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A hijab-wearing woman took a smiling stand against anti-Muslim protesters

Shaymaa Ismaa’eel was attending a conference of the Islamic Circle of North America in Washington DC on Sunday when she saw a group of protesters holding signs against the Muslim faith and the Prophet Muhammad. So she asked her friend to take a picture of her while she flashed a smile squatting in front of…MORE

A 70-year-old woman fell to her death at the Grand Canyon National Park

A 70-year-old woman fell to her death in the Grand Canyon National Park, the park said in a news release. Park rangers responded to a call of a person needing help at rocky point west of Pipe Creek Vista on Tuesday, the park said. But before the rescue operation began, the woman fell. Her body…MORE

65-year-old Hawaiian tourist attacked by a shark

A 65-year-old tourist from California was attacked by a shark Tuesday morning off the island of Hawaii, according to local authorities. The woman was several hundred yards offshore kayaking in Anaehoomalu Bay in South Kohala when she was bitten on her right upper thigh, according to a Hawaii Fire Department press release. The tourist was…MORE

Skydiver reunited with prosthetic leg he lost while 10,000 feet in the air

A worker at a California lumber yard made an unusual discovery on Monday: A prosthetic leg wearing a blue Nike shoe was found on the ground. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office investigated the discovery and after calling some folks at the nearby airport they solved the mystery. It turns out the owner, who police identified…MORE

A replica of one of Columbus’ ships has sunk in Texas

The replica Columbus ship La Niña, located in Texas, sank to the bottom of the marina on Tuesday. The ship, made in Spain, took on water sometime in the early hours of Tuesday and now sits on the muddy bottom of the Corpus Christi marina. “She sank fast, but she is a survivor,” said Kim…MORE