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Matthew Shepard’s Death – Thirteen Years Later [PHOTO, VIDEO]

Thirteen years ago today, Matthew Shepard's life was taken. His death launched the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender) movement into the spotlight, and 13 years later, still inspires the LGBT community and its supporters to continue the battle against hate. This is an everlasting battle, but because of Matthew's courage, and his family's strength, there is more awareness now than ever before.

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Women Gain Weight After Marriage, Men After Divorce

Getting hitched results in women putting on the pounds, whereas the male waistline is more likely to expand after a divorce.

Researchers from Ohio State University discovered this discrepancy after analyzing a study on the effects marital events had on 10,000 people between 1986 and 2008.

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Netflix Customers Upset About Drastic Price Hikes

DVD-by-mail and digital streaming service Netflix has announced a new pricing structure, and its customers are doing the metaphorical version of booing and throwing popcorn at the screen.

People who currently pay $10 for one DVD per month plus unlimited digital streaming will see rates jump to $16, while those who get two DVDs plus streaming will have a new rate of $20, up from $15. The price increases take effect September 1 for existing customers. New subscribers will pay the new prices immediately upon sign-up.

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Leading Doctor Recommends Obese Children Be Taken From Their Parents
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Leading Doctor Recommends Obese Children Be Taken From Their Parents

A doctor has proposed putting severely obese children in temporary foster homes.

Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Harvard-affiliated Children's Hospital Boston, made this recommendation Wednesday in highly respected 'Journal of the American Medical Association.'

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Trailer Leaks Online [VIDEO]

A teaser for Christopher Nolan's Batman threequel 'The Dark Knight Rises' is expected to play before 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' on Friday, but that hasn't stopped the internet from leaking it a few days early.

The footage below is admittedly poor quality, so it's hard to pinpoint what exactly is going on. But from we can tell, we do get a few glimpses of Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) on a hospital bed, along with a very quick glimpse of Bane, played by 'Inception' hunk Tom Hardy.

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Man Falls Off the Side of Building While Proposing to His Girlfriend in Sneaky Ad [VIDEO]
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Man Falls Off the Side of Building While Proposing to His Girlfriend in Sneaky Ad [VIDEO]

Asking the woman he loves to marry him may be one of the scariest things a man will do in his lifetime. Not only is there a lot of pressure on a guy to make that magic moment a memorable one but the fear of rejection must be nerve-racking.

Creativity is key in securing a 'yes' from that special someone.

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Hitler Wanted to Give Nazi Soldiers Sex Dolls to Help Fight Syphilis
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Hitler Wanted to Give Nazi Soldiers Sex Dolls to Help Fight Syphilis

A new book has revealed that Hitler wanted silicon sex dolls called "gynoids" to be given to Nazi troops in France, who Nazi brass feared were getting too involved with syphilis-ridden French prostitutes.

According to 'Mussolini's Barber,' 50 of the blonde haired, blue eyed "smaller than life" dolls were produced.

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Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Betty Ford's Funeral
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Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Betty Ford’s Funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church is at it again.

The fundamentalist and anti-gay group has announced it will picket the funeral of former first lady Betty Ford, who died last week, because she got divorced before marrying the man who would later become President Gerald Ford. This, the group says, made her an adulterer who "loved to sit with tawdry reporters and blather about sex."

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