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Special counsel moves to enforce jail term for former Trump aide George Papadopoulos
Nov21

Special counsel moves to enforce jail term for former Trump aide George Papadopoulos

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The team of special counsel Robert Mueller asked a judge Wednesday to reject last-ditch efforts by one-time Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to avoid his looming prison term.”The defendant received wh…

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reverses stance on civil rights probes that led to lawsuit
Nov21

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reverses stance on civil rights probes that led to lawsuit

Alex Wong/Getty Images)(WASHINGTON) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reversing a controversial decision on how the federal government manages its massive backlog of civil rights complaints by students and their families, agreeing to no longer dism…

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Trump submits written responses to special counsel Robert Mueller
Nov21

Trump submits written responses to special counsel Robert Mueller

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has submitted his answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, the president’s attorneys told ABC News.”The President today answered written questions submitted by The Spec…

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Former NFL player Jeff Rohrer on coming out and same-sex marriage: ‘I followed my heart’
Nov21

Former NFL player Jeff Rohrer on coming out and same-sex marriage: ‘I followed my heart’

joshuaandjeffrey/Instagram(NEW  YORK) — When retired NFL player Jeff Rohrer tied the knot with Joshua Ross over the weekend, becoming the first ex-NFL player to be in a same-sex marriage, he said the decision was a relief after living in the closet for most of his life.

“I followed my heart,” the 59-year-old told ABC News.

It wasn’t until he divorced his wife a decade ago that he was able to truly tap into his feelings.

“I was living the life of a straight man for most of my life,” he said. “My generation, it just was never part of the narrative.”

Rohrer, an ex-Cowboys player, married 36-year-old Ross, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” aesthetician, over the weekend in front of more than 100 family and friends.

Rohrer came out to the world last week.

“I feared the worst with my kids, I feared the worst with my family, I feared the worst with my friends, I feared the worst with my teammates,” he said. “I feared the worst with past teammates and I would say 99.4 percent I was wrong.”

Ross and Rohrer said they’ve heard from other athletes grappling with the same issues.

“There was a young kid playing, I don’t think it was professional baseball I think it was college baseball, and he basically sent along a message saying thank you so much and I need advice,” Ross said.

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Hockey fan’s homemade sign requesting a kidney lands her a life-saving donation
Nov21

Hockey fan’s homemade sign requesting a kidney lands her a life-saving donation

ABCNews.com(PITTSBURGH) — One hockey fan’s homemade sign ultimately saved her life after she used it to ask strangers for a kidney donation.

Kelly Sowatsky, 31, was desperately in need of a kidney. So last April she took matters into her own hands at a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game.

Penguins fan: Seeking hero. pic.twitter.com/jAeA81Wny7

— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 31, 2018

“I thought this was my last chance to get the attention of somebody in a really big way,” Sowatsky told “Good Morning America” on Tuesday.

A hockey fan asked for a kidney on a homemade sign during a game — and found a match! @PaulaFaris has more on their emotional reunion. https://t.co/W1vUNMab63 pic.twitter.com/8BNrSTdvcG

— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 21, 2018

Sowatsky created a sign that said, “Calling all hockey fans! I need a kidney! Gratefully yours, Kelly,” along with a phone number.

The Penguins tweeted a photo of Sowatsky holding the sign and it soon went viral.

The tweet caught the attention of fellow Penguins fan Jeff Lynd, who reached out to Sowatsky on Facebook.

“I saw desperation, I saw courage and I saw she needed help,” Lynd told “GMA.” “I knew that my blood type matched. I had this feeling it was something I just had to do.”

Sowatsky and Lynd, who happen to also be teachers, met and were indeed a match.

Two weeks ago, Dr. Amit Tevar performed the life-saving surgery at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“Jeff had an excellent kidney to donate,” Tevar told “GMA.” “Kelly should do very well for a very, very long time with that kidney.”

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