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Scoreboard Roundup – 10/22/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/22/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL: Philadelphia Flyers 5 (2-3-2; 6pts) – Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (3-2-0; 6pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs (3-3-1; 7pts)  at Ottawa Senators (4-1-0; 8pts) Postponed

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Lorde Dishes On Visiting the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ Set

Lorde Dishes On Visiting the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ Set

Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- When Lorde was tapped to curate the soundtrack of the upcoming Hunger Games movie Mockingjay Part 1, she found that part of the gig was being allowed to visit the movie's set.For the singer, the experience was nothing short of "magical.""In Berlin I had a show and The Hunger Games was shooting just across the road," she told Billboard. "A bunch of their people came over [to my show] -- Woody [Harrelson] was at the show being dragged away, because it was time to shoot. [And] we went to the set, which was so amazing for me."

"I've never been to a film set before," she added. "And just seeing, like, you know, everyone has a place, everything is so perfectly timed and...they call action and it's just all on. It's like, so magical. That was really fun."The Mockingjay soundtrack is a blend of pop and R&B artists such as Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Miguel and Tinashé; British left-of-center acts like Bat for Lashes and The Chemical Brothers; rappers like Pusha T, Q-Tip and Kanye West; and '80s icons like Duran Duran frontman Simon LeBon and model/actress Grace Jones, who is one of Lorde's all-time idols. Lorde says she personally reached out to all of them to invite them to participate."It was really important to me, with the soundtrack, that people knew how involved I was, and a lot of that was me reaching out to people really directly, having a conversation on the phone, sending an email, sending a text, because I wanted people to know that, 'Your song isn't just going to be flung into some pot and, you know, chosen later,'" she explained. "I really cared about what was happening."Reaching out directly, Lorde added, led to "some crazy experiences, like calling Grace Jones on the phone. She's like, 'I'm in the spa, give me a second.' I'm like, 'Of course, you're Grace Jones. ...I'll wait!'"One person who can't wait to hear the Mockingjay soundtrack when it arrive November 17 is actress Willow Shields, who plays Katniss Everdeen's sister Primrose."Oh my God, I'm extremely excited," she told ABC News about the soundtrack. "I mean, I'm a huge fan of Lorde to begin with, and the fact that she's curating the soundtrack makes me so excited, because she also has just a great sense of who she loves as artists...so she's gonna get a lot of great people on that soundtrack."The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 arrives in theaters November 21.

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Matthew McConaughey Reveals ‘Gut Reason’ He Took ‘Interstellar’ Role

Matthew McConaughey Reveals ‘Gut Reason’ He Took ‘Interstellar’ Role

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) --  When Matthew McConaughey was considering taking the role of a father and former astronaut in the science-fiction movie Interstellar, he says he thought of his son Levi.

"He was into space and I would explain things in the solar system and how we got on the moon and all these things, and [he'd have] these young, wondrous eyes trying to, you know, work this out in his head," McConaughey said. "That was the main gut reason why I had to do this film."

The Oscar winner appears alongside fellow Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain in the Christopher Nolan film. They all sat down for an interview recently with ABC News' David Muir.

The film centers on a team of explorers that travels to another galaxy in search of another planet for humans to live on because Earth is in trouble over climate change.

The movie is due out Nov. 5 in select theaters and in wide release Nov. 7.

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Nolan said that he was drawn to the emotion of the script, which was originally written by his brother Jonathan Nolan.

"My brother's original script has this amazing set of characters at the heart of it. This family who's sort of tested in this extraordinary way," he said. "And that's the thing that I most related to in the film."

Hathaway revealed that a particular scene during which her character cried had her hugging her castmates even more than usual.

"I immediately wanted to go out and find a comedy to act in," she said with a laugh.

Nolan and his crew turned to Kip Thorne, a renowned theoretical physicist who has long studied the far reaches of the universe, for help on creating the black hole the astronauts travel through. Nolan said parts of a spaceship were also built and used on the set, rather than a green screen or special effects.

"If you look at this film and you look at where we are right now in the world — and the climate changes that’s happening … You have to push forward and evoke some kind of positive change in your life, in the world," Chastain said. "It’s an incredible, thrilling movie."

