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Supporters, 'nasty' women flock to social media after Trump insults Clinton

Supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton flooded social media Wednesday night after rival Donald Trump called her a "nasty woman" during a presidential debate.

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Clinton was answering a question about Social Security Trump interrupted her when in the last few minutes of the debate.

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"My Social Security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald's, assuming he can't figure out how to get out of it," Clinton said, referring to a New York Times report that claimed Trump that could have legally gotten out of paying federal income taxes for nearly two decades based on a leaked 1995 return.

"But what we want to do is to replenish the Social Security Trust Fund," she continued, as Trump fired back, "Such a nasty woman."

>> Related: Worst line of the debate, according to this set of viewers

The response on social media was swift and skewed heavily in Clinton's favor.

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Watch: Star Lord and co. are back in first 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' trailer

Star Lord and company are back in the first teaser for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2."

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The highly anticipated sequel to director James Gunn’s 2014 hit "Guardians of the Galaxy" will come out in May 2017.

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The first sneak peek at the Marvel fan favorite is only a minute-and-a half, but fans will want to watch it to the very end for the biggest reveal.

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The trailer held few plot details but social media users have taken it upon themselves to speculate and share excitement about the upcoming film. 

Mom's quest to make son with Down syndrome a model goes viral

Asher Nash is 15 months old and lives in Buford with his parents and older sister. He has bright blue eyes and light brown hair and loves to wear bowties.

Asher Nash also has Down syndrome — and a mother who wants to share his beauty with the world.

"I want the world to see just how amazing he is," Meagan Richter Nash said, "and just how amazing other people with Down syndrome are."

In July, Nash submitted her son's photos to a talent agency handling a casting call for OshKosh B'Gosh, the popular children's clothing brand owned by Atlanta-based Carter's. She never heard anything back and, a few months later, contacted the talent agency. 

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The agency told Nash that Asher's photos hadn't even been submitted because OshKosh "didn't specify that they wanted a baby with special needs." 

That didn't sit right. 

"My first thought," Nash said, "was, 'Well, did they say they did not want a baby with special needs?'"

Nash eventually started working with a campaign called Changing the Face of Beauty and, about two weeks ago, took to Facebook to lobby OshKosh to use her son in an ad. 

The Internet took over.

A post highlighting Asher on the popular "Kids with Down Syndrome" Facebook page has garnered more than 89,000 likes and 100,000 shares in a week and a half. His story has been picked up (with varying accuracy) by viral news sites like The Mighty  and PopSugar.

It's all gotten OshKosh's attention.

Nash said a marketing representative for the company has reached out to her, and she and Asher have a meeting with the company next week. 

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An OshKosh B'Gosh corporate spokesperson confirmed as much in a statement sent to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday morning.

“OshKosh B’Gosh appreciates the importance of representing the diversity of our customers in our advertising," the statement said. 

"Since we became aware of Ms. Nash’s request, our team has reached out to her directly to better understand her perspective and provide additional information about our casting process. We agree there is an opportunity for greater representation of children with special needs in advertising. We look forward to meeting with Asher and his family, as well as taking steps to enhance the representation of diverse children in our marketing.”

Nothing has been promised, but the prospect of a modeling career for Asher — "the most loving, outgoing, hysterical baby you've ever met" — and other kids like him appears to be gaining steam. 

Nash wants people to know she was never "out to get" OshKosh, whose clothes Asher loves to wear. But she's excited about what the future might hold.

"My intentions were not for me to tell anyone my son needs to be in there over anyone else," she said. "I'm really just trying to take a stand for him and other children and babies and adults like him."

Trump pivots, promises to accept election results 'if I win'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump pledged on Thursday to accept the results of November's elections with one small caveat – he has to win.

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"I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election if I win," Trump said as a crowd gathered in Delaware, Ohio, burst into cheers.

He made the statement a day after he refused to promise during a presidential debate that he would accept the election's results.

