September 3rd, 2013
11:32 AM ET

People Donate $190,000 to Kind Homeless Man

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a homeless man returns a lost $4,000 diamond engagement ring and comes out with so much more.  CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Billy Ray Harris was a fixture on a Kansas City street corner, begging for change, until a woman accidentally dropped her  ring into his cup.

Harris says when the woman returned to ask him  if he had the ring, he returned it to her.

"My grandfather was a reverend, he raised me from the time I was six months old, thank the good lord that's a blessing, I do still have some character," Harris says.

The woman and her husband were so moved by the kindness that they started an online donations page for the man.

While they were hoping to raise a thousand dollars,  by the end of the 90-day campaign, more than $190,000 dollars had poured in from all over the world.

The formerly poor man just bought his own car, has offers for speaking engagements and is about to launch his own painting business.

Perhaps most exciting, he doesn't have to sleep on the street any more because he put a down payment on a house.

Harris says, "You just could not believe how good it feels to me right now to be able to stick my own key in the door and open the door and go in and lock it when I leave."

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September 3rd, 2013
11:05 AM ET

Cheney Sisters Spar Over Same-Sex Marriage

Many people expect former Vice President Dick Cheney to have conservative social views but its his daughter's who are sparring over the issue of same-sex marriage.

CNN's Athena Jones reports.

Cheney's oldest daughter Liz is running a primary campaign in Wyoming against Senior Senator Mike Enzi, and in this realm, she's asserting her beliefs loudly.

Liz said in a campaign statement Friday, "I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage."

Meanwhile, her own sister Mary Cheney, is openly lesbian, married and has two children with her partner.

The younger Cheney reportedly fired back on social media saying, "For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage. Freedom means freedom for everyone."

Liz Cheney's statement was in response to what her advisers call a deceptive poll asking Wyoming voters if they knew the candidate supported abortion and gay marriage.

Mike Enzi's campaign denies it was behind the poll.

While in office, Dick Cheney was reluctant to talk about the issue of gay marriage but now publicly supports it.  He says, however, the issue should be left to the states to decide.

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September 3rd, 2013
10:41 AM ET

Dennis Rodman Says He's In North Korea To Talk Basketball

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman makes his second trip to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un and it's for what the athlete calls basketball diplomacy.

CNN's David McKenzie reports.

"I'm just trying to go over there to meet with my friend Kim to try to keep the communication going... and try to start a new basketball league and stuff like that," Rodman says before boarding a flight from Beijing Tuesday morning.

Rodman tells Reuters his trip will not include trying to help free Kenneth Bae, a missionary who's been imprisoned in the country since late last year and who's sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.

Though last week, the athlete told Huff Post Live, "I will definitely ask... I will say, 'Marshal, why is this guy held hostage?' I could try and soften it up in that way.. if I actually got him loose, I'd be the most powerful guy in the world."

Rodman might actually be helpful to Bae if he does decide to get political on this trip.

Last week, North Korea canceled a "humanitarian mission" by Robert King, U.S. special envoy on North Korean human rights issues in Pyongyang, that was aimed at negotiating the missionary's release.

Officials cited annual military drills by the U.S. and South Korea as the cause of the cancelation.

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September 3rd, 2013
10:20 AM ET

Elementary School Principal Accused of Murder

A murder shocks the community of Bakersfield, California.

Fairview elementary school principal Leslie Chance is accused of murdering her husband and heads to court Tuesday afternoon, CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.

Chance was arrested after her husband Todd's body was found in an almond orchard  with multiple gun shot wounds.  His car was found in a residential neighborhood 20 miles away.

Day Pruitt with the Kern County Sheriff's Office says, "We do believe she is the person who drove that car to the neighborhood then dropped it off then walked away from the vehicle."

The educator was principal for three years and with the school district since 1997. Co-workers were shocked upon hearing of her arrest.

Kern County Assistant Superintendant Ken Chichester said, "It was hard to believe. My first response was they got the wrong person this time. It was out of character and very hard to believe."

School officials insist the school is safe and are urging parents to talk to their kids about the allegations made against someone they know and trust.

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