True Stories

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What It Was Like to Be Rosie the Riveter During WWII

Three women share their stories of the American war effort—and prove that the real Rosies were… >>

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My Most Unforgettable Character: Maya Angelou

Thirty years after meeting her, I can still feel the electricity that fizzed through my body as I… >>

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A Holiday to Remember: Maya Angelou, Dan Rather, and More

Here are a dozen memories, both large and small, the kind that make the holiday season… >>

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4 Veterans’ Stories: A Look at Heroes Returning Home

These service members show that heroism continues off the battlefield, too. >>

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How Good-Deed Videos Work to Inspire Kindness in Others

Meet the friends behind GiveBackFilms. >>

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Incredible: How One Couple Saved 50 Children From the Nazis

Gil and Eleanor Kraus, a well-to-do American couple, risked everything to come to the rescue. >>

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Man Overboard: The Lobsterman Who Mysteriously Vanished

No one could figure out when or where John Aldridge dropped into the ocean, with only his rubber… >>

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8 Emotional Moments Perfectly Captured by a Soldier’s Salute

Service members from all branches of the U.S. military present the ultimate sign of deference and… >>

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Everyday Heroes: “I Carried Him Down the Mountain”

How hiker Andi Davis saved the life 
of a 50-pound pit bull. >>

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“I Gave Two Kidneys”

Both her husband and father needed a kidney transplant. Julie Stitt had only one to give. Or did… >>