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Fans Petition For Wonder Woman To Be Bisexual In Sequel

Fans Petition For Wonder Woman To Be Bisexual In SequelWoman and girls were thrilled to see themselves reflected in a superhero when “Wonder Woman” premiered this summer.

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Woman breaks records with her 18-foot-long fingernails

Woman breaks records with her 18-foot-long fingernailsIt may have taken her 20 years, but Ayanna Williams finally did it: She broke the record for the longest fingernails in the world. The Texas native is making headlines for her wild talons, which measure out to be a combined total of 18 feet and 10.9 inches, to be exact. Williams is set to be featured in Guinness World Record’s 2018 book.

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Woman sprayed at with acid in Marseille forgives attacker in Facebook post

Woman sprayed at with acid in Marseille forgives attacker in Facebook postA woman who, along with three friends, was sprayed at with acid while on holiday in Marseille, has posted a message of forgiveness on Facebook for her attacker. Courtney Siverling was targeted by “psychologically disturbed” attacker in Marseille’s main railway station yesterday in an attack which left two of her friends with facial burns. Although she was uninjured, she was treated for shock. The young woman wrote on Facebook: "Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to see if I'm ok and/or has been praying for us. I did not receive any injuries from the attack in Marseille this morning and we are all safe. The French police and the U.S. Consulate have been wonderful and we are so thankful for that. "I pray that the attacker would be healed from her mental illness in the name of Jesus and receive the forgiveness and salvation that can only come from Him. "'This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.' Psalm 91:2". Michelle Krug, who was also targeted in the attack, asked for her Facebook friends to pray for the attacker. She wrote: "I want you all to know that my friends and I are doing okay. To fill in those who have not heard, three of my friends and I were attacked this morning at a Marseille train station by a woman suffering from a mental illness. She threw a weak solution of hydrochloric acid at us from a water bottle, which got in one of my eyes and one of my friend's eyes. We were all treated at a local hospital and are anticipating a quick recovery. "I ask that if you send thoughts and prayers our way, please consider thinking about/praying for our attacker so that she may receive the help she needs and deserves. Mental illness is not a choice and should not be villainized. "I'd like to thank the US Consulate, French police, and all of the wonderful people who helped us today and made us feel safe. "Looking forward to continuing this incredible opportunity to live and study in France!" What to do in an acid attack 01:20 The four women were Boston College juniors in their early 20s taking part in study abroad programmes, with three in the French capital and a fourth based in Copenhagen, Denmark. They were named by their university as Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman, Michelle Krug and Kelsey Kosten.    The director of the Boston College's Office of International Programs, Nick Gozik, said the women have been released from the hospital and "it appears that the students are fine, considering the circumstances". Police arrested a 41-year-old woman immediately after the attack at about 9am local time, judicial sources said. She was said to have a history of mental illness and a police record for theft. The victims, in their early 20s, were rushed to hospital and discharged later in the day. One suffered a partial loss of vision in one eye.  The assailant, who reportedly used a canister of cleaning fluid containing hydrochloric acid, told detectives that she herself had been attacked with acid when she was younger. She stayed in the station after the attack and showed photographs of herself with burns, La Provence newspaper reported.    

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Woman uses clever move she learned from 'Law & Order' to escape mugging

Woman uses clever move she learned from 'Law & Order' to escape mugging"In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous."

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Photo Of Rohingya Woman Mourning Her Dead Infant Underscores Worsening Crisis

Photo Of Rohingya Woman Mourning Her Dead Infant Underscores Worsening CrisisThe bloodshed overtaking Myanmar’s Rakhine state forced Hamida, a Rohingya Muslim, to run from her homeland last week.

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Kevin Hart publicly apologizes to wife and children after woman threatens to release 'sexually suggestive' video

Kevin Hart publicly apologizes to wife and children after woman threatens to release 'sexually suggestive' videoKevin Hart issued a very public apology on Saturday to his pregnant wife and kids after news broke that the actor is involved in a multimillion-dollar extortion attempt.

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Woman arrested after four female US tourists attacked with acid in Marseille

Woman arrested after four female US tourists attacked with acid in MarseilleFour female US tourists have been attacked with acid in Marseille's main train station. The women, all in their 20s, were sprayed with hydrochloric acid, which hit two of them in the face and the other two hospitalised with shock. The attack took place at Saint-Charles station shortly after 11am on Sunday morning.  Local media reported that it was carried out by a woman believed to be unknown to the  holidaymakers, who were about to travel together  to Paris. The two women sprayed with acid in their faces are aged 20 and 21. One of the women may have an eye injury, a spokeswoman for the Marseille prosecutor’s office said. Reports say the acid was in a spray canister  of a kind generally used for cleaning. The attack is not thought to be terror-related. A  41-year-old woman was arrested and detained by the police. The assailant, believed by police to be psychologically disturbed, was arrested minutes after the attack, the spokewoman said.   More than a dozen firefighters rushed to the station in four emergency vehicles after the attack, a witness said. The witness, who declined to be named, told the Telegraph: “It was a horrific scene. The Americans were screaming and people started rushing about. No one knew what was happening and these days everyone is on edge because of terrorism.” A French security report revealed by local media this weekend warned that jihadists may try to attack or derail trains. A woman was killed in Marseille last month when a man deliberately drove a vehicle into two bus stops. Police said the attack was not terror-related. In April, police said they had thwarted a terrorist attack days before the first round of the presidential election by arresting two suspected jihadists in Marseille. The port city on France’s southern Mediterranean coast has a large immigrant population.  It is plagued by frequent shootouts between rival drugs gangs.