She said she also hoped the movie would inspire younger generations.

"The idea that there could be a 7-year-old kid and it inspires her or him to want to go into space and explore space, I think that’s incredible," Chastain said.

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Fence Jumper Caught Outside White House

Fence Jumper Caught Outside White House

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A fence jumper was apprehended Wednesday night outside the White House after he scaled the north fence, a Secret Service spokesman told ABC News.

A K-9 unit caught a man identified as Dominic Adesanya about 7:16 p.m. on the North Lawn, said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan. He kicked at one of the dogs, then another dog subdued him.

"Where he landed, the officers swarmed on him," said Philipos Melaku-Bello, a witness.

Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, was then taken to a nearby hospital, said Donovan. Charges against him are pending. He was unarmed at the time of his arrest.

The White House was put on lockdown during the incident. Two K-9s were taken to the veterinarian for injuries they sustained in the incident.

The Secret Service came under scrutiny last month after Omar Gonzalez, a knife-wielding Iraq War veteran, allegedly managed to slip over the fence, past several layers of security, and into the White House’s East Room, where he was subdued by an off-duty agent.Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned after the incident.

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Inside the Canadian Parliament as Gunfire Is Heard

Inside the Canadian Parliament as Gunfire Is Heard

Mike Carroccetto/Getty Images(OTTAWA, Ontario) -- Greta Levy was lying on a polished hallway floor in the ornate Canadian Parliament building when she saw a man approaching with a gun. Moments later gunfire erupted.By the time Levy, the press secretary for Canada's New Democratic Party, was on the floor, a soldier at the country war memorial had already been fatally wounded and the Parliament was going into lockdown with government officials barricading themselves and hiding in offices.Levy was walking in the hallway of the main Parliament building when she and a colleague heard yelling and got on the ground. She hesitated only briefly before joining a colleague and a tourist on the floor. "For whatever reason I then lifted my head and saw a man coming up the ramp that leads into Centre Block walking not fast, purposefully, and carrying a gun," Levy told ABC News. "And as soon as I saw the gun I looked back down, and a few seconds later, the shooting started."The sprawling building remained on lockdown for hours and members of Parliament used social media to get word of their safety to loved ones.Michelle Rempel, a member of the Conservative Party representing parts of Calgary, sent a message to her mother and told a friend that she was unable to speak directly because she doesn't have her cell phone with her as she hides.

She first tweeted, "Mom im okay Im in hiding," and then, "is it clear people? shots were outside caucus room."

A CTV reporter inside the building shared a photo of people inside the caucus room after the shooting, showing chairs blocked up against the interior of the doors as a makeshift barricade.

Another MP, Mark Strahl, called the ongoing situation "very tense," tweeting, "Multiple gun shots fired outside of our caucus room. I am safe and in lockdown. Unbelievable."

Out of fears that the suspect is still on the loose, fellow Conservative MP Kyle Seeback kept details about his location vague, writing, "Horrific day on parliament hill. Shots fired inside centre block during our caucus meeting. I'm safe locked in a office awaiting security."

One of his colleagues, Tony Clement, said they were hiding together in the building. Clement's tweets said: "Shots fired during caucus meeting. at least 30 shots. MPs piled out. I'm safe with 2 colleagues but we're still at risk..."; "I'm with colleages Mark Strahl and Kyle Seeback. PM was in Caucus but now secure. Assuming it's not safe to venture out yet..."; "Still patiently awaiting rescue here in Centre Block. I feared this day would come, and my prayers are with the fallen soldier. Hug your fam"; "Notified to remain in place inside Parliament. The area is still dangerous, and I put my faith in first responders and the Lord above..."

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Why Kids Keep Getting Stuck in Claw Toy Machines

Why Kids Keep Getting Stuck in Claw Toy Machines

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Like a moth attracted to the flame, kids just can't seem to keep their tiny bodies out of toy claw machines. The latest incident started when 18-month-old Colin Lambert climbed into the game in Maryville, Tennessee, while his grandmother wasn't looking.The fire department quickly retrieved the toddler from the toy machine at Browns Creek Coin Laundry.

