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Weight Watchers Founder Jean Nidetch Dies At Age 91

Million-dollar idea: As the weekly meetings at her home grew to include dozens of people, two of them — Felice and Al Lippert — convinced Nidetch, pictured in 1965, she had the makings of a business

Jean Nidetch had a soft spot for struggling women. Whether they were fighting to maintain a healthy weight, striving to get an education or working hard to launch a business, Nidetch was there to help. In her efforts, Nidetch had an ...

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Mom Reunites With Daughter 50 Yrs. After Being Told She Died At Birth

Melanie Gilmore, 49 (left) reunited with her mother, Zella Jackson Price, 76, after 49 years.

A tear-jerking moment to find out your daughter is actually alive and well after being told she died after birth! An Olivette family is the subject of a story full of joy and mystery. Forty-nine years ago, a woman was told her daughter ...

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Washington Florist Gets 1K Fine Over Same Sex Marriage Bouquets

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A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding was fined $1,000 Friday, plus $1 for court costs and fees. Benton County Superior Judge Alexander Ekstrom‘s ruling gives Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers and Gifts in ...

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Sam The Dog Survives 15 Story Fall From High Rise Apartment Building

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A 13 year old dog is alive tonight after falling 15 stories from one of the tallest apartment buildings in Sacramento. Call it a miracle or just doggone good luck. “He went off that far corner of the balcony,” said Bill ...

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Gold Tooth Donated At Salvation Army Collection Kettle In Kansas City


In his 50 years working with Salvation Army holiday kettle collections, Maj. Rick Carroll has seen a lot of strange things dropped in the bucket. He’s found diamond rings and silver bars and four-leaf clovers, and once a child poured ...

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Protesters Stop Train & Hold Up Traffic In California


  BERKELEY, Calif. – Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train as activists in this ultra-liberal bastion protest grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers ...

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Terminally Ill Addie Fausett, 6, Sent Thousands Of Cards This Holiday Season

Addie Fausett, 6, stopped growing when she was 3; her undiagnosed illness is causing cerebral atrophy. Doctors say she has at most, one year to live. As her family in Fountain Green, Utah copes with the painful realization that Addie is dying and that 2014 may be her final Christmas, her grandmother, Maree Jensen, came up with an idea: Let's ask people from around the globe to send her Christmas cards to cheer her up. (AP Photo/KSL-TV via Deseret News, Sam Pendrod)

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Utah– Often when you see someone going through an extremely rare illness, the feelings are totally overwhelming and you feel powerless to help. But you can help six-year-old Addie Fausett, who is suffering from a rare terminal brain condition, to have an experience ...

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$130 Million To Renovate NYC Jails For Mentally Ill

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The New York City mayor wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the nation’s most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of the city’s troubled Rikers Island jail ...

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