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  • Everyday heroes: 11 tales of American heroes

    Charles Ramsey answered a call for distress and discovered a house of horrors. Victor Perez stopped the abduction of an 8-year-old girl. Two teenage boys rescued a couple from a burning car wreck in Florida. New Yorker Kashmir Singh goes the extra mile to help a Swiss couple. Here are 11 stories of everyday American heroes who responded to trying circumstances with extraordinary grace and courage.

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  • Decoder Buzz Caroline Kennedy: Good or bad choice for US ambassador to Japan? (+video)

    Caroline Kennedy has largely shunned public political life, spending much of her time working at nonprofit organizations. Is it a good idea to send someone with little diplomatic experience as envoy to an important US ally?

  • Everyday heroes: 11 tales of American heroes

    Charles Ramsey answered a call for distress and discovered a house of horrors. Victor Perez stopped the abduction of an 8-year-old girl. Two teenage boys rescued a couple from a burning car wreck in Florida. New Yorker Kashmir Singh goes the extra mile to help a Swiss couple. Here are 11 stories of everyday American heroes who responded to trying circumstances with extraordinary grace and courage.

  • Thousands rally for slain black teen Trayvon Martin

    Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III joined Martin's parents at the rally.

  • Newark Muslims hold protest rally over NYPD spy operation

    Newark Muslims plan to rally Friday in protest of a 2007 NYPD spying operation targeting Muslim groups in Newark, N.J. Mayor Bloomberg says the operation was 'constitutional.'

  • New York gay marriage bill: What would happen if it passes?

    New York gay marriage bill: What would happen if it passes?

    New York legislators could vote as early as Wednesday to legalize gay marriage in the state. New York would become the sixth state (plus Washington, D.C.) to permit gay marriage, and the third to approve it via a legislative bill and not a court decision. With gay marriage in California in legal limbo, it would also become the most populous state with gay marriage, potentially influencing legislators in other states, such as Maryland and Rhode Island. As a gay marriage vote inches closer in New York, here’s a list six things that would – and wouldn’t – happen should the bill pass.

  • Food stamps would not be used for soda in New York under new plan

    Food stamps would not be used for soda in New York under new plan

    Food stamps: Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. David Paterson announced Thursday that they are seeking permission from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the nation's food stamp program, to add sugary drinks to the list of prohibited goods for city residents receiving assistance.

  • How Victor Perez saved abducted girl: four tales of everyday heroes

    How Victor Perez saved abducted girl: four tales of everyday heroes

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday honored Victor Perez, the man behind the improbable car chase that resulted in the recovery of an 8-year-old girl abducted in Fresno, Calif. 'This guy is a true action hero,' said the governor. Here is his story and the stories of three other everyday heroes who responded to trying circumstances with extraordinary grace or courage.

  • Carl Paladino takes tea party to Andrew Cuomo in NY governor race

    Carl Paladino takes tea party to Andrew Cuomo in NY governor race

    Carl Paladino, a millionaire Buffalo developer, rode a wave of conservative tea party anger on his way to delivering another blow to the GOP in a heavily Democratic state. Paladino takes on Andrew Cuomo in the November election.

  • September 11: At ground zero, structures rise and life returns

    September 11: At ground zero, structures rise and life returns

    September 11 memorial and museum are top priorities amid a flurry of rebuilding nine years after the attacks.

  • Ahmed H. Sharif, slashed Muslim taxi driver to visit NYC mayor

    Ahmed H. Sharif, slashed Muslim taxi driver to visit NYC mayor

    Ahmed H. Sharif, a cab driver attacked in an apparent hate crime will visit with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch supporter of the mosque project.