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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.

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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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The common question around these parts is "who's your daddy?" This time, however, it's "where's your daddy?"

Jerry Moon's family received the shock of their lives when they opened their late father's casket to say goodbye and found that his body wasn't in it. 

Moon, 72, who had been living in a hospice care facility, passed away around the same time as a 97-year-old man from the same facility.

The bodies were taken to the same funeral home where the 97 year old man was dressed in Moon's clothing and placed into Moon's casket while Moon was cremated, a final wish he didn't make.

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The case of missing British toddler Madeleine McCann has been reopened six years after she disappeared, thanks to new evidence cited by investigators.

McCann vanished from her hotel room during family vacation in Portugal. Police in that country effectively gave up trying to find her five years ago.

Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, had long campaigned from their home in central England for the Portuguese investigation to resume.

In a statement Thursday, they said they were "very pleased."

"We hope that this will finally lead to (Madeleine) being found and to the discovery of whoever is responsible for this crime," Kate and Gerry McCann said.

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The "Anna Rexia" Halloween costume, which sparked controversy a couple of years ago when it was first unveiled, is back and more offensive than ever.

The costume, if the name didn't make this clear, is a play on anorexia nervosa, a serious eating disorder. This did not go over well in 2011, but has resurfaced.

Halloweenparty13 (dot) com is selling the "Anna Rexia" costume for $39.99, using the same contentious tagline: "You can never be too rich or too thin."

Featuring a glitter screen-print skeleton mini-dress, a choker neckband, measuring tape belt and an "Anna Rexia" badge, the outfit is begging for backlash.

Dreamgirls International, the costume manufacturer, said in an earlier statement: "We understand that some people will not find the dark humor funny."

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