States including Wisconsin have regulated claw machine games as they do gambling activities -- limiting the value of prizes -- but not as safety hazards.Claw machines are designed to be tantalizing, said Barbara Eldredge, design researcher and writer for creative agency Real Art, which made the world’s biggest claw machine, according to Guinness World Records. It is being re-installed and opens this week at Proto BuildBar in Dayton, Ohio. The claw game is 17-by-8-by-12 feet and costs $5 to play.

"The prizes are so close but they are also just out of reach. The appeal of going inside is like entering a magic land. It’s kid-sized and if the kid can fit, why not?" she said.Only about a foot away, Colin had been playing with the machine's door, which made a loud sound when it was pushed open, then closed."He likes things that go 'bang' and climbing. He’s just at that age," Colin Lambert's grandmother Diane O'Neill said. "I was listening to the 'bang bang.' I personally think he was hitting it with his head then he realized he could get through."O'Neill said in the seconds that she looked at a message on her phone, the toddler had climbed through the game's door, which she estimates at about 8-by-10 inches. The only thing she saw was his feet through the door, but when she grabbed his feet, he kicked her grasp away.The laundromat worker didn't have the key to open the machine, so O'Neill called 911. The fire department swiftly removed the boy."They literally popped the glass part where the toys were, took him out and gave him a toy," O'Neill said.Other incidents include the teary 2-year-old in Kentucky rescued from a claw machine, also in a laundromat, in 2012.

In April, a toddler in Nebraska wandered out of his home to a nearby bowling alley and climbed into its claw machine. Both the mother and the bowling alley had called 911. 

Last year, another boy was rescued from a bowling alley claw game, because the machine's key was handy.In 2010, a Pennsylvania toddler with a pacifier climbed into the toy machine in a mall, to the horror of her mother.

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Watch Kim Kardashian Call Herself ‘Dope on a Rope’ at Age 13

Watch Kim Kardashian Call Herself ‘Dope on a Rope’ at Age 13

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Some things never change!

Even as a teenager, Kim Kardashian loved the camera.

In honor of the reality TV star's 34th birthday, Entertainment Tonight released footage of Kardashian celebrating her eighth-grade graduation with mom Kris Jenner and her sister Kourtney -- and she was very vocal about how well-liked she was.

"I'm the dopest on the ropest person in this class. I'm dope on a rope," she said in the video. "Everyone loves me because I'm so popular and everyone loves me!"

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Ebola Czar Ron Klain Starts His Job — Quietly

Ebola Czar Ron Klain Starts His Job — Quietly

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Newly-installed Ebola czar Ron Klain appeared for the first time on Wednesday with his new boss President Obama in the Oval Office — and said not a word.In fact, the president didn’t even introduce Klain or acknowledge him during a brief press avail after their hour-long meeting.Klain nodded his head a few times as Obama recapped the U.S. response to Ebola and new federal policies now in place.Obama said he is “cautiously more optimistic” about the situation in the U.S., noting that dozens of people who had interacted with Thomas Eric Duncan have now been cleared.The president said Amber Vinson and Nina Pham “seem to be doing better” and that Wednesday he called their co-workers at Texas Presbyterian to give a pep talk.“Spirits were good,” Obama said. “People were very proud of the work that they’ve done and understandably so.”Obama said the American people should have confidence that the government is in a much better position to deal with any additional cases of Ebola.He also noted a “silver lining” in the Ebola scare: “It’s a reminder of how important our public health systems are, and in many ways, what this has done is elevated that importance.”“There may come a time sometime in the future where we are dealing with an airborne disease that is much easier to catch and is deadly,” he said, “and in some ways, this has created a trial run for federal, state and local public health officials and health care providers.”

