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Neil Diamond has decided to donate the royalties that he has gained this week from his song "Sweet Caroline" to the One Fund Boston, sources report.
The song sold 19,000 tracks with sales up 597 percent this week after the New York Yankees and other sports teams played the song as a tribute to Boston after the bombings, ESPN reports.
The song has been played in the eighth inning of every Boston Red Sox game since 2002, CNN reports.
One Fund Boston has raised more than $23 million dollars as of Wednesday in an effort to help the people most effected by the bombings, CNN reports

The FBI released surveillance camera pictures of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing Thursday, so the public could help identify them, sources report.
One man wearing a white baseball cap and another wearing black baseball cap, both with backpacks, were seen walking one behind the other near the finish line during the event that happened three days ago, CBS News reports.
FBI agent Richard DesLauriers said, the man in the white cap was seen setting down the backpack at the site of the second bomb, Star Tribune reports.

6-year-old shot by 4-year-old

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A New Jersey boy was shot an killed by his playmate, Tuesday as his parents stood in a yard nearby, CNN reports.
6-year-old Brandon Holt was playing in his playmate's yard when the 4-year-old went into his house and retrieved a .22 caliber rifle and then shot Holt in the head from 15 yards away. It is still unclear if the gun discharged accidentally or if the boy pulled the trigger, ABC News reports.
This follows another shooting involving a 4-year-old boy in Tennessee, CNN reports.

The Bird Flu strikes in China

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Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after bird flu was found in pigeons being sold there, CNN reports.
This sickness has spread to humans and there have been 21 cases reported, one week after it was announced to be found in humans for the first time, Aljazeera reports.
Six people have died from this strain of disease including a 64-year-old man who died hours after he was diagnosed with the disease, CNN reports.

U.S. delays missile testing to not anger North Korea

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The United States has decided to delay missile testing in California, scheduled for next week, to avoid tension with North Korea, Reuters reports.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made the decision Friday, the Associated Press reports,
The test was not related to previous exercises done between South Korea and the U.S. that had angered North Korea, the Associated Press reports.
North Korea announced earlier in the week that it was authorized to attack the U.S. with smaller, lighter, an diversified nuclear weapons. They also have moved at least one long-range missile to their east coast, the Associated Press reports

California filmmaker shot over shrubbery argument

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A California filmmaker known for rescuing kids from Romanian orphanages in the 1990's was shot and killed Thursday after an apparent dispute over shrubbery, police said.
John Charles Upton Jr., 56, was found dead on a dirt path Thursday, near his home in Encinitas California, The Associated Press reports.
His neighbor Michael Vilkin admitted to shooting Upton, but claims that it was in self defense, Mail Online reports.
Vilkin said that he brought a gun with him, while he was trimming Upton's hedges that reached into his property because of past disputes, Mail Online reports.
Upton came out to talk to Vilkin about the foilage and pulled a gun on him, Vilkin said, the Associated Press reports.
Upton was known for his work in getting Romanian orphans to America for medical care and adoption after finding out about the bad conditions the children had to go through, the Associated Press reports.

The New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged the NFL to investigate whether teams have been inquiring about sexual orientation while interviewing possible draft picks, the Associated Press reports.
Three players in last month's NFL Scouting Combine said in interviews that they were asked whether they liked girls or had girlfriends, ABC News reports.
These questions are probably being asked because of the fake girlfriend hoax involving Manit Te'o, ABC News are reports.
Companies are not allowed to ask potential job candidates about their sexual orientation according to New York State law, and at least 20 of the 32 NFL teams fall in the jurisdiction of states with similar laws, ABC News reports.

Volunteer killed by lion at California park

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A volunteer intern at an exotic animal park in California was killed by a lion Wednesday, NBC News reports.
The worker, a 26-year-old female was mauled by a 4-year-old African Lion after entering its cage at the Cat Haven animal park. Authorities do not know why she was in the cage, the Associated Press reports.
Sheriff's deputies arrived on scene finding the woman severely injured lying near the lion.
After a park worker tried to lure the lion to another pen unsuccessfully, deputies shot and killed the cat so they could reach the girl, but she died on scene, the Associated Press reports.
The park was closed at the time, NBC News reports.

Alabama offers eighth grader scholarship

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The University of Alabama football program offered eighth-grader Dylan Moses a scholarship Saturday during their Junior Day, Matt Scalici of AL.com reports.
"It was shocking because we were going in thinking we were just going to get a tour of what Alabama has to offer, said Moses's father Edward Moses Jr., ESPN reports.
Moses had been offered a scholarship from LSU this summer after participating in a youth camp, Scalici said.
Moses, measured at 6-foot-1 215 pounds, caught the attention of Alabama after they saw a highlight film of his eighth-grade season in which he played running back and linebacker.

Burger King Twitter account gets hacked

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Unidentified hackers took over Burger King's twitter account Monday morning, sources report.
The perpetrators turned the profile picture into a McDonald's logo and the first of many tweets said, "We just got sold to McDonald's! Look for a McDonald's in a hood near you," which was posted at noon ET on Monday, CNN reports.
The hackers claimed to be a part of the LulzSec, which since 2011 has a reputation of attacking high profile targets like government agencies and Sony, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The account was suspended by Twitter at around 1 p.m. ET Monday, CNN reported.

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