>> Related: Trump on whether he'll accept election results: 'I'll keep you in suspense'

"There is a tradition in this country – in fact, one of the prides of this country – is the peaceful transition of power and that no matter how hard-fought a campaign is, that at the end of the campaign that the loser concedes to the winner," moderator Chris Wallace said Wednesday night. "Are you saying you're not prepared now to commit to that principle?"

"What I'm saying is that I will tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense," Trump said.

Trump said on Thursday he would accept the results of a "clear election" but would reserve his right to contest the outcome.

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"And of course, I will abide by all the rules and traditions of all the candidates who have come before me," he said before promising that "we are going to win so big."

Trump has been criticized over the course of the campaign for failing to release his tax returns, a tradition that has been followed by presidential candidates for more than 40 years.

He reiterated claims that the upcoming election will be rigged.

>> Related: Worst line of the debate, according to this set of viewers

"Some people vote even if they're dead, which is hard to do," Trump said. "But it's easy if there's fraud involved."

There is no evidence of large-scale voter fraud, as the GOP presidential nominee claims. A statement to that effect earned a "pants on fire" rating from Politifact, meaning that it has no basis in fact.

Trump has been widely condemned for the claim. At a news conference Tuesday, President Barack Obama criticized the GOP nominee.

"There's no evidence that that has happened in the past or that there are instances in which that would happen this time. And so I would advise Mr. Trump to stop whining and go make his case to try to get votes," Obama said.

Car burns in driveway; Bible survives blaze

A car erupted into flames last week in a Gaffney, South Carolina, driveway, but it wasn't what caused the fire that has some saying it was a miracle; it was what was left behind. 

The car's interior was destroyed. 

"When the fire was burning, it was an intense fire," witness Tj Felder told WHNS. "Then it just blew up."

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But one item was only damaged. 

A Bible, charred but not destroyed, was found sitting on the back seat, WHNS reported

The interior of a car was completely burned away in a fire Friday afternoon, but one item did escape the destruction.Posted by The Gaffney Ledger on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Gaffney's fire chief said it's not unheard of to find Bibles undamaged after blazes, but he doesn't know why it happens.

"There's so many theories, I don't know if there is an explanation," Chief Jamie Caggiano said. "We all have our own opinion, but as far as facts, we don't know exactly why it happens."

His department has recovered Bibles before from fires.

"Family bibles...A lot of times people want those, and we'll go back in and get them. You'll see them charred around the edges, the cover will be charred, the bottom will be charred, but the contents will still be in good shape," he said.

Judge defends 60-day sentence for man who repeatedly raped 12-year-old daughter

A Montana judge is defending his lenient sentence for a man who admitted to repeatedly raping his 12-year-old daughter, and the furor over the decision has led more than 51,000 people to sign a petition demanding the judge’s impeachment.

District Judge John McKeon last week sentenced the 40-year-old Glasgow man, whose name is being withheld to protect his daughter’s identity, to 30 years in prison. The Flathead Beacon reported that the majority of the sentence was set aside, and the defendant was ordered to serve just 60 days in jail.

With credit for 17 days already served, the man’s sentence boiled down to 43 days in jail. He also must register as a sex offender, is forbidden from accessing pornography and can have only limited access to the internet, the Beacon reported.

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As of Thursday afternoon, the petition seeking McKeon’s removal from the bench had collected more than 51,000 signatures. The petition castigates McKeon for his “horrible” decision.

“This is not what the prosecution wanted. They had made a deal with the father that would give him a 100-year sentence, with 75 years suspended, for the repeated rapes,” the petition reads. “That would have put the father in jail for 25 years. Judge McKeon ignored what the prosecution recommended, and did what he thought was best for the rapist instead of the victim.”

McKeon said in a statement, however, that Valley County prosecutors did not challenge a psychosexual evaluation that found that the defendant could be safely treated and supervised in the community, the Beacon reported. The plea agreement recommending the 25-year sentence allowed for a lesser sentence, depending on the results of the evaluation, the judge said.

McKeon said his critics also fail to understand a Montana law that allows an exception to the mandatory 25-year prison sentence for incest involving someone age 12 or younger if an evaluation finds that treatment “affords a better opportunity for rehabilitation of the offender and for the ultimate protection of the victim and society.”

