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Seven-year-old Timmy "Mini" Tyrrell gets a high-five as he steps out of his go-kart at the King George Speedway in King George, Virginia.

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How charitable are today's celebrities?updated Fri Dec 16 2011 16:21:57

Celebrities are no strangers to charity work: Bono created his ONE campaign to fight global poverty, Angelina Jolie travels the world as a United Nations good will ambassador, and the recently named "Sexiest Man Alive" Bradley Cooper reportedly donated thousands of dollars worth of winter clothing to homeless people in Philadelphia, where he's filming his latest movie.

Why goats and chickens make great holiday giftsupdated Tue Dec 13 2011 08:12:44

My best friend wants chickens for Christmas -- and maybe a goat.

Help still needed after record-breaking year for disastersupdated Fri Dec 09 2011 16:48:26

From the tsunami in Japan to famine in East Africa to the deadly tornado outbreaks in the United States, 2011 has been a historic year for natural disasters.