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Mom of teen stolen as newborn says daughter wants accused kidnapper in life

The biological mother of the teen kidnapped from her hospital room in Florida 18 years ago took to social media to thank friends and share her struggles after learning that her daughter still wants her accused kidnapper in her life.

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Shanara Mobley thanking those who have supported her through this journey in a Facebook post. She said she has been confused and depressed since investigators announced on Friday that they had found Kamiyah Mobley, who has been going by the name Alexis Manigo, in Walterboro, South Carolina. 

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"The tears won't stop," Shanara Mobley said in the post. "I see my baby girl wanting this lady in her life and not me."

Many people responded to the post with support for Shanara Mobley. She said she "stopped everything" after finding out that her daughter had been found.

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"Kamiyah, if you see this, know you are your mother's child," she wrote. "Your whole character is me, and you can never get rid of that. Love you, baby girl."

According to an arrest report for 51-year-old Gloria Williams, the woman suspected of kidnapping Kamiyah Mobley, the younger Mobley knew that she had been abducted more than a year ago and told at least one friend.

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The warrant, which was released after Williams was extradited to Jacksonville on Tuesday, detailed the tips that led to the discovery of Kamiyah Mobley.

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Williams appeared in court Tuesday. Her next appearance is scheduled for Feb. 8.

LGBTQ activists hold 'Queer Dance Party' outside Mike Pence's house

With biodegradable glitter, rainbow flags and glow sticks in hand, about 200 protesters boogied their way to Vice President-elect Mike Pence's rented home in the Washington, D.C., area on Wednesday night to protest his stance on LGBTQ rights.

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The protest, dubbed the "Queer Dance Party at Mike Pence's House," was organized by the groups WERK for Peace and DisruptJ20.

"Dance is so integral to the queer community as a form of self-expression and a form of asserting our power and our beauty and our love for one another," organizer Firas Nasr, 23, told The Washington Post. "We want to send a strong message to Pence that we're a united queer community. We've always stood united. There's always space to dance."

The group converged on the Friendship Heights Metro Station around 6 p.m. As the pulsing beats of gay icons including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Madonna and Lady Gaga filled the air, protesters shimmied toward Pence's house in the Chevy Chase neighborhood, covering about 1.2 miles, with frequent dance breaks, CNN reported.

Marching towards toe queer dance party at @MikePenceVP's (temporary) house in Chevy Chase, DC. #werkforpeace @werkforpeace #LoveTrumpsHate pic.twitter.com/23c2jddZV4— (((Matt Wood))) (@mattfwood) January 19, 2017

The protest was centered on Pence's record on gay and transgender rights. He has consistently opposed same-sex marriage, linking the unions to "societal collapse" in a 2006 speech. He opposed the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." He voted against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in 2007, which would have banned sexual orientation-based discrimination.

"By extending the reach of federal law to cover sexual orientation, employment discrimination protections, in effect, can wage war on the free exercise of religion in the workplace," he said at the time. "We must stand for the right of every American to practice their faith according to the dictates of their conscience, whether it be in the public square or in the workplace."

Pence's Chevy Chase neighbors have flown hundreds of rainbow flags in silent support of gay rights since he arrived in town. Many watched Wednesday night's protest. Some carried snacks, according to CNN.

"I love this," 76-year-old Chevy Chase resident Mary Ann Carmody told The Washington Post. "I love the world. It's wonderful to see people on the street like this. We're lucky we can do this."

These are the streets outside Mike Pence's house in D.C., shut down by activists throwing a Queer Dance Party tonight. Pure jubilance. pic.twitter.com/GrJAgvSZBh— Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) January 19, 2017

A few Donald Trump supporters were also seen near Pence's home, according to CNN, but the dancers did not interact with them.

It was not immediately clear whether Pence knew about the protest. At the time of the dance party, which started to disband around 8:30 p.m., Pence was hosting the vice president-elect's inaugural dinner across town.

Great crowd at the Vice President-elect's Inaugural Dinner. Honored to introduce & welcome special guest, President-elect @realDonaldTrump. pic.twitter.com/EpwsrMVv5u— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) January 19, 2017

Justice Clarence Thomas to make history as first black person to swear in a vice president

On Jan. 20, Mike Pence will be sworn in as the vice president of the United States. 

For the first time in history, the man swearing in the vice president will be a black person. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is slated to administer the oath of office to Pence.

