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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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Saturday May 16, 2015    10:10 AM
The ability to analyze a person's voice and convert it to text has been improving over the last few years. VOICEBASE does just that, converts your voice to text. It's not perfect but the technology has come quite a ways recently.

You can import conversations, interviews, lectures, or any other voice recording into text. VoiceBase offers a free service to transcribe your words into text. They also offer a paid service that uses human intervention for more accuracy.

Use any understandable voice, recordings, phone conversations, speeches, interviews, or presentations, import them into VoiceBase and the result will be a text you can use. Some editin

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Saturday May 16, 2015    10:07 AM
Born a sharecropper named Riley B. King in Itta Bena, Mississippi, B.B. King went on to become a millionaire, honored by presidents, who influenced generations of musicians worldwide as the king of blues.

After his parents died, King tried his hand at farming when he was just 14-years-old, but found he could make more money singing in churches and on radio stations around Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee.

He picked up the nickname “Beale Street Blues Boy” King while working as a disc jockey and singer for a Memphis, Tennessee radio station, which he shortened to “Blues Boy” and, eventually, just B.B. King.

By the 1950s, King had landed a record contract, put together a band and b

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Saturday May 16, 2015    10:05 AM
One daring nonagenarian took to the skies to relive her remarkable past.

British World War II pilot Joy Lofthouse had the chance, earlier this month, to fly an iconic plane she flew during the war -- the Spitfire, BBC News reported. The 92-year-old's flight took place about 70 years since she had last flown the legendary aircraft.

"It was lovely. It was perfect, of course," Lofthouse told BBC after her flight. "It made me feel quite young."

Lofthouse was one of about 168 trailblazing women who were employed by the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), an organization that helped transport aircraft, during the war, the outlet reported. The 92-year-old told BBC that she was particularly exci

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