hold across the Midwest earlier this week, a sharp-eyed bus driver in Wisconsin was credited with helping rescue two children who were very underdressed for the weather conditions. 

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Virginia veteran, 93, who dropped out of high school to fight in WWII, gets honorary diploma

James Yarbrough, during a Veterans Day ceremony, was left in tears fulfilling a lifelong dream. The 93-year-old veteran from Virginia was finally getting a diploma, more than 75 years after World War II interrupted his education.

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Medal of Honor recipient’s Purple Heart purchased at gun show, donated to school decades after it vanished

A Purple Heart belonging to a World War II Medal of Honor recipient from Texas that had been lost for decades was bought by a woman at a gun show on Long Island, N.Y., this past September for $60 — and on Friday, she donated it to a Texas school beari…

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Pro-life group helps young mom finish college, educates students on ‘pregnant and parenting’ rights

A national pro-life group launched a campaign to inform college students who are pregnant or are already parents of their rights on campus — and they just got to inform one mom about how they’re going to help her finish school.

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Fake ‘Berlin Wall’ dismantled by German soccer fans before match

On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, two major soccer teams in Germany had an apt celebration themselves: their biggest admirers tore down an artificial “Berlin Wall.”

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D-Day hero surprised by friends, family with party on 95th birthday

A World War II veteran who was honored for his bravery as a teenager celebrated his 95th birthday Sunday with a surprise party.

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Alabama deputies help veteran with disability who was trying to see doctor 100 miles away, officials say

In a coordinated effort, deputies in Alabama helped a veteran with a disability get to a doctor’s appointment nearly two hours away, authorities said.

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Maryland woman wins second $50G lottery jackpot in 2 months

A 64-year-old Mt. Airy resident recently won her second $50,000 prize from a lottery scratch-off in as many months, according to the state lottery.

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Sidney Crosby donates car he won as NHL All-Star Game MVP to veteran

Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby gave away the brand-new Honda Passport he received after being named MVP of the NHL All-Star Game this past January, and it went to a very deserving fan.

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Five feel-good stories from this week you don’t want to miss

Here are some good stories of inspiration, patriotism and giving back that we could all use this week.

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Firefighter dad helps deliver baby girl on side of highway

The couple was en route to the hospital but knew they wouldn’t make it in time for their daughter’s birth.

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Texas high school football player goes viral after praying for opponent whose mom is battling cancer

Football and faith go hand-in-hand in Texas and one photo captured that kind of special moment under the lights last Friday night as two opposing high school players united in prayer.

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Man runs race in full SWAT gear, saves a life, then proposes — all in a matter of moments

The finish line of the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K Run changed life-as-they-know it for Chicago Police Sgt. Mike Nowacki, his girlfriend, and a complete stranger with “serendipitous” timing.

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Lobsterman rescues drowning young deer off Maine coast

A Maine lobsterman got a shock when he caught a live deer in open water Monday morning.

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Miniature horse rides San Francisco BART train

A miniature horse drew big smiles on one of San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains this week.

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