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The Heroes of Sandy Hook

As the details emerge and the country struggles with the immense horror of the massacre at Sandy… >>

Must-See: The Tale of the Abandoned Piano
Must-See: The Tale of the Abandoned Piano

Art is where you find it, they say. Filmmaker Anthony Sherin found it right outside his window on a… >>

Send a Card, Save a Dog
Send a Card, Save a Dog

The North Shore Animal League America, the world's largest no-kill rescue and adoption… >>

File Under Fuzzy: 5 Warm Christmas Gestures from Everyday Americans
File Under Fuzzy: 5 Warm Christmas Gestures from Everyday Americans

I can't help but get that fuzzy feeling reading about these incredible holiday acts of… >>

Relax, Earthlings, NASA Says the End is Not Near
Relax, Earthlings, NASA Says the End is Not Near

Apocalypse believers who fervently expect the world to end on December 21 are in for a surprise… >>

Old News: How 12/12/12 Was Covered in 1912
Old News: How 12/12/12 Was Covered in 1912

Before you get too excited about today's date, remember that it happens once a century, like… >>

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Slavery in America: Letter From a Free Man

A former slave sends his “Old Master” fierce words, dry wit—and a bill. >>

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Football Safety: Why I Broke Up With the Sport

A sportswriter and longtime fan won’t be tuning in anymore. The reasoning behind his decision is… >>

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Survival Story: The Little Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Help

Eight-year-old Robert was nonverbal with an autism spectrum disorder, so when he vanished in a… >>

Dr. Phil Shares
Dr. Phil Shares “The Holiday I’ll Never Forget.”

A secret father-son pact still delights TV show host and author Phil McGraw decades later. >>