• Michelle Obama Tried to Escape the White House to Celebrate the Legalization of Gay Marriage
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    Michelle Obama Tried to Escape the White House to Celebrate the Legalization of Gay Marriage

    So you talk about, in the book, also the night that gay marriage passed. And this is a great story. Yeah. One of the interesting things– I bring it up to talk about just how vastly different one day could be in the White House during our administration. And the day that Barack and I went to the funeral where he famously sang Amazing Grace. We were at that funeral, but we flew back. In that same day, marriage equality was passed. And– [CROWD CHEERING] that same day. And we’re in the White House. And when you’re in the residence, there’s so much bullet-proof glass that sometimes you don’t hear…

  • Beyond the Ghost Stories of the Winchester Mystery House
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    Beyond the Ghost Stories of the Winchester Mystery House

    (gentle piano music) – [Walter] Winchester Mystery House is a crown jewel in the Santa Clara Valley. – This house, an amazing house, was built by Sarah Lockwood Pardee, who married into the Winchester family. – This place has been open for tour since 1923. – You’re going to see unusual things, like this. – [Walter] There’s architecture, there’s incredible craftsmanship, it’s a very unique house. – Some people believe that these were Sarah’s methods for dealing with unfriendly ghosts, baffling the spirits. We don’t really know. After 36 years of remodeling, maybe these are just a few of her building mistakes. – It’s an incredible story, you know, it’s…

  • Man Turns His House Into Indoor Cat Playland and Our Hearts Explode
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    Man Turns His House Into Indoor Cat Playland and Our Hearts Explode

    (cat meows) (gentle piano music) – The cats make the house feel alive. When we bought this house in 1988, it came with two outdoor, like, feral cats. And then one of them was killed, hit by a car, and then the second one was hit by a car and had to go to the vet for quite a bit of reconstructive surgery, so we made her an indoor cat. And then to get her company, because the other one had been killed, we went to the shelter and adopted a couple cats, and that’s just started down the road. Cheesecake, Chocolate, Nutter, Butter, Crumple, Rumple, Cookie, Poppy-seed, Kuro, Noui,…

  • CHEAPEST Mansions And Castles For Sale!
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    CHEAPEST Mansions And Castles For Sale!

    From historic mansions to European castles for $1!!! Here are 10 amazingly cheap homes!! 10. Homes in Gary, Indiana ($1) With people moving to larger cities and away from rural communities, homes and neighborhoods get run down and in urgent need of repair. Local authorities have to come up with creative solutions on how to deal with this, but Gary, Indiana, came up with a radical idea- they would make homes available to buy for only one dollar! Of course, there were some stipulations to this cheap and attractive price, though. In total there were 11 houses on offer as a part of the City of Gary’s Dollar Home Program,…

  • The Best Tree House Ever
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    The Best Tree House Ever

    (gentle music) – When we bought the house about 11 or 12 years ago, there was a rudimentary kind of a playhouse floor up there, it was like a play fort, it was old and rotten and we decided to tear it down. And our friend James said, “You know, you gotta “build a tree house up there.” – Initially my reaction was, is this thing developed? What in the world is going on here? – Silly, imaginative fun, fun stuff. – Kid friendly, I mean just about any age group kid can really enjoy themselves here. – That’s really the fun of it, just playing with your friends and…

  • We Revisit Man’s Cat Playland and our Hearts Explode Again
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    We Revisit Man’s Cat Playland and our Hearts Explode Again

    (upbeat music) – We’ve been rescuing cats for almost 30 years. Once I started adopting, it kind of become an obsession and then it just kind of snowballed. (upbeat music) We currently have 22 cats, which sounds insane, and wasn’t planned. This is Smudge. And so there’s Poppyseed, Cheesecake, Chocolate, Secret, Donut, Vanilla, Smoky, um, Minibean, Mikon, Climber, I’m forgetting a whole bunch. I can’t remember anymore. (upbeat music) Hi, Pepper. If you’re a cat person, to me, the moment that the cat trusts you, because cats are usually wary, I just find that aspect of it to be amazing. (gentle music) I like to adopt cats that are hard…

  • You’ve Never Seen a Barn Conversion Like This Before
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    You’ve Never Seen a Barn Conversion Like This Before

    (light music) – We live in a 80-year-old barn that was on my parents’ property that we have converted. When my parents first bought the property, there was horses in here, and we used to come in the hay loft to climb around. We put up a basketball hoop, so we would kinda hang out. Growing up here and seeing it as a barn, I could never imagine this old dusty, dirty barn transformed into a nice cozy home. (light music) – We both grew up here in Medina, Ohio. It’s like your classic Main Street, USA type of town. We met when we were in elementary school, we dated…

  • Ellen Sits Down with Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr.
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    Ellen Sits Down with Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr.

    Tell us what happened. Take us to that night. What time was is? What were you doing there? What was going on? So me and my best friend, Brennan, we were actually out at a lounge. And we had already went to a Waffle House before that. We went to a Waffle House closer to the lounge. That Waffle House was packed. So we decided to go to another Waffle House. This was about 3:17. And at that time, we walked into the Waffle House. And we actually saw the shooter. But we didn’t think anything of it. So we walked in. We saw the cook. The cook was cooking…