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Trump blames media, 'the true Enemy of the People,' for inspiring hate

Trump blames media, 'the true Enemy of the People,' for inspiring hatePresident Trump lashed out at the press Monday for criticism of his response to the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue and the mail bomb plot targeting Democrats.



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Obama and Trump aren't invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding, but these inspiring people are

Obama and Trump aren't invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding, but these inspiring people areAmong the 2,640 people attending the Royal Wedding on May 19, 1,200 will be members of the public. SEE ALSO: The acting roles of Meghan Markle before her royal engagement According to a press statement from Kensington Palace on Tuesday, the couple asked the Lord Lieutenants to invite 1,200 people including "young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities." They shared the stories of some of the people invited. Philip Gillespie from Ballymena who lost his right leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan and works to raise funds and awareness for ABF The Soldiers' Charity. pic.twitter.com/WadD7gRpRq — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 10, 2018 Pamela Anomneze from Haringey. Pamela is the manager of Studio 306 Collective CIC, a social enterprise that helps those recovering from mental health issues through the creative arts. pic.twitter.com/gSNTcRt9SO — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 10, 2018 Reuben Litherland from Derby. Reuben was born deaf and has started lunchtime lessons to teach sign language at school. pic.twitter.com/bpUUO0rIKL — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 10, 2018 Amy Wright from Annan. Amy is Chair of Board of Directors for the Usual Place café in Dumfries, which provides employment training and support for young people aged 16-25 with special needs. pic.twitter.com/ATZrolP2cV — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 10, 2018 This 12-year-old Manchester attack survivor has landed an invite to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding – and she couldn't be happier about it ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pbRiFcU5yB — BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 11, 2018 .@iammissmacaroon founder @RosieGinday says getting an invite to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s wedding was a complete surprise pic.twitter.com/GFHiP93OTd — Free Radio News (@freeradionews) April 11, 2018 This coincides with the news that there will be no "official list" of guests from the world of politics, and it has been confirmed that Donald Trump and Barack Obama have not been invited. WATCH: These aren't doodles of animals – they're metal sculptures



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Obama and Trump aren't invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding, but these inspiring people are

Obama and Trump aren't invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding, but these inspiring people areAmong the 2,640 people attending the Royal Wedding on May 19, 1,200 will be members of the public. SEE ALSO: The acting roles of Meghan Markle before her royal engagement According to a press statement from Kensington Palace on Tuesday, the couple asked the Lord Lieutenants to invite 1,200 people including "young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities." They shared the stories of some of the people invited. Philip Gillespie from Ballymena who lost his right leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan and works to raise funds and awareness for ABF The Soldiers' Charity. pic.twitter.com/WadD7gRpRq — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 10, 2018 Pamela Anomneze from Haringey. Pamela is the manager of Studio 306 Collective CIC, a social enterprise that helps those recovering from mental health issues through the creative arts. pic.twitter.com/gSNTcRt9SO — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 10, 2018 Reuben Litherland from Derby. Reuben was born deaf and has started lunchtime lessons to teach sign language at school. pic.twitter.com/bpUUO0rIKL — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 10, 2018 Amy Wright from Annan. Amy is Chair of Board of Directors for the Usual Place café in Dumfries, which provides employment training and support for young people aged 16-25 with special needs. pic.twitter.com/ATZrolP2cV — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 10, 2018 This 12-year-old Manchester attack survivor has landed an invite to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding – and she couldn't be happier about it ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pbRiFcU5yB — BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 11, 2018 .@iammissmacaroon founder @RosieGinday says getting an invite to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s wedding was a complete surprise pic.twitter.com/GFHiP93OTd — Free Radio News (@freeradionews) April 11, 2018 This coincides with the news that there will be no "official list" of guests from the world of politics, and it has been confirmed that Donald Trump and Barack Obama have not been invited. WATCH: These aren't doodles of animals – they're metal sculptures



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35 Sleek & Inspiring Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

35 Sleek & Inspiring Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas



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Obama: Here are some inspiring 2017 stories

Obama: Here are some inspiring 2017 storiesFor the New Year, former President Barack Obama shared three uplifting news stories from 2017, encouraging Americans to look beyond the negativity that has seemed to dominate the news this year.



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Strudel The Obese Dog's Fitness Journey Is Nothing Short Of Inspiring

Strudel The Obese Dog's Fitness Journey Is Nothing Short Of Inspiring  The dramatic weight loss of a severely chunky golden retriever mix could be an inspiration to people caring for overweight pets.



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10-Year-Old Breast Cancer Survivor Embraces Life While Inspiring Others: ‘Keep Moving Forward and Never Give Up’

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This article originally appeared on People.com.

A Utah girl who was one of the youngest people in the world ever to be diagnosed with breast cancer is still doing well almost two years after a mastectomy and has become a “quiet inspiration” to thousands, says her mother.

With the arrival of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, “we’d like people to know that she’s happy and still enjoys bringing beauty to the simple things in life,” says Annette Turner, 45, a cervical cancer survivor, about her daughter, Chrissy Turner, now 10 and a fifth-grader in Centerville. 