The victim’s mother and grandmother also wrote letters asking that the girl’s father not be sent to prison, McKeon said.

CNN reported that the mother wrote that while the defendant made “horrible” choices, he needs help, not prison.

“He needs help," she wrote to the court about her husband. "He has two sons that still love him and need their father in their lives, even with very understandable restrictions. I would like to see my children have an opportunity to heal the relationship with their father. Please give him the opportunity to work on fixing the relationships he destroyed. He is not a monster, just a man that really screwed up and has been paying in many ways.”

The victim’s grandmother said the defendant’s children, particularly his sons, would be “devastated” if their father was no longer in their lives.

Deputy Valley County Attorney Dylan Jensen pointed out that the girl’s family declined to testify at trial. Jensen said no one spoke up on her behalf during the sentencing hearing, the Beacon reported

10th woman comes forward, accuses Trump of groping her

A 10th woman came forward Thursday with allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump, nearly 20 years after she said Republican presidential nominee groped her as she waited for a car in New York.

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Karena Virginia, a yoga instructor in New York, told reporters gathered at the London Hotel that she was 27 years old when she met Trump in 1998 at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing, Queens.

She said she recognized Trump standing with a few other men as she waited for a car. She said she was surprised when she overheard Trump talking about her.

"'Hey, look at this one. We haven't seen her before. Look at those legs,'" she quoted Trump as saying.

She said he walked up to her, grabbed her arm and groped her chest.

>> Related: Who is accusing Trump of sexual misconduct? 

"I was in shock," she said. "I flinched. 'Don't you know who I am? Don't you know who I am?' That's what he said to me."

Virginia said the incident left her feeling powerless and led to years spent questioning herself. She was wearing a short dress and heels on the day of the encounter in 1998. "For a number of years afterward, I struggled with what to wear so as not to attract unwanted attention," she said.

Virginia said she came forward after other allegations by women who claim that Trump groped or kissed them forcibly to show support for other accusers and to add her voice to the conversation.

"I am here to stand up to Mr. Trump for myself, my family – particularly my daughter," she said. "And for all the women who deserve to be respected and not subjected to sexual abuse or groped by powerful men who believe that women can be groped, grabbed or kissed at their pleasure."

>> Related: Ex-'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos: Trump made unwanted sexual advances

Virginia is the latest woman to come forward with allegations that the GOP presidential nominee kissed or groped them without consent. Four other women have levied other sexual misconduct allegations against him, including accusations that he walked in on teen beauty contestants.

He has denied the allegations.

"Nobody has more respect for women than I do," Trump said Wednesday at the third and final presidential debate before voters head to the polls. The statement has become a frequent refrain by Trump since a 2005 "Access Hollywood" video of him talking about using his celebrity status to touch women without consent surfaced.

"Given the allegations against you, you should never again utter the words that you respect women," said civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Virginia and Trump accuser Summer Zervos.

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Last week, Zervos, who competed in Season 5 of "The Apprentice," told reporters gathered in Los Angeles that Trump kissed her inappropriately and groped her during a meeting that she set up to discuss job prospects.

"Instead of a job, Ms. Zervos claims she got the Donald all over her, kissing her, touching her breasts, leading her into his bedroom," Allred said.

In an emotional statement, Zervos said she decided to make her accusations public after Trump claimed to have never sexually assaulted a woman during the second presidential debate.

"You do not have the right to treat women as sexual objects just because you are a star," she said.

>> Related: Trump slams groping allegations as false, politically motivated

Trump has vehemently denied the allegations. At a rally last week, he promised to provide evidence proving his innocence "at an appropriate time." He has questioned the timing of the reports, which come with less than a month left in the race for the White House.

"These attacks are orchestrated by the Clintons and their media allies," Trump said. "The only thing Hillary Clinton has going for herself is the press. Without the press she is absolutely zero."

Take things slow, celebrate International Sloth Day

If the world is moving too fast, Thursday is the day to sit back and take it slow. 

