Eighteen-year-old Kayla Montgomery from Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis three years ago. Phil Ponder hide caption

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Catching Kayla: Running One Step Ahead Of Multiple Sclerosis

When Kayla Montgomery runs, her legs go numb. But she's determined to not let MS slow her down. The teen track star from North Carolina is headed to nationals in New York next week.

The brothers of Alpha Lambda Mu come from a variety of backgrounds and religious upbringings. "We meet at this middle ground we call brotherhood," says ALM founder Ali Mahmoud. Dylan Hollingsworth hide caption

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A Frat Of Their Own: Muslims Create A New Space On Campus

Alpha Lambda Mu filled a void last year, becoming the first Muslim fraternity in the country. Its founder says he just wanted to provide Muslim American men a place to be themselves.

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My Big Break

The Unforgettable Performance Ed Harris Doesn't Remember

In a community theater production in 1973, Harris went into another zone. The Oscar-nominated actor says he totally embodied his character, and he's been chasing that high ever since.

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Kids for Cash chronicles the story of Judge Mark A. Chiavarella, who was convicted in 2011 for sending thousands of children to a juvenile detention facility from which he'd received a "finder's fee." Courtesy of SenArt Films hide caption

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