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Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free, Mom Says

Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free, Mom Says

Debra Berry(DALLAS) -- A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola from Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan is virus-free, her mother said in a statement obtained by ABC News.Amber Vinson became the second person to contract Ebola in the United States after she treated Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Duncan died of the virus on Oct. 8, and Vinson's fellow nurse, Nina Pham, 26, tested positive for Ebola on Oct. 11.Vinson, 29, was diagnosed on Oct. 15 and transported to the isolation unit at Emory University Hospital for treatment."We are overjoyed to announce that, as of yesterday [Tuesday] evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able to detect virus in her body," the family said in the statement Wednesday, adding that Vinson should be able to leave the isolation unit."Amber and our family are ecstatic to receive this latest report on her condition," Vinson's mother, Debra Berry, said in a statement. "We all know that further treatment will be necessary as Amber continues to regain strength, but these latest developments have truly answered prayers and bring our family one step closer to reuniting with her at home."

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World Series Wish Comes True for 6-Year-Old Cancer Patient

World Series Wish Comes True for 6-Year-Old Cancer Patient

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A six-year-old Kansas boy who suffers from a painful tumor on his spine was in the stands when the Kansas City Royals threw their first pitch in a World Series game since 1985.On Tuesday, cancer was the last thing on young Noah Wilson's mind."It was amazing," his dad Scott Wilson told ABC News on Wednesday. "We walked away with a loss but the energy in that place was phenomenal." 

Wilson, his wife and their two sons, including Noah, were at the game thanks to a neighbor who launched a campaign last week to send Noah, a lifelong Royals fan who has a rare bone cancer called Ewing sarcoma, to see the team play in the World Series. They have tickets to Wednesday night's game, too."Noah had a blast last night and he got home and was still excited," Wilson said. "He fell asleep pretty quick because it was a late night, and he got up this morning already wearing his Royals hat and ready to go." 

Their neighbor Ryan Zimmerman set up a GoFundMe page last week, and supporters raised more than $11,000 to send the cancer patient to Wednesday night's game. MLB and StubHub ended up donating tickets, and Zimmerman said the money raised would be used instead to pay off Noah's hospital bills.But the Wilsons had a better idea."Noah is one of many kids battling cancer. We've always felt kinda weird about this whole thing, so many families are deserving of this," he said. "So we took the money and we bought 16 tickets on StubHub for the game, plus the [extra] tickets donated and gave them to other families going through cancer, that we've met at the hospital or through friends."

"There's no better way to spend it, in our opinion," he said.On Monday, when Wilson went to pick up the tickets for Wednesday's game, an MLB employee who had heard about the campaign offered up her tickets so the family could also attend Game 1 Tuesday night.

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How Police Say Two Women Almost Got Away With Stealing at Least 6 Houses

How Police Say Two Women Almost Got Away With Stealing at Least 6 Houses

iStock/Thinkstock(PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY, Md.) -- When Laverne Green and her husband divorced, she moved out of their Prince Georges County, Maryland, townhouse, but she still stopped by weekly.

In May 2013, Green was shocked to discover that someone had stolen her house and moved strangers in.

When Green arrived at the home, she found that her key didn't work in the door. Green told ABC News' 20/20 that a woman answered the door. "She said that she was renting the property. I'm like, 'How can you rent this property-- this is my house?'"

The renters said they procured the house through broker Shannon Lee. According to Green, Lee said, "'Well, I bought this property through a tax sale.'"

"I asked her, '[Do you] have the deeds and everything to the house?' She said, 'Oh yeah, I've got everything.'"

Police say Lee had actually taken control of her house with forged documents and then rented it out.

