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WATCH: Trump surprises group of kids as White House tours resume

White House tours resumed Tuesday, and visitors were surprised by none other than President Donald Trump himself.

A video of a screaming crowd and an adoring boy meeting the president in person was shared by midmorning Tuesday.

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President Trump surprises visitors at White House as tours resumePresident Donald J. Trump surprises visitors at The White House as public tours resume for the first time since he took office. by ABC News on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

First lady Melania Trump said in a February press release:

“I am excited to reopen the White House to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come each year. The White House is a remarkable and historic site and we are excited to share its beauty and history. I am committed to the restoration and preservation of our Nation’s most recognizable landmark.”

The initial delay in public tours was the result of positions in the White House Visitors Office not being immediately filled following Trump’s inauguration. The office oversees activities such as White House tours, the Easter Egg Roll and the National Christmas Tree festivities.

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Those wishing to learn about the White House tours can find more information here.

School lets sleepy students nap

It sounds like a dream, being able to nap during class without getting in trouble with the teacher. 

Students in several New Mexico high schools are seeing that dream come true, sort of. 

Instead of pushing back start times, a few schools in Las Cruces have brought in sleep pods, NBC News reported.

Students can now take a 20-minute doze between classes, which is helping them learn.

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The pods, made by MetroNaps, include a chair that reclines and is covered by a sensory-reduction bubble that envelops the napper's head and body, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

One school has the pods installed in its health center. They are not just being used for students and staff who feel sleepy.

Linda Summers, who secured the grant to purchase the pods, said that someone with a headache or high blood pressure, is sent to the pod. It has also helped calm down students after fights.

Instead of leaving school when they don't feel well, students were able to return to class 99 out of 100 times when school officials tracked the results.

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, teenagers need 9 to 10 hours a sleep a day. But the institute's research says that 40 percent of teens report being too sleepy. Teens not only have eight hours or so of school; many have homework, sports, part-time jobs and chores to accomplish every day that cut into their sleep schedules.

For more on how to get more sleep, click here.

Loving family adopts girl born with no arms, legs

A family is sharing their special adoption story with the world after they welcomed a girl born without arms or legs into their lives.

“Special-needs adoption has changed our family forever,” Adrienne Stewart wrote in a Facebook post that was shared by the Love What Matters Facebook page. “When we found our daughter, we did not think that we were qualified or prepared enough to parent a child like her, a child born without arms and legs, but we knew that we could love her and that loving her was what mattered most!” 

Their story is spreading around the world.

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Stewart spotted Maria’s face on a list of children in need of adoption. Maria lived at an orphanage in the Philippines and was in need of a family willing to take on her special needs.

“We knew we had to adopt her,” said Stewart.

The process took about a year to complete, but by October 2015, they were able to bring the girl home .

“She’s very loving,” said Stewart.

Stewart already had three children, two girls and a 6-year-old boy who was also adopted from the Philippines.

Stewart said Maria fits right in.

“We were scared to begin with, not knowing what to expect, but everything has fallen into place,” Stewart said. “It seems like a big thing when you start out, but everything just works out.”

Girl tells teacher about weed her dad grows in the backyard

Kids say the darndest things.

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Dax Holt, a former producer at TMZ, recorded a conversation he had with his daughter, Skylar, about an awkward exchange he had with her teacher.

“When I got to your school, your teacher said, ‘I heard you have a lot of weed at your house,'” Holt told Skylar. “Are we growing weed at our house?”

“Yeah,” said Skylar.

“A lot of it?” asks Holt, to which Skylar responds, “Yeah, just a little bit, but it’s going to grow a lot.”

“Do you want to show people what you’re talking about?” Holt asks.

Skylar then leads him to the backyard to point out the “weed.”

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My child's teacher: "so Skylar tells me you guys have a ton of weed at home."Me: "umm"Teacher: "she said you're growing it"Me:Posted by Dax Holt on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Lego set to honor women of NASA, including Katherine Johnson of 'Hidden Figures'

Lego fans, we have liftoff.

The Denmark-based toy maker announced Tuesday that it will release a fan-designed Women of NASA set featuring minifigures of mathematician Katherine Johnson – whose story was told in the Academy Award-nominated film "Hidden Figures" – and four other trailblazers.

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Everything is AWESOME! @LegoNASAWomen has been approved by #LEGO and will soon be available in stores!!!— Lego NASA Women (@LegoNASAWomen) February 28, 2017

Science editor and writer Maia Weinstock submitted the set to the Lego Ideas competition "to celebrate accomplished women in the STEM professions," a Lego Ideas spokeswoman said in a video.

"We're really excited to be able to introduce Maia's Women of NASA set for its inspirational value as well as build-and-play experience," the spokeswoman said.

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According to its project description page, the set also features minifigures of Sally Ride, America's first woman in space; Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space; computer scientist Margaret Hamilton; and astronomer Nancy Grace Roman.

Lego said it is still working on the set's design and will have more details about pricing and availability later this year or early next year.

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#KinleyOnEllen: Twitter rallies behind girl, 6, after only one guest attends birthday party

Six-year-old Kinley Montgomery’s birthday party did not turn out as planned, and it went viral.

When only one guest showed up to the princess-themed party, Kinley’s older sister, Kelsey Patton, took to Twitter.

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my little sisters birthday party is today & only one girl showed up— kelsey (@dirtyjauregui) February 25, 2017

This photo now has more than 1,200 replies, 12,000 retweets and 22,000 favorites. 

Kelsey, who lives in Champaign, Illinois, told Buzzfeed News that Kinley’s other friends had RSVPed, but didn’t show up that day. They tried to protect Kinley by telling her that her friends were sick. 

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According to Kelsey’s Twitter, people from across the world were wishing her sister a happy birthday and asking to send her cards. 

