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Monday December 1, 2014    09:39 AM
Giving back has become a hobby for Gunner Robinson.

The 9-year-old from Wilmington, North Carolina, has collected 401 pounds of nonperishable food items for those in need, his mother, Kristi, told The Huffington Post. Wanting to help families put food on the table for Thanksgiving, Gunner began collecting the items on Oct. 13, according to WECT News.

Gunner amassed the donations by reaching out to friends and family, Kristi's work colleagues and the family's church community. All but 15 of the 401 pounds of items have been donated to a soup kitchen and food banks, Kristi told HuffPost on Monday, noting the rest will be given soon.

Kristi said her son simply wants everyone to have wh

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Monday December 1, 2014    09:37 AM
Many believe the American economy has some inherent advantages over its major competitors – a more flexible structure, stronger entrepreneurial traditions, a more demographically dynamic society.

“Well, along comes a fascinating new book,” writes Farred Zakaria, that points out, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”

“Peter Zeihan’s The Accidental Superpower begins with geography, pointing out that America is the world’s largest consumer market for a reason – rivers. Transporting goods by water, he points out, is 12 times cheaper than by land, which is why civilizations have always flourished around rivers.”

”And America, Zeihan calculates, has more navigable waterways – 17,600 miles worth –

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Friday November 28, 2014    12:07 PM
When an abandoned puppy needed dire medical attention, this group was bent on giving her a life she was always meant to have.

Staff at the Villalobos Rescue Center, in New Orleans -- where the TV show "Pit Bulls and Parolees" is set -- received an alarming call last spring. They were told that a puppy was found, dumped in a sugar cane field outside the city. Tia Torres, a member of the rescue team, set out to save the dog, and was shocked by what she saw.

"When I got there, I met two guys with a cute little bulldog puppy and it was probably one of the cutest puppies I'd ever seen," Torres told The Huffington Post in an email. "They were sugar cane farmers and told me that someone just

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Friday November 28, 2014    12:05 PM
This friendly neighbor did something beautiful just to see a little girl's face light up.

Lily LaRue Anderson, 6, of Wayne, New Jersey, was diagnosed in May with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a type of brain tumor, which her doctors say is inoperable, according to her fundraising page. While Lily has shattered expectations and lived longer than her doctors' initial estimates, much of that time has been spent in the hospital, CBS New York reported.

Her big-hearted neighbor, Craig Tkaczenko, who owns a Christmas decorating company, recently volunteered to adorn the 6-year-old's house with spectacular lights. Last week, a ceremony was held at Lily's residence, and the entire community

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Wednesday November 26, 2014    08:41 AM
During the 430-mile Adventure Racing World Championship in Ecuador, Swedish teammates were chowing down, trying to refuel for the next ordeal: a muddy 20-mile trek through the Amazon rainforest.

“Mikael Lindnord, the captain of Team Peak Performance, tossed part of his lunch to a thin, scruffy street dog begging for food at his feet — and inadvertently enlisted a fifth team member,” reports PRI.

The dog, which they named Arthur, slogged through the mud with them for many grueling hours traveling 20 miles. Then, when they were about to start the last leg, a kayak race down the river, and leave Arthur behind, he dove into the water, desperately doggie-paddling to keep up. Despite the da

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Monday November 24, 2014    09:14 AM
Seeking to reclaim her world record for oldest paraglider from a newcomer to the sport, a 101-year-old Utah woman who sailed to the Guiness World Book last month, 104-year-old Peggy McAlpine successfully jumped off a 2,400ft cliff two weeks ago.

The British centenarian refused to allow her legacy to be unceremoniously usurped, and so arranged for a repeat of her previous tandem paragliding adventure.

McAlpine said she would do it again should anyone capture her record again.

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Monday November 24, 2014    09:12 AM
After he met the veteran, who always holds a SMILE sign to inspire passersby, Rob Anderson set up a fund so his fans on YouTube could donate to the smiling homeless vet. He raised $40,000, but the ever-humble Alan McCracken only wanted a portion of it, so he could move from Las Vegas to California, where, according to Rob, his is now living happily.

What should he do with the leftover funds? He surprised a Navy vet who was suffering with some health issues, lost his job, and was having trouble paying rent and providing food for his family of four. The beautiful family of Gulf War veteran Johnny Hicks was presented with rent for one year, money for food, furniture and new car, thanks to t

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Sunday November 23, 2014    02:31 PM
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has identified the 12-year-old boy as Tamir E. Rice.

MetroHealth Medical Center confirmed that Tamir died as a result of his injuries. Samaria Rice, Tamir's mother, has obtained an attorney, who from this point will be speaking as the family's representative.

Tamir, 12, was shot twice by a Cleveland police officer. Tamir had a BB gun. Police responded to a 911 call that someone, possibly a juvenile, was aiming a gun and waving it around at the park. The caller said the gun could be fake.

The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. at Cudell Rec Center located at 1910 West Boulevard. The facility has been taped off while units inve

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Saturday November 22, 2014    11:36 AM
Country singer-musician Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood made a special dream come true in October for a girl with spina bifida. Before a concert they spent one-on-one time with Nicole Small, who calls Brooks her “life long idol”.

“I was so surprised about how long I was allowed to spend with him,” she wrote on SharedAbilities.com. “I just thought it would be something along the lines of saying hi, getting a picture and maybe an autograph.”

”Yes, all of those took place, but on a personal level! He really got to know me and I shared with him my two favorite songs that are sung by him.” Halfway through the show, the singer announced, “This next song is for a powerful girl name

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Saturday November 22, 2014    11:34 AM
A UK conservationist who raised a pair of Western lowland gorillas in Kent, England went looking for them eleven years after they were reintroduced into the wild of Gabon, West Africa. He wondered if the pair would recognize him or his daughter, Tansy, who was just a child when she last played with the animals.

For the past 15 years the Aspinall foundation has been reintroducing captive gorillas back into the wild on their million acres of jungle in West Africa. But would these now-wild gorillas recognize Damian Aspinall or the girl who had grown up?

Damian and Tansy were thrilled when, after many hours of calling out to Djalta and Bimms from a boat on the river, they both appeared and

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