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Families sent wrong Marine packages

Washington (CNN) — Some Marine Corps families, mourning a son or daughter killed in action, received an unexpected surprise for the holidays: an ornament of the Purple Heart, a letter addressed to their fallen hero and even information about athletic reconditioning. The Marine Corps was apologizing Tuesday for sending the packages to families of the […]

Purple Heart ornaments sent to wrong families

Washington (CNN) — Some Marine Corps families, mourning a son or daughter killed in action, received an unexpected surprise for the holidays: an ornament of the Purple Heart, a letter addressed to their fallen hero and even information about athletic reconditioning. The Marine Corps was apologizing Tuesday for sending the packages to families of the […]

Durban talks: how Connie Hedegaard got countries to agree on climate deal

Connie Hedegaard, the EU’s climate chief, has been hailed the hero of the Durban meeting that reached an unexpectedly solid outcome in the early hours of Sunday . “She is very, very good and we are very lucky to have her,” says Chris Huhne, the UK energy and climate change secretary. “She held everything together […]

Is Batman the hero that Occupy protesters need? | Stephen Kelly

He’s the hero that Gotham deserves, but is he the hero that Occupy Wall Street needs? This weekend, following speculation that Christopher Nolan is going to use the protests as a backdrop for scenes in The Dark Knight Rises, the movement could play host to a caped crusader who’s both friend and foe. And if […]

Zurana Horton was a hero – she just didn’t look like one | Teresa Wiltz

At first blush, it’s the kind of story made for the insta-news cycle of 21st-century media: a mother picking up her kid up from school in Brooklyn spots a rooftop sniper, throws herself into the line of fire to protect a group of schoolkids and, while saving them, is shot and killed herself. Most likely, […]

127 Hours: the sequel

The desire to pay homage to your favourite film isn’t new: that’s why Carnforth tea room is still packed 66 years after Brief Encounter and romcom fans ram the Empire State Building every Valentine’s Day in tribute to Sleepless in Seattle. But few have followed in their cinematic hero’s footsteps so slavishly as Amos Wayne […]