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Sunday July 19, 2015    09:54 AM
A 4-year-old leukemia patient got the pretend wedding of her dreams to her favorite male nurse, thanks to the caring staff at Melodies Center for Childhood Cancers at Albany Medical Center in New York.

Matt Hickling and Abby have always had a great connection since the beginning of her diagnosis, reports the girl’s family on their FB community, Amazing Abby.

“I know the people at the Melodies Center… their creativity and thoughtfulness but never expected all of this.”

Abby’s response to the trail of rose pedals, wedding song, and matching ring pops for their fingers… “This is the best day ever!”

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Friday July 17, 2015    06:02 PM
Star of Pollyanna and The Parent Trap, and the daughter of the late actor John Mills, Hayley said that she was given the diagnosis in 2008, on her birthday, April 18th.

Hayley wanted to open up about her experience, following her recovery. When Hayley Mills was diagnosed with double breast cancer she was determined to beat it and signed up for chemotherapy.

But the side-effects were horrible. After just three sessions, Hayley decided to quit the treatment altogether and try something else.

It was only earlier this year the Wild At Heart and The Parent Trap star revealed her cancer battle, which began in 2008.

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Thursday July 16, 2015    09:56 AM
CATTANOOGA - Police report a shooting at a Navy reserve center on Amnicola Highway in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A police officer was shot at a Navy recruitment building.

"This is a very, very terrible situation and we need to go figure out how we can handle it," said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.

A witness in Chattanooga told reporters that she saw a gunman fire shots at a building that houses military recruiting offices Thursday morning.

The witness, Gina Mule, said she was watching through a window from a restaurant where she works as a server. In an earlier account, she said she** saw a man with "a high-powered rifle" fire multiple shots around 10:50 a.m. ET.

Officials gave con

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Sunday July 12, 2015    09:14 AM
Kansas City Animal Control found Harry, a neglected chow chow, chained in a backyard late last month and brought him to KC Pet Project, an animal shelter in Missouri, ABC News reported. The dog, who had been outside without food or water, was in terrible shape.

"We found a shocking five pounds of heavy, hardened and matted hair more than six inches thick covering his emaciated body," the staff at the shelter wrote on their Facebook page. "Even more disturbing, most of his nose is missing, consistent with a sharp cut from an unknown object."

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Sunday July 12, 2015    09:08 AM
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon will soon offer free community college enrollment. The Oregon state legislature passed a bill last week with bipartisan support that ensures that if eligible students apply for federal grants for community college, the states will cover the remainder of their tuition.

To qualify, students must have applied for the state and federal aid grants available to them, lived in Oregon for at least one year, and maintained a grade point average of at least 2.5. They also must enroll in community college within six months of completing their high school degree or its equivalent.

The program could have wide-reaching effects in Oregon, since there are roughly 70,000 Oregonia

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Wednesday July 8, 2015    12:14 PM
THE TODAY SHOW on NBC mornings, is four hours long. 84% of its broadcast contains commercials and promotions! The remaining 16% content is all too often less interesting than the commercials! Why the hell do we put up with it? I mean, it's capitalism gone amok. I'd nearly rather die than be forced to watch Matt Lauer every morning.

Most people just put up with it, won't buy a DVR to bypass the steady deluge of moronic soap bubbles. They smile and some even plan for the future when the world around them is falling apart and I'm not talking about sinkholes.

Not everyone loves science. They'd rather read little signs on Facebook with shared comments declaring: SHARE IF YOUR DOG LOVES YOU,

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Saturday July 4, 2015    10:07 AM
A barbecue on the grill, watching fireworks, and waving flags–maybe a parade. Those are the traditional Independence Day activities for most Americans.

If you want to make your annual celebration a little more meaningful, and add some unique fun, remember these few patriotic rituals that can bring to life the history of the day.

My family loves to celebrate our country’s birthday and has followed these traditions every year for a decade now. Check them out and let us know about your own traditions, posting them in a comment below.

Sign Your Own Declaration of Independence We bought a replica copy of the Declaration document in a museum shop 12 years ago that looked every bit–and fe

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Saturday July 4, 2015    10:03 AM
A tattoo artist helped to make this girl feel like a Disney star; not a princess or queen, but an awesome villain.

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Saturday July 4, 2015    10:00 AM
One barber gives back to those in need one haircut at a time.

Nasir Sobhani, a 26-year-old based in Melbourne, Australia, spends most of his week cutting hair. But on his one day off, the barber, who is a former drug addict, takes to the streets and gives haircuts to homeless people as part of an initiative he calls "Clean Cut, Clean Start."

The 26-year-old, aka the Streets Barber, began his initiative about a year ago as a way to show his appreciation for his sobriety, as well as help people in need get a new beginning, the Herald Sun reported.

It's this selflessness that's the subject of a recently released short documentary, "The Streets Barber."

"A haircut can do so much for

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Monday June 29, 2015    09:22 AM
The shoddy battery life in his hearing aid really “bugged” Ethan Manuell. Now it’s possible that millions of people will benefit from his five-minute rule.

As part of an eighth grade class project, Ethan, who has worn a hearing aid since age four, conducted an experiment using robotic bugs and found that hearing aid batteries will last up to 85% longer when exposed to the air for five minutes before insertion.

“Most people don’t know this, so they just pull the tab off and insert it, like it’s a sticker or something,” said Ethan, who lives in Minnesota with hEthan’s audiologist, Dr. Mary Meier, has been sharing the news with other patients at the Olmsted Medical Center.

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