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Rodney Davis was a tall kid from Macon, Georgia, known for protecting other kids who were being picked on. In Vietnam, Davis didn't think twice when a grenade landed in his bunker: he dove on it and saved the lives of fellow Marines he barely knew. Decades later, one of those Marines decided to visit Davis' gravesite and found it covered with weeds and tall grass. That sparked a massive effort to ensure that Davis' heroics are remembered and honored this Veterans Day.
It is nothing short of a miracle that Malala Yousufzai is still alive and even more astounding that she suffered no major brain or nerve damage after being gunned down in a bus on her way from school a month ago. In hardly more than four weeks, she has taken a harrowing odyssey from being unconscious in an intensive care unit in Pakistan to walking, writing, reading -- and smiling -- again in hospital in the UK.
Students in North Carolina have written letters of support to the 15-year-old girl who was shot by the Taliban for standing up for girls education. The letters will be presented to Gordon Brown, the special U.N. envoy, to take back to Malala Yousufzai in Birmingham where she is recovering from her injuries.
As the Northeast digs out from a second major storm in little more than a week, experts say Internet scam artists are preying on generous Americans who want to donate to the victims of Superstorm Sandy.
After Robert Stokely's son was killed in Iraq, he knew he had to see the place where his son fell. He finally made the trip last year, though it did not turn out the way he had imagined. Reporter Moni Basu first met Stokely after she covered his son's memorial service in Iraq and later, wrote about a father's grief. Now she tells the story of his journey to find peace in a place of war.
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He was antisocial and difficult to work with at first. He'd clearly been abused by his father as evidenced by the deep, round scab near his shoulder. He hadn't been eating well. And he was so skittish that the slightest noise or motion set him off. But Army veteran Jeff Wilson needed a new dog, and this pound puppy -- a border collie-German shepherd mix -- was it. He named him Lobo, and it wasn't long before Wilson, 44, realized they had the same issues. "We were kind of kindred spirits," he said. "I think it really helped deepen our connection because he wasn't just helping me; I was helping him. I was helping him get past the same obstacles that I had. I had to recognize it in myself and get past that to help him."
The storm that swept across the Northeast left indelible memories for many, but also erased some. Limor Garfinkle, whose Staten Island apartment is littered with scraps of paper that represent some of the most important memories of a woman she barely knows, is trying to salvage at least a few of them.
Xi Jinping is a mystery. So much so that the presumed leader-in-waiting of the world's most populous nation could vanish for more than a week without any explanation being given. In September this year, Xi disappeared. It sparked a flurry of rumors: he'd had a heart attack, suffered a stroke, was injured swimming, and had even gone on strike. Xi eventually re-appeared and normal transmission was resumed. But should we be so surprised? Barely an analyst I've spoken to can say they really know him, or what type of leader he would be.
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