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Saturday June 6, 2015    08:16 PM
As American Pharoah came out of the far turn and squared his shoulders to let his rider Victor Espinoza stare down the long withering stretch of Belmont Park, a sense of inevitability surged through this mammoth old grandstand. The fans in a capacity crowd strained on the tips of their toes and let out a roar from deep in their souls. It was going to end, finally — this 37-year search for a great racehorse.

No, a battered old sport was looking for an immortal thoroughbred, one worthy to stand alongside Sir Barton and Assault, War Admiral and Whirlaway, Count Fleet and Citation, a horse able to earn the title of a Triple Crown champion.

The Triple Crown trophy, which was commissioned in

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Thursday May 28, 2015    08:00 PM
When the plane crash occurs, there are usually no survivors, no matter how big or small the plane is. However, this time, earlier this year, it was different.

When the small plane crashed to the ground in the US state of Kentucky, a girl named Sailor Gutzler survived. This brave little child walked barefoot for more than 1.6 km (almost a mile), and she knocked on the Larry Wilkins door. In the crash, she lost both of her parents, sister, and older cousin, and she walked away from the scene, searching for help.

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Tuesday May 26, 2015    06:46 PM
The McComb family is not giving up hope.

Laura and Jonathan McComb and their two children were at a cabin in Wimberley, Texas, on Saturday night when the skies opened, dumping record-breaking rains. Water soon swept the house downstream. Jonathan McComb was found, but the whereabouts of his wife and children remain a mystery.

"We never lose hope," said his father, Joe McComb. "But I think reality is setting in that there is probably a good chance that it might not be the outcome we're hoping for. But you never give up hope."

He said he suspects a loose tree fell and knocked his family's cabin off its pilings, eventually causing it to be swept downriver.

"I don't know how many m

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Sunday May 24, 2015    03:25 PM
(CNN)Sometimes, life takes twists so fortuitous that they seem inevitably predetermined. That may be the case for Maya Gurung, a 10-year-old girl suffering in post-earthquake Nepal.

I met Maya in Kathmandu earlier this month and told her story on CNN.com. She lost her lower left leg in the April 25 quake and suddenly, her already hardscrabble life became that much harder. She was a poor girl living on unforgiving Himalayan terrain. Without a limb, her life took an ominous turn.

Maya and her father, Bhim Bahadur Gurung, had held high hopes that the doctors who treated her at a Kathmandu hospital would fit her for a prosthetic leg. But the hospital was overwhelmed after the earthquake. M

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Sunday May 24, 2015    01:41 PM
John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose life story inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind, and his wife, Alicia Nash, were killed Saturday afternoon in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, New Jersey State Police said.

Nash, 86, and Alicia Nash, 82, were riding in a taxi near Monroe Township when the incident occurred, State Police Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams said.

They were traveling southbound in the left lane when the taxi went out of control while trying to pass another car, Williams said.

The car crashed into the guard rail, and the couple was ejected from the vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene, Williams said.

The taxi driver, Tarek Girgis, wa

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Thursday May 21, 2015    03:30 PM
Evette Reay, 18, was suspended on her last day of school for wearing this dress. (Photo: Evette Reay)

A high school senior was suspended with only 30 minutes left of her school year after wearing a dress that violated school dress code.

When Evette Reay, a senior at West Side High School in Dayton, Idaho, got dressed on Friday morning, she chose an outfit that made her feel good. “I read in Seventeen that I had to dress for how I felt,” she tells Yahoo Parenting. “If I dressed well I would feel better about myself, and I wanted to feel good on my last day.” Reay, 18, chose a short-sleeved green dress with a lace overlay and sandals.

STORY: Teen Served Suspension for Prom Dress, Mo

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Tuesday May 19, 2015    05:51 PM
The family of a girl mauled to death by a dog have described her as a "shining star in the sky" who will "never be forgotten".

4-year-old Lexi Branson died two years ago in a scene of pure horror after being bitten, no, butchered by her pet bulldog at home in Leicestershire, England.

Police said the bulldog, which is not a banned breed, died of stab wounds sustained during attempts to save Lexi.

I feel just horrible for Lexi, her life and all she could ever be, gone, but not so much for her parents. I read that the bulldog may have been frightened from fireworks. It makes little difference what prompted the attack. It happened. That's enough, enough that it could happen and who in

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Monday May 18, 2015    09:27 AM
In almost 400 combined years of living, four sisters are breaking records. Twin sisters Freda and Doris Latham and their younger sisters Gladys Camp and Phyllis Friend are officially the world's oldest siblings.

The twins just celebrated their 101st birthday; Gladys is 96 and Phyllis is 93 years old -- rounding out their combined lives to 391 years in merry old England. The Daily Mail reports that between the sisters, that accounts for living through 19 Prime Ministers and two World Wars.

Together, the four have 391 years of wisdom and life experience between them, with twins Freda and Doris just celebrating their 101st birthdays. Gladys is 96 and Phyllis is 93. They've seen over a doz

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Monday May 18, 2015    09:24 AM
After having her dreams put on hold for almost eight decades, a former medical student has received the recognition she deserves.

At the age of 102, Ingeborg Rapoport successfully defended her doctoral thesis last Wednesday -- 77 years after she completed it. After a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, in June, it's believed she will become the oldest person ever to receive a doctoral degree.

Rapoport completed her thesis, which focused on the disease diphtheria, at the University of Hamburg in 1938 -- during Adolf Hitler's dictatorship. But, she was denied the chance to properly defend it because her mother was Jewish, the Wall Street Journal reports.

“My medical existence was turned to

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Sunday May 17, 2015    08:49 AM
In her film, WILD, Reese Witherspoon plays Oregon resident Cheryl Strayed, a recently divorced woman who leaves behind her life in Minneapolis, Minnesota with plans of hiking more than a thousand miles along the Pacific Crest Trail as a way of self discovery and healing.

Despite not being an avid hiker, Strayed overpacks her backpack and begins her trek through the Mojave Desert in Southern California. During her hike, Strayed reflects on her life growing up in Minnesota and the death of her mother, Bobbi Grey (Laura Dern), which caused Strayed to begin a reckless life of sex and drugs, ultimately leading to her divorce. Meanwhile, Strayed's ex-husband, Paul, writes letters to her next lo

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