"Nobody suspected that someone would actually advertise a property they didn't own and collect rent on it," prosecutor Angela Alsobrooks told 20/20.Alsobrooks said this type of scam only works if the real homeowner isn't around to notice. Luckily, Green not only visited her house often, but she also was a secretary for the Prince Georges County Police. Instead of calling 911, Green asked co-worker Lt. Charles Duelley for help.Duelley got a search warrant for Lee's home and discovered a stack of deeds he said were forged for other homes. He also found evidence that 15 to 20 other properties had been targeted.Police say Lee, along with her alleged partner, Qiana Johnson, gained control of at least six houses and planned to steal 15 to 20 more.Duelley believes Lee scouted the area for houses that appeared vacant and were pending foreclosure. He said she compiled meticulous house-by-house reports of potential targets, even breaking in to take photos.Lee then used blank deeds, according to Duelley, adding her name as the new owner, a fake notary seal and a bogus lawyer signature. She then simply walked into the county records department to officially enter that counterfeit into the public record.Charrise and Michael Stewart answered an advertisement Lee posted when she was looking to rent one house she had taken over. The Stewarts said Lee represented herself as a respected broker, gave them a tour and got them to sign a lease. It seemed legitimate to them, despite some suspicious red flags, they said."From the outside you can see the damage done to the locks of the door, as if someone busted in the door, changed the locks on the door," Charles Stewart said. Lee claimed that the scratches were from when she had trouble changing the locks.The couple also wondered why they were not receiving electric bills from the local utility, Pepco. The Stewarts called the utility, but were told they couldn’t find them in the system as the owners.Meanwhile, authorities said, Lee and Johnson were collecting rent from the house and other properties they’d stolen. They allegedly even sold one for a pile of cash. "She had had herself convinced that the paperwork was of good enough quality on the forgeries that she…thought she was in the clear," Duelley said.Police said that Lee and Johnson kept the bigger properties to live in themselves, including a sprawling five-bedroom colonial house that Donnie and David Small lived in in Cheltenham, Maryland.The Smalls had been forced to leave their beloved home when Donnie Small’s job was transferred to California. Struggling to carry two homes, they fell behind on the payments. Police said that was when Johnson used a faked deed to move her whole family in.Donnie Small's former neighbors said Johnson claimed to be family members of the Smalls. But some neighbors became suspicious and called Donnie Small's husband."[They said], 'Did you sell the house?'" Donnie Small said. "And he's like, 'No.'"The Smalls called police, who evicted Johnson's family. But Johnson moved back in hours later, and in an outrageous twist, Johnson sued the Smalls for false eviction.Lee and Johnson were eventually arrested. Lee pleaded guilty to burglary and forgery. She is facing multiple counts of theft, forgery and burglary. Johnson was charged with multiple counts of theft, burglary and forgery, among other charges.

Donnie Small and Laverne Green had to file expensive eviction proceedings to get their houses back, and the Stewarts spent thousands of dollars when they had to quickly move out and find a new home.When confronted by 20/20, Lee said, "The truth will come out…I didn't steal any houses." Johnson has not responded to repeated requests for comment.Lee later missed another court hearing, claiming she'd been in the hospital. She gave the judge hospital admissions records to prove it, but even the records were proved to be forged. She was sentenced to six months and may face additional charges as well.Johnson is currently awaiting trial.

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Little League Champ Mo’ne Davis Stars in New Chevrolet Commercial

Little League Champ Mo’ne Davis Stars in New Chevrolet Commercial

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Little League star Mo'ne Davis is back in the spotlight, starring in a new Chevrolet ad that aired during Game 1 of the World Series.And the pint-sized pitcher is still out to prove that throwing like a girl is a good thing.Davis said she had "the best summer of my young life" as the star of Philadelphia's Taney Dragons. She led the team to the Little League World Series and made history as one of the few girls to play in the series, and the first Little Leaguer ever to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

"I stand for girls who want to play sports with the boys and to be a role model for people young and old," Davis, 13, says in the commercial, directed by Spike Lee. "I throw 70 miles per hour -- that's throwing like a girl."Chevrolet posted a longer version of the commercial, which aired Tuesday night, on YouTube that includes interviews with her family, coach and other people who have come in contact with the young star."There's this little girl that I'd never seen before and she's throwing these effortless, perfect spirals, once after another," said coach Steve Bandura, who spotted Davis on the field when she was only seven years old. "And she's throwing them like twenty yards and it just looked like it was computer-generated."The NCAA says Davis' appearance in the Chevy ad won't affect her eligibility to someday play college sports.

