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DNA tests have confirmed that a 35-year-old Bulgarian Roma woman is the mother of the mysterious girl found in Greece and known only as Maria.

A genetic profile of Sasha Ruseva matched that of the girl.

Ruseva has said she gave birth to a baby girl four years ago while working as an olive picker, but gave her away because she was too poor to care for her.

The mother was living in Greece at the time.

Maria has been placed in temporary care since last week after authorities raided a Roma gypsy settlement in central Greece and discovered her there.

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A cute baby, brand new and squishy, ready for cuddles and having its head sniffed rests in a bassinet making tiny baby grunts and coos. The bag containing the newborn's placenta is nearby!

Wait, what?

Yes, this is a real thing which people do. Lotus birthing, as it's called, is the practice of leaving a baby's umbilical cord and placenta attached until it falls off on its own, sometimes taking up to 10 days after birth.

Lotus birthing is a trend which is gaining ground among those seeking all-natural birth experiences. The practice, also called umbilical cord non-severance, was popular with early western European settlers in America.

The 1980s saw a resurgence of this trend, particularly among mothers who delivered their babies at home, and gave the trend the name "Lotus birth" to honor the link between the "preciousness of the placenta and the high esteem in which the Lotus is held in Hindu and Buddhist faiths."

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A waiter at Carrabba's Italian Grill in Overland Park, Kansas didn't merely get stiffed on a tip by a couple of customers this week.

He was told that his sexuality would cause him to rot in Hell.

Anti-gay note

As reported by KMBC 9 News, the unnamed server went to pick up the bill from a meal after one of his tables cleared out, only to find a message scrawled on the back that read:

"Thank you for your service, it was excellent. That being said, we cannot in good conscience tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to God.  May God have mercy on you."

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Before there was Toddlers and Tiaras, there was JonBenet Ramsey. The murder of the 6 year old beauty queen has made worldwide headlines for over 16 years now, but the case remains cold.

Court documents from 1999 which show that a grand jury voted to indict JonBenet Ramsey's parents, John and Patricia, were released on Friday. The Boulder District Attorney, feeling the evidence against the Ramsey's to be insufficient, never signed the indictment and charges were never filed against the couple.

In 2008, a new District Attorney concluded that the DNA evidence found at the crime scene cleared John and Patricia Ramsey and their son in JonBenet's death, two years after Patsy passed away from ovarian cancer.

The release of the previously sealed documents from 1999 has cast a new spotlight on both Ramsey's murder and her parents' innocence. The documents show that the court sought indictment against each of her parents on two identical counts.

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A Republican precinct official in North Carolina resigned from his position yesterday after The Daily Show aired a segment on the state's voter ID law.

Don Yelton quickly made national headlines for, among other things, criticizing the "lazy black people that wants the government to give them everything."

"When I was a young man you didn't call a black a black," Yelton added during the interview, which went viral for obvious reasons, "You called him a negro."

He also copped to loving portrayals of President Barach Obama as a witch doctor, while also evoking the "one of my best friends is black" defense.

Yelton has since stepped down from his position in the Buncombe County Republican Party, Buncombe GOP Chairman Henry Mitchell told WRAL.

In a press release, the Buncombe GOP called Yelton's comments "offensive, uniformed, and unacceptable of any member within the Republican Party."

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In "Ain't nobody got time fo' dat" news, hitting the salon three or more times a week for a pricy blowout: smart or silly?

For Sandra Ballantine, making it to the salon three times a week for blowouts became a way of life. That is, until a friend noticed there was no shampoo in her house and helped her realize she was spending up to $250 a week on her hair.

He issued a challenge--quit all heat styling cold turkey for three months and write about it for W magazine--and she accepted.

Blowout Addict Sandra Ballantine

At first, Ballantine "didn't think [she] could do it." Then, she says, "I kind of got over myself." 

After seeking advice from her stylist, who looked but didn't touch, and taking inspiration from Kate Moss, Ballantine eventually rose to the challenge. The first time she washed and air-dried her hair, she "looked like an extra from Game of Thrones."

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Talk about your awesome DIY Halloween costumes. The stick figure costume Royce Hutain made for his toddler daughter Zoey is one of the best we've seen yet.

Hutain used LED lights and Velcro to create Zoey's stick figure costume. The YouTube video of her trial run wearing the suit has generated over 8 million views so far. 

Hutain first made stick figure costumes for his snowboarding buddies, and after his daughter's video went viral, he was asked to create these costumes for others.

"I don't have the time to try and make money off of these things," Hutain said, "but it'd be great to be able to show other people how to make them. I'd love to see other videos of people doing it."

Give it until Friday, Royce, and then you'll probably get your wish.

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It's a real-life Switched At Birth story you won't believe.

Maria Loreno Gerbeno, 37 and a mother of three and lawyer in San Jose, Argentina, couldn't shake the feeling that something was off with her baby.

Call it Mother's Intuition, but as it turns out, the baby she took home from the hospital wasn't hers at all.

Gerbeno gave birth to a 6 pound 8 ounce baby girl by Cesarean section on September 30th. When nurses brought her baby to her in recovery, they told her the baby weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces. The new mother tried telling nurses that something was wrong but never got any answers. 

She assumed her memory was faulty and left the hospital but continued to feel that something wasn't right about the situation.

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Is this real life? Are we all on Family Guy? Are cartoon avatars the new Instagram?

Maybe. 

The single-panel comic strips dominating your Facebook timeline (and the rest of everywhere else on the internet, too) are called Bitstrips, and they're easier than ever to create now that there's an app for that.

Bitstrips Brought To You By The Letters THG

Bitstrips, which launched early this year, released the 1.1.7 version of its mobile app this week, and rallied to the top spot among free apps in both the App Store and Google Play with over 10 million users as of Thursday. 

The app, which boasts more than 1,000 customizable templates with new ones added every day, allows users to fully comic-ize their lives for sharing, well, everything.

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Julie Sondra Decker, a 35 year old woman from Tampa, Florida, calls herself asexual. People tell her she just "needs a good raping" in order to find her missing libido.

Screeeeeeeeeeeeech!!!!

Yeah. That's what we said, too.

Julie Sondra Decker Asexual

Miss Decker, who lives alone in her two-bedroom apartment, has no interest in dating, sex, or finding another asexual with whom to share her life.

Over the years she's had more offers of sex than she "wants to count" but feels that "without the feelings that usually go with that sort of thing, it's kind of gross."

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