Paula Deen to Matt Lauer: ‘My words hurt people’
A year after controversy over a racial slur that resulted in the loss of a number of her corporate sponsors, Paula Deen told TODAY’s Matt Lauer that she has learned that words are powerful and can hurt people, and apologized for the hurt she said her words have caused.
13 true ‘tails’ of survival
From a ham that went on the lam to a Chihuahua that blew away, meet 13 amazing animals that survived a brush (or flush!) with death to reunite with their owners.
Tales of survival
Mom of girl, 9, shot in school: ‘We’re happy she’s still here’
Her 9-year-old daughter Amina nearly died after she was accidentally shot by a classmate, but Teri Bowman said she refused to accept the possibility that she would lose her child. “We’re so happy that she’s still here,” she said in a report airing Friday.
Heroes & Angels
Mom who saved kids from tornado: ‘It was instinct’
Though she selflessly shielded her two young children from a tornado while being battered to within an inch of her life, Stephanie Decker says she’s not a hero; the simple title "mom" fits her just fine. “It was instincts and protecting my children,” she said Wednesday.
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Meet the family who sent six kids to college by age 12
Bob Dotson visits the Harding family of Montgomery, Ala., who home-school their children and have so far sent six of them to college — before their teens.