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Former Miss Spain Comes Out as Gay

Former Miss Spain Comes Out as Gay

Originally posted 08/25/2014 01:15PM

The former Miss Spain has come out as a lesbian, reportedly making her the first openly gay national beauty queen.

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Firefighters Seriously Injured in Ice Bucket Challenge Gone Awry

Firefighters Seriously Injured in Ice Bucket Challenge Gone Awry

Originally posted 08/22/2014 07:15PM

A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge."

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Two-Time Plane Crash Survivor Austin Hatch Never Says 'Why Me?'

Two-Time Plane Crash Survivor Austin Hatch Never Says 'Why Me?'

Originally posted 08/22/2014 02:45PM

Though he lost his parents and both siblings in two separate plane crashes that he survived, Austin Hatch refuses to feel sorry for himself.

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James Foley's Parents: His Bravery Was an Answer to Our Prayers

James Foley's Parents: His Bravery Was an Answer to Our Prayers

Originally posted 08/22/2014 07:50AM

The parents of James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by militants in the Middle East, said Friday that his remarkable bravery was an answer to the prayers of many – even as their hope turned to horror this week.

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Inside Ferguson as Protests Continue

Inside Ferguson as Protests Continue

Originally posted 08/21/2014 08:00PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Protests continued in the troubled St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday night – as emotions ran high over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

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Teen Science Whiz to Pen Autobiography

Teen Scientist Who Created Pancreatic Cancer Test to Write Autobiography

Originally posted 08/21/2014 07:25PM

It's been another typical summer for the world's most renowned teenage scientist.

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Chris Pratt Visits Sick Kids as Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord

Chris Pratt Brings Guardians of the Galaxy to Children in Hospital

Originally posted 08/21/2014 06:50PM

Star-Lord to the rescue!

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378 People 'Pay It Forward' with Free Coffee at Florida Starbucks

378 People 'Pay It Forward' with Free Coffee at Florida Starbucks

Originally posted 08/21/2014 06:25PM

A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.

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Heroes Among Us: Illinois Woman Gets Companies to Use Special-Needs Models in Ads

Heroes Among Us

Katie Driscoll is Changing the Face of Advertising – with Special-Needs Models

Originally posted 08/21/2014 06:00PM

Katie Driscoll calls it a campaign – but others might call it a crusade.

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Ebola Patients Released from Atlanta Hospital

UpdatePosted 08/21/2014 11:45AM

Ebola Patients Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol Released from Atlanta Hospital

Originally posted 08/21/2014 08:10AM

Two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital.

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