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The tag line of artist Saint Hoax's awareness and prevention campaign for domestic violence asks, "When did he stop treating you like a princess?"

It's a fair question, and the "Happy Never After" campaign - which urges victims of domestic abuse to report their attackers - doesn't stop there:

The likenesses of Disney princesses, shown bruised and battered, are utilized to drive the point home. Quite deliberately, the images are shocking.

Battered Ariel
This battered Ariel poster is one of several by Saint Hoax, in a campaign to raise awareness about and prevent domestic violence.

"Disney princess are perceived as ideal females," Hoax said. "They belong to a fairytale land where happy ever afters are bound to happen."

"But what happens after the happy ever after?"

The posters jarringly and brutally tie the disturbing topic of domestic violence to characters who played a large part in many women's childhoods.

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Friends, neighbors and the entire community of Marietta, Ga., were stunned by the death of a 22-month-old toddler who perished in a hot car last month.

The shock was amplified tenfold when father Justin Ross Harris, 33, known to friends as Ross and a web developer for Home Depot, was charged with murder.

He earned $61,200 per year and hoped to advance in the company; wife Leanna Harris, 30, was a licensed dietitian who often worked out of her home.

The family had all the signs of an upwardly mobile middle-class family: a nice home, newer cars, computers and cell phones, even a small dog.

That image was shattered when their son Cooper died in a hot car on June 18, leading to Justin Ross Harris arrest for murder and child cruelty.

Ross allegedly sent explicit texts to women as his son lay dying, took out an insurance policy on the boy and searched the web for info on suffocation in a hot car.

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In a story that sounds like a plot line from Breaking Bad, police have charged a prostitute with manslaughter in the heroin overdose death of a Google executive.

Forrest Hayes, 51, and Alix Catherine Tichelman met on SeekingArrangement (dot) com, a quasi-dating site "for sugar daddies and sugar babies" ... seriously.

"Seeking mutually beneficial relationships and arrangements," they had an ongoing relationship, police say, until she gave him heroin and watched him die.

According to officials, this was the mark of a cold-blooded killer, or at least one who felt zero remorse or need to do something after a tragedy happened.

Alix Tichelman, 26, gave Hayes heroin, watched him OD, grabbed her stuff, finished a glass of wine, lowered blinds to hide the body and left, police say.

Hayes reportedly worked on projects such as Google Glass and driverless cars. He leaves behind a wife and five children to grapple with his undoing.

Police are investigating Tichelman's involvement in a similar death in a different state.

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Carleigh O'Connell is our new hero.

The 14-year old was recently on the receiving end of bullying from her classmates, who spray-painted “Carleigh’s Ass” on a cement block for the entire town to see.

Did Carleigh let the graffiti get her down? Did she respond to it by holing up in her room? No, quite the opposite:

Carleigh snapped a photo while posing proudly with the graffiti, posting the picture on Facebook and asking her mom to do the same.

Awesome Facebook Response

"[Carleigh] decided that she was going to be stronger than hurtful words on the concrete and that she was going to be proud of her figure," the teen's mom wrote on Facebook.

"She also told me that she feels complete sympathy for the teenagers across the country who face this everyday."

"She understands and wants all of them to find strength inside to rise above the nastiness and be empowered by who you are, how you are made and what is in your heart."

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A nurse who was caught having sexual intercourse with a corpse at Sherman Oaks Hospital in California was sentenced to two years in county jail Tuesday.

Prosecutors said that Alejandro Razo, 62, was ordered to serve 180 days of those two years under supervised release, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Razo must also attend counseling sessions and sex offender meetings.

The California nurse was found guilty June 26 of having sex with the corpse of an 82-year-old woman who had passed away from natural causes at the hospital.

Razo had been assigned to prepare her for the mortuary in January 2013, until another nurse walked in and saw him doing something rather unthinkable.

Allegedly, Razo had his pants down and was having sex with the body.

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Former President Warren G. Harding, the 29th man to hold America's highest office, would have made rapper Warren G proud with these racy love letters.

The latter cruised L.A. hollering at girls, bound for the East Side Motel. The former was dreaming of Carrie Fulton Phillips while in the East Room of the White House!

Harding (1865-1923) apparently carried on a salacious correspondence with his mistress in a selection of letters just released by the New York Times.

Warren G. Harding, Carrie Fulton Phillips

The letters, which detail Warren G. Harding's years-long affair with his Phillips, were originally discovered by historian Francis Russell during the 1960s,

Harding's descendants delayed the posthumous embarrassment by donating the letters to the Library of Congress, which kept them sealed for 50 years.

That half-century has just elapsed, and here we are.

The U.S. President, long regarded as one of the worst to ever hold that esteemed position, was married to Florence Harding from 1891 until his death.

He and Phillips began their affair in 1905, when the future Commander-in-Chief was editing a newspaper in Ohio, and she was the wife of his good friend.

He had a way with words. In 1912, he wrote her:

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The pilot of a diverted Frontier Airlines plane is officially The Man.

According to a Fox affiliate in Denver, the unnamed captain called a Domino’s in Cheyenne, Wyoming after a flight from Washington to Denver had to make an unplanned stop due to bad weather at its destination.

He then ordered pizzas for his crew and all 160 passengers on board.

We took them up to the front desk at the airport and they escorted our driver to the back and they handed the pizzas directly to the flight attendants," says Domino's manager Andy Ritchie.

Frontier Plane

The plane had been on the runway for two hours when the pilot made his purchase.

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Nash Grier, a 16-year-old who is somehow the most followed person on Vine, is seen in this video yelling a gay slur. And we mean full-on yelling, angrily.

It's pretty shocking. The video, which he posted in April and quickly deleted, surfaced only after Tyler Oakley, another social media star, posted it online.

The Vine clip features a TV commercial about HIV, in which several men seek to debunk the notion that the disease that leads to AIDS is "a gay thing."

Grier clearly does not agree with the message of the PSA:

Play it yourself if you want to see exactly what he says.

It's not clear how Oakley got his hands on Nash Grier's stunning Vine reaction to the HIV ad - whether he was kidding or not - and was appalled, blasting it out.

TMZ then shared the clip as well.

Grier, owner of some of the most-viewed snippets in the history of Vine as well as the most followers, has yet to address the controversy on his account.

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One day in October 1839, Robert Cornelius made history.

He took what is believed to be the first selfie, a self-portrait he snapped (or whatever you'd call it with 1839 technology) in the yard behind his family's store.

Like the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania played host to the inaugural selfie, another defining moment in history:

The First Selfie

Exposures were long in those days. Really long.

The Library of Congress estimates that Cornelius had to hold this position for somewhere between three and 15 minutes, depending on the amount of light.

While many details are obviously unclear, Robert knew he was onto something. A note on back of the photo reads, "The first light picture ever taken."

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In April, Andrew Robert Rector fell asleep while attending a baseball game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Fast forward a few months, and the uninterested fan has filed a $10 million lawsuit against ESPN because he believes announcers Dan Shulman and John Kruk directed an “avalanche of disparaging words" in his direction after he zonked out in the fourth inning.

In his filing, Rector accuses the pair of painting an inaccurate portrait of him, specifically one of a "fatty cow that need two seats at all time and represent symbol of failure."

Rector also says Shulman and Kruk depict him as a "confused individual that neither understands nor knows anything about history and the meaning of rivalry between Red Sox and New York Yankes," while indirectly labeling him as a "socially bankrupt individual."

Does Rector have a case*? Watch the exchange between the announcers in reference to his ballgame nap and decide for yourself:

*(No. Not even a small one.)

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