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Tweets, lies and Weiner-gate

New York Congressman Anthony Weiner admitted to sending lewd photos over Twitter and then lying about it. Questions remain whether his political career can survive the scandal.

The Hugging Saint

Meet Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. She's frequently called "the hugging saint" and her followers estimate she has hugged more than 27 million people. But what makes her a hero are her tireless efforts to provide food, shelter, medical care, and education to the poor.