Family turns canceled wedding into dinner for homeless

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Carol and Willie Fowler had planned an elaborate, sophisticated wedding reception for their daughter, only to have it canceled six weeks before the ceremony. So the Atlanta couple turned their heartbreak into an occasion for celebration — throwing a party for more than 200 homeless people instead.

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Homeless find solace in soccer and rebuild their lives

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During his last stint in jail, Dennis Diaz came to a startling realization: “I knew people in there,” he said. “I didn’t like that. I was getting used to being in jail and I couldn’t have that.”

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Still shoeless, man in viral photo not homeless, officials say

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He may be shoeless, but he is not homeless.

Jeffrey Hillman, the barefoot recipient of boots from an NYPD officer last month, has an apartment in the Bronx, officials told the News 4 I-Team. 

Homeless man grateful for boots, but barefoot again

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After Officer Lawrence DePrimo knelt beside a barefoot man on a bitterly cold November night in Times Square, giving him a pair of boots, a photo of his random act of good will quickly took on a life of its own — becoming a symbol for a million acts of kindness that go unnoticed every day and a reminder that even in this tough, often anonymous city, people can still look out for one another.

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Out of uniform and on the street

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Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States, though they are only 11 percent of the general adult population, according to a report to be released Thursday.

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