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A Florida school bus driver has been suspended after being caught texting on a viral video shot by one of the middle school students on board.

Venus Cotto-Silva's daughter, an eighth-grader, captured the footage.

The Hillsborough County school bus driver was allegedly driving with one hand on the wheel while looking down at her phone in the other hand.

"When she showed me, I just couldn't believe it," Cotto-Silva said.

A Florida law to ban texting while driving goes into effect October 1, although bus drivers will be exempt. As for why the teen was shooting the video?

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Lea-Ann Ellison can squat, thrust and bench.

And she can also handle a torrent of online criticism.

The 35-year old has come under major fire for posting photos to Facebook of her lifting weights and conducting a CrossFit routine in the gym… while eight-and-half-months pregnant.

"8 months pregnant with baby number 3 and CrossFit has been my sanity," Ellison captioned the image.

"I have been CrossFitting for 2 1/2 years and ... strongly believe that pregnancy is not an illness, but a time to relish in your body's capabilities to kick ass."

Many Facebook users do not share this sentiment, however.

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Students at Michigan's Grand Valley State are protesting the school's recent decision to remove the giant, wrecking ball-esque pendulum on campus.

One that sparked many a Miley Cyrus parody in recent days.

Assembled on the spot where the sculpture once sat, students held their cell phones in the air and sang the lyrics to Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" in protest.

“It’s just college kids having fun,” Rya Northrop, a senior.

“It’s funny. I think it’s hilarious.”

The university said it removed the pendulum, which does strikingly resemble Miles' music video apparatus, because it needed to verify its “structural integrity."

It was not designed to hold multiple students, they added.

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Hillary Clinton will become America's first lesbian president if she wins the White House in 2016, predicts the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer.

Say what now?

Hillary Clinton Photograph

Fischer, whose anti-gay remarks on his "Focal Point" radio show are not new, points to an interview with Bill Clinton's alleged ex-mistress Gennifer Flowers.

In a recent sitdown with the Daily Mail (UK), Flowers claimed that during their alleged affair, Bill Clinton had told her that Hillary is bisexual. Allegedly.

Pointing to Flowers' speculation over the nature of Hillary's relationship with top aide Huma Abedin (also the wife of Anthony Weiner), Fischer noted:

"The bottom line: If Hillary Clinton becomes president in 2016, she will not only be our first female president, she could be our first lesbian president.”

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A series of emails from a bride-to-be to her team of bridesmaids are completely insane and pretty much sum up why the term Bridezilla was created.

Attention-hungry, oppressive, ruthless, soulless and egomanaical, "Queen Bee" has put Insane Sorority Girl email writer Rebecca Martinson to shame.

Or at least on notice. Like Martinson's epic rant, Gawker obtained the string of emails from the bride-to-be to her bridal party, and this too is rough f--king ride.

It's one thing to have a big wedding and get a bit stressed or wrapped up in trivial details. It's another to go on an epic, irredeemable power trip.

"Queen Bee" (her name for herself, but not shown above, though that's how we imagine her) dictates everything from bedtimes to bikini selection.

And it doesn't stop there. Not even close. Seriously, you've got to read these emails. Names and identifying traits have been changed, but this is legit:

"Welcome to my bridal party. I thought today would be a great day to start this chain, as it is officially six months until my wedding day.

I just wanted to go over some ground rules:

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Keep this in mind the next time you're complaining over an airline losing your toiletry kit:

Angeline O'Grady has sued US Airways for misplacing a rather important checked item when she was flying from Philadelphia to England in November 2011: her husband's ashes.

O'Grady - whose husband Brian passed away from cancer - says the Transportation Security Administration barred her from taking his ashes through security.

She therefore placed them in her luggage, only to have the ashes go missing when she landed overseas. A US Airways spokesman has apologized, but said an internal investigation did not turn up any evidence that the airline is responsible for this snafu.

We very much feel for Angeline, but at least her trip was semen-free.

In May, a woman sued United for allowing a passenger to masturbate alongside her during a cross-country flight.

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Photographer Ashlee Wells Jackson's "4th Trimester Bodies Project" is a photo series that embraces the changes brought to women’s bodies by motherhood.

The images are revealing in more ways than one.

Jackson hopes to shed light on cultural interpretations of female beauty and change women's expectations for themselves and those around them.

"This has been something that has felt a necessity in my mind for years now," she told The Huffington Post of the impetus behind the photo series.

"After coming out the other side of a very traumatic pregnancy and birth experience myself, I felt like it was finally time to make this project a reality."

Jackson explained further the personal passion that drove her:

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Pity Paul Atkinson, THGers.

On a Wheel of Fortune episode this week, the contestant landed on the $1 million wedge and was only a few steps away from winning the show's grandest prize.

First, however, he had to solve the puzzle, which appeared pretty darn easy because only one letter was missing from "Corner Curio Cabinet."

But Atkinson mispronounced one of the words… Pat Sajak could not accept his response… and the next player answered properly, leaving Atkinson full of regret and frustration, as you can see here:

“I was nervous! I’ve got Pat freaking Sajak to my immediate right... I’ve got lights and cameras in my face," Atkinson told ABC News. "I knew I messed up. I knew something awesome could've happened, but I totally goofed it."

At least Atkinson has game show snafu company:

Just last month, a 12-year old Jeopardy contestant lost out in the final round because he misspelled Emancipation Proclamation.

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Scary news today out of Asia:

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale has hit the Japanese prefecture that houses that nation's Fukushima power plant, the same one that was crippled when a tsunami struck in March 2011.

Fukushima Power Plant Pic

In response to today's event, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. to shut down all six reactors at the facility and focus on tackling pressing issues such as leaks of radioactive water.

Thus far, the company has not reported any abnormality in radiation or equipment after the earthquake.

The 2011 natural disaster resulted in three reactors melting, with officials confirming that radioactive groundwater has been seeping into the Pacific Ocean.

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Former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, who introduced the world to Super Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong, died this morning of pneumonia in Japan.

The video game pioneer was 85 years old.

Yamauchi was president of the company from 1949 (seriously) until 2002. He first introduced the Nintendo Entertainment System to America in 1985.

At the time of Nintendo's inception, it was a playing card company, but needless to say, it changed with the times to become the behemoth it is today.

Hiroshi left the company in 2002, and reportedly declined to accept a pension of $9-14 million annually, claiming Nintendo could put it to better use.

With an estimated net worth of over $2 billion, Hiroshi Yamauchi was the 13th richest man in Japan. He is survived by his wife and three adult children.

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