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Little League Champ Mo’ne Davis Stars in New Chevrolet Commercial

Little League Champ Mo’ne Davis Stars in New Chevrolet Commercial

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Little League star Mo'ne Davis is back in the spotlight, starring in a new Chevrolet ad that aired during Game 1 of the World Series.And the pint-sized pitcher is still out to prove that throwing like a girl is a good thing.Davis said she had "the best summer of my young life" as the star of Philadelphia's Taney Dragons. She led the team to the Little League World Series and made history as one of the few girls to play in the series, and the first Little Leaguer ever to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

"I stand for girls who want to play sports with the boys and to be a role model for people young and old," Davis, 13, says in the commercial, directed by Spike Lee. "I throw 70 miles per hour -- that's throwing like a girl."Chevrolet posted a longer version of the commercial, which aired Tuesday night, on YouTube that includes interviews with her family, coach and other people who have come in contact with the young star."There's this little girl that I'd never seen before and she's throwing these effortless, perfect spirals, once after another," said coach Steve Bandura, who spotted Davis on the field when she was only seven years old. "And she's throwing them like twenty yards and it just looked like it was computer-generated."The NCAA says Davis' appearance in the Chevy ad won't affect her eligibility to someday play college sports.

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Wife Discovers Trove of Letters From Husband After His Death

Wife Discovers Trove of Letters From Husband After His Death

iStock/Thinkstock(LONGVIEW, Texas) -- Even after his death, Mitchell Whisenhunt has found a way to surprise and bring comfort to his wife and young daughter, with a trove of letters he designated to be opened on certain dates.Whisenhunt, who would have turned 27 next week, lost his battle with Marfan syndrome last Saturday. The rare genetic disorder affects the body's connective tissue, which is used to hold together organs, cells and tissue.Ashley Whisenhunt, 22, cared for her husband until his death, but said she was astonished when she discovered the 30 letters he left for her and their 18-month-old daughter, Brynleigh.

The little girl will grow up with a letter every year from her second to 18th birthday from a man she didn't get to spend much time with but who left no doubt that he loved her unconditionally."Through his testimony, there is so much she is going to learn," Whisenhunt told ABC News.One letter was also addressed to their Longview, Texas, community, thanking them for their support."It just blows my mind," Whisenhunt said of her husband's secret gesture. "He thought about everybody else instead of himself."

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Whisenhunt said she would respect her husband's wishes and open each letter as he planned. However, there was one special surprise left for her that she said hit her the hardest.

In a spiral notebook that Whisenhunt used before she dropped out of college to care for her husband, he wrote a letter to her asking that she publish a book of poetry he had had written.

"He is all I ever had," Whisenhunt said of the man she fell in love with as a teenager. "We have been together since before we knew what love and life was about."

Mitchell Whisenhunt planned his own funeral, and as his wife raises money to pay for it, she said she can't help but wonder what other surprises her husband has in store.

"There are ones we still don't know about," she said. "The funeral director said he couldn't tell me. It was Mitchell's plan and secret."

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Texas Woman Gives Birth 20 Hours After Home Burns Down

Texas Woman Gives Birth 20 Hours After Home Burns Down

iStock/Thinkstock(HITCHCOCK, Texas) -- Newlyweds in Texas are rebuilding their lives after a fire burned down their home -- just 20 hours before they welcomed their son into the world.

Chad and Leslie Hunt, of Hitchcock, Texas, were out to dinner Saturday night, celebrating their two-year dating anniversary and one-month wedding anniversary, when they got a phone call from a friend that their apartment was on fire.

“I thought it was a joke but realized it was real,” Chad Hunt, 24, told ABC News. “We were focused on getting home and getting our dog, but by the time we got there it was too late.”

The couple’s dog died and they lost all of their belongings in the electrical fire that started in the ceiling of the apartment below theirs and shot straight up into the nursery they had spent months creating for their then-unborn son.

“We just had what we were wearing and had go-bags packed for the hospital and that’s it,” said Hunt.

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As the couple stood outside their home speaking with firefighters and Red Cross officials, Leslie’s water broke.

The couple raced to the hospital and, after 20 hours of labor, Leslie, 21, gave birth to a son they named Casey.

“I think that if she would have gone into labor earlier and she had been at home with the baby, all three of us would have died,” Chad said. “It really is a blessing that it happened while we were out.”

The family of three is now staying in a room in Leslie’s mother’s house while they try to find a new place to live.

