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Out Of Tragedy, An Unexpected Connection Is Made

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http://www.npr.org - Six months ago, Raphael Hameed was walking with his 5-year-old son, Ish, in Colorado Springs, Colo., when they were hit by a speeding car.

Raphael was seriously injured. Ish, his only child, was killed. And while the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide, her sister, Megiddëh Goldston, has formed a bond with the Hameed family. They connected after the accident, and Megiddëh visits Raphael and his wife, Heidi, to help with their day-to-day life.

"I was walking my son home from th

Mother forgives daughter's attackers

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http://www.winnipegfreepress.com - The mother of the 16-year-old girl who was attacked, thrown into a river and left for dead, says she has forgiven her attackers.

Julie Harper, Rinelle's mother, said she came to that decision when she was told two people had been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

"The first thing that came to me was to forgive right away," she said today after a news conference.

"Of any family members are listening I forgive them. That's what I was taught to do by my grandparents.

"It's ha

Wives spy on spouses, then forgive them

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http://www.thetimes.co.uk - More than a third of married women suspect their husbands of cheating, but fewer than four out of ten would end their marriage if it were confirmed, research shows.

A study has suggested that 36 per cent of women and 24 per cent of men were suspicious that their partner had been unfaithful.

The study, conducted by the law firm Slater & Gordon, also showed that many women routinely checked their partner’s phone, bank statements and email accounts looking for evidence of infidelity

If he wants out of the marriage, there's little you can do to keep him

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http://www.denverpost.com - Dear Neil: My husband left me four weeks ago. We have been married for two years, together for four, and have two children, ages 4 and 2. I was pregnant when we met, and am now 27 (he is 24). We have been fighting a lot, and he is often angry at me. Frequently he rages at me, and he's hit me several times.

But I'm not ready to give up on him, and I forgive him. I was sexually and physically abused as a child, and I consider him my best friend. So recently I gave him a gift: a picture of us w

After forgiving her, son fights to free mother who had his father killed

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http://www.mercurynews.com - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nearly three decades after the murder that tore them apart, the mother and son talk easily now. They laugh over little things. She stands on tiptoes to hug him and whispers: "I love you." He smiles and hugs her back.



They often meet for lunch at the nonprofit where Gaile Owens works. On this day, she and Stephen sit side by side in a conference room, one glancing at the other as they answer a reporter's questions about their tangled past. About the killing of Stephen

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June Steenkamp's readiness to forgive offers a challenge to Christians everywhere

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http://www.christiantoday.com - The trial of Oscar Pistorius is dominating the headlines and brought with it much contention.

The South African athlete, a world-class Paralympian blade runner and the first ever double-amputee to participate in the Olympic Games, stands charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp - a world away from the glory of London 2012 less than a year.

Pistorius claims he shot her by accident, mistaking her for an intruder. The prosecution say he is a hotheaded killer who murdered hi

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Slain officer's mother offers forgiveness to killer

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http://www.cbs58.com - MILWAUKEE-A judge gave 30 year old Iraq War Vet Ben Sebena life with the chance of parole in 35 years, after he plead guilty to the fatal shooting of his wife Jennifer on Christmas Eve.



Violet Gerhat, the mother of Jennifer Sebena told the court, "There are no answers after the horror, there has been peace .peace continues. In weakness, devastation. We have hope our choices have consequences justice must be served. I forgive Ben and leave Ben's future in the hands of God and the criminal jus

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'Even on my deathbed I will never forgive him:' Bernie Madoff's sole surviving son

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk - Andrew Madoff, the 47-year-old son of imprisoned Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, is battling stage four cancer and says even on his deathbed, he won't forgive his father for bilking billions of dollars from his investors.



'It's hard. It's been a long road,' he told People Magazine. 'I've been receiving treatment since January, and it's a lot - six rounds of chemotherapy, then radiation, then more chemo before the transplant, then the transplant itself.'



The younger Madoff was diagnosed with

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The Weiner-Spitzer test: Not forgiveness, but authenticity

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http://www.bostonglobe.com - A few months after the last presidential election, at a forum at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, a group of seasoned political consultants were discussing what makes a good candidate -- someone voters will respond to and connect with. The answer, one of them said, was “authenticity.” This isn’t necessarily a trait that voters -- or campaigns -- would name. Candidates like to pitch themselves as people with grand passions, brilliant ideas, noble backstories, or all-American values. (Not all nec

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Fathers and Forgiveness

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http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com - Father’s Day for them might be less about celebration than about sadness and frustration, if not anger. I frequently meet children on assignment in troubled areas who have been abandoned by fathers. They are being raised by a single parent, extended family, or, most concerning, the street. Sometimes children fare well. Often, I can see loneliness or anger on their faces before they are even old enough to identify the emotion.



My mother's father passed away when she was a child. A memory th

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