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More than 50 Walmart workers and supporters were arrested in downtown L.A. Thursday night fir protesting what they called the retailer's "poverty wages."

Surrounded by 100 police officers in riot gear and a helicopter circling above, organizers claim this was the largest act of civil disobedience in Walmart history.

The 54 arrestees, with about 500 protesting Walmart workers, clergy and supporters, obtained a permit to demonstrate outside LA's Chinatown Walmart.

Those who refused police orders to clear the street after the permit expired were arrested without incident. Those who fail to post $5,000 bail were jailed overnight.

Their primary demand to Walmart: pay every full-time worker at least $25,000 a year.

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Forget the old saying "one foot in the grave." This Brazilian man's whole body was placed in one, only he was not yet deceased as previously believed.

After being buried alive, he attempted to claw his way out, succeeding to the point where he got someone's attention in a scene straight out of a horror film.

According to reports, a woman was at a cemetery in Sao Paulo's Ferraz de Vasconcelos when she heard odd noises and saw some dirt moving near a grave.

That's when she spotted a man, buried alive, trying to pull himself to freedom.

"I was terrified to see this man who I thought was dead, trying to get out of the grave," the woman recalled later, according to multiple local reports.

The woman notified authorities, who arrived to dig out the rest of the man's body; he'd already managed to free his head and arms from the ground.

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Veteran's Day is this coming Monday, which serves as a fitting backdrop for this amazing time lapse video of a homeless U.S. Army veteran's transformation.

Jim Wolf has battled homelessness and alcoholism, but thanks to Dégagé Ministries, he recently had the opportunity to overcome those formidable obstacles.

Wolf's change in appearance is truly stunning, and is not merely superficial. The charity group's efforts also inspired him to turn his life around for the better.

He's now attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and sober for the first time he can remember, an example of how it's never too late for a change.

The three-minute video was produced by Rob Bliss Creative to raise money and awareness for the non-profit dedicated to assisting people like Jim.

Dégagé Ministries "offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals," according to its fundraising page. Clearly, they're doing a good job.

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The most powerful typhoon of 2013 made landfall early today in central Philippines, resulting in a myriad of landslides, knocking out power and, as of this writing, killing at least four people.

Typhoon Haiyan started east in Samar and made its way west toward Panay around 4 a.m. EST.

Over 720,000 people have evacuated their homes in the wake of 125 mile-per-hour winds, with updates coming slowly due to a lack of power in the area.

But we know that at least one individual died via fallen tree, one was struck by lightning and two have been electrocuted as a result of the storm.

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A Georgina couple having sex in a Waffle House parking lot was arrested last Sunday morning, according to local police, and that isn't even the best part.

Loganville, Ga., authorities said after they got busted, the woman was so drunk that she tried to put a cheeseburger on her foot as if it were a sandal.

Waffle House Sex Couple

"I guess that would speak to her level of intoxication," Assistant Chief of Police Dick Lowry said, noting that the sandal/burger mixup was a first for him.

One would assume, though you never know at Waffle House.

In any case, Rachel Gossett and Frank Lucas were cited in the November 3 incident for loitering and public drunkenness. And this was some real drunkenness.

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Gretchen Holt-Witt of Califon, N.J., was relieved when son Liam's neuroblastoma, a form of nerve cancer, was in remission after treatment in 2007.

"We were so grateful his cancer was gone, we felt it was important to give back," says Holt-Witt, who held a bake sale for pediatric cancer research.

But a few dozen wouldn't do. They opted for 8,000 dozen.

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"We wanted to push our boundaries the way Liam's had been," says Holt-Witt, who along with her family and 250 friends, baked 96,000 cookies.

They raised $400,000 as a result.

Holt-Witt founded the non-profit organization Cookies For Kids' Cancer. People all around the country hold bake sales in the name of the organization.

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Pope Francis' compassionate nature was poignantly captured in an instantly iconic image of him tenderly comforting a sick man by kissing him on the head.

At the end of his General Audience in Vatican City on Wednesday, when 50,000 attendees gathered with him, someone snapped the picture of the pontiff:

Pope Embraces Disfigured Man

Francis embraced the man afflicted with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes pain and the formation of thousands of tumors on the body.

In the photo, the unnamed man buries his head in Francis' robes as the Pope puts his hand on his head, an image that went viral almost immediately.

Francis then leaned in to kiss the ailing man.

"True charity requires courage," the Pope Tweeted in September. "Let us over come the fear of getting our hands dirty so as to help those in need."

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Justin Jedlica, a plastic surgery consultant who got 128 cosmetic procedures of his own, opens up about what it's like to become a full-blown addict.

He got his first surgery at age 18. He proceeded to get 127 more.

"It was something that for me was important, so I was always very frugal," he said, explaining how crucial this was "I didn't do a lot of things my friends did."

"They wanted to go buy their cars and buy their stereo systems and spend their money on their clothes. Instead, I was drawn towards plastic surgery."

To what end? See above. Even he would admit this got a bit out of control.

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Deborah Cohan should serve as an inspiration to us all.

The mother of two underwent a double mastectomy Tuesday at San Francisco's Mt. Zion Hospital and didn't merely put on a brave face... she put on her dancing shoes!

Yes, Cohan and her medical team spent six minutes moving and shaking to Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied (Extended Remix)" prior to the procedure, an event she teased on her Caring Bridge blog before going under the knife.

"I will be dancing in my little hospital gown and bouffant cap in the Mt. Zion operating room with the surgical and anesthesia teams," Cohan wrote, explaining further:

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A man in northern China filed a lawsuit against his estranged wife this month after he deemed their newborn to be "incredibly ugly" and blamed the child's appearance on his mother's unattractive genes.

And the guy actually won $120,000 as a result.

Jian Feng said in court documents that he married his wife "out of love," but that the couple began having "marital issues" soon after the birth of their daughter.

She was "incredibly ugly," Feng said. "To the point where it horrified me."

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