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A song so good I almost forgot the terrifying reason it was written.

This woman's got a voice that could stop a bullet.

A song so good I almost forgot the terrifying reason it was written.
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Everytown For Gun Safety

Meet Grace Weber. She's a musician on a mission.

In April 2013, four months after the Newtown massacre, Congress rejected a bill that could have helped make communities safer from gun violence.

Like millions of others across the country, Weber was sad, angry, and disappointed. But she was not discouraged.


Writing this song is her way of fighting back.

It's about the battle between feelings of hope and helplessness, which you'll hear in lyrics like: "Half of me is trying to start a little revolution. The other half is just trying to get by."

But Weber's passionate delivery is nothing short of inspiring.

Weber is partnering with Living Rooms Across America, a tour that uses music to spark dialogue about community-based solutions to gun violence. They're planning the 2015 tour, so stay tuned for ways to show your support.

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

A young boy tried to grab the Pope's skull cap

A boy of about 10-years-old with a mental disability stole the show at Pope Francis' weekly general audience on Wednesday at the Vatican auditorium. In front of an audience of thousands the boy walked past security and onto the stage while priests delivered prayers and introductory speeches.

The boy, later identified as Paolo, Jr., greeted the pope by shaking his hand and when it was clear that he had no intention of leaving, the pontiff asked Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, the head of protocol, to let the boy borrow his chair.

The boy's activity on the stage was clearly a breach of Vatican protocol but Pope Francis didn't seem to be bothered one bit. He looked at the child with a sense of joy and wasn't even disturbed when he repeatedly motioned that he wanted to remove his skull cap.

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