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Tuesday March 4, 2014    09:54 AM
A 95 year-old veteran in full dress uniform came out to the street to encourage and cheer runners in an 8K race but his admiration was turned upside down when the athletes began spontaneously shaking his hand in a tribute to his military service.

San Jose Reporter Julia Prodis Sulek happened to capture the scene on video as Joe Bell became inundated with runners wanting to shake his hand.

The race was benefiting the Tillman Foundation, which provides scholarships for military veterans and is named for the NFL player from the California who was killed while serving with the U.S.

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Tuesday March 4, 2014    09:51 AM
A Minnesota farmer thought as long as he was moving 4 feet of snow using heavy machinery, he might as well have some fun with it.

Greg Novak used all that snow to build a 50-foot snowman that was so large it needed an full-sized oil drum for a nose.

He named the giant figure 'Granddaddy', and positioned it to face the highway running alongside his farm in Gilman.

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Monday March 3, 2014    09:12 AM
CRIMEA, Ukrain - Russia president Vladimir Putin probably cannot help smiling as he watches Russian tanks and armored vehicles move across Crimea demanding surrender. He may be laughing at Obama's threats of sanctions, believing president Obama will be ineffectual at best.

Russia issued an ultimatum to Ukrainian forces in the Crimea to clear out by 5 a.m. Tuesday or face a "military storm."

Putin's long range intention must be, at the least, to control the entire Black Sea region where he can maneuver at will in the entire area.

On the ground today, Russian troops controlled all Ukrainian border posts in Crimea, as well as all military facilities and a key ferry terminal, tightening

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Monday March 3, 2014    09:03 AM
When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States in the mid-1990s, after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred, effecting hundreds of other species.

Gary Wockner, a wolf expert in Colorado explained, "Willows grew higher and spread more widely, beavers returned and made ponds, riparian-dwelling plants and animals returned including songbirds and trout, elk carrion fed scavengers such as grizzlies and ravens, and coyote populations dropped resulting in more ground squirrels and gophers which in turn fed hawks and eagles."

The species remix that was created by wolves has also changed the rivers in the park.

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Sunday March 2, 2014    05:31 PM
The story of the Himalayan dog titled "winter is coming" that went viral came from amateur photographer and 500px member, Sebastian Wahlhütter. We spoke with him about photography, that loveable dog, and the photo that bounded him into fame.

Hey Sebastian! Can you tell us a bit about how you got into photography?

I had my first serious encounter with photography 15 years ago when I looked through the viewfinder of a friend's analog SLR. This experience has gripped me ever since and I bought my own SLR a couple of weeks later. Parallel to my university training I took classes in Photography and participated in a one year photographic program called 'Photoakademie'. That was the beginnin

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Sunday March 2, 2014    05:26 PM
Alden Hiltunen has been losing his eyesight for the past 25 years.

But two months ago, the 79-year-old man from Aura, Mich., had a telescopic lens implanted in one of his eyes, his grandson, Kyle Hamilton, told The Huffington Post in an email. The surgery, performed at the University of Michigan Kellog Eye Center, will allow Hiltunen to recognize facial details, read, and write, Yahoo Shine's Good News blog reported.

Though his vision is still fuzzy, earlier this week, Hiltunen decided it'd been far too long since he'd written his wife, Glenda, a love note. His message was short but sweet: "I love you, Glenda."

Hamilton, who posted a picture of the note to Reddit, told Yahoo that hi

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Friday February 28, 2014    09:18 PM
To the unfamiliar passerby, Dobri Dobrev, 99, may come off as a haggard beggar who depends on the kindness of strangers to get by in life.

But, for the residents of Sofia, Bulgaria, Dobrev is nothing of the sort. Rather, the area’s fixture has been called a "saint" and a "divine stranger," according to a website dedicated to Dobrev.

Dobrev lost most of his hearing during World War II, according to Yahoo News Canada. He lives more than 15 miles outside of Sofia, a distance he used to trek by foot, but he now relies on the bus, according to SaintDobry.com. He spends his days asking people for money, but he doesn’t keep a cent.

The generous guy lives off of his monthly pension of 80 eu

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Friday February 28, 2014    09:15 PM
Jf Pryor raised his hand in the air -- shot it up, really -- when he first saw a picture of Thor, a 2-year-old boxer-bulldog mix who was left to die on the streets of Rosarito, Mexico.

"It was like I was the biggest nerd sitting in front of the teacher, saying, 'Pick me! Pick me!'" Pryor told The Huffington Post. "I wanted that kid. I had to save him."

Thor is paralyzed in his hind legs. When a young woman first came across him on Jan. 15, he was dragging himself along a road, "infested, sick, and dying," Pryor said. She took a picture of him and sent it to a friend in animal rescue, who forwarded the email to Pryor. He, along with Nikki Audet, run The Mutt Scouts, a nonprofit dog resc

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Friday February 28, 2014    09:13 PM
He lived on the same San Paulo street corner for 18 years. The black plastic bags wrapped around him and long tangled hair and beard protected him from the elements. Atop a small stool, this 75-year-old man could be seen every day, hunched over and writing.

Though homeless for 34 years, Raimundo (Portuguese for Raymond) was very well-read and loved to read.

In April 2011, he was befriended by a young woman named Shalla Monteiro, who was impressed by his poetry and wanted to help him realize his dream of publishing a book of his "mini-pages," as he calls them.

She created a Facebook Page to feature the writings of Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho, who signed every poem with a nickname he gav

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Friday February 28, 2014    09:12 PM
Nearly 25 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill injured wildlife off the coast of Alaska, a new report issued today by the U.S. Geological Survey indicates that sea otters have returned to pre-spill numbers within the most heavily oiled areas of Prince William Sound.

Sea otters in the path of the oil incurred heavy mortality when 42 million liters of Prudhoe Bay crude oil were spilled in Prince William Sound in March 1989, with an estimated loss of several thousand otters. Through long-term data collection and analysis, scientists found that sea otters were slow to recover, likely because of chronic exposure to lingering oil. Other studies documented persistence of oil in the sea otter’s

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