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Hurricane Newton Smashes Into Mexico Resort

Hurricane Newton Smashes Into Mexico Resort | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Hurricane Newton battered Mexicos northwestern resort of Los Cabos on Tuesday, tearing down trees and blowing away tin roofs as thousands of tourists and locals hunkered down.
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Rosetta's missing Philae probe found in dark crack on comet

Rosetta's missing Philae probe found in dark crack on comet | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
High-resolution cameras on the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft have found space probe Philae, which landed on a comet nearly two years ago only to lose power because its solar-driven batteries were in the shade. Images taken from Rosetta at a distance of 2.7 km (1.7 miles) showed
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Elizabeth Vargas: 'I Am. I Am an Alcoholic,' Says ABC News Anchor

Elizabeth Vargas: 'I Am. I Am an Alcoholic,' Says ABC News Anchor | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Vargas: 'I Am. I Am an Alcoholic,' Says ABC News Anchor
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Young man with Down syndrome excitedly learns he’s been accepted to dream college

Young man with Down syndrome excitedly learns he’s been accepted to dream college | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Jordan Huffman always wanted to be a UGA Bulldog and the moment he learns he's been accepted is heart-warming.
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The National Park Service celebrates 100th anniversary

The National Park Service celebrates 100th anniversary | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
The National Park Service is inviting people to take part in the celebration of its 100th anniversary on Thursday. Since 1916, the federal agency has been entrusted with the conservation of the United States’ national parks, national monuments and other protected areas. “One hundred years ago today
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Why 4 a.m. Is the Most Productive Hour

Why 4 a.m. Is the Most Productive Hour | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Some people begin to work or tackle personal tasks before sunrise, aiming to find focus before distractions begin in the standard morning rush.
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Meet David Phung: A hero of the Baton Rouge floods

Meet David Phung: A hero of the Baton Rouge floods | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
David Phung, of Baton Rouge, spent four days saving people with his boat after the floods. The video of David Phung saving a woman and her dog from a fast-sinking car caught just one inspirational moment of many in Baton Rouge since the devastating floodwaters arrived. As part of the “Cajun Navy,”
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Target is offering customers refunds for more than $90 million in knockoff sheets

Target is offering customers refunds for more than $90 million in knockoff sheets | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Target is offering customers millions of dollars in refunds after discovering that it sold fake Egyptian cotton sheets.
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Louisiana Couple Cooks Barbecue For Entire Shelter Of Flood Victims

Louisiana Couple Cooks Barbecue For Entire Shelter Of Flood Victims | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
“I love the Lord, my family, helping others and barbecuing,” Christian, 35, told The Huffington Post
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Louisiana flooding is worst disaster since Sandy, but people aren’t talking about it

Louisiana flooding is worst disaster since Sandy, but people aren’t talking about it | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
he Louisiana flooding is a classic case of a "bad-timing” for media coverage, according to Moeller. She notes that while the floods have been covered, they’ve escaped the attention they would have received at another time. 

“It’s a presidential election year, and the Olympics are ongoing,” she said. “There’s very little oxygen in the newsroom for covering it.” 
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“Llama Llama” Author & Illustrator Anna Dewdney Passes Away

“Llama Llama” Author & Illustrator Anna Dewdney Passes Away | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
This weekend we lost a great children’s author, illustrator, and educator. Anna Dewdney, whose toddler-centric picture books starring wildly expressive Baby Llama are multi-million-copy bestsellers, died at her home in Vermont on Saturday, September 3, after a 15-month battle with brai
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Single Mom Disguises Herself As 'Dad' So Son Won't Feel Left Out

Single Mom Disguises Herself As 'Dad' So Son Won't Feel Left Out | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Give this woman the "World's Best Dad" award.
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Former UFC champ Miesha Tate rescues injured 6-year-old on mountain hiking trail

Former UFC champ Miesha Tate rescues injured 6-year-old on mountain hiking trail | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Miesha Tate lost her bantamweight title at UFC 200. Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is regarded as a kind and giving soul by her peers. Over the weekend, Tate was hiking at Mary Jane Falls, a hiking trail at Mount Charleston, when 6-year-old Kai broke her arm near the top of the
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Florida State WR gives autistic middle school student a day to remember (Photo)

Florida State WR gives autistic middle school student a day to remember (Photo) | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
During a visit to Montford Middle School in Tallahassee on Tuesday, Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph brightened the day of a sixth-grader. Rudolph, who was visiting the school with teammates, noticed one student, Bo Paske, sitting alone at a lunch table. In a Facebook post, Paske’s mother
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Awesome New Company Lets Kids 'Wear Their Imaginations'

Awesome New Company Lets Kids 'Wear Their Imaginations' | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
"Picture This" turns kids' drawings into dresses!
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Who Runs the World? Blondes, Study Says

Who Runs the World? Blondes, Study Says | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
New research conducted by two business-school professors shows that blond women tend to have more power in the U.S. In fact, a disproportionately large amount of women hold positions of power compared with the number of blond women in the actual population.
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This Little League World Series coach’s mound visit will warm your heart

This Little League World Series coach’s mound visit will warm your heart | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Joel Jensen tells his son Isaiah that he loves him. What makes the Little League World Series great isn’t necessarily the baseball — though, as we’re reminded every summer, there’s something about watching kids play the game that is surprisingly entertaining. No, what makes the Little League World
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Meet David Phung: A hero of the Baton Rouge floods

Meet David Phung: A hero of the Baton Rouge floods | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
David Phung, of Baton Rouge, spent four days saving people with his boat after the floods. The video of David Phung saving a woman and her dog from a fast-sinking car caught just one inspirational moment of many in Baton Rouge since the devastating floodwaters arrived. As part of the “Cajun Navy,”
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Louisiana Residents Show Devastating Floods Can't Destroy Their Resilience

Louisiana Residents Show Devastating Floods Can't Destroy Their Resilience | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
"There was people who knew they lost everything, but if they was able to help other people they was doing it."
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British runner is Rio's most heartbroken athlete

British runner is Rio's most heartbroken athlete | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
nships) next year, which is going to be great."

“I thought it was close. I knew I was in the mix there. I saw his name third and I gave it so much and I know I can run faster than that. Today wasn’t about the times it was about medaling. I went out there and I was fearless and had great self-belief, and wasn’t there just to be a spectator. I wanted to go out there and show (Great Britain) can challenge the best in the world
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