Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Soulja Boy's Car among Those Trapped by California Mudslide

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CNN's Cooper receives award for bravery from actor's relief group

When Anderson Cooper first met Sean Penn after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the CNN anchor was skeptical of the actor's intentions to aid recovery efforts in the ravaged country.

In time, Penn won Cooper over.

"I'm not sure how Sean got to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It certainly was not easy. ... But he didn't just come by himself, he came with a team," Cooper said Saturday at Penn's ninth annual benefit for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization.

Cooper was being honored at the fundraiser in Los Angeles, which raised $3.5 million. Julia Roberts presented Cooper with an award for bravery as a journalist in matters of crisis.

Larry David, Casey Affleck, Sarah Silverman and Ben Stiller were among the guests at the gala. …

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