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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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Grab your tissues, people. This one's a tear-jerker.

Ali and Ben Nunery were married in 2009. Like most married couples, they had photos taken of themselves in their wedding attire, except theirs were set to the backdrop of the house they'd bought together, the place they planned to call home for quite some time.

In 2011, just a year after she gave birth to their daughter Olivia, Ali Nunery passed away from lung cancer. Now, two years later, Ben Nunery and daughter Olivia are ready to say goodbye to that home.

But not before they had a special father-daughter photo shoot recreating Ben and Ali's wedding photos with Olivia as his sidekick. 

Dad Recreates Wedding Photos with Daughter

"I was just really looking for a way to say farewell to the house, and have some things that Olivia and I can have to...remember," Ben said.

"Those images represent some of the happiest moments in my life," he wrote. "

Now he'll have a new set of images to "celebrate the great, enduring love [he] has for both Ai and Olivia."

Click through to see the rest of these breathtaking photos, but be warned. You might just shed a tear or five.

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Part of the ceiling of London's Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue collapsed on Thursday evening, showering theatre-goers with plaster, wood, and dust.

"At first we thought it was part of [The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime]" says Martin Bostock. "Then I got hit on the head."

This story gives new meaning to the phrase "bringing down the house." 

Apollo Theatre Collapses

As the ceiling fell in on the theatre, "complete chaos" erupted as the audience tried to get outside. More than 80 people were injured by the collapse, and several in attendance were trapped by debris.

So far, no fatalities have been reported.

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A young copywriter who tweeted about her heavy workload and spending 30 hours straight in the office died shortly thereafter, it has been reported.

Mita Diran, 24, collapsed to the floor and slipped into a coma Sunday after weeks of sleeping very little and downing energy drinks just to keep going.

She died hours later.

Diran, who worked for the WPP-owned Young & Rubicam ad agency in Jakarta, Indonesia, repeatedly posted updates about her hectic job online.

"30 hours of work and still going strooong," she tweeted Saturday night, having written earlier, "Tonight, I carry the keys to the office for the eighth day running."

"I'm still here. I have no life."

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Typically when you hear the phrase "diving catch," you assume a sporting event is involved. In this case, it was an airport security guard ... catching a baby!

Security agent Grzegorz Paczko was screening passengers at Poland's Katowice Airport last month when he pulled off the amazing feat. Watch:

Closed circuit footage of the catch, recently released online, shows Paczko diving beneath a baby that rolled off the edge of a checkpoint counter.

It's not clear how the baby got to that point in the first place, but wow.

The diving catch happened so quickly, it appeared to surprise the baby's father, who is seen standing right next to the child as he puts on a jacket.

A humble Paczko said the miraculous grab was purely instinctual.

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Pope Francis proves he deserves Time's Person of the Year title once again. In a recent interview with La Stompa magazine, Pope Francis publicly supported moms nursing in public, joining the ranks of people ranging from poet Hollie McNish to supermodel Gisele Bundchen who champion breastfeeding in public.

Hey, baby's gotta eat, right? That's what the Pope thinks.

When asked about the state of the world's hungry and what could be done, Pope Francis replied that "people should recycle food and be less wasteful." 

He also said that mothers should not be ashamed to feed their babies when they're hungry and told a story about a time when he encouraged a mother to feed her baby.

"The other day there was a young mother behind one of the barriers with a baby that was just a few month s old. The child was crying its eyes out as I came past. The mother was caressing it. I said to her: madam, I think the child’s hungry. “Yes, it’s probably time…” she replied. “Please give it something to eat!” I said. She was shy and didn’t want to breastfeed in public, while the Pope was passing. I wish to say the same to humanity: give people something to eat!"

While many openly disparage mothers who choose to breastfeed their children in public, the Pope's open acceptance and acknowledgement of the practice as healthy and normal is a breath of fresh air to many.

This is clearly not a man for whom breastfeeding infants is an issue. Can we high-five His Holiness?

Pope Francis Supports Public Breastfeeding

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Move over, Becky Jackson! Rion Holcombe is going to college!

Holcombe, a 20 year old with Down Syndrome, was accepted to Clemson University's LIFE program and this video of him finding out he got in has seriously made my Friday morning.

Watch him open the acceptable letter and beam with joy:

Having been accepted, Rion will be moving on to a unique opportunity this fall.

Clemson's LIFE program is a program designed for students with "intellectual disabilities who desire a post-secondary experience on a college campus."

Only 15 students are accepted into the program, which runs for two years.

I never thought I'd say this, but "Go Tigers!"

Best of luck in 2014, Rion Holcombe!

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Neal Marshall, a resident of the UK, pleaded guilty to the charge of outraging public decency after he was found naked and masturbating while driving this month.

He was pulled over for speeding after going more than 60 m.p.h.

His lawyer, Adrian Evans, said his client got "carried away."

How do you even do that? One hand on the wheel, the other on ...

Never mind. His attorney did not explain the technique utilized.

"This does not excuse his actions but it goes a way to explain why he was seen doing it," Evans said of Marshall's nude, masturbating joyride through Chester.

This wasn't Marshall's first time being charged with such a crime.

In 2008, the masturbating man was given a six-month community order, and a six-month supervision, after being charged with outraging public decency.

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Tre'Viance Markese Walker, a 22 year old Oklahoma man, is behind bars for killing a 5 month old baby on December 7th. 

Walker was busy watching the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State Bedlam game when the baby boy, known at this time as "J.B.," began to cry. He picked up the baby so forcefully that his neck "snapped back" and a few minutes later, Walker dropped the baby into his playpen.

The baby was found unresponsive in his playpen a few hours later. Walker originally denied ever touching the boy but eventually admitted to his aggressive actions.

Walker was allegedly frustrated that he lost $200 on the game. 

He's being held without bond. Hopefully for life.

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Frank Schaefer - a pastor for The United Methodist Church in Lebanon, Pennsylvania - was defrocked yesterday for the sin of officiating his gay son's wedding.

Shocked that he could receive such a penalty for an "act of love," Schaefer said he thinks members of the regional Board of Ordained Ministry voted against him reluctantly.

"So many of them came to me and they shook my hand and some hugged me, and so many of them had tears in their eyes," Schaefer told a Fox affiliate. "They said, 'We really don't want to do this, you know that, don't you?'"

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