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Holy Batkid! 5-year-old cancer patient's wish comes true as he 'rescues' San Franciscans

Most children only ever dream of becoming a superhero, but a 5-year-old leukemia survivor got to experience something like the real thing on Friday morning in San Francisco.<p>Miles, who is from northern California and is now in remission, asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation if he could become Batman. …

San Francisco

Madonna Badger Engaged Nearly Two Years After Losing Family in Christmas Day Fire

Two years ago, Madonna Bagder endured the worst Christmas imaginable: Her three young daughters and parents died in a fire that tore through her …

Drew Barrymore's Baby Announcement Inspires Love From Readers

It was a week of wide-ranging emotions, from the thrilling news that an actress was adding baby No. 2 to her family to the horrific decision made by …

Drew Barrymore

A Homeless Veteran Receives An Amazing Makeover

This is Jim Wolf. He’s a U.S. Army veteran, and sadly, like many veterans, he’s struggled with poverty, homelessness, and alcoholism for decades. And …

Twins! Tiger tricked by little boy in tiger suit

Kali the tiger cub is clearly eager for a play date.<p>In a video from Halloween that’s making the rounds on YouTube this week, a 2-year-old boy dressed in a snuggly tiger costume toddled up to Kali’s enclosure at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Wash.<p>The 6-month-old cub was so enraptured …

'It gives me strength': Dancing double mastectomy patient inspires others

A breast cancer patient who got her groove on to some Beyoncé before her bilateral mastectomy has inspired other women to smile in the face of similar situations.<p>In a video that has gone viral, Deborah Cohan dances with her doctors and nurses to a Beyoncé song before going under anesthesia for her …

‘With all the love we have’: Couple meet adopted baby on TODAY

International adoption is common in the United States, although parents in other countries are just as eager to adopt.<p>Meet Priscilla Devries and Richard Dros, who live in the Netherlands and wanted to have biological kids, “but it was medically not meant to be,” they said.<p>So they turned to …

Motherhood

Ring the bells: 8 forever families created on the plaza

There are currently more than 100,000 children in foster care in this country, dreaming of adoptive homes. But on Thursday, 12 children became parts of families forever when their adoptions were finalized live on TODAY. This special event was a part of the week-long "Choosing Adoption" series.<p>After …

Foster Care

10 talented black women “SNL” could hire | Salon.com

• Previous<br>• Next<p>Darmirra Brunson<p>Darmirra Brunson tops the list of black female comics who should be considered for "SNL." Current cast member Jay Pharoah told theGrio that "SNL" producers "need to pay attention" and hire her. "Why do I think she should be on the show?" he said. "Because she’s black …

Famed runner Joy Johnson, 86, dies one day after NYC Marathon

She was a winner, a relentless competitor, and as befits her name, a pleasure to be around. Joy Johnson, 86, who ran her 25th New York City Marathon on Sunday, died one day later at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.<p>Johnson had fallen and hit her head around the marathon’s 20th mile, refused a trip to …

Real-Life Aquaman Can Hold His Breath Underwater for 22 Minutes

In 2010, Danish freediver Stig Severinsen jumped into a pool filled with sharks and held his breath for 20 minutes and 10 seconds, breaking the …

Andrew Stoloff Gives Recovering Addicts and Ex-Convicts Jobs At His Second Chance Bakery

On paper, Andrew Stoloff knew it made no sense to buy Rubicon Bakery in Richmond, Calif.<p>But the former Wall Street analyst’s decision to take over …

Employment

Operation Finally Home Gives War Hero Andrew Litz a Place to Heal

There are days when former Marine Sergeant Andrew Litz can’t bear the sounds of his two young children playing in their two-bedroom apartment in …

First runner with Down syndrome finishes NYC marathon

He crossed the finish line hours after the winners, but Jimmy Jenson still set a record at the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday: He's the first person with Down syndrome to complete the race.<p>Jenson, who is 48 and from Los Angeles, ran all 26.2 miles with his friend Jennifer Davis at his side. …

Utah couple puts some ‘swagger’ into baby announcement

Most baby announcements don’t feature menacing looks and a throbbing beat, but one couple decided it was the perfect way to share the happy news.<p>Jalene and Lincoln Taylor of North Salt Lake, Utah, came up with the idea after struggling to conceive.<p>“Infertility is a very difficult, emotional roller …

Salt Lake City

Foster mom retires after taking in 150 kids

She’s known as “Mom Trom” to her 153 children. Yes, 153 children, three of whom are biological and 150 others who have always felt like her own.<p>“We had always been the family that had everyone else’s kids at the house for the summer. Friends, cousins and second cousins, they were always at our …

Parenting

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Amazing (and scary) cloud structure. Via reddit

Philippians 3:10 All I want is to know Christ and the power that raised him to life. I want to suffer and die as he did | Contemporary English Version (CEVDC)

Philippians 3:10 CEVDCAll I want is to know Christ and the power that raised him to life. I want to suffer and die as he did<p>CEVDC: Contemporary …

Faith

Proverbs 22:4 Respect and serve the LORD! Your reward will be wealth, a long life, and honor. | Contemporary English Version (CEVDC)

Proverbs 22:4 CEVDCRespect and serve the LORD! Your reward will be wealth, a long life, and honor.<p>CEVDC: Contemporary English …

Old Testament

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Psalms 27:14 KJV; Wait on the Lord : be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord .

Old Testament

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