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Florida boy's self-portrait goes viral after he dies in freak accident

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The self-portrait of a Florida boy who died in a tragic swimming accident has gone viral -- with the drawing, titled "Mr. Awesome," shown in the hands of celebrities, politicians and pro-athletes all over social media.
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Wendy's Employee Gets Smacked On Camera Video included

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A woman in Texas working at a fast food restaurant gets an unexpected "slap" in the face.It's part of the "smack" game, and the whole thing was recorded. More>>

Teacher Accused Of Taking Bible Away From Student Video included

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Texas- Mixed reactions in Texas after a teacher reportedly took a Bible away from a student during "Read to Myself Time." More>>

Deputies: man flew drone over concert at amphitheater

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A man was kicked out of the Jimmy Buffett concert at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday, after investigators say he was flying a drone over the audience. More>>

Mom finds weed stashed inside pocket of son's new jeans

Mom finds weed stashed inside pocket of son's new jeans

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 A mother says she found a bag of marijuana in pants she purchased at a popular retail chain for her 9-year-old son.Simona Green bought the jeans from the Target in Harper Woods for her son to wear on Easter. More>>

Paralyzed man without wheelchair after police tagged it for evidence Video included

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A paralyzed man says he is without his wheelchair after Detroit police tagged it for evidence after a shooting at a nightclub.
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Kidnapper releases 10-year-old who won't stop singing gospel song

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A gospel song saved a 10-year-old Atlanta boy from his kidnapper. He sang the song for about three hours until the kidnapper let him out of the car. More>>

Alleged Domestic Duck Attack Leads to $275K Lawsuit Video included

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A woman in Oregon has slapped a homeowner with a $275,000 lawsuit in which she claims she was attacked by a duck in 2012. More>>

Angry Father Uploads Video Showing TSA Patting Down Little Children

Angry Father Uploads Video Showing TSA Patting Down Little Children

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In a video that is quickly going viral, a shocked father recorded TSA agents giving his young children full-body pat-downs. More>>

Hot Air Balloon Makes Unexpected Landing

Hot Air Balloon Makes Unexpected Landing

A hot air balloon makes an unexpected landing on a bridge in Rancho Bernardo, California. A hot air balloon makes an unexpected landing on a bridge in Rancho Bernardo, California.
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A hot air balloon makes an unexpected landing on a bridge in Rancho Bernardo, California.The balloon, which is owned by Skysurfer Balloon Company, had eight people on board plus the pilot. More>>

Banned at USF graduation: Selfies Video included

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The University of South Florida is changing its graduation guidelines, requesting that seniors stop taking "selfies" with the school president during the ceremony.

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Patient Accused Of Selling Heroin From Hospital Room Video included

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A Pennsylvania hospital patient lands in hot water after being accused of selling heroin from her hospital room. More>>

Inmate video visitation being considered in Dallas County Video included

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Dallas County Commissioners approve of taking the next step to change how inmates in the Lew Sterrett Jail visit with family members and loved ones -- the county is considering inmate video visitation. More>>

Most Beautiful Bulldog Crowned In Iowa Video included

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Slobbery pooches competed for Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' title. More>>

Camera Captures Postal Service Worker Throwing Packages Video included

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Georgetown, KY- A United States Postal Service worker was caught on camera throwing packages from a car window. More>>

Pregnant Personal Trainer Criticized For Going To The Gym

Pregnant Personal Trainer Criticized For Going To The Gym

Sara Haley is 35 weeks pregnant and still doing pushups. Sara Haley is 35 weeks pregnant and still doing pushups.
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??Personal trainer Sara Haley is 35 weeks pregnant and still lifting weights and doing pushups. Some gym members just stare and whisper to one another. More>>

Man falls into manhole in Orange Co. Video included

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Orange County Fire Rescue says a man fell into a manhole Monday night. More>>

Shipping containers converted to affordable homes Video included

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New Generation Builders has completely overhauled two steel-walled containers, one that measures 8’ by 40’ and another that covers 8’ by 20’. Each includes a sliding glass door, windows, space for a queen size bed, air conditioning, a kitchen, and a bathroom—including hot water. More>>

Loose Leopard Fleeing Rooftop In India Bites Man

Loose Leopard Fleeing Rooftop In India Bites Man

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(FOXNEWS.COM) A frightened leopard burst through the roof of a house in western India Monday and bit a man on the behind while trying to flee.Home video taken from an adjacent rooftop shows the animal pushing through the broken tiled roof of a home in Ballarpur, Maharashtra, and chasing several men in its way. As the cat jumped to another rooftop, it took a bite out of the buttocks of a man trying to escape it, Sky News reported.Another villager on the scene was attacked as people tried to co... More>>

Disabled Man Says Someone Stole His Motorized Wheelchair Video included

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Police released pictures of the kind of motorized wheelchair the man says he had. He's lived on his block for years and doesn't know who or why someone would steal his chair.