“Chrissy carries a glowing spirit with her wherever she goes,” Annette tells PEOPLE exclusively, “and she’s teaching others — especially women diagnosed with breast cancer — to embrace life and focus on the good. If anything, that’s been her most powerful message: ‘You can defeat this and you can keep living.’ “

Chrissy tells PEOPLE: “This experience has taught me to keep moving forward and never give up. Through my cancer, I learned how important family really is and that we should enjoy every second of this life. I love spending time with my family and friends and just having fun.”

Chrissy was 8 years old when she first told her parents one night about a lump she’d found under her right nipple that was painful to touch.

When doctors diagnosed her in November 2015 with secretory breast carcinoma, a rare type of cancer afflicting one person in a million, “it was devastating,” says her father, Troy Turner, 45, a survivor of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. “How do you tell your kid that she has cancer?”

Since the removal of her right breast, Chrissy is now been seen for a breast scan every three months and will likely have reconstructive surgery when she’s 15 or 16. 

“About a month ago, we had our first meeting with a plastic surgeon, just so she’ll know what her options are,” says Annette. “She’s barely starting to develop on her left side, so we have some time.They just want her to be prepared for it.”

Chrissy, who shares a room with her older sister, Brianna, 17, still receives cards and stuffed animals from well-wishers two years after she made international headlines.This month, she’ll participate in a few community events to raise awareness about the importance of funding breast cancer research, says her mom, and she plans to speak at a fundraiser to help children with cancer and other serious afflictions. 

“She’s shy, but we tell her that when you’re called to a greater purpose in life, you can’t hide from it,” Annette, a personal life coach and holistic trainer, tells PEOPLE. “Chrissy now realizes that this is an opportunity to take something horrible that happened to her and turn it around.”

“Even at first, after her initial shock, Chrissy showed an overwhelmingly positive attitude and strength to overcome her situation and return to enjoying life,” adds Troy, an equipment specialist at Hill Air Force Base. “She truly has a spirit beyond her age, and her positive attitude and strength are radiated to those around her. She inspires me every day.”

Although Chrissy is a normal girl who loves dragons, Legos, riding her scooter and having her older sister read her stories and paint her nails, “she knows that what she went through is rare and that there’s a bigger picture working here,” adds Annette.

“She knows that when something like this happens to you, you can either take it lying down or you can grow from it, spiritually and emotionally, she tells PEOPLE. “She’s chosen to grow from it. This entire experience has brought our family closer together.”


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The story behind that inspiring picture of a human chain in Houston

The story behind that inspiring picture of a human chain in HoustonIn times of crisis, human beings get together and help each other the best way they can.  That's one of the uplifting takeaways from the "catastrophic" Tropical Storm Harvey that poured 19 trillion gallons of rain on Texas, bringing floods and devastation on the southern state. The storm produced the most rain of any tropical storm or hurricane in the history of the lower 48 states. SEE ALSO: Tropical Storm Harvey is the strongest to hit the US in 12 years Among the acts of kindness — for strangers, for animals, for local correspondents — is this inspiring picture of a human chain to help rescue someone trapped in a car in Houston.  The local
ABC channel posted the photo on Twitter, where it went viral, with the caption: "#Harvey has taken a lot, but it will NEVER take our humanity. We have seen so many neighbors helping each other. THANK YOU #HopeForHouston".  #Harvey has taken a lot, but it will NEVER take our humanity. We have seen so many neighbors helping each other. THANK YOU #HopeForHouston pic.twitter.com/M8aTACwHhc — ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) August 30, 2017 Stephanie Edward Mata was driving her car on the other side of the flooded road when she saw the scene and started filming:  She told
Mashable a group of people spotted an elderly man trapped inside his SUV, which was sinking into the water, and were desperate to help him. But there was a catch: they didn't have a rope with them. So they resorted to forming a human chain.  "The people had no rope to get him out so they made a chain holding each other," she said. "They pulled the door open and one gentleman got ahold of him as they held on until they got him safe." Mata said she has no idea of what happened to the man after he was brought to safety.  "There was a cop nearby where they took him to get checked out as he was so cold," she said. "I really wish I knew what happened to him next." Image: Stephanie mataShe also sent a picture of the SUV after the guy was saved: Image: stephanie mataIt is indeed heartwarming to see all types of people holding hands to help someone in need.  People on Twitter noticed it, and responded to the tweet with messages of hope in front of the tragedy:  When bad things go down, honestly, you want a bunch of Texans around. #harvey #Texas — Trish (@Trishmil8) August 30, 2017 Houston, you rock. Your community spirit in the face of such great loss has given me back a little hope and some faith in my fellow humans. — WeAreAllTexansToday (@JamieTFox) August 30, 2017 It is just beyond moving to witness all of these people who were initially strangers who have been brought together as neighbors. — J. Edward Griffin (@jcextra) August 30, 2017 I love people. 99% are just good human beings when given the opportunity.  — lnordstrom (@lnordstrom123) August 30, 2017 My side of town ❤❤❤ — B (@Bparis88) August 30, 2017 this is THE America I remember! :) — vikilin (@vikilintw) August 30, 2017 The living prof of the land of the free and home of the brave I see the bravest people here — Lucas Diaz (@73Lucasdiaz) August 30, 2017 WATCH: Smiling rescued donkey is so happy to be back on solid ground



