Laura Hibbard
Laura Hibbard joined The Huffington Post in June of 2011 after working in television news for two years while attending the Missouri School of Journalism. There she live reported, shot stories, anchored, and fell in love with social media's potential to create a new level of audience engagement with news. Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Laura loves traveling, languages, and anything to do with the internet.

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(1) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 12:09 AM


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Girl Makes Unfortunate Spelling Mistake In Father's Day Card (PHOTO)

(232) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 5:24 PM

Oh, man. This little girl obviously meant to write "cook" in her note to dad, but that doesn't make her unfortunate spelling error any less hilarious.

Posted on Reddit by user "White_Orchid," the photo of the Father's Day card flub quickly racked up a couple...

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Primrose, Premature Baby Donkey, Wears Adorable Pink Casts Until Legs Are Strong Enough (VIDEO)

(13) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 6:03 PM

Primrose, a donkey born at the Bind Equine Veterinary Practice in Bridgnorth, Shropshire in the United Kingdom, was born so premature she required casts be placed on her front legs until they developed more, ITV News reports.

Luckily, the bright pink casts are as helpful as they...

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Florence Crittenton High School, Which Enrolls Only Pregnant Girls, Teen Moms, Is Featured On TLC (VIDEO)

(192) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 7:20 PM

Denver's Florence Crittenton High School, which enrolls pregnant teens and teen moms, has opened its doors to the cameras of TLC, the Denver Post reports. The school attracts about 280 students per year.

The show titled "High School Moms" will follow a group of expecting...

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Son Leaves Adorable Note And Present For Hardworking Mom (PHOTO)

(26) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 2:49 PM

In today's sweetest-son-ever news, a 10-year-old boy noticed all his mother's hard work and decided to leave her a note and present to show his appreciation, according to his sibling's post on Reddit.


"Dear Mom," the boy's note reads. "This is for...

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Dog Carries Puppies Out Of Burning House, Brings Them To Fire Truck (PHOTO)

(986) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 5:24 PM

When photos of a dog carrying her 10-day-old puppies to safety surfaced on Reddit Friday, the images elicited warm-and-fuzzy reactions from several users on the site.


A house fire in Temuco, Chile, destroyed the portion of the home where the pups lived,

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Donevin Hoskins, School Principal, Chases Away Man With Gun On Campus (VIDEO)

(36) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 1:28 PM

Donevin Hoskins, the principal at Towers High School in Decatur, Ga., may have prevented a tragedy when he noticed a man on campus carrying a loaded 9 millimeter pistol, WSBTV reports.

The station reports that Hoskins asked the suspicious-acting man to leave, and told police he saw...

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Particle That Allows Humans To Live Without Breathing Designed By Scientists

(151) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 11:27 AM

In a medical emergency, getting a patient oxygen can be a matter of life and death.

But thanks to an invention by a team of scientists at Boston's Children Hospital, the medical community may have a quick fix for such situations: a particle that allows humans...

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Christopher Bacca, Teacher Of The Year, Fired After Being Accused Of Sexually Abusing Boy (VIDEO)

(401) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 7:42 PM

Christopher Bacca, a 26-year-old teacher at Windy Hill Elementary in Jacksonville, Fla., has been terminated after being accused of sexually abusing a young boy, WJXT-TV reports.

The report states Bacca, the school's reigning 2012 "teacher of the year," is accused of showering with the boy and molesting him...

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Flower Girl Fail: Young Attendant Falls Asleep At Altar (VIDEO)

(41) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 4:12 PM

Let's be honest: Weddings require a lot of energy, and sometimes it's just not worth it. At least, that's how this little girl felt.

After carrying out her flower girl duties, Claire Miller decided she had had enough of all this wedding nonsense, and proceeded to sprawl...

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Mom Saves Items From Son's Pockets, Creates Lamp Of Childhood Memories For Wedding (PHOTOS)

(110) Comments | Posted July 31, 2012 | 7:48 PM

When Reddit user justgrant2009 celebrated his wedding, his mother presented him with a special gift she'd been preparing his whole life.

"Growing up, whenever I left something in my pockets and put them in the dirty laundry, before she would wash things, she checked my pockets, and...

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Ray, 2-Year-Old Boy, Says No To Everything But Money (VIDEO)

(11) Comments | Posted July 31, 2012 | 3:50 PM

Clearly this boy is destined to be the next Donald Trump, Bill Gates, or Jay-Z. Let's go with Jay -- it rhymes with his name and everything!

Desperate to entertain the 2-year-old, Ray's father offers everything from chicken nuggets to TV watching to eating muffins, all of which...

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D.C. At-Risk Students Paid $5.25 An Hour To Attend Summer School Through Summer Bridge Program

(173) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 6:51 PM

The District of Columbia is paying more than 300 students $5.25 an hour to attend summer school, the Washington Examiner reports.

The "Summer Bridge" program pays rising ninth-graders who are identified as "less likely than their peers" to graduate on time, the Examiner explains.

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Tom Cooper, Superintendent, Resigns After Alleged Remarks About Putting Birth Control In School Staff Water (VIDEO)

(17) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 4:01 PM

Tom Cooper, a superintendent at the Buellton Union School District in Buellton, Calif., has stepped down after allegedly making sexist and insensitive remarks, the Santa Maria Times reports.

Lisa Restivo, a first-grade teacher at Oak Valley School, accused Cooper of sexually harassing a pregnant teacher,...

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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Community Bulletin Welcomes Gays, Those Against Organized Religion (PHOTO)

(839) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 3:07 PM

One church bulletin is generating buzz for its inclusive, welcoming message.

On his blog, Jon Acuff, author of Stuff Christians Like, said he received a letter from a friend who visited the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Community in Daytona Beach, Fla., and found...

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Albuquerque High School Turned Into German Building For 'Breaking Bad' Season 5 Episode (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 6:53 PM

After the season 5 premiere of the hit AMC TV show "Breaking Bad" raked in 2.9 million viewers, expectations were high for the season's next episode. So when the first part of the plot called for a scene at a food-testing facility in Hanover, Germany, workers had to...

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Hope Christian School In New Mexico Rejects 3-Year-Old Because Of Gay Parents (VIDEO)

(884) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 2:50 PM

Hope Christian School, a partially publicly funded religion-based institution in Albuquerque, N.M., has garnered local media attention after denying a 3-year-old admittance because he has two gay fathers, KOAT-TV reports.

“Same gender couples are inconsistent with scriptural lifestyle and biblical teachings,” a letter from the school to...

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Ban Milk From School Lunches: National Physicians Group Pushes Petition (DOCUMENT)

(984) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 3:34 PM

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a national vegan and physician group based out of D.C., has filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture asking for milk to be banned from school lunches, according parenting site BabyCenter.

According to the report, PCRM...

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Bowen Bethards, Student, Sues School District After Getting 'C+' In Chemistry (DOCUMENT)

(218) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 2:35 PM

In response to Peggy Carlock, a former chemistry teacher at Albany High School in Albany, Calif.,, giving Bowen Bethards, 17, a C+ in 2011, the student is now suing the school district, Albany Patch reports.

The suit claims the grade was not indicative of Bethards' academic...

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Colorado Gun Sales Spike After Aurora Theater Shooting (POLL)

(632) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 2:40 PM

Less than one week after the mass shooting which left 12 dead at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the Denver Post reports background checks for people wanting to purchase firearms in the state have jumped more than 41 percent.

"It's been insane," Rocky Mountain Guns...

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