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You’ve got to read it to believe it! These true stories seem almost too good to be true, but we promise that we couldn’t make these up. From love to loss and from survival to unbelieavable coincidences—we’ve got the wildest stories to keep you informed, entertained, and inspired.

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How 6 Small Towns Honor Veterans

Inspiring: Throughout the year, these small towns honor all United States veterans in unique ways, from "Boots for Our Troops"...


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Hometown Heroes: Control Over Chaos for Foster Kids

When young Noah Jones got a glimpse into the world of foster care, he created his own charity to help...


The Titanic Coat: One Family’s Legend

In an inspiring follow-up to the Titanic story, Reader's Digest national affairs editor David Noonan tells of a family heirloom...


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Boy on a Bike: How a Rwandan Teen Overcame a Legacy of Genocide

Far from home, in a war-torn land, a charity worker met a child who had every reason to hate—and yet...