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Michael Sam made history as the first openly gay player to be drafted by NFL team, but he won't make history as the first to take the field in the pros just yet.

The St. Louis Rams cut Sam on Saturday, as the former college all-pro was among final four players released before the team finalized its 53-man roster.

So what's next for Michael Sam? He is now on waivers and could be claimed by another team, meaning he would automatically make that club's roster.

If he is unclaimed, Sam may still wind up on the Rams' 10-man practice squad, with an opportunity to make the team that drafted him down the line.

The 24-year-old said via his Twitter account Saturday afternoon:

"I want to thank the Rams organization and the city of St. Louis for giving me this tremendous opportunity and allowing me to show I can play at this level."

"I look forward to continuing to build on the progress I made here toward a long and successful career. The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy."

"This is a lesson I've always known. The journey continues."

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A Florida mom's Facebook status didn't go over so well with her son's preschool. In fact, it got the kid straight up expelled from Sonshine Christian Academy.

Ashley Habat was upset that the school didn't give her enough notice about picture day. She ranted about this in a private post ... but still tagged the school.

In the post in question, Habat asked:

“Why is it that every single day there is something new I dislike about Will's School? Are my standards really too high or are people working in the education field really just that ignorant.”

The next day she was reportedly told by school administrators that the school wouldn't be a good fit for her son, according to Jacksonville's WJXT-TV.

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Firefighters rescued a man from a burning building in this amazing viral video that first surfaced in March, but is making the rounds again this week.

For good reason. You don't see a lot of close calls like this that end well:

The heart-stopping moment was caught on camera after an this apartment complex, under construction in Houston, Texas, went up in flames in a hurry.

A construction worker, trapped on the ledge, looked to be doomed.

In panic and desperation, and with the flames rapidly encroaching on him, the man was about to jump to the floor below, for lack of any better option.

A firefighter in a ladder truck then saved him, with seconds to go.

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A crew member on the long-running reality show Cops was shot and killed after Omaha, Nebraska police officers opened fire on a robbery suspect.

Bryce Dion, 38, was wearing a bulletproof vest at the time but a bullet "slipped into a gap" in the arm and entered his chest, police said, killing him.

The crew member was transported to the hospital, where he passed away.

Dion was a sound operator on Cops for seven years. Police also killed robbery suspect Cortez Washington, who was on parole from prison.

"This is very hard for us," producer Morgan Langley, who hired Dion, said.

Dion and a cameraman were with two officers who responded to a call for backup at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha, Neb., and raced to the scene.

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Football history was made back in May when Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams, making him the first openly gay man selected in an NFL draft.

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There was immediate backlash from homophobic fans who complained when television coverage showed Sam kissing his boyfriend after receiving news that he'd been chosen by the Rams.

Now, it seems the pendulum has swung in the other direction, as supporters of Sam and LGBT rights are complaining that ESPN is devoting too much time and attention to Sam's sexual preference.

Following a SportsCenter report in which correspondent Josina Anderson stated that Sam is "respecting the space" of his teammates by showering privately, Twitter exploded with criticism, and Rams defensive end Chris Long led the charge:

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A 39-year-old firing-range instructor died this week after being accidentally shot in the head by a young girl he was training to shoot an Uzi, according to reports.

The girl who fired the weapon in question is just nine years old.

Charles Vacca of Lake Havasu City was an instructor at a firing range in White Hills, Ariz., about 60 miles from Las Vegas. He had been teach the youth.

Vacca was showing her how to use automatic Uzi when the accident happened. The girl pulled the trigger and the gun’s recoil sent it over her head.

Vacca was standing next to her when he was hit. He was airlifted to a hospital in Las Vegas, where he died around 9 p.m., 11 hours after the shooting.

The girl’s parents were with her at the time of the shooting at the range, which advertises machine guns, military-style bunkers, and specialty weapons.

The firing range’s owner has not commented on the tragedy.

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It's no secret that people love to take down a cheater, but this is taking revenge, payback and crushing someone's soul to new, humiliating depths.

In a radio interview with Cleveland’s Majic 105.7, one longtime listener of the show reveals that his girlfriend of five years is expecting him to propose.

Just one problem: Ashley has been cheating on him.

Simply breaking up with her after discovering this wasn't enough for Chris, though. He decided to have his favorite radio show hosts call her in an elaborate ruse.

The hosts don't overtly lie about Chris' intentions, but they ask her about the proposal she believes is coming ... then Chris comes on the line! OMG!

Little does she know they actually called so that HE CAN DUMP HER LIVE on air. As the Majic 105.7 duo even said, this is a dark road he's going down:

Yeah. That escalated really quickly about 7:00.

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The British ISIS operative responsible for the execution of James Foley may have been identified by British intelligence agents.

24-year-old Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, better known in London as rapper J Linny is the prime suspect in the videotaped beheading of New Hampshire-born journalist Foley.

Details about Foley’s murder remain scarce, but various media outlets have reported that ISIS demanded a $132 million ransom for Foley’s release.

There are also unconfirmed reports that ISIS was willing to free Foley in exchange for Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT-educated neuroscientist and imprisoned terrorist known in some circles as “Lady al-Qaeda.”

Abdel Bary is said to have abandoned a promising musical career in order to move to Syria to work with ISIS.

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Michael Brown Sr. addressed hundreds in St. Louis' largest park on the even of his funeral following this month's controversial shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

What did he ask for, with the eyes of a nation on him?

"Tomorrow all I want is peace," the grieving father of the late teenager pleaded at a festival that promotes peace over violence. "That's all I ask."

The more than two weeks since the younger Brown's death have been marked by nightly protests, some of them violent and chaotic, in the St. Louis suburb.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who was set to speak Monday at the funeral for the teenager shot and killed by a police officer, echoed his request for peace.

"We don't want anything tomorrow to happen that might defile the name of Michael Brown," Sharpton said. "This is not about our rage tomorrow."

"It's about the legacy and memory of his son."

Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown's mother, told the crowd that McSpadden and her family saw Brown's body for the first time today since the shooting.

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Patricia Yurena Rodriguez has become the first national beauty pageant winner to come out publicly as a lesbian.

The winner of Miss Spain in 2008 posted a photo on Instagram late last week of herself and girlfriend DJ Vanessa Cortes in a romantic embrace, captioning the picture “Romeo and Juliet.

It has since attracted over 1,000 comments and over 7,000 Likes.

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"I do not regret what I did," Rodriguez told Spanish newspaper, La Opinion de Tenerife, of her reveal. "I'm thrilled with what is happening to me."

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