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Stowaway teen forces review of airport security Video included

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A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet. More>>

School bans selfies at graduation

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Rhode Island's Bryant University is asking students to resist the urge to take selfies with its president while receiving their diplomas. More>>

Runaway Boy Rides In Plane's Wheel From Calif. To Hawaii

Runaway Boy Rides In Plane's Wheel From Calif. To Hawaii

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen."Doesn't even remember the flight," FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on Sunday night. "It's amazing he survived that."The boy was questioned by the FBI after being discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport Sunday morning with no ide... More>>

Teen survives riding in wheel of jet to Hawaii

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Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. More>>

Teen Receives Master’s In Cake Decorating

Teen Receives Master's In Cake Decorating Video included

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Most teenagers have busy lives, but for one teen fitting it all in is a piece of cake. More>>

A Grieving Family's Home Burglarized During Funeral

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A Minnesota woman grieving the loss of her husband .now she must deal with another problem. Police say while the widow was attending her husband's funeral, someone burglarized her home! More>>

9 Year Old Girl Fights To Keep Her Unusual Pets

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A nine-year-old girl is fighting to keep her best friends. They are four chickens living in Raine Mathes' backyard in Kentfield California. “I love my chickens they just seem to listen to you,” says Raine Matthes about her friends, Izzy, Collette, Phillipa and Bardrock. The homeowners association is suing her family over keeping the chickens. They say having farm animals is against the neighborhood rules. The Mathes ... More>>

Pastor With Religious Message Carries Cross For Over A Month

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As Christians across the world remembered the suffering of Christ on Good Friday, one pastor in Illinois is taking to the streets of Chicago to share the good news. More>>

Woman wanted for baby snatch attempt in custody Video included

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Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
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Parents of murdered woman want access to her Facebook page Video included

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Hillsborough sheriff's detectives say Jose Enrique Gonzalez murdered Meaghan Casady and dumped her body in the woods behind a Brandon shopping plaza. Since then, the family has been in an emotional battle with Facebook to get access to her page. But citing privacy concerns, the company keeps saying 'no.'
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Witness: Goose on the loose with arrow through head Video included

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An eyewitness claims to have seen this goose wandering in northern Cobb County with an arrow through its head! More>>

Two Kittens Survive After Being Packed In A Box And Shipped Across California

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Two kittens were accidentally packed into a box and shipped from Hollywood, California to San Diego. More>>

Mother Finds Prescription Pill In A Easter Egg

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A Michigan mother makes a startling discovery after an Easter egg hunt at her preschooler's school. More>>

Golfer jumps into lake to escape hornet swarm

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"I ran to the lake, threw my scorecard down, took off my shoes and jumped in the water," he said. "It was the scariest moment of my career, for sure. I've never been so scared." More>>

3 day marijuana festival canceled over contract dispute Video included

It's left organizers scrambling and a Phoenix hotel vacant on what would have been a busy holiday weekend. More>>

Phoenix Police arrest head of "Beer Run University" Video included

Authorities say their investigation started in February after they arrested a man for allegedly stealing 30 packs of beer from a Circle K. More>>

Suspect arrested in burglary where intruder was seen on video peering at sleeping toddler

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HCSO investigators are preparing burglary of a habitation charges against Christopher Gomez, 18, More>>

Baby born in motel bathtub in critical condition

An infant is in critical condition days after his mother says she gave birth in an Ocala motel bathtub while on a crack cocaine binge. More>>

North Carolina College Allows Pets In Classes and Dorms Video included

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Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina has made it's campus pet-friendly, allowing pets into classes and dorms. More>>

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Burger King Launches Whopper Wi-Fi Network

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The next time you're in a Burger King, and you're in need of some wi-fi the King's got you covered with their new "Whopper Wi-Fi" network. Best part, it's free! Watch out Starbucks.
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