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Athlete’s Antarctic ambition

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American first person to cross Antarctica solo
00:41 - Source: HLN

This guy just spent 54 days crossing Antarctica by himself, with no help at all. And the last 80 miles, he covered in one final 32-hour push.

Sounds doable.

A real one

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Dad books 6 flights to spend day with daughter
00:39 - Source: CNN

Hal Vaughan is a problem-solver. He wanted to spend Christmas with his daughter Pierce, a flight attendant working the holidays, and booked all the flights she was on to make that happen.

A happy ending

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are married (2018)
01:09 - Source: CNN

She came in like a …. bride. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth made it official nearly 10 years after their whirlwind romance began.

Well, orange-you ambitious?

Jean-Jacques Savin, a former paratrooper, 71, works on the construction of a ship made from a barrel on November 15, 2018 at the shipyard in Ares, southwestern France. - Jean-Jacques Savin will attempt in the next few weeks to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel only pushed by the ocean currents, from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean Sea. (Photo by GEORGES GOBET / AFP)        (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)
Frenchman tries to float across the Atlantic
00:55 - Source: CNN

A Frenchman wants to float across the Atlantic … in an orange barrel. Jean-Jacques Savin’s journey reportedly will be made at a whopping 1 to 2 mph.

Generosity doesn’t take a holiday break

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An anonymous man is making sure some schoolkids in Georgia aren’t going hungry with classes out for the holidays -- and helped provide free lunches for students throughout the Christmas break.