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Hero Takes Down School Shooter in Dramatic Video

Prosecutors release video of 2014 Seattle Pacific University incident

(Newser) - A student at Seattle Pacific University is shown pepper-spraying a gunman , then taking him to the ground during an on-campus attack in video released by authorities. The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office released the footage Tuesday to satisfy a public records request. In the video, a man identified by... More »

America's Heroes: Carnegie Fund Picks 24

They risked their lives trying to save others

(Newser) - Two dozen real-life heroes are being honored by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission of Pittsburgh for their acts of bravery. The commission investigates stories of heroism and awards medals and cash several times a year. It has given away $37.7 million to 9,821 awardees or their families since... More »

Internet Pays for Shooting Hero's Wedding Gifts

Jon Meis won't have to pay for his honeymoon, either

(Newser) - Jon Meis became a hero after he stopped a gunman at Seattle Pacific University this week, and the world is showing its gratitude online. Noting that Meis is getting married this month, supporters posted his wedding registry on Reddit with the note: "This is the wedding registry for the... More »

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