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'The sexy lady' and other hotel photo tricks: It's hard not to fall in love with the gorgeous marketing photos that hotels use to entice guests. But buyer beware: That resort advertising itself as an oasis of peace may turn out to be next to a noisy construction site.
Rep. Giffords stands with assistance: Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was able to stand with assistance on Wednesday, an aide said, with her doctor adding that the congresswoman has the strength to stand on her own.
Doctor accused of murdering patient, newborns:¬†¬†A Philadelphia physician was charged Wednesday with murder and other offenses related to illegal, late-term abortions.
Stepmother of dismembered girl charged with bigamy: The stepmother of a disabled girl whose remains were found after she went missing in North Carolina has been indicted on a bigamy charge.
Kelly Preston: Silent birth gave me peaceful kids: A week after Kelly Preston and husband John Travolta shared photos of their new addition with the world, Preston is opening up on the more intimate details of baby Benjamin‚Äôs arrival.