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Mayor Donates Kidney to Facebook Friend

Mayor Donates Kidney to Facebook Friend

Politicians long ago discovered the uses of Facebook. East Haven Mayor April Capone Almon found something else there: a constituent who needed her kidney. Capone Almon, 35, had more than 1,600 "friends" on Facebook last year when she saw one of them, Carlos Sanchez, post a status update sayin

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Violin Prodigy Helps Rebuild Haitian School

Violin Prodigy Helps Rebuild Haitian School

Brianna Kahane sounds like your typical second grader - that is, until you put a violin in her hands. Brianna picked up her first violin when she was 3. And she's played nearly every day since. "What do you like about playing the violin?" asked CBS News correspondent Kelly Cobiella. "It's

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Missing Florida Girl Is Found Alive

HTML clipboard A missing 11-year-old central Florida girl with Asperger syndrome was found alive today, four days after she disappeared into an alligator-infested swamp a half-mile from her suburban home. Nadia Bloom was taken to a hospital in nearby Longwood, Fla., where she will be evaluat

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13-Year-Old to Climb Mount Everest

13-Year-Old to Climb Mount Everest

A 13-year-old California boy plans to try to climb Mount Everest in a quest to reach the summits of the highest peaks on all seven continents. If Jordan Romero succeeds, he'll become the youngest person to conquer the world's highest mountain. Jordan will attempt the ascent to 29,035 feet wi

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Eight-year-old hero honored

Eight-year-old hero honored

An eight-year-old Jefferson County girl credited with saving her mother's life is being honored as a hero. Lejla Jamidovic was presented a "Lifesaver Award" from the Rock Community Fire Protection District at a ceremony at Hodge Elementary Monday morning. On February 7, Lejla was at home wit

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Solar Power Brings Light to Quake-Darkened Haiti

Solar Power Brings Light to Quake-Darkened Haiti

In the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated his country on January 12, Haitian businessman Alex Georges recalls both the darkness and the light. From the Port-au-Prince house where he had been meeting with his business partner, Georges remembers stumbling into chaos: human suffering

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April Fools' Day Facts: Behind the Laughs

April Fools’ Day Facts: Behind the Laughs

For the eager prankster, nothing beats April Fools' Day, a light-hearted tradition that's several hundred years old. "A lot of people think [April Fools' Day] is just obnoxious, and just wish it would stop," said Alex Boese, curator of the Museum of Hoaxes in San Diego, California. "But

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Girl, 6, Inspires Huge Food Donation

Girl, 6, Inspires Huge Food Donation

Inspired by a 5-year-old girl's efforts that led to more than $30,000 being raised for the San Francisco Food Bank, Tyson Foods has named Phoebe Russell a "Hunger All-Star." To honor Phoebe's work toward hunger relief, Tyson has donated 30,000 pounds of chicken to the food bank, local TV stat

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