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What It’s Like to Lose Weight Without Wanting To—From a Woman Dealing With the Side Effects of Breast Cancer

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I first want to acknowledge that losing 15 pounds is not particularly devastating. Yet the weight loss I experienced was an undesired side effect of stage IV metastatic breast cancer. It was brought on by the cancer pushing inside my abdomen, making it physically impossible for me to keep down solid food.

It felt like there was a lid at my diaphragm, which covered my stomach and blocked anything from going down. I would feel a pang of hunger and rush to eat one or two bites, and then have the sensation that there was no room left for more. I was, essentially, starving. I went from 110 pounds down to 95—about 15% of my weight—in a couple of weeks.

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I had no energy. I struggled to climb the three floors to my apartment. I’d start to get ready for work and immediately need to lie back down because the strength it took to shower was all I had. On the days I made it to the office, I prayed no one would notice that I never left my desk or that I was drinking Ensure for lunch.

I tried desperately to consume more calories, one night sending my husband out to a friend’s apartment for weed in the hopes that the munchies could supersede the cancer. (It didn’t work.) I spoke to a nutritionist, who told me to eat anything I could—ice cream, heavy cream, whatever—to put on weight in order to function. As we waited to see whether the chemo I was undergoing would shrink the cancer and allow my appetite to return, I continued to shed pounds.

Ordinarily, my body is muscular and somewhat pear-shaped; I’ve always had a butt. I’m small but not remarkably small. And aside from the freshman 15, I’ve been roughly the same size for a long time.

But now, very suddenly, my body was different. My ribs protruded and my butt flattened out. Getting dressed was upsetting. I’d open my closet, which was full of things I loved to wear, and find only one or two items that still fit. I went to H&M to buy inexpensive options, but how much money did I really want to spend on a second wardrobe? These weren’t my skinny jeans, these were my emaciated jeans.

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If one thinks of weight as a spectrum, being somewhere in the middle isn’t noteworthy. From the middle, inching toward the extreme in either direction, there is a point at which a person's size does become become a defining trait, like having pink hair. A friend who is 6’7” tells me that strangers come up to him to say, “Wow, you’re so tall.” Since being tall isn’t generally considered a bad thing, people presume that this comment isn’t rude or inappropriate.

In New York City, where I live, it’s the same with being thin. Suddenly, people I barely knew felt that my size was an acceptable conversation starter: “You’re so thin.” But think if I was on the other end of the spectrum, inching toward obesity—would anyone ever say to me, “You’re so fat”?

The comments I received varied, but plain statements of fact became preferable. The receptionist at the dance company where I work (and where I am not out in my illness) once said, “You’re so thin, are you doing okay?” I made up a lie about losing weight when I’m stressed. (If that were true, it would mean I’d hardly ever been stressed before.) Disturbingly, a donor to the company told me I looked “wonderful.” Thank you?

At the bodega on my corner, I was buying an avocado after my appetite had returned, and the clerk remarked, “Is this dinner? That’s how you stay so thin.” I’ve lived in my neighborhood for four years and I saw this man often, but never before had he said something like this. I felt the urge to defend myself by explaining that the avocado was going to be sliced on top of a burrito and that I was planning to have ice cream afterwards.

I also felt the urge to snap back, “I have cancer; that’s how I stay so thin.”

My weight loss, however, finally stalled. Once we found a chemo that worked, I was able to eat again. It was a thrilling time. I needed vitamins, but I also needed fat, so I let myself indulge in anything I wanted. My husband and I visited his mother and it was like something out of Hansel and Gretel—being fed bread and butter and pie after every meal, while they watched with satisfaction. I discovered a local bakery that stayed open until midnight and I tried a new pastry every night. My macaroni and cheese consumption would have made Liz Lemon blush.

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It took me 2-3 weeks to lose the weight and about 2-3 months to put it back on. Now my clothes fit, I have energy and color, and my butt came back. I know my body better, what fuel it needs and how much it can withstand.

Now that I’m closer to the middle of the spectrum, I don’t receive any out-of-the-blue comments on my size. While the cancer is under control, it's not in remission. So if this whole thing happens again, as the current drug someday loses its effectiveness, I’ll be more prepared for the comments and questions, with a good retort to the next person who says, “You’re so thin.”

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Man says he served as lookout as friend shot Tennessee woman

Man says he served as lookout as friend shot Tennessee womanA man charged in the case of a slain Tennessee nursing student said Thursday that he helped his friend unload the injured woman's body from a truck and served as a lookout when the friend shot her near a river.

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Woman Accused Of Shooting Homeless Man Who Asked Her To Move Porsche

Woman Accused Of Shooting Homeless Man Who Asked Her To Move PorscheA Nashville woman has been charged with attempted murder after she allegedly shot at a homeless man who asked her to move her Porsche.

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