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Teen Airplane Stowaway Wanted to Go to Africa, Says Father

Teen Airplane Stowaway Wanted to Go to Africa, Says Father

Originally posted 04/24/2014 08:55AM

The 15-year-old boy who survived a five-and-a-half hour flight from San Jose, Calif., to Hawaii hidden in an airplane's wheel well this week may have been trying to get back to his native Somalia, says his father, who praised God for keeping his son alive.

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Watch: Snoopy, Garfield and Other Cartoon Characters Go Bald to Help Kids with Cancer Cope

Originally posted 04/23/2014 10:30AM

For once in his life, Charlie Brown is a trendsetter.

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'Magnetic' Cult Leader Who Vanished Faces 59 Counts of Child Molestation

Fugitive Cult Leader Accused of 59 Counts of Child Molestation

Originally posted 04/22/2014 06:30PM

Victor Barnard had always been known as a charismatic leader with an easy smile and pleasant demeanor. Moving to rural Minnesota in the early 1990s, the affable pastor started The River Road Fellowship, a tight-knit church on several acres of remote land. Within a few years, he had a small but dedicated following.

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Boy Scouts Shut Down Troop for Supporting Their Gay Scoutmaster

Boy Scouts Shut Down Troop for Supporting Their Gay Scoutmaster

Originally posted 04/22/2014 08:00AM

The Boy Scouts' motto is "Be prepared," but should that extend to situations like this?

The Boy Scouts of America had revoked the charters of the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church in Seattle, Wash., for standing with its openly gay scoutmaster, Geoffrey McGrath, after he was removed from his position by the BSA in March.

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Did This Beloved Alabama Pastor Stab His Wife to Death?

Did This Beloved Alabama Pastor Stab His Wife to Death?

Originally posted 04/22/2014 07:40AM

Richard Shahan is charged with killing his wife and attempting to flee to Kazahkstan with his boyfriend

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See How a 3D-Printed Exoskeleton Lets a Little Girl Move Her Arms for the First Time

UpdatePosted 04/21/2014 08:05PM

3D Device Lets Emma Lavelle Move Her Arms for First Time

Originally posted 04/21/2014 02:30PM

Emma Lavelle calls them her "magic arms." And it's no wonder, given that the 3D-printed device she wears allows her to play, draw and hug her mom – things she could never do before. 

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Soldier Haunted by Possibility He Killed Pat Tillman in Friendly Fire

Soldier Haunted by Possibility He Killed Pat Tillman in Friendly Fire

Originally posted 04/21/2014 03:15PM

For the last decade, Steven Elliott has struggled with the horrifying possibility that he fired the fatal shots that killed fellow Army Ranger Pat Tillman during the confusion of a firefight.

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16-Year-Old 'Lucky to Be Alive' After Stowing Away on Hawaii-Bound Jet: FBI

16-Year-Old 'Lucky to Be Alive' After Stowing Away on Hawaii-Bound Jet: FBI

Originally posted 04/21/2014 08:50AM

Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

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Miss America Asks School Not to Punish Boy Who Asked Her to Prom

Miss America Asks School Not to Punish Boy Who Asked Her to Prom

Originally posted 04/21/2014 08:40AM

Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.

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Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

Originally posted 04/19/2014 04:50PM

An Ohio couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

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