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What makes a 220-mile commute worth it?
Ask Thurmond Alford about the sacrifice he made to stay near his loved ones. Alford travels seven hours each day for his dream job in Washington, D.C. Steve Hartman reports.
Purrfect! Cats and coffee at NYC’s cat cafe
Cat cafes are popular overseas, and are now beginning to get a foothold in the U.S. CBS News' Naomi Choy Smith paid a visit to the Meow Parlor, which just opened in New York City.
Behind Secret Santa's viral success
Steve Hartman on why his annual holiday story has been so popular this year
11-year-old cancer patient's papal wish granted
The girl who's called "one tough cookie" is living up to her name, with a little help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as she fights stage 4 neuroblastoma
Dog receives prosthetic legs made by 3D printer
Derby the dog was born with deformed front legs, but thanks to prosthetics made from a 3D printer, he can run like the wind. Norah O'Donnell reports.
Secret Santa saves Christmas
On behalf of a wealthy donor, police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, gave away money to unsuspecting drivers. Steve Hartman reports.
Unique traffic stops in Missouri bring drivers to tears
A "Secret Santa" in Kansas City, Mo. has mobilized sheriff's deputies to carry out acts of kindness on unsuspecting drivers
How philanthropists help schools do more with less
1.5 million people have given more than $250 million to a crowdfunding website that helps fund public school teacher's projects
Fighting for the Christmas spirit
Steve Hartman went on the road to Reading, Pa., to see what might be the saddest Christmas tree of all time, and to meet the man who saved it.
Heart transplant recipients celebrate their love
Steve Hartman checks in on two people who fell in love after getting heart transplants. The couple recently got hitched in the place where they first met. Steve Hartman has the story from Rochester, New York.
Heart transplant recipients healed by love get hitched
With new hearts, the 68-year-olds have made a commitment to spend the rest of their lives together
Exoskeleton robotics help a young stroke survivor get back on his feet
CBS News follows up with a former marathoner who is now using two exoskeleton robotic devices to help him regain his mobility and even run again someday soon. Heba Kanso reports.
Meet the Make-A-Wish Foundation "dream team"
The Make-A-Wish Foundation works to make dreams come true for children across the U.S. facing life-threatening illnesses. Lee Cowan meets members of the "dream team" that makes it all happen, and follows along with some of the children as they set off on their adventures of a lifetime.
Steve Hartman on kids and country music lyrics
Steve Hartman and his kids are hooked on country music thanks to Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn. The lyrics about hard-drinking and other real life issues have facilitated some hard, but useful conversations. Steve Hartman reports for “On the Road.” Editor's Note: There has been some concern about the safety of the boys while riding in the vehicle. The boys were both in properly installed child safety seats and the airbags were turned off. The truck does not have a backseat and it is not illegal under NY State law for children to ride in the front seat.
Inside a groundbreaking heart surgery
A non-invasive heart procedure could soon save many more lives. Ines Novacic reports.
Santa Barbara Zoo has a new baby giraffe
The newest member of the zoo took its first steps outside today. The baby giraffe, named “Buttercup,” explored his new home inside the giraffe exhibit. Buttercup is about 186 pounds and 6 and a half feet tall, the biggest the zoo has ever seen.
Former football player turns to farming
Jason Brown, one of the best centers in the NFL, quit football to be a plain ol' farmer, even though he'd never farmed a day in his life. Thanks to Youtube and some good advice from other farmers in Louisburg, North Carolina, this week Jason finished harvesting his first five-acre plot of sweet potatoes. Steve Hartman has more on this story.
7-year-old boys gets a new hand
An engineering student in North Carolina uses a 3-D printer and a little bit of hope to change a boy's life. Renee Chou is giving us an inside look at this bionic invention.
Rehab effort helps injured bald eagles return to wild
Outside Washington, a national treasure is getting a second chance at life. The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Virginia rehabilitates injured bald eagles. One by one, they make it back into the wild. Jan Crawford gets a first-hand look at their work.
Severely wounded Army vet given new home
Army Staff Sgt. Matt Dewitt finally got the “Welcome Home” present he deserved, 11 years after serving in Iraq. Thanks to "Homes for Our Troops," Dewitt and his wife have a brand new home to live in Hopkinton, N.H. The veteran lost both of his arms from the elbow down in combat. WBZ's Jim Smith reports.
Meet the team that moved their game to let Lauren Hill play
In the opening seconds of her first college basketball game, Mount St. Joseph University freshman Lauren Hill made the shot heard 'round the world. The story of her terminal brain cancer and her celebration in spite of it has been told all over the globe. But while most news cameras were focused on the celebration at center court, or the crowd of 10,000 cheering fans, our cameraman noticed something else remarkable. Steve Hartman reports.
Lauren Hill battles brain cancer with basketball
Lauren Hill has terminal brain cancer, but still achieved her dream of playing in a college basketball game. She even scored two baskets. Steve Hartman has more on this heart-warming story.
The other team's view of the Ohio miracle game
When a terminally-ill college freshmen made a layup in the final weeks of her life, it wasn't just her teammates cheering
Terminally-ill basketball player gets help to live dream
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman has been following the story of a young terminally-ill college student whose dream was to play in a college game. Her dream came true with a little help from some friends she didn't know she had.
Aquarium gives orphaned otter a second chance at life
Human caretakers in Chicago are teaching one of their newest residents -- an orphaned otter -- how to be an animal. Adriana Diaz reports.
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