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  • Awkward family photos are enjoyable to look at any time of the year, but the Christmas-themed variety take the fruitcake. This year we are learning that awkward family photos are even funnier when a famous politician gets in on the game. Tony Blair released his Christmas card with his wife, Cherie. And now the only thing people are noticing about the greeting is Blair's strange forced smile. What the heck is he doing with his mouth? Guess who just couldn't help themselves upon seeing this awkward work of art? Yes, the Twitterverse. Tweets poured in mocking the former prime minister of England. Here are a few standout disses:

    "The strange thing about Tony Blair's Christmas card is how the teeth seem to follow you round the room."
    "I like how Tony Blair's Christmas card is really nice and definitely not terrifying/the stuff of nightmares."
    Our favorite part of poking fun at the Blair card was the comparison to the infamous engagement photo that Chandler from "Friends" posed for.  

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  • Less than 24 hours after Disney and Lucasfilm released the first official trailer for "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," one fan created and released his own Lego remake of it.
    Star Wars fan Snooperking filmed a shot-for-shot Lego recreation of the 88-second teaser, which includes a helmetless Stormtrooper, a rolling droid, a mysterious Sith lord, and of course the Millennium Falcon.
    "I had nothing to do yesterday, so I started once the trailer came out. So I built the Falcon, the X-wing, the speeder bike, a mini TIE fighter, tried to build all the sets and get all my mini-figures put together," Snooperking wrote, "Then just filming took forever, especially the special effects."
    There have been over 2.4 million YouTube views of this Lego "Star Wars" trailer, and the fans love it, writing comments such as:
    "I kind of like this Lego version better than the original trailer."
    "Yeah. In a nutshell, this had to happen. And I'm glad it did."
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  • You already know that babies and sloths are both cute, even just on their own. Well get ready for this. We want you to meet 5-month-old Alia, whose best friend is an adorable sloth named Daisy. Alia's parents, Julia and Jason Heckathorn, say that ever since the pair met when Alia was just 2 days old, they have been inseparable. The couple decided to adopt the sloth just before they found out they were pregnant with Alia, so basically their friendship was fate.
    Alia and Daisy's favorite activities include napping and reading books. Mom Julia, who is a children's book illustrator, loves to include her pet animals in her Hidden Clover books to better educate children about caring for the environment. She said, "The sloth and baby have been growing up together, taking walks together, and working alongside mommy as I write my books and travel to schools. It may sound like an unusual situation, but the look on the schoolchildren's faces as they meet their favorite book characters in

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  • WTVC, a local TV station in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has apologized for posting a "poorly worded" tweet during the Darren Wilson grand jury verdict press conference in Ferguson, Missouri.

    The ABC affiliate tweeted: "Don't worry, Dancing with the Stars will be back on after the special report. #Ferguson."

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    Many social media users fired back at the station, calling its tweet racist and insensitive about the events taking place in Ferguson.


    The station replied back to several upset followers, but that only spurred more anger. 

    WTVC has taken down the tweet and has tweeted multiple apologies to its viewers.

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  • Cathryn Copeland and her fiancé, Conner Wood, spent months planning their Nov. 1 wedding, but when Cathryn's mother, Janet, was hospitalized with terminal cancer, their plans quickly changed.

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    The couple not only switched the date of their big day to Oct. 22 but also changed the venue: They moved the event to Janet's hospital, M.D. Anderson in Houston. Cathryn, who goes by the nickname "CC," and her mother had their hair and makeup done in Janet's hospital room.

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    Then, 75 friends and family members gathered in the hospital's garden for the ceremony. Photographer Jess Barfield, who captured the beautiful images of CC and Conner's day, said of the event, "I'll never forget the moment CC and her dad were ushered through M.D. Anderson and patients clapped and cheered all the way to the ceremony. The joy was contagious; the day was sacred."

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    Sadly, just two weeks after the couple's special ceremony, Janet passed away, but not before she got to see her daughter tie the knot with the love of

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