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  1. Canadian Rider

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    America’s Got Talent returned for its 10th season on Tuesday night on NBC. All four judges were back for this landmark season. Howie Mandel, Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, and Mel B were ready to judge, offer their opinions, and decide which acts would advance to the next round. Also back for Season 10 was the golden buzzer, which gives each judge one opportunity to send an act straight to the live show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. What wowed the judges on the first show of the new season was a stuttering comedian, according to Celeb Dirty Laundry.

    KMBZ reported that what stood out on America’s Got Talent was the final act of the night. Before performing, Drew Lynch told the judges that his vocal chords were severely damaged. The 24-year-old comedian was left with a speech impediment after suffering vocal trauma as a result of getting hit in the throat with a softball four years ago. His act included jokes about working at a fast-food drive-through and as the voice for a GPS.
    “I want to get to where people start to use my voice as the voice of their GPS. In one thousand feet, make a left… Oh, U-turn.”
    The judges and audience were very impressed with Drew and his jokes. They gave him a standing ovation even before his act was over. The crowd chanted to put the comedian through. Howie Mandel said performing on America’s Got Talent is hard enough even when a contestant doesn’t have other things going on. Mel B said Drew took his situation and turned it into a positive. She said she was laughing at him laughing at his own jokes.
    Howie loved Drew’s act so much that he gave him the show’s golden buzzer. This means Drew was sent straight to the live episodes without having to go through the voting process. Howie says he’s never been moved like this by an act.
    “You are worth a million dollars. I want to see you at Radio City Music Hall.”
    Host Nick Cannon came on stage and said Drew was going straight to the live shows at Radio City Music Hall. Howie said he can’t wait, and he really thinks Drew has a shot at the million-dollar prize. Drew’s girlfriend hugged him backstage, and they both cried.
     
  2. Canadian Rider

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    I don't know how to post the youtube video but it's pretty awesome
     
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    Woman wins suit against Abercrombie & Fitch

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us...t-clothing-store/ar-BBkueJ9?ocid=ansnewsreu11

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who sued after being denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co(ANF.N) clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons.
    On a 8-1 vote, the court handed a victory to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency that sued the company on behalf of Samantha Elauf. She was denied a sales job in 2008 at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa when she was 17.

    Groups representing Christians, Jews and Sikhs also filed court papers backing Elauf.

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  4. DJ_KiDDvIcIOUs

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    That's a Very Good Dog

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    http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/putnam/2015/06/08/guide-dog-leaps-front-oncoming-bus/28702995/

    And this is exactly why dogs are better than cats
     
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    Someone at Pixar Built the Most Adorable Peek-a-Boo Playing Robot

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    http://toyland.gizmodo.com/someone-at-pixar-built-the-most-adorable-peek-a-boo-pla-1717046545

    Awww
     
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    A Lego-Friendly Prosthetic Arm Lets Kids Build Their Own Attachments

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    http://lego.gizmodo.com/a-lego-friendly-prosthetic-arm-lets-kids-build-their-ow-1716989666

    This is so awesome it damn near brings a tear to my eye
     
  7. Evelisse

    Evelisse Exactly

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    This Hero.

    http://m.lancasteronline.com/news/l...1d2-a1e0-5019-b0d6-5d030161c900.html?mode=jqm

     
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  9. Teelie

    Teelie The Incredulous Spider-Man

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    Walmart to stop selling AR-15s and similar guns

    I know some people will not see it this way but to me this is good news. :woot:

    CNN
     
  10. regwec

    regwec Make Mine Marble

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    I suppose that's progress, but the headline itself is a reminder of how far there is to go.
     
  11. Teelie

    Teelie The Incredulous Spider-Man

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    At this point any kind of progress is good. And WalMart is no small retailer either. They are the top dog so if they are cutting back it must mean something.
     
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    Iron Man, Frozen, and Star Wars Prosthetics Will Boost Kids' Confidence

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    http://gizmodo.com/iron-man-frozen-and-star-wars-prosthetics-will-boost-1735687867

    This is just so awesome
     
  13. Teelie

    Teelie The Incredulous Spider-Man

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    What, they don't think adults would like them too? :o
     
  14. Teelie

    Teelie The Incredulous Spider-Man

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    Body cam footage clears cops in Cleveland shooting death
    "The evidence shows the officers showed remarkable restraint."

    For once there is a positive story about the police doing something on camera. This man was determined to die by police shooting and even after shooting one of the cops (who was wearing a vest), that cop still did not open fire on the shooter and attempted to keep him from getting shot to death.

    Unfortunately he still ended up getting what he wanted when he attempted to open fire again on the police and was killed but these officers showed they can use restraint and did their best not to end someone's life.

    Ars Technica
     
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    Awesome find of officers doing the right thing. Sad the man wanted to go out like that but they did what they had to do
     
  16. Teelie

    Teelie The Incredulous Spider-Man

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    World poverty rate to fall below 10% for the first time

    It's good news on a global scale even if some countries are still very much in the extreme poverty zone.

    CNN Money
     
  17. Teelie

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    Cop delays telling children of parents' death, takes care of them on Halloween

    Some bittersweet good. These children were orphaned when their parents were killed in a car wreck on Halloween so the officer did the best thing he could for them and delayed ruining their Halloween by taking them out for food and giving them a tour of his police station.

    Also set up a fund to help the kids out which unsurprisingly got a huge amount of donations. The original goal was $7,000 to cover funeral expenses but the donations topped $150,000.

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  18. Silvermoon

    Silvermoon Made To Be Ruled

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    Lily, the 2 year old spoken of (and the one pictured in the Rapunzel wig at the link), is actually my cousin's daughter (she's doing really well now :)) I'm glad that this idea of Ms. Christensen's is gaining steam. I also know that on their facebook page they've talked of trying to come up with ideas for wigs for boys as well. Please consider supporting them if you are able (even if it's something as simple as following their facebook page or spreading the word) :)

    People Are Making Disney Princess Wigs Out Of Yarn For The Best Reason

     
  19. Teelie

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    Handgun jams after man wounds student trying to help crime victim

    This thread could use another bump. The good samaritan was shot but not fatally thanks to the gun jamming. Had it not jammed the robber might have killed him and the woman who was being robbed.

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    Five rescued in Tanzania after 41 days trapped in gold mine

    This should be represented in the news more often. Instead it barely made a blip in the media.

    Reuters
     
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    Teelie The Incredulous Spider-Man

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    After Dropbox finds a child porn collector, a chess club stops his knife attack

    Another piece of under represented good deeds the media couldn't care less about, despite the child porn angle.

    The rest of the story can be read on Ars Technica
     
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    Teelie The Incredulous Spider-Man

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    Penis transplants being planned for wounded veterans
    Doctors expect recipients to regain urinary and sexual function.

    It's definitely weird news but it's also good news for those men who lost that part of themselves and has a possible future in transgender surgery.

    Ars Technica
     
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    Silvermoon Made To Be Ruled

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    This Christmas Video of a Little Girl Asking Santa for Presents Is Going Viral: Santa Signing to a Child

    https://youtu.be/RPcTB86aT0Y

     
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    That's cool. I saw the .gif version on Reddit a couple of days ago.
     

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