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Title: Make A Difference Day
When: 10/25/2013 - 10/26/2013
Description: Volunteers are called to donate time and energy to service projects at agencies across the country during Make A Difference Day - a National Day of Doing Good.
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  • Executed Journalist Steven Sotloff Noted for His Heartfelt War Reporting

    File photo of American journalist Steven Sotloff (center with black helmet). Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- ISIS appears to have cruelly executed American journalist Steven Sotloff just one week after his mother pleaded with the group's leader to "be merciful" and spare her son.

    Shirley Sotloff's heartbreaking bid for her son's life was ignored and a video was released Tuesday indicating he was the second American journalist to be beheaded by the Islamic militant group, ostensibly in retribution for U.S. planes bombing ISIS fighters in Iraq.


    Sotloff's parents have declined...

  • Parents of Girl in Uzi Accident Devastated by ‘Life Changing Tragedy’

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The family a 9-year-old girl who accidentally shot her gun instructor when she lost control of a powerful Uzi submachine gun said Tuesday they are "devastated" that their "brief excursion" on their summer vacation turned into a "life changing tragedy."

    The family issued a statement through their lawyer after Arizona police released a report of the Aug. 25 shooting accident in which the girl complained that the weapon was "too much" for her to handle and complained that the gun's recoil had hurt her shoulder.

    The parents huddled...

  • WATCH: Tennis Pro John McEnroe Waterboarded in Music Video

    Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former tennis pro John McEnroe, a former Wimbledon champion, is seen being tortured and waterboarded in a powerful debut video from a California rock band.

    The group, Future User, says the video, called "Clockwork," is about "police militarization." It was posted online Monday and also includes a clip of Eric Garner, who died after a police officer allegedly put him in a chokehold, shots of Trayvon Martin and his accused killer George Zimmerman, and several scenes of police brutality.

    McEnroe said he got involved...

  • Kenny Chesney More Focused on Making Music for the Fans Than Winning Awards These Days

    Image Courtesy Blue Chair/SonyKenny Chesney has won CMA Entertainer of the Year four times in the past decade, but he won't be upset if his name isn't called when the CMA nominations are announced Wednesday morning.  He spent this year mostly out of the spotlight working on his upcoming album, The Big Revival, featuring his latest hit, "American Kids."

    Kenny says with a laugh, "If I was really worried about awards show season, I wouldn't have taken a year off, you know what I mean? It was more important...

  • Garth Brooks Releasing New Single, "People Loving People," to Country Radio Wednesday

    Image Courtesy CMAGarth Brooks' new single, "People Loving People," will be released to country radio on Wednesday. The song is written by busbee, Lee Thomas Miller and Chris Wallin. It's the lead single from Garth's upcoming studio album, coming out later this year.

    There's a good chance Garth will perform the new single when he kicks off his run of shows in Chicago Thursday night.

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  • Luke Bryan Closes Out 2014 Stadium Shows with Attendance Record at Soldier Field

    Image Courtesy Lyle Waisman/ Soldier FieldLuke Bryan played the last of his four 2014 stadium shows Sunday night at Chicago's Soldier Field, and in the process set a record as the best-selling country concert ever held at the venue.

    More than 225,000 fans in all caught one of the stadium dates on Luke's That's My Kind of Night tour.

    Luke also played back-to-back sold-out shows in Indianapolis over the weekend. He moves on to New York City for a show at Madison Square Garden on September 12 and another show at the...