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  • A pregnant woman holds her partner's hand while a hospital technician checks on the unborn baby with an ultrasound machine. The technician then turns to the couple and asks if they want to know what they're having. They nod.

    "You're having a lesbian," the technician says. The overjoyed parents-to-be break into smiles.

    The Australian commercial was created to promote awareness of and support for gay marriage, according to whatruhaving.org, the organization behind the video. There is also a similar billboard that features the tagline, "Congratulations, you're having a lesbian."

    Shelley Argent, spokeswoman from Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, told Australia's news.com.au that the campaign was designed to show Australian families that children are born gay.

    "Being lesbian or gay is not a choice," she told news.com.au. "It's got nothing to do with culture or parenting skills. It's just the way you are. You're born that way."

    The campaign was thought up by Steve Minon, a freelance

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    A divorced Minnesota woman discovered that the man she'd been communicating with online for roughly a year was actually her ex-husband, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The woman has since filed stalking charges.

    Brian Matthew Cornelius, 36, allegedly created an "elaborate online persona" before communicating with his ex-wife. During the course of their online courtship, his ex-wife revealed many intimate details of her life, including her thoughts and feelings about her ex-husband, according to the Pioneer Press article.

    The paper reports that prosecutors claim Cornelius observed his ex-wife's home through a webcam. He also convinced her to "skip a court appearance in which she was seeking an order for protection against him." The charge against her ex-husband was then dropped, the Pioneer Press reported.

    Eventually the woman was able to figure out that "Aaron Carpenter" was actually Brian Cornelius. The Pioneer Press explains that Cornelius showed up at places where the woman had

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  • John Simpson is dying of pancreatic cancer and may have just days to live. Before he goes, he wants to see his dog one more time.

    Simpson's pet Chihuahua, Mr. Cutie, went missing several days ago, after digging a hole under a fence in Simpson's backyard in Holiday, Fla., Fox 13 reports. Unfortunately, the dog wasn't wearing tags.

    Simpson, a Vietnam veteran, has been staying in a hospice room during what may be his final days. A friend was watching Mr. Cutie at Simpson's home. The friend believes Mr. Cutie was looking for Simpson when he escaped, according to Fox 13.

    Via Fox 13:

    "That dog's never tried to dig a hole. Saturday was the first time I took the dog here to hospice. That next day, he got out. I really think he was looking for John," friend Ann Marie Gemmel said Wednesday.

    Simpson told Fox 13 that his one wish is for his dog to return. "When you're growing up you're asked, 'If you could have one wish, what would you wish for?' Back in those days, I used to say, 'As many wishes

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