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    Ohio Child Cancer Survivor Kills Herself Over Bullying

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    The relentless bullying became too much to handle for an 11-year-old girl with a “crooked” smile, her mother said. At 3 years old Bethany Thompson was diagnosed with a brain tumor and battled through radiation treatments. Though cancer-free since 2008, treatment caused nerve damage that changed Bethany’s smile. That, and her curly hair, led to…

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    Meet The Man Who Spent $9 Million On A License Plate

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    For high-rolling drivers in the United Arab Emirates, no car is complete without a single-digit license plate. The oil-rich country’s wealthy elite are willing to drop millions of dollars to get their hands on one. Dubai property developer Balwinder Sahni wanted a highly coveted plate bearing the number 5. He wanted it so much, he…

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    Rebels Kill 84 People In 3 Days In Aleppo – Syrian Army

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    The Syrian rebels’ assault on regime-held parts of Aleppo keeps getting deadlier, with 84 people killed over the past three days, the Syrian military said Monday. The latest violence also wounded 280 people in western Aleppo, Syria’s General Command of the Armed Forces said. Syrian rebels have intensified attacks on western Aleppo to try to…

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    Why She Put A Price On Her Virginity

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    At one of Nevada’s infamous legal brothels, a 20-year-old woman recently signed up for work — but not to have sex. Instead, Katherine Stone, who dreams of one day becoming a lawyer, planned to sell something other women working at the bordello couldn’t offer: Her virginity. Like the brothels themselves, Stone’s choice has been controversial,…

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    Saudi Arabia Executes Member Of Royal Family

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    Saudi Arabia has taken the rare step of executing a member of its royal family after he was found guilty of murder, the Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement. Prince Turki bin Saud bin Turki bin Saud Al-Kabeer was convicted in the shooting death of a man during a “group quarrel,” the statement said…

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    Criminal Gang Shoots Down Helicopter In Mexico

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    A criminal gang used a high-caliber rifle to bring down a helicopter in southern Mexico, said the country’s national security commissioner, Renato Sales. Sales told Radio Formula on Wednesday that the helicopter was attacked Tuesday in the state of Michoacan with a Barrett .50-caliber rifle. The National Security Commission is working with state authorities to…

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    Donald Trump: America’s One-night Stand

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    On Thursday night, Donald Trump did the unthinkable. Sometimes, he admitted, I say “the wrong thing.” But Trump wants you to know he “regrets it … particularly where it may have caused too much personal pain.” At the end of the day, though, his apology doesn’t matter. Not just because Donald Trump hasn’t given us…

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    Black Lives Matter Block London’s Heathrow Airport

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    Black Lives Matter UK campaigners have blocked roads leading to London’s largest airport, as part of a series of nationwide shutdown protests on Friday. Transport routes in other British cities have come to a standstill, with demonstrators chaining themselves together in Birmingham and Nottingham. More protests are planned in Manchester later today. The UK-wide protests…

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