Shocking News Inspires Son To Fulfill His Mother’s Bucket List Of Joy

One son figured fulfilling his mother’s bucket list of joy was the best thing he could do. The best way to help her heal from losing her job. The best way to make up for being a tough kid growing up. The best way to tell a wonderful, heartfelt mother-son adventure story. CBS News’ Steve Hartman says the adventure began with Rebecca Danigelis getting the news that she was losing her longtime job. She’d worked in housekeeping for years at a

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How Baseball Hall Of Famer Rod Carew Got His Heart Transplant From Former NFL Player Konrad Reuland

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew has some incredible stories to tell about his amazing MLB career. Nothing can top how he almost died a couple years ago from a heart attack they call a “widow maker,” his very bumpy road waiting for a heart transplant, and most of all, how that incredible gift of a heart ended up coming from former NFL player, Konrad Reuland. Reuland died in December after a brain aneurysm burst. He was 29 years old

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What Bold Thing Does Melinda Gates Say About Her Partnership With Bill Gates?

Melinda Gates is coming into her own. What makes the wife of Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates tick? Why is she now not afraid to make waves? How did she raise the ire of The Vatican. How is she a rather brilliant person in her own right? A very interesting interview with CBS News’ Jane Pauley. You might enjoy my book, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always

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What Happens When Reporter Names This County ‘The Worst Place To Live In America?’

You have to be careful when you call someplace “the worst place to live in America.” That’s what Washington Post reporter Chris Ingraham found out. He thought he was completing a simple assignment in 2015, writing about a US Department of Agriculture study that ranked counties in the country on scenery and climate. Ingraham took the data and concluded that Red Lake County, Minnesota was the worst place to live in America. He could never anticipate the reaction that one

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Double Amputee Marine Becomes A Cop And Makes History

So much of Matias Ferreira’s life has not gone to plan. He never planned on losing both his legs and becoming a double-amputee while serving with the US Marines in Afghanistan. Once he started healing, Ferriera is the kind of man who was determined to come up with a new dream. Leave it to him to come up with a goal no one had accomplished before. He wanted to become a police officer. Friday, that dream came true. Big time. Steve

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Why Ed Sheeran Says An Illegal Act Is The Secret To His Career Success

How much is there to love about Ed Sheeran? His songwriting? His sweet voice? His impish grin? Yes, yes and yes. He’s become an international superstar. There’s his talent, hardwork, his creative way of building his career. And then there is this– The illegal act that he says is the secret to his success. He opens up to CBS News’ Mark Phillips. I enjoy every second with the singer I like to call, “My Eddie,” (since I imagine he’s singing

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Generous Restaurant Owner Finds Out Kindness Comes Back Million Times Over

Italian chef Bruno Serato learned long ago there was more to life than running a fancy restaurant. For years, he’s been creating and giving away delicious, high quality meals to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Anaheim, California, not far from his high end restaurant, “The White House.” That was story enough. A story that almost had sad, unexpected ending when an electrical fire gutted the business early in February. What happens to kindness when your business goes

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Couple Is More In Love And Adorable Than Ever After Husband’s Brush With Death

I am in love with this story about a couple who shows me what long lasting love is all about. How adorable are Joe and Margie Leifken? When Joe felt chest pains a few months ago, his biggest fear was being separated from his wife, his Margie. The paramedics who responded to the call tell an incredible story of what Joe’s final words were to them. Leave it to Steve Hartman of CBS News to tell this sweet story. And

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An Old Horse And His Friend Give Each Other A Reason To Live

Talk about an old horse. You could call Waco, the retired harness racer one of those and simply be reporting a fact. Waco is 40 years old. When you do the horse math, that makes him about 120 in equivalent human years. Living a long time is one thing. Having a reason to do so is a whole other. That’s something loner Donnie McAdams understands. How these two came together in a Vermont barn and how they keep each other

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Repo Man Turns Out To Be Guardian Angel For Elderly Couple

Repo man is hardly the first image that comes to mind when I think guardian angel. Yet, that’s who turned up for a couple in Red Bud, Illinois, who surely needed a break. Steve Hartman of CBS News has the story of Pat and Stan Kippling, a couple struggling through tough times and shrinking finances. They won’t say they were surprised when Jim Ford showed up with his tow truck and took their car away. Everything that happened after that? Is

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