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  • The last time Robin Roberts was on "GMA" it was right before the show's co-anchor left to begin her medical treatment for MDS, a rare blood disorder.

    The night before she entered the hospital, the "GMA" family helped lift her spirits.

    READ MORE: Robin's Bone Marrow Transplant Procedure Explained

    Robin has been in the hospital for 11 days, but her "GMA" family has been close by to cheer her on and offer support.

    Robin completed eight days of intense chemotherapy treatment in preparation of her bone marrow transplant scheduled for this morning.

    Click HERE to Follow Robin's Journey

    Many transplant recipients refer to the day of their transplant as their new birthday.

    Read More: All About MDS

    So on her new birthday, Robin has a message for all of us:

    "This journey is as much about the mind as it is the body," she said, in a video that aired on "GMA" today.

    "Your thoughts. Thoughts are so powerful. You've got to change the way you think in order to change the way you

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  • Robyn Lawley: First Plus-Size Ralph Lauren Model

    ABC News' Matt Knox and Anna Wild report:

    She's one of fashion's hottest new faces.

    Robyn Lawley is turning heads, not just for her beauty, but for her 6 foot 2 inch height and curvy size 12 shape. At age 23, the Australian model has embraced her figure, and mainstream fashion magazines are taking notice.

    Gracing the covers of French Elle and Vogue Italia, she recently became the first plus-sized model ever to spearhead a campaign for high-end fashion designer Ralph Lauren. She is defying the odds with this unheard of move in an industry that glorifies being thin.

    "Robyn is absolutely paving the way for fuller figured women to land these larger campaigns," People magazine's senior writer Jen Garcia said.

    She began modeling at age 16, but struggled to keep up with the industry's skinny standards.

    "I did unfortunately. I got a huge amount of pressure to diet. And my body, it was such a battle for me to do that because I'm such a big bone, and I'm tall and I'm broad. I

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  • Woman Sues Ex Over Trove of Secret Tapes

    An Ohio woman is suing her ex-husband after she said he spied on her with a hidden video camera, microphone and a GPS for months in their home.

    Cathy Zang learned about the recordings during their 2009 divorce proceedings after 14 years of marriage, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Her ex-husband, Joe Zang, a homebuilder in Ohio, admitted to installing all the equipment, but denied doing anything wrong, according to court documents.

    After learning of the secret recordings, Cathy Zang searched her home and found numerous recording devices.

    "There it is! There it is! I found it. In the eye hole right here on the plug, I mean outlet," said her son, Zach Holbrook, on the recording.

    "He [Joe Zang] put small microphones and small cameras in wall outlets and disguised them as actual wall outlets. It's a complete view of the computer area, the kitchen area, the living room area," said Cathy Zang's attorney, Don Roberts.

    Joe Zang and his attorney did not return ABC News' calls.

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  • Schwarzenegger Memoir Promises 'Story You Don't Know'

    Have you seen the trailer for Schwarzenegger's "Total Recall"? Not the 1990 movie - the book.

    "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story," Schwarzenegger's eagerly-awaited memoir, will be released by Simon & Schuster on Monday, Oct.  1.  According to the publisher, in the book Schwarzenegger, 65, traces his journey from Thal, Austria, where he was born in 1947, to Los Angeles, where he moved at the age of 21. He tells how he became "the strongest and most muscular man in the world," as he says in the trailer, and then kept climbing his unique ladder toward The American Dream: millionaire businessman, movie star, major politician married to American royalty.

    In 2011 Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after being married 25 years. A week earlier, it was reported that Schwarzenegger had fathered a child with his and Shriver's longtime housekeeper.

    Since then Schwarzenegger has resumed his acting career, starring in The Expendables 2. He

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  • Tori Spelling in Hospital After Emergency Surgery

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    Tori Spelling is recovering after undergoing emergency surgery over the weekend because of complications from giving birth to her fourth child, E!Online reports.

    The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star underwent surgery "due to complications from her C section," a representative for Spelling said, adding that she "remains in the hospital and is resting comfortably."

    RELATED: It's a Boy for Tori Spelling

    Spelling gave birth to her fourth child, Finn Davey McDermott, on August 30.

    Spelling also landed in the hospital after giving birth to her third child, 10-month-old Hattie last year. The actress reportedly went to the hospital for postpartum depression and migraines.

