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    SC girl born with four kidneys, mom seeks answers

    IVA, S.C. (WHNS) — A mother in Iva, South Carolina says she needs help finding answers after her daughter was born with four kidneys, two of which are prone to hydronephrosis, a disorder caused by a back-up of urine in the kidneys. “I just feel like I’m on pins and needles all the time,” said Stephanie Turner, mother of Summer Snow, 5 months. A late-term ultrasound showed a problem just a few weeks before Summer was born. “They told us […]

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    Gov. McCrory open to immigration lawsuit against President Obama

    BOCA RATON, Florida — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory joined other Republican governors Thursday and said he is open to suing the federal government if President Barack Obama issues an executive order that shields nearly 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. McCrory, who runs the country’s ninth largest state, said he would consider filing or joining a lawsuit against the administration once Obama announces the action, which he is scheduled to do Thursday evening. “I will look at it,” McCrory […]

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    Petition to cancel Duggar show amidst anti-gay complaints

    TLC’s reality show “19 Kids and Counting” has tons of fans, but more than 80,000 can’t be counted in that number. That’s the amount who have signed a Change.org petition to have the show canceled in light of what the petition calls the Duggar family’s anti-LGBT stance. According to the petition, Michelle Duggar’s voice can be heard on a recorded call from this past summer urging the citizens of Fayetteville, Arkansas, to vote to repeal a law that forbids business […]

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    WATCH: Disney’s new live-action “Cinderella” has been unveiled

    The trailer for 2015′s “Cinderella” doesn’t feature any singing mice, but it’s magical all the same. Disney has released its first look at next year’s live-action re-telling of “Cinderella,” which stars Lily James, of “Downton Abbey,” as the unfairly treated princess-to-be. This version keeps all the memorable moments of Cinderella’s story intact — she’s still left at the mercy of a vindictive stepmother, and still has to bail from that royal ball by the stroke of midnight — but it […]

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    New Brittany Maynard video released three weeks after her suicide

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Thursday would have been Brittany Maynard’s 30th birthday. To honor Maynard, the right-to-die advocacy group Compassion & Choices released new footage of the woman three weeks after her suicide. In a video record in August, Maynard calls on states to enact legislation allowing terminally ill people to end their own life. Maynard took her own life on Nov. 1. “I decided to share my story because I felt like this issue with death with dignity is misunderstood […]

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    Mother accused of ‘violently forcing’ Q-tips into ears of 14-month-old son

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. — A woman is facing child abuse charges after authorities say she “violently forced” Q-tips into the ears of her 14-month-old son. Jenna Schumacher, 26, is charged with one count of physical abuse of a child. The criminal complaint indicates that Schumacher brought her son to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on Nov. 5 where the child was admitted for chronic ear bleeding and perforated eardrums. Doctors indicated there was “no medical cause” for the ear injuries — and because […]

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    Website shows hacked private webcams, including several in Greensboro and High Point

    A new website based in Russia is streaming video live from thousands of private webcams around the world, including images of babies and hospital patients. Hackers accessed the cameras by using default passwords set by the manufacturers, British officials said on Thursday. Those log-in details are freely available online, leaving the unsecured cameras accessible to anyone. A quick browse through the website reveals live streams from nearly 4,600 cameras in the U.S., including live video of a baby sleeping in […]

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    ‘The Graduate’ director and Diane Sawyer’s husband Mike Nichols dies at 83

    Director Mike Nichols, one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award, died Wednesday evening, according to a note from ABC News’ president to its staff. Nichols, 83, who directed “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and “The Graduate,” was the husband of former “ABC World News” anchor Diane Sawyer. Born Michael Igor Peschkowsky in Berlin in 1931, Nichols got his start as a stage performer, and in the 1950s co-founded the Chicago-based […]

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    Watch children react to ‘normal Barbie’ with acne, stretch marks

    It began for Nickolay Lamm as a question: What would Barbie look like if she had the dimensions of an average woman? His answer came in the form of the Lammily doll: a shorter, broader, brunette version of the idealistic blond Mattel doll. Now Lammily is ready to make her debut, complete with a sticker pack that features pimples, moles, cellulite and scars that can be applied. “I feel she looks so real, so ordinary, that you don’t focus on […]

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    3 shot at Florida State University before gunman killed by police

    Florida State University students huddled together in the aisles of a packed campus library early Thursday after a gunman opened fire, injuring three people. Two of the shooting victims were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. One was in critical condition; the other was stable, the hospital said. The condition of the third victim or where that person was taken was unknown. Campus officers later shot the gunman to death after they asked him to drop his weapon, and he opened […]

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    ‘It’s not odds, it’s God,’ father says of baby delivered in epic snowstorm by two ‘angels’

    If a baby had to be born in a snowstorm, this was the way to do it. Bethany Hojnack of south Buffalo, New York, went into labor early Tuesday, according to CNN affiliate WIVB. She couldn’t get to the hospital because of an epic snowstorm, but found help along the way. “It was kind of incredible. God really put the people who needed to be in the right spot for us at the right time,” Hojnacki’s husband, Jared Hojnacki, told […]

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    Buffalo braces for several more feet of snow

    Enough already. Shivering under up to 6 feet of snow in its hardest-hit sections, Buffalo, New York, may see another 3 feet Thursday. If the forecast holds, that’s more than a year’s worth of snow in just three days. In a typical year, Buffalo’s snowfall totals about 7 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Get the drift? Piled high and deep, the snow is a nightmare for south Buffalo residents Donna and Sean Yager. It took them four to […]

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