Grieving Capital Gazette Newspaper Staff ‘Put Out The Damn Paper’ Hours After Massacre

No one inspires me more today than the Capital Gazette Newspaper staff. Hours after a sick, twisted gunman burst into their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland and started firing, they put out their newspaper. This #$)#% doesn’t get to stop them from doing what journalists around the world do so bravely every single day. Telling the story. This time, telling their story. How better to honor their five co-workers and friends who were massacred Thursday? How better to encourage the other

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Teacher’s Last Wish For Backpacks And Supplies Instead Of Flowers At Her Funeral

Some people just know how to give, even after their gone.  That’s what one teacher has shown with her last wish. Tammy Waddell of Cumming, Georgia lived life with a passion. She believed every child deserved an opportunity to learn. Fox5Atlanta reports Waddell kept that passion alive even after she passed away earlier this month from cancer. Waddell’s final wish–a beautiful “in lieu of flowers” request. Instead, Waddell asked that her loved ones fill the church at her funeral with

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Passenger Shares Beautiful Moment Of Sign Language Kindness On Alaska Airlines Flight

What a gift to get to witness a beautiful moment of kindness aboard an Alaska Airlines flight. That is what a woman named, Lynette Scribner, has done and shared with the world on Facebook. She shares how she was traveling from Boston’s Logan Airport after visiting her sister. There was a man named, Tim, seated in her row. It appeared he was both blind and deaf. This is a story about how one man can inspire a wave of kindness.

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Rescue Dog Becomes Best Friends With Man With Dementia

You won’t find this treatment for dementia in the medical books. Yet, there is no question that a little rescue dog is making a huge difference in the life of Mandy Looney‘s father. When a matted, beat up dog came into the Michigan Humane Society, Looney decided to foster him. His name is Louis. Once the shelter rescued him from the streets and cleaned him up, it became apparent that Louis had some behavior issues.  He was going to need

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10-Year-Old Girl Shows How To Honor Forgotten Civil Rights Hero Edwin Pratt

Edwin Pratt. His is probably not a name you’ve heard of. Which is wrong. Because Edwin Pratt was a hero. A civil rights hero. When 10-year-old Sarah Haycox came across a random memorial with his name on it, she decided she wanted to know Pratt’s story. Once she knew his story, she became determined that he be known, honored, remembered. How did one girl work the system in her hometown of Shoreline, Washington? This is a lesson in how to

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Firefighter Baby Boom Has New Dads On Permanent Call In Oklahoma

An adorable baby boom in Oklahoma has folks asking, “What is in the water down there?” Seven of the firefighters in the Glenpool Fire Department have had babies this year. Well, their wives have done the heavy lift, of course. Still, the coincidence and joy were too much to ignore. Alyssa Shanks decided this bunch need a group photo, so soon after Baby #7 popped out, (that would be Gracie Lynn) the families gathered together for some adorable group photos.

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Police Trooper Pulls Over Retired Cop Who Helped Deliver Him 27 Years Ago

Of all the people New Jersey State Police Trooper Michael Patterson could’ve pulled over, what are the chances it would be this guy. Matthew Bailly is a retired cop from Piscataway, New Jersey. He happened to mention that when Patterson pulled him over. That caught the trooper’s attention because that happens to be where Patterson grew up. Mr. Bailly asked Trooper Patterson where he used to live. When Trooper Patterson told him that he grew up on Poe Place, Mr.

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Miracle Volcano Baby Pulled From Ash-Covered Building After Guatemala Eruption

This baby is a much-need ray of hope and a sign of life in Guatemala. The Guatemalan police released this video of this baby girl’s rescue. The BBC reports the country’s Fuego volcano erupted about noon local time on Sunday. There are at least 69 known fatalities in the villages that surround the active volcano. The story explains Fuego is made up of alternating layers of lava, ash and rock. When a stratovolcano erupts, the rock layer is smashed into

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Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Becomes A First Time Mom Adopting Baby Girl

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser knows big things are possible. After all, she became mayor of the city she grew up in. At the age of 45, she had never married or had kids. Last year, she decided she wanted to change that and started looking into adoption. She has announced that she is now a mom, adopting a baby girl. Mayor Bowser says she started the adoption process thinking it might take longer than it actually did. The lessons

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High Tech Glasses Let Blind Woman See Her Guide Dog For First Time

High tech glasses are making big wishes come true for Mary Sedgwick. She has a condition called bilateral optic neuritis and has been legally blind since 2003. She was in medical school when she was diagnosed and her condition led her to realize she couldn’t become a doctor like she’d always dreamed. Fox5 reports these new glasses have a high-speed and high-definition camera that shows the user what’s before them on two, near-to-the eye displays. The first thing Sedgwick wanted

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