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US deportation flight returns from Africa with all on board

The government’s efforts to deport 92 Somali nationals did not go as planned this week, when the flight encountered some snags in Senegal and returned to the U.S. with all on board.

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a statement Saturday, saying relief flight crew members were “unable to get sufficient rest due to issues with their hotel in Dakar.” 

“The aircraft, including the detainees and crew on board, remained parked at the airport to allow the relief crew time to rest,” ICE said in its statement. “During this time, the aircraft maintained power and air conditioning, and was stocked with sufficient food and water. Various logistical options were explored, and ultimately ICE decided to reschedule the mission to Somalia and return to the United States with all 92 detainees. No further details are available at this time.” 

Omar Shekhey, the executive director for the Somali American Community Center in Clarkston, said as many as nine of those on the flight lived in Georgia. The Star Tribune reported as least four were from Minnesota.

Anonymous donor buys every toy at Goodwill, gives them to children

For nearly a decade, an anonymous donor has bought every toy in a Goodwill so that any child who walks through the door leaves with something. 

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Children who walked into the store on Saturday were invited to choose a toy, stuffed animal or a book, according to The Coloradoan.

Tarryn Henkelman, 6, was able to replace her recently broken scooter with a blue one she found. 

The donor and his wife watched as children crowded around the toy section, and then they left the store unnoticed. The event has become an important family tradition for them.

Todd Wakefield worked at the store the first year the man came in and bought all the toys. 

Wakefield, who now works at Goodwill’s corporate office, made a point to attend the event this year.

"We've got some amazing people throughout our community," Wakefield said. "This is what our business is run on, people willing to give and to help their community."

Bullied boy's confessional video resonating across the globe

Holding back tears, a Tennessee boy asked a simple question. 

"Just out of curiosity -- why do they bully? What's the point of it," said Keaton Jones. 

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Keaton's confessional video about bullying has been watched more than 17 million times. His mother posted it on Facebook after Keaton asked to make a video about bullying. She was picking him up early because he was afraid to go to lunch. 

"They make fun of my nose, they call me ugly, they say I have no friends," he said. 

He said that the bullies poured milk on him during lunch. 

At the end of the video, which is not even 90 seconds, Keaton shared a message that has been resonating with people around the world. 

"People that are different don't need to be criticized about it, It's not their fault," he said. "If you are made fun, don't let it bother you. They suck."

Tears were streaming down the 11-year-old's face. 

The video was shared hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook. It's all over Twitter. People are demanding change and celebrities are tweeting in support of the middle school student, including members of the Tennessee football team. 

Along with messages of support, the video has also resulted in memes, shared to Keaton's mom's Facebook page.

The family said they have been overwhelmed with the response, and his sister said on Twitter that the messages have brought joy to Keaton.

Members of the Tennessee football team are working to organize a meeting at his school to stop the bullying and raise Keaton's spirits. 

Even with all the attention, Keaton's mom said there's still a lot of work to be done. 

"I'm humbled by the voice my boy has been given, but he's still just a little boy, and he's a little boy who desperately wants acceptance, that I have to try to find a way to navigate him through the difference in true acceptance and attention," Kimberly wrote on Facebook. 

3 doctors aboard flight save unresponsive woman

A Tampa woman said she is grateful to three doctors who saved her life during a flight home from Vietnam.

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Debbie Taylor said she started feeling sick on the plane and then became unresponsive.

That's when three doctors administered CPR until the pilot could make an emergency landing in Alaska.

"It feels really good to be alive," Taylor said. “I have some angels up there that said it wasn't my time yet."

Taylor said she temporarily entered a coma after the flight.

Taylor said she never got a chance to thank the unnamed doctors. 

"They saved my life. Thank you very much," she said.

Taylor is home and doing well, she said. 

Disney releases details on new gondola system, Disney Skyliner

Disney released new details and visuals on the gondola system that will connect some of its theme parks and hotels at Walt Disney World.

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The Disney Parks and Resorts Blog released information on the gondola system, called the Disney Skyliner. 

Each cabin will showcase Disney characters and stations will be spread out throughout the park to give visitors a scenic view of the resort. 

