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Georgia School Shooting

Deadly Shooting Near School

Posted 01.27.2014 | Crime

Gunfire erupted at a school near a Lawrenceville, Ga. high school on Monday afternoon. Lawrenceville Patch reports that the shooting involved at le...

Shadee Ashtari

2013 Was A Lousy Year, But There Were Some Real Heroes. Here Are 14 Of Them. | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The year 2013 is mercifully drawing to a close, with much of it deserving little more than to be utterly forgotten. But here are a handful of men and ...

Another Team of Heroes for Kids

Kate Carr | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Kate Carr

With quiet competence and courage, never having confronted this kind of horror before, Antoinette started talking to the young man, and surprisingly, he started talking back.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The big news this week was something that didn't happen. A heavily armed gunman entered a Georgia elementary school, fired several shots and took some front-office employees hostage, including school bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff. In an extraordinary act of heroism, she talked the gunman into giving himself up. How? With empathy. Along with proving that guns can be stopped by something other than more guns, the story demonstrated the value of highlighting things that are working. What if the entire media focused 24/7 on the power of empathy and what went right in that Georgia school, just as they would have if they'd gone horribly wrong? What the media chooses to feature influences our culture and our national conversation. It's one reason why HuffPost has launched Impact, Good News and What Is Working sections -- putting the spotlight on extraordinary "ordinary people" and unsung heroes like Antoinette Tuff.

'He Wanted Us To Start Filming As Police Die'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.21.2013 | Crime

WSB-TV assignment editor Lacey LeCroy didn't panic when she got word that her next call would come from a woman who was at gunpoint. She picked up the...