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I Watched a Man Die Today. He Didn’t Have To.

Mark Cannon didn't have to die. While he deserved to be serving his time in the Albany County Jail, he also deserved the proper medical treatment that anyone else would deserve.

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SeaWorld Disgusts Me More And More By The Minute

I woke up to the news that a 3 month old killer whale named Kyara ,the last whale born in SeaWorld's inhumane and twisted captive breeding program, died Monday at the San Antonio park according to the company.  It's such a shame  these beautiful, intelligent, and compassionate animals never had a chance.  Who in their right mind would ever support  SeaWorld, even as they've changed some of their killer whale policies?

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Dying Veteran Says Thanks, New Wish [VIDEO]

You may have heard the name Lee Hernandez going around the internet. He wants to thank everyone for the amazing messages and now has another wish!

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Tween Retailer Has Reported ‘Deadly Poison’ in Makeup

When I look to buy Birthday or Christmas presents for my younger cousins, one of the first places I stop is Justice (formerly Limited Too) and now it's been released that some of their makeup has an alarming ingredient.

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What’s the Age Cut Off for Your Kids?

I feel like I start at least one post a week the same way but I'm not a parent so when I come across articles like this, I have to ask the opinions of people who actually have kids. What's your age cut off for this?

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How Catnip Almost Landed My Mom In Jail

I just read the story of a man in Florida who spent 90 days in jail for a crime he didn't commit. The police mistook drywall powder in his vehicle for cocaine. After reading this, it reminding me of a childhood memory where my mom was almost arrested.

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New “Snap Map” Poses Danger to Snapchat Users

Social media can be a scary situation for parents especially when they keep updating and changing everything about each app and service.

Snapchat is the latest to cause a commotion and that is with their new "Snap Map."

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Safyre Terry Pays It Forward By Selling Survivor Snapbacks

Young burn victim and fire survivor, Safyre Terry lost everything, except her positivity in a 2013 home fire that took the lives of her father and siblings.

After the nightmare of a situation took place so many people reached out from all over the world to Safyre, including Kim Kardashian and even President Obama with her simple request of Christmas cards that year. The mail just kept coming and now she's paying it forward for people just like herself.

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Teens Actions Caused Fall at Great Escape Say Police

I'm sure you thought about it too, "How does one fall off of a gondola?"

When the news broke this weekend about a girl falling off of a ride at Six Flags Great Escape, my follow up question was immediately, "What ride?!" But when the response was, "the gondola" I had a moment of confusion.

Huh?

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Making a Murderer Star Could Be Released Soon

When Making a Murderer came on Netflix, I was hooked. Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey, and of course Teresa Halbach, I couldn't find out enough! Now, one of the stars may be released from jail.

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LAX Expected To Be Busiest US Airport During Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Period
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Lost Diamond Found by TSA Officers at Albany International Airport

The feelings you have going through the TSA check points on your travels are mutual to your fellow travelers. Take the shoes off, sweatshirt/jacket, take the lap top out, let them know about the medication you have (yes, I promise that's just my inhaler), take off all of your jewelry and hope that it all makes it to the other end of the conveyor belt.

This always sucks to go through, while completely and totally necessary for our safety.

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AAA Predicts Heaviest Labor Day Travel Period Since 2008
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Self-Driving Car Being Tested In Albany

The first driverless car...wait, is driverless a word? The first self-driving car (gosh, that doesn't sound right, either) is being tested right here in the Capital Region!

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