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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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Michelle Knight: How I Survived My Kidnapping

Michelle Knight: How I Survived My Kidnapping

Originally posted 05/07/2014 11:00AM

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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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A Year After Their Rescue, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus Look to the Future

A Year After Their Rescue, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus Look to the Future

Originally posted 05/06/2014 01:30PM

A year after their rescue from nearly 10 years of captive abuse, two of the three Cleveland kidnapping survivors are marking Tuesday's anniversary with thanks and by joining others in the fight to protect victims.

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Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Michelle Knight Shares Amazing Story of Survival

Michelle Knight: Cleveland Kidnapping Victim's Amazing Story of Survival

Originally posted 05/01/2014 02:00PM

Just a year ago, Michelle Knight was chained inside a dilapidated house near downtown Cleveland, wondering if she'd ever be free.

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Michelle Knight: Cleveland Kidnapper Strung Me Up 'Like a Fish'

Originally posted 11/04/2013 10:20PM

One of three women held in a Cleveland man's home for about a decade says an orange extension cord was used to tie her neck, hands and feet and hang her "like a fish," according to pre-released clips from a taped interview that will air Tuesday and Wednesday on the Dr. Phil show.

"I was tied up like a fish, an ornament on the wall," Michelle Knight told the TV host in a clip released to media. "That's the only way I can describe it."

"I was hanging like this," she said, using her finger to draw a swooping U-shape curve in the air.

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Cleveland Kidnapper's Hanging Death May Have Been Accidental

Cleveland Kidnapper's Hanging Death May Have Been Accidental

Originally posted 10/10/2013 01:00PM

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide, and two prison guards falsified logs documenting their observation of him in the hours before he died, the state said Thursday.

Castro's pants and underwear were pulled down to his ankles when he was found, leading the state to forward those facts to the state highway patrol to consider the possibility of auto-erotic asphyxiation, according to the report from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

The report suggests – but does not conclude – that Castro may have died as the result of auto-erotic asphyxiation, whereby individuals achieve sexual satisfaction by briefly choking themselves into unconsciousness.

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