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Garth Callaghan, a father diagnosed with cancer three times, is planning for the future when it comes to offering advice he may not always be able to deliver in person.

Ever since his daughter Emma was a little girl, her father would leave notes for her in her lunchbox. What started as a sweet memento became their tradition.

Now, with a slim chance of surviving the next five years, Callaghan, 44, wants to make sure that if tragedy strikes, she has one for every day of high school.

On a mission to "Pack. Write. Connect," Garth is writing 826 notes on napkins, quoting the Bible, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and even Yoda.

They're great. See some of his best selections in the gallery below ...

The Miracle
This note Garth Callaghan left for his daughter as part of his Napkin Notes series is one of the most special.

Callaghan catalogs the notes on the blog Because I Said I Would, as well as on a Facebook page, Twitter handle and his website, NapkinNotesDad (dot) com.

Some of the most touching notes come from him personally.

"Dear Emma," he wrote on one of the most moving Napkin Notes, "Sometimes when I need a miracle I look into your eyes and realize I've already created one."

My goodness, did it just get dusty in here.

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In response to Garage Magazine's infamous "black woman" chair photo, a gay artist from Russia has created a flipped the script in even more NSFW fashion.

Censored Chair Pic

The Russian editor-in-chief of Garage, Dasha Zhukova, came under fire for a wildly racist editorial photo showing herself sitting on a "black woman" chair.

At least that's what it looked like. The piece of furniture was made to look like a black woman with a belt around her waist and thighs and her legs up in the air.

Zhukova did apologize for the "regrettable" choice of art, but also defended designer Bjarne Melgaard's intent was a "commentary on gender and racial politics."

Some did not find the apology sufficient, however.

Alexander Kargaltsev, a gay NYC-based photographer and gay activist, decided to stage his own response to the "outrageous and tasteless" portrait.

The image of a naked black man seated on a naked white man, whose legs are folded up to create a "chair," is even crazier than the original, which was his point.

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This video of a guy acting like a big shot in his Benz and honking at an old lady crossing the street is really upsetting ... until you see how she responds to it.

Slowly crossing the street as the elderly often do, the poor woman gets honked at by some inconsiderate douche who's apparently too important to wait 10 seconds.

Rather than merely ignore his rudeness, however, she does something rather unexpected and hilarious that leaves the driver embarrassed and regretful.

At least one would think he is. You gotta see this ...

Behold, the power of old people, using their super refined (albeit understated) powers for the greater good, putting wannabe big shots in their proper place.


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Darion Marcus Aguilar has been identified as the gunman behind the Columbia mall shooting that killed two shoppers yesterday in Maryland.

According to police, the 19-year old arrived by taxi to the building and fired between six and eight shots from a 12-gauge shotgun. He ended this heinous act by taking his own life.

The two victims in the incident have also been identified as 21-year-old Brianna Benlolo and 25-year-old Tyler Johnson.

Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon told reporters today that Aguilar purchased his weapon in December and used it to kill himself.

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A shooting insider a Columbia, Maryland mall this morning claimed the lives of three people, with the suspect among those dead, according to police.

Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon says the motive of the shooter is unclear, but he opened fire on two individuals inside a second floor store before turning the gun on himself.

The identity of the deceased remains unknown at this time. One body was found near a shotgun.

UPDATE: The shooter has been identified as Darion Marcus Aguilar and the victims as 21-year-old Brianna Benlolo and 25-year-old Tyler Johnson.

"Think about this, on a Saturday afternoon at the mall, how many people may be in there," McMahon said at a press conference. "Something like this happens and people run in many directions, and they also do what we train them to do -- to shelter in place."

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Late-night talk show hosts dedicating a portion of their broadcast to the Justin Bieber arrest?

That makes sense. And Jimmy Kimmel and company did come up with some great zingers on Thursday night.

But MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell cut off former congresswoman Jane Harman in the middle of a discussion about the NSA this week in order to switch over to cover of Bieber's bond hearing.

Yes, folks, Justin Bieber is THAT important. Or our 24-hour news networks have serious priority issues... probably both.

In related Justin Bieber news, the singer says he's just like Michael Jackson.

Let that comparison marinate for a bit.

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Marlise Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant when she collapsed and was found unresponsive by her husband, Erick, who is now suing to take her off life support.

Marlise, 33, had gotten up to check on then 14-month-old son Mateo and never returned, leaving the Texas family heartbroken and facing impossible choices.

"We don't know how long she was on the ground," Marlise's mother, Lynne said. "One doctor said she was without pulse and without oxygen for over an hour."

Against her husband and parents' wishes - and wishes they say she made clear to them - Marlise was kept on life support at a Fort Worth hospital.

A law in Texas (and at least 30 other states) prevents the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from a pregnant patient is the legal basis for this situation.

On January 14, Erick Munoz filed suit against in Tarrant County District court, saying, "Marlise cannot possibly be a 'pregnant patient' ... Marlise is dead."

As debate among medical professionals and ethicists nationwide has continued on the rare case, the condition of the unborn child is also a factor.

Attorneys Jessica Hall Janicek and Heather King of KoonsFuller, P.C., law firm, who are representing Erick Munoz in the suit, updated the media on this:

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When he's not busy getting arrested, George Zimmerman is honing his skills at painting, a hobby that's already proven lucrative for the former neighborhood watchman.

Zimmerman, who sold his first painting on eBay for $100,000 (seriously) is at it again, and his latest work zeroes in on a key figure in the Trayvon Martin case.

The woman who charged him with second-degree murder, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey, is shown in bright red and yellow, her fingers pinched.

George Zimmerman Painting

The caption of George Zimmerman's new painting, in all caps, says it all:

"I have this much respect for the American judicial system - Angie C."

It's an artistic depiction of a much-reprinted photo of Corey from the news conference when she charged Zimmerman with the murder of Trayvon Martin.

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Officials are investigating a reported shooting at the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Okla., according to multiple news and social media reports.

At 11:17 a.m., police got a report of shots fired on campus.

Students received a push notification about the reported shooting around 11:30 a.m. Norman Police are assisting with response, helping to set up a perimeter.

This photo comes from an OU Student, Cameron Smith:
University of Oklahoma Shooting

The news comes one day after a shooting at Purdue that left one victim dead and a suspect in custody. In Oklahoma, officials are not sure if there is a victim at this time.

OU's text alert said: "OU Emergency: Shooting on campus.

"Avoid (Gould Hall). Seek immediate shelter in place."

Gould Hall is the architecture building on the south end of the expansive campus near the football stadium and Gaylord College. Story developing ...

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Vanessa Cervantez, despite being just 5'1", recently gave birth to her third child, son Andrew Jacob Cervantez, who entered the world weighing a staggering amount.

His measurements? 15 pounds, 2 ounces and 24 inches in length!

15-Pound Baby!

This has yet to be officially confirmed, but Andrew is reportedly the biggest baby ever born in California. Ever. He arrived two weeks before his due date.

Vanessa visited her doctor at 38 weeks and, after a routine test, was told her baby's movements had decreased and he was having trouble breathing.

She was admitted to the hospital immediately and received an emergency C-section, which resulted in the birth of a child double the size of the average baby.

After his birth, "little" Andrew had to be transported to a different hospital's NCIU because he was still having breathing difficulties after he was born.

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