CA Girl Who Saved Toddler Given Posthumous Hero Award

A 10-year-old girl from Lakeside, California, who died while saving the lives of two toddlers from being hit by a runaway car last February, was named as a posthumous recipient of the Carnegie medal for heroism, an award that is given to those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree to save or attempt to save the lives of others.

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WSJ: Gary Cooper In Europe

From the Wall Street Journal Opinion section. We repost below: Americans saving the day in Europe is a familiar story, and on Friday evening it happened again on a train from Amsterdam to Paris. Three young American friends on vacation, two

Americans, British citizen awarded France's highest honor for foiling train attack

‘State of the Union’: Political Theater, with Special Guests Galore

The modern State of the Union address isn’t intended to make news. By the time it happens, the White House has leaked every newsworthy proposal. And as if a prime time speech, covered by all the major networks, with the entire Congress as his backdrop wasn’t enough, there’s another theatrical aspect: The guests in the First Lady’s box.

Lenny Skutnik, who jumped into the Potomac River to save one of the passengers aboard an Air Florida jetliner that had crashed there on January 13, 1982, receives applause during Ronald Reagan's State of the Union address on Jan. 27, 1982.