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Eight inspiring acts of heroism and kindness from Hurricane Harvey 

Eight inspiring acts of heroism and kindness from Hurricane Harvey Heartwarming tales of courage, bravery and generosity have emerged from devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Communities and strangers  have rallied to help one another after a year’s rain fell in just a week on the Texan metropolis, leaving an estimated 30,000 people temporarily homeless. Inspiring stories from Hurricane Harvey Hero volunteers rally to help rescue children from Houston floods 01:36 Dramatic live TV rescue Incredible, watch as @BrandiKHOU flags down a rescue boat on-air, saving this truck driver's life t.co/EVvNbdt13kpic.twitter.com/3mYi9McniB— Hayley Jones (@meetmissjoness) August 27, 2017 A live TV report from Houston took a dramatic twist when journalist Brandi Smith helped rescue a truck driver stuck in flood waters. The KHOU 11 News reporter was covering Hurricane Harvey when she flagged down two sheriff’s deputies driving past with a rescue boat to save the man’s life. “There’s a truck driver stuck here in about 10 feet of water,” she told them before they came to his rescue. Communities coming together A child is helped off the back of a rescue truck in Houston  Credit: Getty  “I’ve met more of my neighbours in the last 24 hours than I have in the last 20 years,” said Steve Hresko, a rescue efforts volunteer. Dump trucks are now being helped to rescue children in flood-hit areas, while Good Samaritans have navigated streets by boat to assist stranded families. Emergency water #AnheuserBusch halts beer production and sends water to #HurricaneHarvey victims. – Great job @budweiser. pic.twitter.com/17sUsFEX5z— The Best Drink Ever (@FindTBDE) August 29, 2017 One of America's largest breweries, Budweiser producers Anheuser-Busch, has swapped making beer for providing some much-needed water instead. Anheuser-Busch is delivering three truckloads – over 155,000 cans – of emergency drinking water to help communities in the Gulf Coast area in response. “Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help in these situations” said Bill Bradley, Anheuser-Busch’s Vice President for Community Affairs. “The safety of our colleagues is paramount and we are proud of the work our Houston team has done over the weekend to keep our team safe in these difficult and exceptional circumstances.” Emergency services Thousands of people have been rescued in Houston thanks to the combined hard work of police forces, the coast guard, plus search and rescue teams. A photo of SWAT team officer Daryl Hudeck carrying a mother and her 13-month-old baby to safety has been widely shared online. Daryl Hudeck Credit: AP "I was just keeping an eye out and as soon as I saw the SWAT team member carrying her and then seeing the baby, I just couldn't believe that baby was wrapped up in there and not crying," photographer David Phillip told AP. "It was just tender. It was very special." Sheriff's Deputy Rick Johnson was also snapped carrying two young children through flood water. HCSO deputies are out in the Blackhorse subdivision still working high water rescues. #Harveypic.twitter.com/gBFwSaoPjo— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) August 27, 2017 Exhausted deputy A photo of a sleeping Texas sheriff’s deputy who worked for 12 hours straight helping flood victims has also gone viral. “This deputy worked 12+ hours through the night, doing high water rescues,” Texas Sheriff's Deputies posted on Facebook. “Worked until he couldn't stand anymore. This man and hundreds more just like him are out there, saving Texans!! Much respect sir!” Animal rescues Many waded through waist-high flood water to carry their pets to safety: A woman holds her dog as she arrives to high ground Credit: Reuters  A man carries a dog through floods  Credit: Bloomberg  A family carries their belongings and a dog while evacuating flood waters Credit: Reuters  15 people saved Need help asap emergency services please RETWEET pic.twitter.com/LesxeaIHNm— Timothy J. McIntosh (@DividendsMGR) August 27, 2017 A group of 15 stranded pensioners were rescued after a shocking photo of a flooded Texas nursing home went viral. The photo was shared on Twitter by Timothy McIntosh, whose mother-in-law owns the nursing home, helping alert emergency services. They were eventually rescued and photographed safe and well. Remember the heartbreaking pic of Tx Sr Citizens stuck in chest deep water in #Harvey? New pic:They're safe, warm & dry! @CBSNewspic.twitter.com/T6RDVl9ggZ— Omar Villafranca (@OmarVillafranca) August 28, 2017 Furniture converts to makeshift shelter A furniture store in the city has opened its doors to help those made homeless by the flooding. “Anyone in need of shelter who can safely navigate out of their neighborhood, Mattress Mack and the GF Family invite you to join us,” they posted. Hurricane Harvey hits Texas, in pictures  



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Chelsea Manning's release is the inspiring proof: nothing is impossible | Evan Greer

Chelsea Manning's release is the inspiring proof: nothing is impossible | Evan GreerChelsea has taught me that no matter how huge the obstacles to social and political change may seem, when people come together they can succeed ‘A day we never thought would come’: Chelsea Manning’s legacy explained



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