God that's so sad and she's so young Wish her a happy birthday from Italy and from the whole Twitterverse.— Marco (@marcotweets) February 25, 2017

Now, Twitter users are calling on Ellen DeGeneres to throw Kinley a party. So far DeGeneres hasn’t responded, but Twitter isn’t giving up yet. They started #KinleyOnEllen.

@TheEllenShow do yo thang and give this little girl the BEST DISNEY BIRTHDAY PARTY EVER #KinleyonEllen— Jelayna (@jelaynanoelle) February 27, 2017 <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

Read more at Buzzfeed News.

Vasectomy didn’t stop Georgia couple from having a baby anyway

You might remember the story of a Georgia woman, who was quite surprised to learn she was pregnant because her husband had had a vasectomy.

Well that couple has now welcomed their fourth child.

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 Back in August, Tim Brummel posted a video on YouTube about the couple’s unlikely pregnancy.

The video starts with Tim explaining how he surprised his wife, Rachel King Brummel. He said for a few days, she had been "acting pregnant," feeling a bit nauseated, hungry and tired. They thought it was impossible, since Tim had recently undergone a vasectomy.


But when Tim called the doctor, he found out it was possible.

Before bed one night, he disabled the water in the house so that the toilets wouldn't flush. The next morning, he tested Rachel's urine in the toilet with a home pregnancy test when she wasn't around.

He broke the news to her with a card, flowers and the positive test.

Tim says there are not too many secrets these days – and that he’s happy to announce their son was born on Feb. 23.

The delivery went smoothly and both mother and baby are healthy and doing well.

They named him Merrit Andrew Brummel.

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“We had found out that the name Merrit meant ‘the little famous one’ and it just seemed to fit,” Tim said.


Tim said that even though Merrit may not have been in their plans, the couple is grateful for him and knows God has something special in store for him.

Single mother's tax return Facebook post goes viral

A Facebook post a single mother wrote about her tax return has gained a lot of attention online.

The woman, Christina Knaack, posted a photo of receipt and wrote, “I got back $5,600 on my taxes. Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or fancy electronics, I paid my rent for the year.”

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Knaack posted the photo Wednesday. As of Thursday afternoon, the post had received more than 90,000 shares and more than 26,000 comments.

Many have commented in support of Knaack: “Great job!” “Wow!! Good for you!!” and “You are such an example of a responsible mother! I don't know you, but I'm so very proud of you!”

Knaack told WHNS she is a single mother raising a 4-month-old and 2-year-old on a minimum-wage job.

"It's pretty crazy," she told WHNS. "I was just sharing a milestone with my friends and family."

Posted by Christina Knaack on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Police department helps girl solve math problem during homework emergency

A girl got the homework help she needed when facing a math emergency thanks to her local police department.

A series of photos shared by the Marion, Ohio, Police Department Facebook page shows a message a fifth-grade student sent the department, asking for help solving a math problem. The girl’s mother, Molly Draper, originally shared the images online.

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My daughter. Cause...  She's my daughter.Posted by Molly Draper on Friday, February 17, 2017

Here’s a transcript of the conversation:

Student: I’m having trouble with my homework. Could you help me?

Police department: What’s up?

Student: Well I don’t understand (8+29) x 15

Police department: Do the numbers in the parentheses first so in essence it would be 37 x 15

Student: OK, now if I had this (90+27) + (29+15) x 2

Police department: Take the answer from the first parentheses plus the answer from the second parentheses and multiply that answer times two. Work left to right doing the work inside the parentheses first.

While the police department wasn’t entirely right on the second question (remember the order of operations!), people on social media were touched by officers' willingness to help.

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“That y’all took the time to help is wonderful. I love positive stories about police. Thank you!!” wrote Facebook user Lili Michaela Schaumburg.

“Love, love, love this a thousand times over. So proud that our MPD is doing amazing things for our community. This is what it’s all about! Thank you Marion Police Department!” wrote Sarah Mae.

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Draper said she was touched by the department’s act of service toward her daughter.

“Thank you, Marion, Ohio, Police Department, for truly building relationships with the community,” Draper wrote.

Walmart cashier helps struggling family pay for groceries

A South Carolina Walmart cashier's heartwarming act of kindness for a struggling family of five has gone viral.

According to WGHP, Ashley Jordan; her husband, Michael; and their youngest daughter went to a Columbia Walmart on Saturday to buy groceries.

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"We literally dread going to Walmart and buying groceries, period, because my husband's whole check goes to food for our family," Jordan, a stay-at-home mom, wrote on Facebook. "I will say that I'm not a fan of shopping at Walmart because of how rude some of the people can be. But after tonight, my whole perspective has changed."

That's because of cashier Sharnique Dasant. As the Jordans started to unload two carts of groceries while trying to soothe their fussy daughter, Dasant knew she had to help.

"As we're scanning and scanning, she got in front of me, and it's like I saw a different face on her," Dasant told WLTX. "And I just had ... a little man on my shoulder that was like, 'Give her $100, give her $100.'"

Dasant said she told Jordan, "God told me to give you $100," walked to the other side of the register and slid her own card to pay half of the family's grocery bill. 

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"This sweet woman whom I never met in my life paid for half of my groceries! I was in complete shock because I never expected anything like that to ever happen," Jordan wrote on Facebook.

After the Jordans got back into their car, "we just looked at each other and smiled, and at that moment, we both knew things were going to be OK because there truly are good people out there," Jordan wrote. "Thank you so much, Sharnique Dasant. You truly are a blessing and you will never realize how much you helped us out and how much faith you have put back into our hearts."

Jordan's post quickly went viral, garnering more than 27,000 likes and 6,600 shares.

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