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Helping the homeless -- one 'step' at a time

For 13-year-old McClain Hermes, the inspiration to impact her world began in 2009, after her father showed her a magazine article about a shoe recycling program.

Olympian Carl Lewis stands by claims that Christie tried to intimidate him

Add former Olympic star Carl Lewis to the list of names who say they felt pressured by Gov. Chris Christie's administration in New Jersey.

Pope has a message for global elite

The global business elite had better listen up because the Pope has a message.

Border Patrol agent's scuffle with undocumented immigrant caught on camera

The man who filmed the arrest of an illegal immigrant finds himself in trouble with the law. Jose Guzman says he caught the incident on camera because he felt authorities were going to far.

U.S. warships to be set up on standby in case of terrorists attack at Olympic Winter Games

The U.S. military will have up to two warships and several transport aircraft on standby under a contingency plan to help evacuate American officials and athletes from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, if ordered, a U.S.

The greatest MLK speeches you never heard

Here's a pop quiz for anyone who calls the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. an American hero.

Big ambition, big pressure: Seoul's new art museum is in the spotlight

South Korea's $230 million National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) opened in November with a towering ambition -- become what the MoMA is to New York and the Tate is to London.

Kraft Velveeta product recalled

Truitt Brothers is recalling more than a million pounds of a Kraft Velveeta product for failing to identify soy as an ingredient, the U.S. government announced on Monday.

Saving Howard Hughes' bizarre plane

Bob Lyon remembers the day he met Howard Hughes. He also recalls when Hughes nearly crashed a plane into his boyhood home. Nearly 40 years after Hughes died, Lyon's life still crosses paths with the eccentric billionaire.

MLK, the reluctant civil rights leader

On the holiday that celebrates the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., many will remember his sacrifices for the civil rights movement, and serve others in his memory.