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Hummer Driver Diverts Potentially Fatal Crash

Darrell Krushelnicki was waiting at an intersection in Alberta, Canada, when he noticed a speeding Pontiac careening toward four pedestrians. The driver appeared to be talking on his phone, and wasn't slowing down. That's when Krushelnicki eased his Hummer into the street, took the hit himself, and saved some lives.
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2012 Paralympics Best-Attended Since Games Began

More than 4,200 athletes from 164 countries are taking part in the Paralympics. Disabled athletes began competing when a doctor in Britain organized the international wheelchair games to coincide with the 1948 Olympics. Renee Montagne talks to Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson, a former wheelchair racer who is in the British House of Lords, about the games.
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Spain's Economy May Need EU Assistance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised Spain's efforts at austerity. It was her first visit to Madrid since conservatives won power there and implemented the most severe budget cuts in Spain's democratic history. But those cuts may not be enough to keep Spain afloat.
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Pistorius Falls To Britain's Peacock In 100 Meters; American Browne Is Second

South African Oscar Pistorius failed in his attempt to win the 100-meter sprint and regain his title as the world's fastest amputee, losing to Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock. American Richard Browne, 21, of Jackson, Miss., won the silver medal.
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Syrian Refugees Move Into Lebanon's Crowded Camps

As Syrians flee war in their homeland, many come to Lebanon, which has not built tent cities as other countries in the region have. Some Syrians are taking up residence in Palestinian refugee camps that have existed for more than six decades.

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