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Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Receive Honorary Diploma: 'There Were Lots of Tears'

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Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Receive Honorary Diploma: 'There Were Lots of Tears'

Originally posted 05/29/2015 10:25AM

Cleveland kidnapping survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus did not have the chance to graduate with their high school classmates when they should have, but school officials changed that on Wednesday when they gave them their honorary diplomas and an afternoon filled with pomp and circumstance.

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Michelle Knight Reveals She Has a Boyfriend as She Marks Two-Year Anniversary of Her Escape from Ariel Castro

Michelle Knight Reveals She Has a Boyfriend as She Marks Two-Year Anniversary of Her Escape from Ariel Castro

Originally posted 05/07/2015 09:05PM

Two years to the day after her escape from the Cleveland house of horrors of Ariel Castro, Michelle Knight has finally "conquered" her fears.

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Taryn Manning: My Mom Was 'Concerned' to See Me Play Kidnapping Victim Michelle Knight

Taryn Manning: My Mom Was 'Concerned' to See Me Play Kidnapping Victim Michelle Knight

Originally posted 05/01/2015 12:55PM

Taryn Manning wasn't afraid to take on the role of Michelle Knight, though her mom couldn't help but express her concern.

In Cleveland Abduction, the Orange Is the New Black actress plays the oldest of the three women who were held captive by Ariel Castro for nearly a decade before their daring escape in 2013.

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Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Share Their Harrowing Story in New Memoir

Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Share Their Harrowing Story in New Memoir

Originally posted 01/13/2015 04:00PM

It has been nearly two years since Amanda Berry broke through the boarded front door at 2207 Seymour Ave. where Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were held captive, ending a decade the three had spent in chains enduring sexual torture at the hands of Ariel Castro. Knight's memoir of their experiences came out last May; now the other two women are ready to share their story.

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Amanda Berry & Gina DeJesus Show Off Their White House Photos

Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus Show Off Their White House Photos

Originally posted 05/14/2014 12:50PM

Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus brought home quite the souvenirs from their whirlwind visit to Washington last week – and are sharing the most special (photographic) ones with PEOPLE.

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Michelle Knight: I Want to Open a Restaurant Someday (VIDEO)

Michelle Knight: I Want to Open a Restaurant Someday

Originally posted 05/09/2014 04:00PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr When Michelle Knight was growing up, she would sometimes go door-to-door asking neighbors for ingredients so she could make her younger siblings something to eat. During a troubled childhood, cooking was one of the few things that gave her pleasure.

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Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Michelle Knight Recounts Her 11 Years of Hell

Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Michelle Knight Tells Her Story of Torture and Triumph

Originally posted 05/09/2014 09:40AM

There's a hard life – and then there's the stuff of nightmares. Before Aug. 22, 2002, Michelle Knight was living the former. After growing up poor on Cleveland's rough west side and suffering long-standing sexual abuse at the hands of a relative, she had run away, lived for a time under a bridge and given birth to a son who'd been placed in foster care.

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Amanda Berry & Gina DeJesus: Their 'Coolest Experience' Since Being Free

Amanda Berry & Gina DeJesus: Their 'Coolest Experience' Since Being Free

Originally posted 05/07/2014 03:05PM

Amanda Berry was overcome by tears as she accepted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children HOPE Award Tuesday night.

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Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Michelle Knight: How I've Moved On

Michelle Knight: Inside My New Life

Originally posted 05/07/2014 08:00AM

Michelle Knight spent nearly 11 years of her life inside a house of horror where she was chained, tortured, raped and beaten. Despite the nightmarish conditions she endured, she wants everyone to know one thing – she's a survivor.

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