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83-Year-Old Texas Woman Wards Off Thief With Stick and Boiling Water

Lillie McClendon is no pushover, and she made sure to demonstrate that Sunday to a would-be burglar who broke into her home and demanded money, ABC News reports. The 83-year-old Houston native had just stepped out of the shower and put some clothes in the laundry when she noticed an open window and that her house seemed a bit out of place. That was when the intruder approached her. Read more.

Teen Indicted For Murder Of 8-Year-Old Boy Who Died Trying To Save His Sister From Being Sexually Assaulted

Mairese Washington, 16, of Virginia has been indicted by a grand jury on second-degree murder charges in relation to the killing of 8-year-old Martin “Marty” Cobb, CBS 6 reports. Family members say that little Marty was murdered while trying to protect his 12-year-old sister, who was being sexually assaulted by Maitrese. Read more.

Reading Rainbow’ Kickstarter Campaign Just Broke A HUGE Record

When LeVar Burton announced he’d be launching a Kickstarter campaign to bring his beloved children’s series “Reading Rainbow” to the web, no one thought it would get this much attention — let alone reach its $1 million goal. Well, the joke’s on us. In just one day, the campaign had met its original target and after ending its month long-run on Kickstarter last week, Burton managed to raise over $5.4 million dollars through the Internet fundraising website. While that number isn’t the most raised by any campaign on the site — damn you, Pebble Smartwatch — it did set a record for the most backers, with over 100,000 people buying into the revamped literary show. Read more.

2-Year-Old Takes Incredible ‘First Steps’ With Help Of Prosthetics

A video of a young child taking his first steps with prosthetic legs has gone viral after NFL quarterback Michael Vick shared it on his Facebook. Kayden was born with an omphalocele, a birth defect in which an infant is born with some organs on the outside, among other complications, according to the child’s mother, Nikki. Kayden’s right foot and left leg had to be amputated, but with the help of prosthetics and a walker, he now takes off walking. Read more.

Watch Prince and Nile Rodgers play David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”

Attendees of the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans were treated to a surprise performance last weekend: Prince joined Nile Rodgers onstage to perform “Let’s Dance.” The song — a David Bowie classic — was produced by Rodgers, who besides being the lead guitarist and co-founder of Chic, has performed with and produced artists ranging from Duran Duran to Daft Punk. Read more.

Minneapolis Restaurant, ‘Bar Louie,’ Sparks Outrage With ‘Jim Crow’ Dress Code

A Minneapolis bar’s new dress has code sparked a controversy among its patrons. Many customers feel that Bar Louie’s list of prohibited clothing items has proved itself as a discriminatory policy toward stereotypical African-American dress, Fox 9 News reports. Read more.


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