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Over 1,500 Attend Funeral of 14-Year-Old Florida School Shooting Victim Alaina Petty

Over 1,500 Attend Funeral of 14-Year-Old Florida School Shooting Victim Alaina Petty

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Fourteen-year-old Alaina Petty – one of at least 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day morning – was laid to rest on Monday, five days after the massacre. Over 1,500 mourners, including Gov. Rick Scott, attended the funeral at Alaina’s church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Coral Springs, Florida, to say their final farewell to the freshman student, according to the Associated Press. Remembered as “patient and loving,” members of the Petty family spoke to the crowd about the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps member whose coffin was draped with the American flag. “It’s impossible to sum up all that Alaina is and all that she means to her family and friends,” grieving father Ryan Petty said, according to the Sun-Sentinel. “You co
U.S. Siblings Alex and Maia Shibutani Win Bronze in Ice Dancing as Canada Takes Home Olympic Gold

U.S. Siblings Alex and Maia Shibutani Win Bronze in Ice Dancing as Canada Takes Home Olympic Gold

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After two exciting nights of competition — including a wardrobe malfunction that made headlines worldwide — the best ice dancing team has been revealed. Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took home the gold medal in the second and final night of the Olympic ice dancing competition Tuesday morning (Monday evening stateside). It’s a second win for the duo, who were also triumphant at the 2010 Olympics, but were edged out of gold in 2014 by U.S. skaters Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Virtue and Moir also made history with a world-record overall score of 206.07. France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron walked away with the silver medal — just one day after their costume snafu — followed by U.S. brother and sister duo Alex and Maia Shibutani, who earned bronze. The French pair’s ska
French Ice Dancers Compete at the Olympics Again — This Time Without a Wardrobe Malfunction

French Ice Dancers Compete at the Olympics Again — This Time Without a Wardrobe Malfunction

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This time around it was all about the skating for French ice dancers Guillaume Cizeron and Gabriella Papadakis. After making headlines worldwide for a wardrobe malfunction during the short dance Monday afternoon, which aired Sunday night stateside, the duo competed the following day without a similar distraction, in a skate declared one for the history books. Papadakis burst into tears at the end of the skate as she hugged her longtime skating partner. The duo earned an unprecedented score of 205.28 — the highest ever free dance score, per NBC. “They just redefined sublime,” said one NBC commentator. “I have never seen a team like that on the ice, ever.” The highest ever free dance score! Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron "redefine sublime" for France. #WinterOlympics https://t.c
Teen Mom OG: See the Moment Pregnant Amber Portwood Discovers the Sex of Her Baby

Teen Mom OG: See the Moment Pregnant Amber Portwood Discovers the Sex of Her Baby

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Amber Portwood couldn’t contain her pride when her OB-GYN told her she was carrying a “stubborn” little boy. The Teen Mom OG star went in for an ultrasound with her boyfriend Andrew Glennon and her mother Tonya Portwood on Monday night’s episode of the MTV show. “Is your little girl excited about having a baby?” her doctor asked while attempting to get a good view of the fetus. “Yeah, she said she wanted a little baby brother,” Portwood, 27, said of her daughter Leah, who she shares with ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley. After several moments of trying to see whether she was carrying a boy or a girl, Portwood was asked to bend her knee in an attempt to shift her baby into a better position to find out the sex. It seemed to work as her doctor declared, “That is for sure a boy.” The reactions were
Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans Admits She Used Drugs While Pregnant with Daughter Ensley

Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans Admits She Used Drugs While Pregnant with Daughter Ensley

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Jenelle Evans admitted she tested positive for THC after giving birth to her daughter Ensley last year. The Teen Mom 2 star appeared on Vince Russo’s The Brand podcast last week and revealed she had tested positive for the chemical found in cannabis. “I’m not going to lie about that,” she said. “I tested positive for THC and Ensley did not test positive. I did. So CPS were like — I was in the hospital — they said, ‘Did you smoke when you were pregnant?’ I said, ‘I did within the past 30 days. I said I have really bad esophageal spasms and I throw up every 5 minutes, I can’t even eat.’ And they said, ‘Okay, some moms do that. We are not here to judge, we are writing down your information.'” A rep for Evans did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. “And after I had Ensley