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Denis Leary

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Dec. 3, 1999, Worcester, Mass.: Two homeless people light a candle in a warehouse, igniting a five-day fire that would claim the lives of Denis Leary's cousin Jerry and five other firefighters.

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Scarlett Johansson

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In India's strict social hierarchy, the Davits are "the untouchables," those long-suffering victims of discrimination. In 2005, Scarlett Johansson joined the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief's…

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Julianne Moore

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My first interest in U.S. poverty goes back to when I was a kid. My father was in the Army and we moved all over the place," Julianne Moore begins. "So when I went to Appalachia last year, it was my…

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Kerry Butler

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More than 25,000 children die every day from preventable causes. "My adopted 3-year-old daughter, Segi, is from Ethiopia," says Kerry Butler, now appearing in "Xanadu" on Broadway.

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Larry King

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After his quintuple bypass surgery in 1987, Larry King got to thinking, "How much would this operation have cost me if I didn't have insurance to cover it?"

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Rosario Dawson

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When Rosario Dawson began developing Voto Latino in 2004, the goal was to get out the vote. "Voto Latino was started as a public service campaign encouraging American Latino youth to participate in…

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