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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 […]

Texas town pulls the plug on police department

Attention gun-toting Texas natives: if you were looking to go a’looting, your time is now! City Council members in Alto, Texas, a town of around 1,200, have voted to abolish the city’s police department for at least six months as the community considers if they will be able to afford the force into 2012. As […]

Blagojevich Mess Will Linger for Years in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In the end, Rod Blagojevich did not bring doom for his party or the national political figures whose names got dragged into his scandal. But long after he is behind bars, Illinois will still be cleaning up the mess left behind by the state’s cartoonish former governor. Blagojevich — who drew […]

Union Official Apologizes for Calling Christie Adolf Hitler in Heated NJ Budget Battle

TRENTON, N.J.— Labor leaders rallying for collective-bargaining rights in New Jersey went on the offensive Thursday — with one even comparing Gov. Chris Christie with Adolf Hitler and two Democratic legislative leaders to his generals, then apologizing amid widespread criticism. The stinging criticism came one day after the three agreed on a deal to sharply […]

Airport Workers Honored for Stopping Rape

DENVER — Police say the Frontier Airlines’ employees who came to the aid of a woman being assaulted at Denver International Airport are being honored for their actions. Denver police said Mark Adams and Kris Musil will be presented with the Bill Daniels Neighborhood Hero Awards for assisting a woman they was being raped at […]