One station will be at the International Gateway at Epcot. Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort will be the station that serves as the system's hub where guests can transfer.

The blog did not say when the gondolas will open.

The gondola construction project comes as Disney is expanding by building new lands in Hollywood Studios and adding more rides in Magic Kingdom and Epcot.

Concussion expert irate when Texans’ QB returns after hard hit

Hard hits are not unusual in the NFL, but the one Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage took Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers was particularly scary. When Savage returned to the game moments later, it drew an angry response from the founding CEO of Concussion Legacy Foundation on Twitter.

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Savage was hit by 49ers defensive end Elvis Dumervil as he threw an incomplete pass on third down, ESPN reported. The quarterback had trouble getting up and his hands were shaking.

After being evaluated by the Texans’ medical staff, Savage returned to the game three minutes later and threw two incomplete passes before being replaced by T.J. Yates with two minutes left in the half.

Chris Nowinski, a former professional wrestler with the WWE and author of “Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis,” tweeted that he was “disgusted” by Savage’s return to action.

“I would not let my worst enemy go through the 2017 #NFL sideline concussion protocol,” tweeted Nowinski, who is co-director of Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy.

After taking the hit, Savage spoke with the Texans’ medical staff, ESPN reported. Before the Texans' next offensive series, a team official held Savage's jersey and arm as he tried to return to the field. Savage argued with the team official; after coming off the field a second time, Savage was escorted to the locker room by the team's trainer.

The Texans ruled Savage out with a concussion, ESPN reported.

Let it snow: Bills players, fans brave wintry conditions in Buffalo

Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White did his best to stay warm before Sunday’s game in western New York. 

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It wasn’t working.

The Bills were hosting the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field, and players, coaches and fans were exposed to a strong snowstorm.

During warm-ups Sunday, White did his best to avoid becoming frozen. He danced and moved to stay warm. As a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, it is unlikely that White has ever seen conditions like this: temperatures below 30 degrees when the game began at 1 p.m., winds out of the west at 18 mph, a wind chill that made the temperature feel like 16 degrees, and visibility of less than a third of a mile.

The players weren’t the only ones cold. Fans braved the chilly weather to cheer for the Bills.

And you can’t say the fans in Buffalo don’t have a sense of humor.

Watch: Dramatic finish at Dallas Marathon

It was an agonizing finish, but a psychiatrist from New York City won the women’s division of the BMW Dallas Marathon after stumbling a few times and getting some help before breaking the tape, WFAA reported.

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Chandler Self, a Texas A&M graduate, won the women’s title in an unofficial time of 2:53:58. She was leading the women’s marathon field by several minutes when her legs gave out, WFAA reported.

Self fell down several times and was helped to the finish line by Ariana Luterman, a high school student. Self staggered and fell and she grabbed the tape at the finish line.

Self was treated after finishing the race.

Keith Pierce, the winner in the men's division, ran the race with an unofficial time of 2:27:17. 

Massachusetts first responders rescue man from sinking car

A Massachusetts man who crashed his car into a pond was rescued by the Winchendon Fire Department.

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According to the department's Facebook page, it received a call around 4 a.m. Sunday about a car that drove onto and crashed through Hunts Pond.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a car in the water -- with a person still in it.

The driver was able to escape the vehicle and was sitting on the roof.

The car was about 10 feet from shore, and was sinking into an estimated 8 to 10 feet of water.

Police officers and firefighters were waiting for the proper equipment to help pull the man from the water, but quickly realized they wouldn't have enough time.

Instead, they threw a rope to the man and had him tie it around himself. 

And thanks to the help of a few officers, firefighters, and a public works crewman, they pulled the man out of the water safely -- unhurt.

After saving the man, police were also able to pull the vehicle out of the water. 

Sting performs at Florida Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Gala

Grammy Award-winning musician Sting performed Saturday night during the Florida Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Gala in St. Petersburg, The Tampa Bay Times reported.

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Sting, 66, who has won 16 Grammys as a solo artist and as a member of The Police, sang some of his notable hits, including “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” “Roxanne” and “Englishman in New York,” the Times reported.

Born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner in 1951, Sting earned his first Grammy in 1980 with The Police. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with The Police in 2003.

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