While sloth may be one of the seven deadly sins, Thursday celebrates the animal that has won the hearts of many, the (s)lowly sloth.

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October 20th is known as International Sloth Day.

Here are five fast facts about the sloth, according to the World Wildlife Federation

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1. They move only about 40 yards a day and have a very low metabolic rate. 

2. They spend 15 to 20 hours per day sleeping. 

3. Despite living in the tree canopy of Central and South America, their long arms make them great swimmers.

4. There are two types of sloths: Two-toed and three-toed. The types are broken down into six species.

5. The pygmy sloth is critically endangered and the maned sloth is vulnerable.

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Man learns why his dog sneezed, had nosebleeds for 6 months

A Michigan man and his dog are getting back into their normal routine after the dog had a five-inch stick removed from its nasal cavity.

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Mark Kovicak told WXMI that his 2-year-old beagle, Rex, chased a rabbit into a wood lot in April and came out of the lot "acting strange."

"I knew something wasn't right," Kovicak told Inside Edition. "Rex and I went walking into the woods, and he came out and had blood all over his nose."

Kovicak took Rex to the vet, who flushed out Rex's nose and prescribed antibiotics for any possible infection.

But the once playful dog continued sneezing and having a runny nose for six months. Periodic vet visits didn't help.

It wasn't until Kovicak took Rex to BluePearl Veterinary Partners to get a CT scan that the dog owner got answers.

"It was a very long stick in his left nasal cavity," said veterinarian Amanda Conkling. "He couldn't breathe out of that side." 

Doctors pulled a five-inch stick out of Rex's nose with forceps. Luckily, Rex, whose snout is between two and three inches long, didn't suffer damage to any soft tissue, WXMI reported.

"Our doctors see a fair amount of strange foreign bodies, but usually, they've been swallowed, and usually, they're not found in a pet's nose," Carrie O’Brion, communications manager for BluePearl, told CBS News.

Kristopher Sharpe, a doctor at BluePearl, said the size of the stick affected Rex more than a smaller stick would have.

"The body attempts to wall off and remove any foreign object within the nose. If the stick was significantly smaller, then his immune system would have walled it off and slowly broken down the material," Sharpe explained. "Given the size of the stick, his body would have attempted to wall off the inflammation, but the wood material would have remained."

Kovicak told Inside Edition that Rex is "back to 100 percent now."

"He came out, I think, at 3:30 or something, and by 6 o'clock, he was frolicking around," he told USA Today. "His energy level was right back, kind of where I remembered it, prior to this all happening."

"If you're struggling to find a diagnosis with a pet, (don't) give up," Kovicak told WXMI.

Conkling recommended dogs wear protective netting over their orafices to prevent foreign objects from entering the nose and ears.

Posted by Mark Kovicak on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Teacher, elementary students create music video following success on reading test

A North Carolina elementary school teacher and his second graders are going viral due to the incentive he gave the children to do well on a recent reading test – the promise of their own music video.

Michael Bonner, a teacher at South Greenville Elementary School, got the idea ahead of a recent Common Core reading test his students had to take, CBS News reported. When the incentive worked, the children wasted no time reminding him of what he had promised them.

Bonner posted the results of the music video to his Facebook page.

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“Reading helps us learn information for school, so we can answer questions and we can be cool,” the kids sang as they addressed the questions that make up the foundation of a story – who, what, where, when, why and how.

Nearly 70,000 people have viewed the video since Bonner posted it Sept. 30. It’s received about 2,500 likes and has been shared more than 1,650 times.

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Bonner told CBS News that South Greenville Elementary is a Title 1 school, which means a high percentage of its students are from low-income families.

“There are kids that may be homeless, do not have access to adequate food or water, or even the basic necessities that help us function,” Bonner said. “FBI statistics state that one out of three African-American boys go to prison. I have 12 to 13 within my class. That is approximately 60 percent of my classroom population.

“A quality education, which should strengthen the ability to analyze particular circumstances, could be the difference between them deciding to sell drugs or making the conscious choice to help better their future,” he said.

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