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VIDEO: Wealthy families using disabled tour guides to skip theme park lines

Wealthy New York families have found a way to skip to the front of the line at Disney World. They hire disabled tour guides. That's according to social researcher, Wednesday Martin.

Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy

Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast

Living to work: 93-year-old shoe cobbler says he'll never quit

Henry Linder did try to give up the shoe repair business once. It was 1991, and he was about to turn 72. He figured he was ready to stop fixing footwear and spend more time in the yard.

Fowl play? Giant rubber duck drowns in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's favorite new resident, a giant inflatable duck, took a turn for the worse on Wednesday, looking less like an oversized lovable plaything and more like an unappetizing fried egg on the water.

Chaffetz doesn't rule out impeachment for Obama over Benghazi

Rep. Jason Chaffetz reiterated Tuesday that the impeachment of President Barack Obama is possible as the White House faces scrutiny over its role in responding to the terror attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.

Parents sue South Carolina for surgically turning child into a female

The adoptive parents of a child born with male and female organs say South Carolina mutilated their son by choosing a gender and having his male genitalia surgically removed.

Boy accused of fatally stabbing sister to appear in court

The 12-year-old California boy accused of stabbing his 8-year-old sister to death will be tried as juvenile, his attorney said Tuesday.

2 Alaska volcanoes on alert as lava flows

Lava flowed Tuesday from two Alaskan volcanoes, with authorities placing both on the second-highest alert levels because "sudden explosions ... are possible with little or no warning."

Boston fire chief gets vote of 'no confidence' in handling of bombings

Thirteen out of 14 Boston deputy fire chiefs have signed a letter of "no confidence" in Fire Chief Steve Abraira regarding his handling of the Boston Marathon bombings, a source with knowledge of the situation told CNN Tuesday night.<

Source: Michelle Knight was Cleveland suspect's main 'punching bag'

CLEVELAND (CNN) -- The man accused of kidnapping three Cleveland women and holding them for close to a decade abused all of them but used captive Michelle Knight as his main "punching bag," a family friend told CNN.