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  • Our story today has a bad beginning with a surprisingly good ending. Recently, Tona Herndon was grieving the loss of her husband of more than 60 years at his gravesite in Bethany, Oklahoma. Herndon's husband had died the week before the visit. While at the cemetery, she was allegedly mugged by Shane Lunsford. After a search by police, a surveillance video helped put 39-year-old Lunsford behind bars.

    Now, that could have been the end of the story, but there's more. Lunsford's 15-year-old son, Christian, asked to meet Herndon this past Sunday in a church parking lot to try to make amends. Christian apologized to Herndon and gave her $250 in cash that his father had recently given him for a band trip. Christian said he was not surprised to hear of his father's behavior and added, "When I found out this whole situation, I didn't know if it was hers or his or how — I just knew I needed to give the money to her."

    But instead of keeping the cash from Christian, Herndon handed it right back to

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  • Millennials are never absent from conversations about the future, and those conversations range from practical to downright insulting. How will the world change as this generation grows up? How will social sharing and the workforce change? Are millennials too self-obsessed to put down their phones and get ajob? As part of Yahoo News' live-stream event, " Born Digital," experts and college students tackled what people are doing wrong on social media and what they can do right. This generation has grown up with sharing (or oversharing) every aspect of life. How do you navigate what helps you and what turns you into a public embarrassment?

    Farnoosh Torabi, of Yahoo's own "Financially Fit," was joined by Matthew Segal, founder and CEO of OurTime.org, an organization that works to help young people get ahead; Dan Schawbel, author of "Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success"; and Cara Friedman, senior director of marketing at Likeable Media. We also heard some social media tips

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  • Here at Trending Now, we appreciate a good love story, especially one that involves dresses. Paul and Margot Brockmann from Los Angeles have been ballroom dancing for more than 50 years. Paul wanted his wife to look special each time throughout the years. He said he and Margot "went ballroom dancing every week, and I wanted her to have a different dress for every dance."

    After all the years of racking up the gowns, the Brockmanns now have a collection of more than 55,000 dresses! Paul purchased dresses at estate sales, department stores, and antique shows before, after, and even sometimes during work, which might be why many of the dresses have never been worn — there were just too many! Well, after 56 years of marriage, Paul, now 78, and Margot, now 76, decided it was time to start selling the dresses, mostly because it costs thousands of dollars each month to store the collection. Paul set up a website, 55ThousandDresses.com, where the Brockmanns' prized dresses can be purchased. But

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  • Cops and teenagers don't always get along, especially when it comes to activities like biking and skating. The preponderance of " Skateboarding Is Not a Crime" signs is an example. A YouTube video out of the city of Wyoming, Minnesota, though, is disproving the idea that teens who engage in extreme sports and police are natural enemies. It would appear, in fact, that some cops know their way around a BMX bike and can do sick stunts that might make teens feel sheepish about their own talents.

    The video was posted to YouTube a few weeks ago by user Benny Milam and is titled "Cop goes biking." In it, an officer can be seen jumping a bike off a ramp and kicking out the back wheel with flair, and also doing a well-executed 360-degree turn on his back wheel. It is obviously pretty impressive to the kids checking it out. The video made it big on Reddit, where commenters loved the unlikely stuntman. One person, claiming to be from the town, wrote, "The place just opened at the beginning of the

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  • So when I say "drone," you say ... government secret? Cover-up? Military strike? Even if none of these is the case, the answer "breathtaking views" probably wouldn't make it onto the "Family Feud" survey board. But if you're not already in the know about all the good things drones can do, this cool video may change your perspective (no pun intended) on the pilotless planes.

    Filmmaker Eric Cheng strapped a GoPro HD camera to a DJI Phantom Quadcopter and used a remote monitor to capture footage of Steamer Lane, a popular stretch for surfers in Santa Cruz, California. Using footage from seven flights, each four minutes long, and an hour of editing time, Cheng highlights the scenic coastline while showcasing some very cool technology.

    The DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter sells on Amazon.com for $679, with the GoPro mount and remote included. It comes ready to fly, so you can take it out of the box, attach its propellers, and send it off. In addition to cruising around, the drone also

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