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  • NYC Landmark Becomes Living Room In the Sky

    ABC News' Darcy Bonfils and Katie Kindelan report:

    As cars zip around and unsuspecting crowds stroll by, seven stories high above them one of New York City's boldest new art projects is underway.

    The art project is on a 70-foot high statue of Christopher Columbus built in 1892 that today stands as one of the city's most famous landmarks.

    The project is the work of Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi who is building a contemporary living room surrounding the statue in Manhattan's Columbus Circle. When it opens Sept. 20, the free exhibit, called " Discovering Columbus," will allow visitors to climb stairs to the living room for a close-up look at the statue and a rare view of the city and neighboring Central Park.

    PHOTOS: First Look at 'Discovering Columbus'

    "This is the first chance any of us will actually have to get face-to-face with this amazing statue," Nicholas Baume, the director and chief curator of the nonprofit Public Art Fund that commissioned the work, told " Good Morning

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  • Firenado Caught on Video By Australian Filmmaker

    A rare sight captured on camera, this startling phenomenon looks like a swirling inferno. It's called a "firenado."

    A stream of 100-foot-high flames ignited deep in the heart of the Australian outback where firefighters have been battling bush fires for nearly a week. This region hasn't seen rainfall since the end of April.

    Chris Tangey, an Australian filmmaker, was scouting locations for a movie shoot near Alice Springs, Australia when he caught this incredible footage. ABC News licensed the stunning video from the 52-year-old filmmaker, who said he was standing about 1,000 feet from the action.

    "I knew within 30 seconds that this was a very unique event, probably globally, making the sound of a jet engine. It just didn't even look real to us," Tangey said.

    Firenados occur when intense tornado-like ground-level winds come in contact with fire, propelling upwards in a column of warm, rising air. The phenomenon usually lasts for two minutes, but Tangey found

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  • Jewel: Being a Mom Is Christmas Every Day

    The world knows her simply as Jewel, the four-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter who rose to fame with her breakout hit, "Who Will Save Your Soul," and who has stayed on top of the charts thanks to her loyal fans.

    READ MORE: One-on-One With Jewel

    For the past year, however, another role has occupied the superstar's time: that of mom.

    "It's remarkable," Jewel, 38, told " Good Morning America" correspondent Cameron Mathison, who caught up with the music star at the Stephenville, Texas, ranch she shares with her husband, rodeo star Ty Murray, 42, and their 14-month-old son, Kase Townes.

    "Everybody tells you…you can't imagine the love, and it's really true," she said. "I was telling my husband it feels like a Christmas present you get to open for the rest of your life. He just keeps unwrapping and unwrapping and every day is a new, exciting layer."

    PHOTOS: At Home With Jewel

    Life as a mom inspired Jewel to become an author. After writing and recording

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  • Weight-Loss Drug Qsymia Debuts

    ABC News' Cathy Becker and Sharon Alfonsi report:

    The diet drug Qsymia that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this year is available by prescription starting today.

    (ABC)Data presented by the manufacturer of the drug, Vivus, showed that it helped patients lose about 10 percent of their body weight. Qsymia is a combination of two medications that have long been used in weight management. One is an appetite suppressant and the other reduces cravings for food.

    An advisory panel voted 20-2 to approve the drug in February, the first time the FDA voted to approve a weight-loss drug in more than 13 years. It's the FDA's latest move to give doctors and their patients more tools to fight excessive weight gain as obesity rates continue to bulge in the U.S. and around the world.

    Contrary to other weight-loss products, the FDA has indicated Qsymia as an approved product for female patients of child-bearing age.  Patients in that category can use the drug

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  • Woman Testifies in Her Stalker's Murder Trial

    ABC News' Steve Osunsami reports:

    A 17-year-old murder case has brought a convicted stalker face-to-face in a Georgia courtroom with the woman he harassed. He is now on trial, accused of killing her roommate as an act of revenge for reporting him to police.

    Waseem Daker spent nearly 10 years in jail for stalking Loretta Spencer Blatz. The two met on a paintball team in 1995, and he refused to take a hint, calling her at all hours, showing up at her home, refusing to leave, and even breaking into her home.

    Daker was convicted in 1996. But before he went to jail, Blatz's roommate, Karmen Smith, was found strangled to death in the home she and Blatz shared. Smith was a Delta flight attendant, and lived at the home with her five-year-old son. The boy was stabbed multiple times during the attack, but survived.

    Police long suspected Daker was responsible for the attack, but they weren't able to connect Daker to the murder until 2009 - three years after he was released on the

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