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This is pretty much as moving as it gets.

Earlier this month, KSTZ in Des Moines received a letter written by Brenda Schmitz, a mother of four and the late wife of a man named David. She passed away two years ago from ovarian cancer.

Prior to her death, however, Brenda instructed a friend to send her message to the radio station - specifically during its "Christmas Wish" program - after David found someone else with whom to share his life.

“I have a wish for David and the boys and the woman and her family if she has kids also,” Brenda writes in the letter, which is read aloud in the following footage. “I want them to know I love them very much and they always feel safe in a world of pain."

Brenda goes on to outline a trio of wishes for David and his new fiancee, all of which were actually granted by local sponsors.

As you might expect, David grows incredibly emotional during the surprise and you will, too. Watch now:

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Two husbands have gone ahead and gifted their wives with the most thoughtful Christmas present possible.

Pearls? Diamonds? A night out on the town? Try empathy.

In an unusual medical experiment, the men agreed to be filmed while being hooked up to special electrodes that actually simulate the pain of childbirth. Is it really as bad as woman claim? Or is the fairer sex also the weaker sex?

Watch now to laugh with the ladies and cringe with the men as the latter experience contraction, labor and all the screams that accompany both:

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Both jailed members of cause celebre Russian punk band Pussy Riot have been released from prison under an amnesty law, according to reports.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova walked free from a prison hospital in Siberia, while band-mate Maria Alyokhina was cut loose earlier in Nizhny Novgorod.

Both have dismissed the amnesty as a PR stunt ahead of February's Winter Olympics in Russia, but they are nonetheless free for the first time in 14 months.

The women were jailed in August 2012 after performing a protest song in Moscow's main cathedral. The act was seen as blasphemous by many Russians.

However, their conviction for "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" was criticized by rights groups, anti-Putin activists and foreign governments.

Their sentences were due to end in March 2014.

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In a story both heartwarming and heartbreaking, thousands of carolers gathered in West Reading, Pa., this weekend to fulfill a dying girl's Christmas wish.

Delaney Brown, an 8-year-old suffering from leukemia, included carolers on a "bucket list," and organizers expected "a few thousand" to take part.

Close to 10,000 people showed up. Take a look at this clip of the event:

Now that's the true meaning of Christmas, love, unity and compassion.

Brown's family, which has been updating a "Team Laney" Facebook page, posted a photo of the girl giving two thumbs up as she heard the caroling outside.

On December 17, doctors gave her "two days to two weeks to live."

We wish Delaney and her family nothing but the best in these sad circumstances, and are grateful that her entire community appears to be by her side.

Also helping the cause? Taylor Swift herself! See below ...

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Claire Davis, a 17-year-old suburban Denver student, has died after being shot in the head by an Arapahoe High School classmate on December 13.

Claire Davis Picture

Davis had been critical condition after being shot point-blank in the Colorado school shooting one day before the Sandy Hook (Conn.) massacre anniversary.

Friends and well-wishers had posted prayers online and raised money to help pay for her medical care, but the hospital confirms she has passed away.

"It is with heavy hearts that we share that at 4:29 p.m. this afternoon, Claire Davis passed away, with her family at her side," the hospital said in a statement.

"Despite the best efforts of our physicians and nursing staff, and Claire's fighting spirit, her injuries were too severe and the most advanced medical treatments could not prevent this tragic loss."

"Claire's death is immensely heartbreaking for our community, staff and families."

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Lord Infamous was found dead in his mother's home in Memphis, Tennessee on December 20. He was 40 years old.

Ricky "Lord Infamous" Dunigan was the founding member of rap group Three 6 Mafia which won an Academy Award for the song "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from the film Hustle and Flow. They went on to win an American Music Award two years later for Favorite Band/Group/Duo.

Lord Infamous of Three6 Mafia Dead at 40

Dunigan suffered a heart attack and stroke in 2010. His cause of death is unknown at this time.

His death was also confirmed on Twitter with "R.I.P. Lord Infamous" coming from fellow group member Juicy J.

Lil Wyte added "He gave us the name #Triple6Mafia he was a pioneer, he was a god, he was my friend. RIP Ricky 'Lord Infamous' Dunigan."

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Justine Sacco, a PR executive, is in major hot water after publicly tweeting a racist “joke” during a flight to Africa that went viral and didn't go over too well.

“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” she wrote.

Yeah ...

Justine Sacco is a New York-based communications director for media conglomerate IAC, which reps brands like OKCupid, Vimeo and CollegeHumor.

At least she was. IAC responded to the controversy in a statement last night:

“This is an outrageous, offensive comment that does not reflect the views and values of IAC. This is a very serious matter and we are taking appropriate action.”

The company, which is operated by billionaire media executive Barry Diller, noted that it had been unable to reach the in-flight “employee in question."

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Phil Robertson disrespected the gay employees at A&E, and that's ultimately what got the star suspended from Duck Dynasty, according to a new report.

Robertson Family

The 67-year-old Robertson family patriarch's suspension has become a polarizing topic this week, and now TMZ has insight into how it all went down.

Why would the network suspend one of its most popular personalities when it knew the backlash it would get for it from fans and certain pundits?

A&E CEO Nancy Dubuc felt she could not in good conscience ask the network's gay employees to kill themselves for the show after Phil's comments.

When Robertson disrespected them by calling all gays sinners, and rather coarsely at that, in his recent interview with GQ, Dubuc felt she had no choice.

A number of gay employees involved in the production of Duck Dynasty were outraged by Phil's comments to GQ and wanted Dubuc to take action.

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Is Lindsay Lohan destined to be the next Amy Winehouse?

Now that she's finished her latest stint in rehab, LiLo is looking to resurrect her music career.

And when we say career we mean "those two songs she had that one time before she got all strung out and became a frequent flier at rehab facilities all over the country."

LiLo's first attempt at a music career had her singing such songs as "Rumors" and "Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)." This time, she's taking a page from Lady Gaga's handbook and wants to be an EDM artist.

She is not currently signed with a record label.

Lindsay Lohan in the Studio

Click through to hear more of Lindsay' Lohan's lyrical genius.

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It's hard to believe but the iconic Christmas special A Charlie Brown Christmas is 49 years old. Nearly half a century of Charlie yelling into his megaphone and Schroeder playing his piano!

The folks at Mashable decided to surprise people on the streets of NYC with a Peanuts Christmas Dance flash mob in honor of the Vince Guaraldi-created classic.

The result? Christmas magic. Awesome Christmas magic.

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