With no homeowners’ insurance, the couple is starting completely over, according to Chad, who works for a local air conditioning company. Despite the circumstances, he says they have been touched by the generosity of others.

“Randomly people stopped by the hospital with clothes for us and clothes for the baby so we have stuff to make do for right now,” he said. “I’d like to say thank you to everyone and their generosity.”

Friends have also started a GoFundMe page for the family. Donations have soared to above $6,000 in just the two days since it was created.

“It’s such a blessing to have all this help,” Chad said. “It could have been a lot worse."

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Boy Battling Inoperable Brain Cancer Gets His Own Superhero Theme Song

Boy Battling Inoperable Brain Cancer Gets His Own Superhero Theme Song

iStock/Thinkstock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- When Chad Carr fell and broke his nose, the four-year-old boy’s parents took him to a hospital. Medical staffers saw him and sent him home, but the incident had his mother thinking about all the other times her son had fallen.“I just said I think we have to take him back to the ER, I don’t think something’s right....,” Tammi Carr, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, told ABC News.While Carr and her husband, Jason, waited on the results of an MRI that was to have taken two hours but which took over three hours instead, Carr said she knew something was wrong.“When the anesthesiologist came out I just knew something was really bad because she literally couldn’t look at us and she’d been crying…so it was -- she just said they found something, and then a doctor came in later and told us what it was,” Carr said.

The Carrs were told that their son -– the youngest of their three young boys –- had diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an aggressive, inoperable tumor in his brain stem.

He was soon started on radiation and put into a clinical drug trial at the University of Michigan. Asked about his prognosis, Carr said doctors said it was “not good,” but she added that her son has been improving.

One bright spot came in the form of a text from a friend, who wrote that his family had been inspired by Chad's challenge and was writing a song about him. He sent them lyrics, and Carr said the song was “totally catchy and adorable.”

It became Chad’s own superhero theme, with rousing music and lyrics that extol the virtues of a boy who’s “stronger than the darkest night, faster than the speed of light,” with a chant in the background: "We need Chad tough." The video features appearances by Chad, his two brothers, his cousins, his father, and the basketball team of the University of Michigan.

The video, first posted to YouTube on Monday, now has over 6,000 views.

Carr said, "It’s a great song. It’s something I’m going to cherish forever."

Proceeds from the sale of the song will go for Chad’s care and treatment. A separate GoFundMe page for Chad had raised more than $9,000 of the stated $50,000 goal. That fund was started fifteen days ago.

Carr hopes the family won’t have to use the funds.

“It’s our goal that we don’t have to use that and we can do something great with it for research but if our son needs it then we’re going to do whatever we can, so it’s great to have that started. It’s a peace of mind for sure because there’s a lot coming our way. We don’t exactly know yet what it is but none of it is expensive,” she said.

Carr said Chad is being kept out of preschool while he undergoes treatment.

“We want to make sure we’re spending time with him as much as we can and, you know, God willing, he’s able to go back to school next year and, you know, get ready for kindergarten the next year,” she said.

Carr said her family also has a fund started at the University of Michigan for brain cancer research.

“I worked in raising money for 11 years to build the hospital that we’re getting treated in now,” she said, adding that the building that houses the unit where her son is treated bears her father-in-law’s name. “It’s just crazy.”

Carr is pleased that the video has caught on, not only because it’s spreading her son’s story, but also because it’s giving her the opportunity to spread the message about the importance for greater funding for childhood cancer research.

According to the National Cancer Institute, childhood cancer is the top cause of disease-related deaths among children and adolescents up to age 19 in the United States. DIPG affects between 200 and 300 children every year, and the outlook for patients is generally poor, according to information from the National Institutes of Health.

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After Two Days of Gains, Dow Falls Over 100 Points

After Two Days of Gains, Dow Falls Over 100 Points

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After two days of gains, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 100 points on Wednesday.

The Dow lost 153.49 points, closing at 16,461.32.

The Nasdaq went down 36.63 points to 4,382.85, while the S&P 500 dropped 14.17 points, ending the day at 1,927.11.

