Human Interest

‘Hello world. F***, that hurt’: Blogger Ruth Iorio live-tweets, shares photos of home birth

January 9, 2014
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Yes, she posted photos – blurred out in some cases – at link below.

A mother who live-tweeted and posted photos from her own home birth has opened up about why she thought it was important to share an honest account of the experience.

British-born blogger Ruth Iorio (née Fowler) who...

Missing teen Caleb Jacoby, son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, found safe

January 9, 2014
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Missing teenager Caleb Jacoby is safe. He was found in Times Square in New York, the Brookline Police said Thursday evening.

A Brookline Police dispatcher said Jacoby was found, but there are no other details available at this point, and detectives are still working on the case.

The Brookline Police announced via Twitter...

Calif. teen Jahi McMath declared brain dead gets feeding, breathing tubes

January 9, 2014
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Christopher Dolan, the attorney for the girl’s family, said doctors inserted the gastric tube and tracheostomy tube Wednesday at the undisclosed facility where Jahi McMath was taken Jan. 5.

The procedure was a success, Dolan said, and Jahi is getting the treatment that her family believes she should have gotten 28 days...

Swearing Omaha toddler in thug video taken into protective custody, Police Union under fire

January 9, 2014
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The video below is reprehensible and difficult to watch; however, what good does it do to pretend this kind of thing doesn’t exist? And broadly, at that, whether we like to admit it, or not.

Now, it appears the police union that posted it may be in more trouble than any...

Nicholas Simmons, 20: Family Finds Missing NY Man via USA Today Homeless Holiday Photo Spread

January 6, 2014
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Some coincidence this – and an Obama-Nation holiday tale:

Nicholas A. Simmons, 20, was last seen leaving his home in Greece, near Rochester, on New Year’s Day. After he didn’t come back, his relatives launched a desperate search for him by contacting local media and making posts on Facebook.

However, on Sunday his...

More Americans View Blacks As Racist Than Whites and Hispanics

July 4, 2013
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Americans consider blacks more likely to be racist than whites and Hispanics in this country.

via More Americans View Blacks As Racist Than Whites, Hispanics – Rasmussen Reports™.

Douglas Engelbart, Internet visionary and father of the computer mouse dead at 88

July 3, 2013
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Douglas C. Engelbart, a technologist who conceived of the computer mouse and laid out a vision of an Internet decades before others brought those ideas to the mass market, died on Tuesday night. He was 88.

Engelbart had suffered from poor health and died peacefully in his sleep, his daughter, Christina, told...

Pierce Brosnan’s daughter Charlotte, 41, dead of ovarian cancer

July 2, 2013
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Pierce Brosnan has paid tribute to his daughter Charlotte, who has died of ovarian cancer, aged 41.In a statement Brosnan said his “darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life” on June 28. 

It is the same cancer that killed her mother, Cassandra Harris, who was Brosnan’s first wife.

 

via BBC...

At least they sounded funny: Radio hosts Lynne Rosen, John Littig commit suicide

June 6, 2013
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“Goodbye cruel world,” they said, … in very high-pitched voices.

A Brooklyn couple who hosted a radio show called “The Pursuit of Happiness” committed suicide together by putting plastic bags over their heads and inhaling helium.

Geez.

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Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s unborn child has potentially fatal disease

June 4, 2013
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Prayers:

Just weeks after announcing that she is pregnant, a Republican congresswoman has shared the devastating news that her unborn child has a potentially fatal disease. (more…)

Break up letter: Woman dumps boyfriend after finding his Facebook Gal Pal

June 2, 2013
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Heh!

An armchair psychiatrist could have a field day trying to decipher if the jilted lover writing the letter has taken the end of the relationship well or is perhaps overacting to what she has discovered.

What we do know is that when the writer accesses her boyfriend’s Facebook account she...

Thousands walk, run final mile of Boston Marathon

May 25, 2013
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Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She received her medal later in the mail at her Lorton, Va., home. But she couldn’t bring herself to wear it until Saturday, when she and thousands of other athletes joined...

Video: Melissa Browning’s 4 year-old daughter cold-cocked by Disney dancer

May 24, 2013
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Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah! You’re going down!

Yes, it was an accident. But … damn!

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Wow! Michael Adebolajo’s sister ‘Blessing’ enjoys her 15 Minutes

May 24, 2013
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I suppose it could be nerves. But can you imagine smiling like this under the same circumstances? I don’t know.

Blessing Adebolajo, 32, was led from her property yesterday morning just hours after her brother Michael, 28, was filmed ranting with blood on his hands yards from the body of the murdered...

Boy Scouts Approve Plan to Accept Openly Gay Boys

May 23, 2013
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The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.

Of the local Scout leaders voting at their annual meeting in Texas, more than 60 percent supported the proposal.

Under the proposal drafted by the Scouts’ governing board, gay...

Gabrielle Molina, 12 of Queens hangs herself over cyberbullying

May 23, 2013
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I’m wondering if the concept of ‘cyberbullying’ allows this type of activity to go on much more frequently and consistently than in a past without computers. I imagine it’s much harder to escape in certain cases. Gabrielle Molina was so young and evidently so sad – this is just tragic.

A 12-year-old...

WWII vet, 91 year-old John Potter ‘saved from daughter’s eviction’ – $138K raised online

May 21, 2013
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I posted on the plight of John Potter when the story first broke about 6 days ago.

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Navy dolphins discover rare 19th-century Howell torpedo off San Diego coast

May 21, 2013
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Two bottlenose dolphins trained by the U.S. Navy’s marine mammal program have discovered a rare 19th-century Howell torpedo off the coast of San Diego.

In all, 50 Howell torpedoes were made between 1870 and 1889, and the only other known example is on display at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport,...

Teen Zach Sobiech featured in viral Childrens Cancer Research Fund video dies

May 20, 2013
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Zach Sobiech, 18, passed away this morning, surrounded by family and friends.In the past few weeks, donations to Zachs cause — the Childrens Cancer Research Fund — skyrocketed, as did downloads of his song, “Clouds,” which has more than 2.9 million page views on YouTube.

via Teen featured in viral video dies...

Jack Levin (with a preface by his son, Mark Levin), George Washington: The Crossing

May 20, 2013
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With the warm-hearted patriotism and passion he brought to his beautiful volume Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated, Jack E. Levin now illuminates a profound turning point of the American Revolution: the decisive Battle of Trenton and its prelude—General George Washington leading his broken and ailing troops in a fleet of small...

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