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Read Prince William's Touching Words to Widower of Kate's Late Nurse

Prince William Writes Touching Letter to Widower of Kate's Late Nurse

Originally posted 12/07/2014 02:30PM

Prince William wrote a heartfelt letter to the husband of a nurse who had cared for Princess Kate but committed suicide after being duped by radio DJs.

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Wife of Late Biggest Loser Contestant: He 'Was Made Especially for Me'

Wife of Late Biggest Loser Contestant Damien Gurganious: He 'Was Made Especially for Me'

Originally posted 12/06/2014 01:35PM

Damien Gurganious planned to take his wife out for Peruvian food and a movie once he got out of the hospital after being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease last month.

Instead, on Nov. 24, "he passed away on my birthday," Nicole Brewer-Gurganious, his wife and fellow Biggest Loser contestant, tells PEOPLE. He leaves behind their 2-year-old daughter, Giselle.

"Damien had a way of making every day feel like your birthday," says Brewer-Gurganious, 44. "He loved life and treated every day as if it were a gift."

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Kidnapped Photojournalist Luke Somers Killed in Failed Rescue Attempt in Yemen

Kidnapped Photojournalist Luke Somers Killed in Failed Rescue Attempt in Yemen

Originally posted 12/06/2014 11:15AM

An American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen were killed Saturday during a U.S.-led rescue operation that President Barack Obama said he ordered because of "imminent danger" to the U.S. hostage.

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Cops Hunt Suspect in Shooting Deaths of Wife, Friend and Pastor

Cops Hunt Florida Man Andres Avalos Who Allegedly Killed Three, Including Wife and Pastor

Originally posted 12/05/2014 06:25PM

Authorities are looking for a man they believe shot and killed three people on Thursday afternoon – including in his wife and a pastor.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Pays Tribute to His Late Brother by Wearing Mismatched Socks

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Pays Tribute to His Late Brother by Wearing Mismatched Socks

Originally posted 12/05/2014 06:10PM

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a unique way of honoring his brother, Dan, who died just over four years ago.

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The Biggest Loser's Damien Gurganious Dies from Rare Disease

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The Biggest Loser's Damien Gurganious Dies from Rare Disease

Originally posted 12/05/2014 08:40AM

Damien Gurganious, who appeared on the seventh season of The Biggest Loser, died Monday from a rare disease at the age of 38.

The Biggest Loser: Couples 2 competitor suffered from a sudden onset of a rare autoimmune disorder that caused bleeding in his brain, PEOPLE has confirmed.

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Misty Upham Died of Blunt-Force Injuries: Medical Examiner | Misty Upham

Misty Upham Died of Blunt-Force Injuries: Medical Examiner

Originally posted 12/04/2014 08:00AM

A Seattle-area medical examiner says actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in August: Osage County and Django Unchained, died of blunt-force injuries to her head and torso.

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St. Louis Citizens Protest a Murder Close to Ferguson

St. Louis Citizens Protest Murder of Zemir Begic

Originally posted 12/03/2014 08:25PM

Less than a week after the protests began in Ferguson, Missouri, over the controversial grand jury decision, another protest started nearby – this time, for a completely different killing.

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Read Brittany Maynard's Moving Message to a Stranger – the Day She Ended Her Life

Read Brittany Maynard's Moving Message to a Stranger – the Day She Ended Her Life

Originally posted 12/03/2014 04:45PM

On the surface, Barbara Mancini and Brittany Maynard seemed to have little in common.

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Lawyer: No Indictment for Officer in NYC Chokehold Death

Grand Jury Won't Indict NYPD Officer in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Originally posted 12/03/2014 04:00PM

A New York City grand jury cleared a white police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, a lawyer for the victim's family said.

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