After reporting one of its worst quarters in years, McDonald's is outlining a plan for what it calls fundamental changes to its business. A big part will include simplifying the menu and removing low-selling products.

Boeing is reporting strong earnings, with profits up 18% for the quarter.

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Taylor Swift Reveals How Fame Has Changed Her Day-to-Day Life

Taylor Swift Reveals How Fame Has Changed Her Day-to-Day Life

ABC/Richard Harbaugh(NEW YORK) -- Taylor Swift may sing about universal truths, but her life is decidedly different.Fame, she said, has allowed her to splurge on things like a private jet ("Isn't that crazy?" she said in Esquire) but it's also forced her to lose a bit of autonomy."I fought the idea of having security for a very long time, because I really value normalcy. I really do. I like to be able to take a drive by myself. Haven't done that in six years," she told the magazine. "[Even in Tennessee, my bodyguards] have to be in a car behind me because just the sheer number of men we have in a file who have showed up at my house, showed up at my mom's house, threatened to either kill me, kidnap me, or marry me. This is the strange and sad part of my life that I try not to think about. I try to be lighthearted about it, because I don't ever want to be scared. I don't want to be walking down the street scared. And when I have security, I don't have to be scared."There have been a lot of changes in Swift's life recently. The singer, 24, recently moved to New York City and is planning to release her new album, 1989, later this month. And despite recently moving to a place that many stars call home, New York City, Swift said she won't leave her home if she's having a bad day, so that she doesn't accidentally snap at a fan."It's a social situation every time I go out," she explained. "I just have to wake up in the morning and say, 'How am I feeling today? If someone asks for a picture, am I gonna feel imposed upon today because I'm dealing with my own stuff? Am I gonna take my own stuff out on some innocent 14-year-old today and be in a bad mood?' OK, maybe not … Maybe I won't leave the house."Her career also forced the singer to finish two years of high school in 12 months ("That was just the most practical way to do it," she said) and deal with online trolling in a way that would reduce most people to tears."That's what I don't like about celebrity culture and the obsession with it, and the takedown culture that we seem to be in. You have celebrities who are pushed to the brink of a public meltdown, and so the public thinks that every person in the public eye has dirty secrets that they're keeping, or isn't what they seem, or is masking it and faking sincerity, faking authenticity, faking being surprised at award shows when you win a Grammy," she said. "I'm not gonna let them make me have a meltdown."

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Canada Shooting Hero Identified as Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers

Canada Shooting Hero Identified as Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers

Alex Boutilier/Toronto Star via Getty Images(OTTAWA, Ontario) -- Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers is being hailed a hero on Wednesday for shooting the gunman who ambushed the Parliament building in Ottawa.Lawmakers confirmed to ABC News that Vickers fired the fatal shot that killed the gunman, who has not been identified.Vickers, 58, is a former police officer who had worked for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for nearly three decades before he joined Canada's House of Commons as the head of security in 2005. He was appointed Sgt. at Arms the following year.Vicker's younger brother John Vickers told CBC News that his brother called their mother to say he's safe."I just couldn't be prouder of him right now," John said, noting that Kevin has "always been committed to service, people and country."Kevin Vickers, who lives in Ottawa, according to his Facebook profile, also drew praise on social media.Justice Minister and Attorney General Peter MacKay called Vickers and other security forces "true heroes," and politician Glenn Thibeault called him the "nicest guy you'll ever meet."

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Bill Murray Talks Dating and Whether He’d Try Tinder

Bill Murray Talks Dating and Whether He’d Try Tinder

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Bill Murray knows all about Tinder, but that doesn't mean he's going to use it.When asked if he would consider downloading the dating app, he responded in the negative."I think it could be amusing but I can't imagine doing it," he said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "I feel like I've lived that life and I can live that life at any moment."Need proof? The St. Vincent star, 64, looked into the studio audience and made eyes at a man in the front row."I can just sort of say, 'Hey you, with the camera. No, you. Come here,'" he said. "Dammit, I'm coming your way!"With that, he pulled the man onstage, to laughter from Kimmel and the crowd."Well, he blushes easily," Murray quipped. We're never going to get to a lot of the good stuff!"

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