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A powerful social experiment set out to show the discrimination that many Muslims sadly face every day in America, and the results were quite striking.

ABC News' "What Would You Do" segment recorded people expressing anti-Muslim views and harassment, and captured some disheartening moments.

An American soldier ultimately redeems our faith in humanity, though.

Unaware he was being set up, he defends a Muslim store clerk from an actor posing as a customer and making defamatory comments about his religion.

On this 12th anniversary of 9/11, watch the amazing video below:

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Bill de Blasio claimed a commanding victory in New York City's Democratic primary race for mayor, while Anthony Weiner finished a distant fifth.

Bill de Blasio, Family

With 97 percent of the precincts reporting, it was not clear early Wednesday morning whether de Blasio had won the Democratic nomination outright.

The latest tally showed public advocate de Blasio had 40.2 percent of the vote, just a whisker more than the 40 percent needed to win the primary.

Controller Bill Thompson had 26 percent. If no candidate finishes with more than 40 in the primary, the top two must compete in a runoff election.

With tens of thousands of votes outstanding, including 19,000 paper ballots, it could take the Board of Elections at least several days to sort it all out.

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Miley Cyrus, be grateful Frances Hena is not your mother.

This Bakersfield, California resident forced her 11-year old daughter to hold a sign at a busy intersection for two hours yesterday. It read:

"I Was Disrespecting My Parents by Twerking at a School Dance."

"Every parenting is different," Frances told ABC News of her response to daughter Jamie's actions. "I think this is embarrassing...I'm embarrassed myself for having her twerk at a school dance."

For those unfamiliar with this new butt-gyrating sensation, watch a video on Twerking 101 now.

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Country singer Vince Gill confronted the Westboro Baptist Church head-on as the group decided to protest his Missouri concert over the weekend.

The controversial church apparently decided to protest Gill's concert because he's a divorced man who remarried, according to media reports.

So on Sunday, Gill stepped out of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., to face down some WBC members on the sidewalk.

The 56-year-old was once married to Sweethearts of the Rodeo singer Janis Oliver. After his 1998 divorce, he married Christian singer Amy Grant in 2000.

Grant, who has offered support to her gay fan base, was also married before. Amy, 52, divorced Christian musician Gary Chapman in 1999.

Apparently, their union doesn't sit well with the WBC, best known for its anti-gay rhetoric, views on marriage and unwanted appearances ... everywhere.

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Jordan Linn Graham has been charged with second-degree murder after an argument with her husband of eight days in July resulted in her shoving him off a cliff, police say.

The alleged incident took place at Glacier National Park in Montana.

According to an official affidavit, Graham and Cody Lee Johnson got into a verbal altercation while hiking on a trail in the park.

The 22-year old removed Johnson's hand from her arm and "due to her anger, she pushed Johnson with both hands in the back, and as a result, he fell face first off the cliff."

Johnson's body was discovered on July 12.

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As expected, Apple introduced the new iPhone 5S at a media event Tuesday.

Also as anticipated, the iPhone 5S will be the same size and design and the current iPhone 5, however it will feature improved specifications and features.

Perhaps most notably, it be available in colors: silver, gold, and space Gray.

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Another significant new feature is a "Touch ID" fingerprint sensor built into the home button that's capable of scanning sub-epidermal skin layers.

Seriously. It's got fingerprint ID technology on a hand-held device, NCIS style.

Touch ID can be used to unlock an iPhone and authorize iTunes purchases.

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A Reuters and NBC investigation revealed an Internet subculture in which parents "re-home" or give away adopted kids they no longer want.

Most of the time, but not all of the time, the adopted children were first adopted from foreign countries, and they typically range in age from 6-14.

Over a five-year period, Reuters found one child a week, on average, being "re-homed." What would drive parents to seek such a drastic measure?

The parents usually want to rid themselves of kids who came with unexpected behavioral issues, which the parents apparently can't deal with anymore.

The ads often sound like listings for unwanted pets. Wrote one "mother" (term used loosely), "I am totally ashamed to say it, but we do truly hate this boy!"

Others take a different, more positive approach to the same goal.

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Hey men, wanna get on the really good side of your better half? Follow the lead of Jason Mortensen:

Get surgery. Wake up in a hospital with a heavy dose of medication in your system and ogle the woman behind the camera... who happens to be your wife!

In a video that's simultaneously hilarious and romantic, Mortensen spies a female beside his bed and immediately asks if the doctor sent her and whether or not she's a model.

Upon being told she's actually married to Candice, the woman by his bedside, the barely conscious patient responds: "You're my wife?!? Holy s--t! Dang!"

It only gets cuter and sweeter from there, as Jason refers to his wife as "eye candy," says he has "hit the jackpot" and wonders: "Have we kissed?!?"

Following this accidental display of affection, we have a feeling the two will be doing A LOT more than that once they're in a different kind of bed together.

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George Zimmerman has been released from custody following Monday's allegedly heated dispute with his sobbing, estranged wife Shellie, who called 911.

On the phone with dispatchers, Shellie Zimmerman claimed that her spouse was threatening her and her father with a gun and that feared for her life.

Local police converged on the home in the Orlando, Fla., suburb of Lake Mary and held George Zimmerman in custody, though he was not arrested.

After speaking to her attorney, Shellie changed her story.

She said she never saw a gun and that she and her father, whom she said Zimmerman had punched in the face, had no interest in pressing charges.

Police later said they did not find a gun on Zimmerman.

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Give Shannon Henry points for creativity.

Criminal creativity, but still.

This 23-year old New Jersey native showed up at her neighbor's home last Wednesday with some homemade cupcakes, distracting him with this delicious dessert recipe while swiping about $10 worth of change… and the dude's car keys.

When the unnamed victim awoke Thursday morning, his 2010 Kia was missing from the garage. Oops!

Watch the following video for more and forgive us, TSA. Now we understand why you confiscated those cupcakes in Boston a couple years ago...

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