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  • Irresistibly Cute Bear Cub in Recovery After Anonymous Drop-Off

     

    A lucky 8-to-10-week-old bear is recovering after being dropped off anonymously in an animal carrier outside the Bear League offices in Homewood, Calif., on the western side of Lake Tahoe.

    The League took the female cub to the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care facility Wednesday where she was "a little lethargic, a little dehydrated, but not bad shape at all," a spokesman told ABC News affiliate KXTV in Sacramento, Calif.

    Wildlife Care workers named the bear Tahoe and said she probably wouldn't have survived if she hadn't been brought to the nonprofit Bear League group. They hope to keep Tahoe "as wild as possible" and have to resist the urge to cuddle the bear, which weighed 5 pounds and is still so young she is barely able to walk.

    Instead, the team said they are just letting Tahoe "do her own thing."

  • Pot-Smoking Jesus Takes Edge Off in Controversial Burger Ad

    A burger chain in Seattle is creating a stir with a new promotional poster for Easter featuring Jesus smoking a joint and holding a sandwich.

    The restaurant, Lunchbox Laboratory, riffed off Easter Sunday's falling on April 20, or 4/20, which is also a pop-culture reference to cannabis consumption. The business has been using a 2-for-1 promotion for the past two years to advertise their "Burger of the Gods" signature dish.

    "I'm not your moral guide in life, I'm selling burgers" Lunchbox Laboratory owner John Schmidt told ABC News affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle. "It's not an anti-Christian message, it's a very peaceful message; Jesus enjoying a sandwich and a blunt."

  • High School Students Sacrifice Cellphones for Kid With Leukemia

     

    When the varsity hockey team at Billerica Memorial High School in Billerica, Mass., was brainstorming ways to help a young pee-wee hockey player with leukemia, they came up with the typical fundraising ideas like a 5-K race.

    Then, one of their teammate's father, Glen Corbett, came up with an idea that would both affect the teens and be a surefire way to get adults to donate money: take away the teens' cellphones.

    More than 100 students at Billerica Memorial Thursday handed their cellphones over to police officers who will keep them in a safety box for 30 days to raise money for "Celling Out for Leukemia."

    "It's unbelievable," said Corbett, whose son, Brian, is a sophomore. "Phones are still coming in. The kids know they're paying it forward."

    Corbett's son and his teammates first got to know the 12-year-old for whom they are raising money, Ian Candee, through the town's local hockey association. When they learned of his battle with leukemia, they made Ian an honorary captain of the

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  • A young woman who tearfully and publicly confessed to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that she was an undocumented immigrant was praised by Clinton for being "incredibly brave."

    Actress America Ferrera moderated the event Thursday at the Lower East Side Girls Club in New York City, billed as the first in a series of the Clinton Foundation's "No Ceilings" conversations aimed at bringing together women and girls from around the world to discuss female empowerment and growth.

    Ferrera turned to the group of women in attendance for questions to ask the hosts, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. Among the women who raised their hands, one in particular stood out.

    "You seem like you have something you want to say," Ferrera said, pointing at a young woman in the audience.

    As she stood up, no one expected the life-changing statement she was about to make.

    "My name is Nova. I'm 19-years-old…and I have a very different glass ceiling than some of the girls are exhibiting here," she

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  • ABC News' Rachael Ellenbogen reports:

    Nashville and Louisville mark two more concert stops Miley Cyrus will miss due to her hospitalization - and she's sick of it.

    "sick of waking up to needles," Cyrus tweeted early Friday (April 18) morning. " #goingthruit #floydfriday"

    The former Disney Channel star has been hospitalized in Kansas City since Tuesday for an extreme allergic reaction to a prescribed antibiotic, according to her rep.

    Since being admitted to the hospital, many have been wondering when Cyrus will be discharged and how many of her "Bangerz" tour dates will be canceled or postponed. Apparently, some people have been spreading rumors about the singer's health condition and she isn't taking too kindly to it.

    "shut the f*** up & let me heal," the "Wrecking Ball" singer tweeted April 17. "stop scaring my family, friends, & fans."

    She continued: "So many ignorant stories out there no one is reading the official statement and these dumb asses are scaring my fans."

    The singer also

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  • For most women, carrying their own baby is the ultimate joy, seen time and time again in movies, on TV and in magazines.

