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  • Heat wave spreads across US. When will it end?

    The largest heat wave of the summer has spiked dangerously high temperatures across large swaths of the country for days. Relief from the heat wave is within sight, but cooler weather can't come soon enough.

  • Gay man shot point-blank in Greenwich Village hate crime

    In New York City's Greenwich Village, a neighborhood long known for its acceptance of same-sex couples, a gay man was shot at point-blank range on Saturday. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly called the act a hate crime.

  • New York City ferry crash injures dozens

    Questions remain following the collision Wednesday morning of a ferry into a dock in Manhattan. The ferry had recently undergone an overhaul, but officials said it was too soon to tell if the engine and propulsion work played a role in the crash.

  • Change Agent Give to people on the street? In cities, it's a daily dilemma

    Whether to give to people on the street who ask for money is a complicated decision, with no easy right or wrong answer. It's a highly personal act that sometimes can be deeply rewarding.

  • 'What's done is done,' says NY subway victim's daughter

    The 20-year-old daughter of Ki-Suck Han, the man pushed onto the subway tracks Monday at the Times Square station, said it would have been great if someone had helped her dad before he was struck and killed by the train.

  • New York City, Long Island will ration gas (+video)

    To cut waits and hoarding, New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New Jersey's Governor have announced rationing plans. Only one quarter of New York City's gas stations are open, according to Bloomberg. He calls the rationing plan 'practical and enforceable.'  

  • Superstorm Sandy update: Falling temperatures add urgency to recovery.

    Falling temperatures on Sunday put more people at risk in a region already battling gasoline shortages, stubborn power outages, and spasms of lawlessness in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

  • 9-11 memorial: Priceless at any cost? (+video)

    The September 11 memorial and museum will require a $60 million-a-year operating budget. Some argue the federal government can't afford such a hefty price tag, while others say the meaning behind the memorial is worth any cost.

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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