‘Race of a lifetime’: Natalie Morales runs Boston Marathon

Natalie Morales is running the Boston Marathon — the first since last year’s bombings — for some very special causes. At 12:06 p.m. ET, she crossed the midway point of the 26.2-mile race in a time of 1:40:24 for an average of 8:05 per mile as she heads for the big finish.

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Students from towns hit by tornadoes join forces

An elementary school in Moore, Okla., was reduced to rubble by a tornado last year, and seven children lost their lives. Kids who also endured the devastating effects of a tornado reached out to help those still reeling from the loss.The kids came from Joplin, Mo.

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Let him eat cake! ‘Granddad’ the fish celebrates 80 years at aquarium

Oh, Granddad. If your gills could talk.You traveled all the way from Sydney, Australia to Shedd Aquarium in Chicago back in 1933 so you could dazzle visitors to the “Century of Progress” World’s Fair. Most of the little boys who gawked at you then wore suspenders; the little girls wore dresses with wide collars. Your wise demeanor and prehistoric appearance have cheered people up through the Great… Continue reading