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The Hawaii State Senate has passed a bill legalizing gay marriage, making it all but official that the island paradise will now be a same-sex wedding destination.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who called lawmakers to a special session for the bill and has supported gay marriage, has said he would sign the measure.

It will allow thousands of gay couples living in Hawaii, and even more tourists to marry in the Pacific Ocean state starting on Monday, December 2.

Senators passed the bill 19-4 with two lawmakers excused.

More than half the chamber's lawmakers spoke in support of the bill, with many urging the public to come together to heal divisions within the community.

It will also benefit the state economically. An estimate from a University of Hawaii researcher it could boost tourism by $217 million over the next three years.

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A woman whose son was abducted by her estranged husband and taken to Mexico three decades ago recently learned her son is back in the U.S.

Kathy Amaya told NBC 7 San Diego that she hasn’t seen her son David since he was just a toddler. Her husband at the time took the boy to Mexico.

She says she's been looking for the child, who she tried to report missing, ever since.

David Amaya was raised by his grandparents in Mexico and doesn’t speak English.

His father told David he was American, but didn't tell him he was taken from the country without his mom's permission. David said via an interpreter:

“My father told me my mother had left me abandoned and orphaned.”

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Noah Muroff, a rabbi in New Haven, Conn., bought a desk he found listed on Craigslist and ended up discovering a bag filled $98,000 cash inside.

He then returned it to the woman he bought it from.

"The desk didn’t fit into this office by fraction of an inch,” Muroff said, explaining that he'd unscrewed the desktop to make it fit and made the discovery.

"Behind the drawers there is this plastic bag ... in that bag, I could already see through the bag, there’s it looks like a hundred dollar bill,” he recalled.

"We open it up and it's full of cash ... $98,000 in the bag. Right away my wife and I sort of looked at each other and said, ‘We can't keep this money.’"

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Kicking off holiday season shopping earlier than ever, Walmart Black Friday 2013 sales will kick off not on Friday, November 29, but on Thanksgiving itself.

Walmart stores will offer 21 "guaranteed" products if customers stand in line for them during the 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday events.

If so, the nation's largest retailer ensures as part of its Black Friday 2013 bonanza that customers will get a product, either that night or before Christmas.

For some products, shoppers can wait in line for wristbands signifying their purchase, then shop for other items, as long as they return to pick up their product.

They must do that within two hours of the start of the sales events.

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A South Carolina mom is livid after a nurse implied that her nine-month-old son is a "loser" because the baby hadn't received any vaccinations.

Katie Smart claims she received an offensive note referring to the sick child as such after taking the boy to the hospital for twisting his ankle.

He also had a fever, so to be safe, she wanted the little boy checked out.

That visit came with a message, Smart says, that she didn't deserve.

"I did feel judged," said Smart of the note, which called out the fact that he hadn't received vaccinations and concluded with the word "loser" and a sad face.

"For her to say that, she doesn't know why I choose not to vac," said Smart.

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Jose Serrano, 10, of Juarez, Mexico, is seeking an unusual course of treatment for the giant neck tumor that his inhibiting his health and life: Viagra.

Yes, the pill responsible for reinvigorating the sex lives of countless men could also help give a young, tumor-stricken boy a chance at a normal life.

Viagra is most commonly prescribed to treat impotence, but it has also been shown to reduce the size of tumors in children, which is the goal here.

According to the TLC UK show "Body Bizarre," the medication can shrink it down to a certain size, the tumor can be safely operated on and removed.

Time is of the essence for Jose because the as the tumor expands, the growth forms cysts, some of which are on his lungs and near his windpipe.

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A Louisiana man rescued his missing cousin, Bethany Arceneaux, by kicking in the door of the abandoned house where she was being held and shooting her abductor. 

Arceneaux, 29, was kidnapped by the father of her child late on November 6. A car belonging to Scott Thomas, her estranged ex, was found abandoned about a mile from the road. When police search crews turned up no results on Thursday, Areceneaux's family organized their own search party.

Arceneaux's cousin heard screams from inside an abandoned house and kicked in the door just in time to see his cousin being stabbed by Thomas. He shot and killed the man injuring his cousin.

The Lafayette Parrish police are calling the shooting justified, though the district attorney's office plans to investigate further.

Arceneaux was taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated for her injuries. She is expected to make a full recovery. 

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Mary Jaggers, a 58-year-old Florida woman, was arrested after allegedly calling 911 to report that there was too much drinking going on at her local bar.

Best of all? This was not a one-off occurrence.

Jaggers called dispatchers six times, reports indicate, to alert them to the stunning presence of intoxicated individuals at Artie's Sportsman Lounge in Hollywood, Fla.

She wanted all the bar patrons arrested, too.

Officers eventually arrested Jaggers for misusing the 911 system. During their investigation, they found hydrocodone and charged her with drug possession.

Which may explain a lot, come to think of it.

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Crystal meth, aka the foundation of Walter White's empire on Breaking Bad, isn't a regular drug in the UK. But thanks to the popular show, and a shocking death, the illicit substance is garnering attention.

Romano Dias, 55, took what a drink of what he believed to be fruit juice and was dead within minutes. Dias' daughter, Katee, thought the beverage she found in a package not addressed to her which arrived at their home to be a health drink.

There's a reason it's a Federal offense to mess with other people's mail. A serious and deadly reason.

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Katee arrived home one day to find a package on her doorstep. It wasn't addressed to her, but the street numbers were hers. Thinking there was a mixup and that a neighbor would come looking for it, she took the package inside. Six months later she opened it and eventually passed the contents on to her father.

The bottle was labeled a health drink, but it actually contained $55,000 worth of pure, liquid methamphetamine. Police believe the package was intended for a dealer as a way of introducing the substance into the UK. 

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At some point we'll stop freaking out about boobs, right? Please say yes.

Bobbi Bockoras, a breastfeeding mother in Alleghany, PA, is filing a suit against her employer Saint Gobain Verallia, a glass-bottling factory, alleging repeated discrimination and harassment because she needs time during the day to be able to express breastmilk for her infant daughter.

The claims against her employer are so appalling her legal team has taken up Bockoras' case pro-bono.

Provisions of the Affordable Care Act in effect since March of 2010 state that employers must provide nursing mothers with private, non-bathroom locations in which to pump. Saint Gobain Verallia first directed Bockoras to pump in the bathroom.

Then directed her to their First Aid room where she was heckled by male coworkers.

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