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Possible cancer cure developed by high school student

Angela Zhang, a 17-year-old from Cupertino, California has spent her free time between school and shoe shopping developing what may be a cure for cancer. Easily winning the top $100,000 prize in the Siemens national science fair, Angela’s method is now undergoing medical testing.

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Custodian attains Ivy League degree

It took seven years for Gac Filipaj, Yugoslavian born American immigrant, to accomplish his goal, but this “remarkable human being” proved to everyone last Sunday that the American dream is achievable.

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Last wish of fallen soldier fulfilled with help from friends and strangers

Captain Bruce Hays never got to deliver his anniversary gift to his wife- he was killed in action in Afghanistan on September 17, 2008. With the help of some family friends and some kind strangers, Terry Hayes finally received the gift that her husband had invested so much in.

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Georgia graduates overcome incredible hardship

These three Georgia high school students refused to be overcome by adversity. Juggling full time jobs, personal struggles and honors courses, the end of the 2011-2012 school year marks a truly remarkable achievement.

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New Jersey congregation abandons pews, hits the street

As part of a nationwide movement called “Be the Church”, the members of New Jersey’s Hope Presbyterian Church decided to take a different approach to worship last Sunday.

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Forty pound cabbage sparks life calling for nine-year-old

A nine-year-old finds her calling in the form of a forty pound head of cabbage.

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Shaq gets Ph.D in education

Breaking the stereotype, former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal graduates from Florida’s Barry University with a doctorate in education and a 3.8 GPA.

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Crash victim gives birth to ‘miracle child’

It’s a wonder that Stephanie Nielson, mother of five, is alive today. After surviving a horrendous plane crash in 2008 and suffering severe burns on most of her body, she celebrates mother’s day with her newly arrived ‘miracle baby’.

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Video shows the power of workplace witnessing

An unlikely couple turns to the mission field as a result of the powerful, consistent witness of a co-worker at a Texas airport.

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Facebook recruits organ donors

A new Facebook tool invites users to register as organ donors through Donate Life America in an innovative attempt to save the 18 lives lost waiting for an organ transplant every day.

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“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35

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