    More and more women, however, are turning to surrogates to carry their babies, not because they cannot conceive, but because they do not want to.

    It's a trend many are calling "social surrogacy" and one that was recently highlighted in an article in the May issue of Elle magazine.

    "This is a wonderful opportunity for women to have more choices," said Dr. Saira Jhutty, CEO of Conceptual Options LLC, a California-based surrogacy agency.

    Jhutty's agency matches surrogates with women who have nonmedical reasons for not wanting to carry their own babies. The women who come to her agency have a variety of reasons for wanting a surrogate, from not wanting a pregnancy to interfere with their careers to being afraid of what pregnancy will do to their bodies, Jhutty said.

    "We have people who are afraid of being pregnant," Jhutty said. "Some people work in an industry

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  • Stuart Scott is an ESPN original and the man GQ Magazine once said put the hip-hop in sportscasting.

    (ESPN/ Rich Arden) When the "Sportscenter" anchor is not at ESPN's studios, he can be found once or twice a month practicing mixed-martial arts wearing sunglasses, for a very specific reason.

    "I'm blind in my left eye," Scott told ABC News' Robin Roberts in an interview Tuesday. "Contrary to what people say, it is not a glass eye so I have to protect my eyes at all cost."

    Scott, 48, was first diagnosed with cancer in November of 2007.

    "That was just kind of a surprise when the doctor said, 'We did a biopsy on your appendix and you have cancer,'" Scott recalled. "Like the first thought [was], 'I'm gonna die.'"

    (ESPN/ Rich Arden) "There's probably an expletive before the thought, 'I'm gonna die,' [but I] can't say it," he said. "My second thought was, 'I'm gonna die and I'm gonna leave my daughters and I can't do that."

    After two surgeries and six months of chemotherapy, Scott emerged cancer-free. Two years later,

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  • Lara Spencer Promoted to Co-Host of "Good Morning America"

    ABC News President James Goldston sent the following note to the news division announcing that Lara Spencer has been promoted to co-host of "Good Morning America."

    Tomorrow marks an historic milestone: two years ago GMA snapped Today's 852-week winning streak. And every day since, we have played our game and fought like underdogs, never satisfied and always looking for the best stories and those indelible television moments that make GMA so special to our audience.

    With our amazing team of George, Robin, and Lara and now Amy and Ginger too- I'm confident there is much more to come-and great days ahead for Good Morning America.

    Robin - the captain of our team, is the heart of GMA. No matter what she's faced, she has made it her job to make sure that we are all taken care of. Beyond her amazing broadcasting abilities and dedication to GMA, her compassion and incredible journalism never fails to inspire-and her rallying cry that Everybody's Got Something inspires millions of

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  • While President Obama deals with Russian President Vladimir Putin abroad, the groundskeepers and Secret Service agents who guard the White House are trying to combat an equally wily opponent at home.

    The latest gatecrasher to show up at the president's home uninvited is not a "Real Housewife" but a real, live fox.

    The little red fox was first spotted on the White House grounds last fall, just before the government shutdown.

    According to The Wall Street Journal, while White House staffers found themselves at home during the furlough, the fox made himself at home at the White House.

    "We don't mind that he passes through, but we don't want him to stay," Dale Haney, the superintendent of the White House grounds, told the newspaper. "No overnight guests."

    Though the ground that houses the First Family is one of the most highly-protected properties in the world, the fox has managed to outfox everyone, literally.

    The Wall Street Journal reported White House groundskeepers have planted traps and

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  • Get out your checkbooks: a San Francisco creamery is offering an ice cream sundae that costs $3,333.33.

    Yes, you read that right. Three Twins Ice Cream coined the treat, which is just three scoops of organic ice cream with an organic banana topped with three syrups made from extremely rare dessert wines, the "World's Most Expensive," which was first discovered by Eater.

    "The World's Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae was originally created as something fun for people to read while waiting in line," Three Twins founder Neal Gottlieb said. "I really hate the 'most expensive …' when most of the expense is for the serving dish, like the most expensive cocktail that comes in a crystal chalice. We serve the most expensive sundae, but the food cost is one-third of the price."

    Another third is donated to a local land trust, and we have to assume the last one-third goes to Three Twins.

    In addition to ice cream, banana and syrups - which are made from a 1960s vintage Port, a Chateau

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