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Authorities have confirmed that a shooting took place this morning inside Los Angeles International Airport.

While details are still coming in, here is what we know at the moment:

According to airport spokeswoman Nancy Suey Castles, the incident began around 9:30 a.m. at Terminal 3, as one witness tells CNN he heard a "popping sound and everybody was diving for cover" while he waited to board his Virgin Air flight.

LAX shooting pic

"The TSA said there was a shooting in the terminal and [to] evacuate the building," Robert Perez tells CNN, adding that passengers boarded a bus and were taken to a different terminal.

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Theme parties are nothing new for Greek life, but what happened to togas? Aren't these parties just supposed to be bonfires and keg stands and streaking through the Quad?

The Theta Xi fraternity at the University of Michigan has had their social privileges revoked during an investigation into a party they planned and advertised on Facebook.

Their theme? "Hood Ratchet Thursday." No, we're not joking. Even Julianne Hough could've told them this was a bad idea.

Theta Xi Throws Ratchet Party

Students of color at U of M who saw the invitation circulating on Facebook complained to University administration about the racial overtones of the party.

They believe the party parodied black culture, was intended to belittle, and was maliciously intended.

Theta Xi brothers have said the fraternity will not be commenting on the matter.

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Jalene and Lincoln Taylor struggled to conceive. After battling infertility, Jalene got pregnant this summer, but it ended in a miscarriage. One month later, she and her husband found themselves expecting again.

"Infertility is a very difficult, emotional roller coaster. One of the things that helped keep our spirits up was thinking of fun ideas on how to announce our pregnancy when it finally happened," Janene said.

Their final product? A baby announcement with swagger.

The Taylors used the popular Toyota Swagger Wagon videos as inspiration for their baby announcement video. Over a weekend, they wrote their lyrics and then enlisted the help of their friend Nathan Pickett to shoot their very own rap video.

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Ladies, it's time to drop the mom guilt. You're doing a great job. 

Seriously. You are. Don't believe us?

Well, we strongly urge you to stop what you're doing right now, whatever it may be, and watch this video of kids listing the things they love about their moms. 

You'll be glad you did.

That's right. This mom thing is tough enough without a boatload of guilt and worry. Say it with us now because it bears repeating: You're doing a great job. 

NOTE: THG claims no responsibility for any sweaters which may have been ruined by wiping away the mascara streaming down your faces right now. 

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Tissue alert! You're going to need them before you go any further.

Delta Flight 2255 began like any other.  Passengers boarded the plane and safety announcements were made, but then Candy, a flight attendant, thanked the uniformed soldiers aboard the plane traveling from Atlanta to Los Angeles. There was a round of applause and people settled in for their in-flight movie.

Roughly 45 minutes prior to landing, the captain announced that they had just transported a fallen soldier home and asked that everyone remain seated until the military escorts had de-planed. The aircraft went silent. 

"It is a sworn oath to bring home, to the family, the fallen" a military escort addressed the plane. "Today you all did that, you are all escorts, escorts of the heart."

Los Angeles firemen greeting the plane, no doubt an alarming sight for passengers in the airport, showered the aircraft in a water cannon salute, just as they do all their fallen soldiers, before passengers exited the aircraft.

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Wine shortage. 

Two simple words that strike fear into the heart of Real Housewives from Atlanta to Beverly Hills. Is it time to start hoarding our wine for leaner, thirstier times?

Purveyor of budget brand Two Buck Chuck says not to worry. His Charles Shaw wines will not change. 

Following a Morgan Stanley report on Monday that wine will become scarce, which caused tiny panics to ripple across the country, Fred Franzia, yes, the man who brought us boxed wine, says there's no evidence of a grape shortage in California.

In fact, his vineyards, the most extensive in the U.S., have just harvested a "good crop."

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Every celebrity except Jamie Lee Curtis. All of the Kardashians. Britney Spears. The girl next door. What do they have in common now?

Photoshop. The contentious and powerful editing tool employed by magazines, photographers, celebrities, and regular people alike to sell visions of perfection which don't actually exist in the real world. 

See for yourself:

In just one minute, this model, an average, blonde, normal looking person, turned into someone resembling a mash-up of grown up JonBenet Ramsey and Bombshell Barbie.

Her neck! Her eyes! HER FEET. They lengthened her feet!! NOT EVEN HER FEET WERE GOOD ENOUGH. 

People.

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A Chicago woman charged with DUI and obstructing a peace officer back in March says in a lawsuit that a Skokie, Ill., Police officer used excessive force.

In her civil rights lawsuit filed Tuesday, Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, claims Skokie Police Officer Michael Hart used excessive force when she was arrested.

Video of the event made headlines and Hart was charged with brutality.

“At the door of the open jail cell, defendant Hart gave plaintiff a violent shove in the back, using both of his hands,” according the lawsuit she filed.

“Defendant Hart used so much force in doing this that the plaintiff was flung across the cell head first into a cement bench at the far side of the cell.”

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Larissa Murphy has shared a wedding video documenting her love story with a man she got engaged to, only to watch him suffer a traumatic brain injury.

The couple's touching love story from 2010 has gone viral and is inspiring in the story it tells of love, commitment and compassion triumphing over all.

Larissa and Ian met in college, dated for 10 months and were planning to get married when their lives were changed forever by a tragic 2006 car crash.

"We watched our future crash with him in that white station wagon," she writes on desiringgod.org of the brain injury that left him unable to talk or eat.

"I still don't think Ian would have ever left me if the role had been reversed," she writes. "And walking away from my best friend was never truly an option."

As Ian's condition slowly improved, and he regained some speech, and the wedding plans that had been put aside for years became feasible again.

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Everyone thinks their baby is extra special, but Sara Brandon's baby boy wins ... at least technically. He's the biggest child born in the U.S. all year!

The boy weighed in at a whopping 14 pounds - double the weight of your average newborn - and arrived a week and a half before his due date, no less.

So was Joel Brandon Jr. born via C-section or naturally?

The former. Sara had a scheduled C-section at 38 1/2 weeks, at which point she knew her son was big. An ultrasound estimated he would be around 11 pounds.

Give or take three?

The 2013 record-setting baby boy landed in the NICU because of respiratory problems, but a week later, he was released and is in perfect health.

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