"It will be my honor to take the oath of office to defend our Constitution from a man who has dedicated his life to the same noble pursuit," Pence said. "Justice Thomas was born into poverty in Pin Point, Georgia. From those humble beginnings, Justice Thomas went on to graduate from Holy Cross College and Yale Law School. He served in the Reagan administration and was appointed to the federal bench in 1990 and the Supreme Court in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush.

"I have long admired Justice Clarence Thomas and deeply respect his judicial philosophy, dedication to the rule of law and his historic service on the bench of our nation’s highest court."

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According to a news release, Thomas and Pence will use Reagan's Bible, the same one that the late president used at his own ceremony. The Bible has rested in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California for years.

"President Ronald Reagan placed his faith in a loving God and the goodness of our country. He set out to change a nation and in doing so, he changed the world. In the march of history, Ronald Reagan's time in office was limited, but his legacy inspired a generation and will continue beyond," Pence said. "It will be humbling to enter office with President Donald Trump, standing next to my family, with my wife Karen holding the same Bible used by President Reagan when he took office."

Trump will use his own Bible and the same Bible that Abraham Lincoln used at his first inauguration. Barack Obama also used the Lincoln Bible at both of his inaugurations.

According a CBS fact sheet, three other presidents have used two Bibles when they were sworn in: Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower and  George H.W. Bush.

8-pound dog survives 8 days lost in snow, ice

An Oregon couple was overjoyed Wednesday when their 8-pound dog was found alive after spending more than a week lost in the brutal cold.

Carol Hellebuyck of Portland told KPTV that she and her husband, Bruce, had nearly given up on seeing Bailey, their 9-year-old Shih Tzu mix, alive again. Bailey vanished last week while Hellebuyck was out of the house.

The 8-pound dog, who rarely left Hellebuyck’s side, fled through the dog door on the back door of their home, apparently spooked by workers who were performing maintenance work on the house. Bailey got out of the back yard through a hole in the fence.

Hellebuyck said she knew something was wrong as soon as she returned home.

“The dogs greet me at the door, and there were only two, not three, dogs,” she told KPTV.

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Hellebuyck told the news station that she and her husband spent hours each day going door to door and distributing fliers in hopes of finding Bailey. At the time, their area of Portland was under a foot of snow.

When neighbors, their vet and the local humane society could provide no word on Bailey, the couple tried one last thing, KPTV reported. They contacted a search-and-rescue group run by Harry Oakes, who drove about an hour to the Hellebuycks’ neighborhood with his two border collies.

The herding dogs, who were given a sniff of a sweater belonging to Bailey, found the shivering Shih Tzu within 30 minutes, Hellebuyck said. She was holed up in a wooded area about a mile from home.

“She was wet down to the core and shivering,” Hellebuyck told the news station.

After some food and warmth, Bailey got a clean bill of health from the vet. Hellebuyck said she and her husband wonder how the tiny dog managed to survive for so long. They believe that she might have found a garage or other shelter during her time away from home.

“This is when you really just wish they could talk,” Hellebuyck said. 

Michelle Obama posts romantic photo as first couple prepare to leave

First lady Michelle Obama posted a romantic photo of her and President Barack Obama gazing out over the lawn toward the Washington Monument from a White House balcony as the first couple prepare to leave the house they’ve called home for the past eight years.

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The picture on Twitter shows the Obamas from the back with their arms around each other and their heads bent close.

“Being your First Lady has been the honor of a lifetime,” FLOTUS tweeted. “From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”

Being your First Lady has been the honor of a lifetime. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. -mo pic.twitter.com/pahEydkZ5Z— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) January 19, 2017

Before that post, Obama posted a short video of taking the Obama dogs, Sunny and Bo, on a final walk through the White House.

“Taking it in on one last walk through the People’s House,” she tweeted.

Taking it in on one last walk through the People's House. pic.twitter.com/uaAn6j8Ygy— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) January 18, 2017

She started the last walk in the Cross Hall, then, with a dog on each side, strolled through the South Portico on the first floor, the East Room, Green Room, Blue Room, and Red Room.

The Obamas aren’t moving far from the White House. They’ve bought a house nearby so their daughter Sasha can finish high school.

Suspected police killer Markeith Loyd launches profanity-laced rant in first court appearance

The man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend in December and an Orlando police officer on Jan. 9 launched a profanity-laced rant during his first court appearance on Thursday.

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Markeith Loyd, 41, appeared in court on charges filed in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon. He has not been charged in the shooting death of Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton.

Loyd was somber at first, answering the judge's questions with "yes" or "no."

When he was asked if he wanted a public defender or if he would be hiring a private attorney, Loyd said he would represent himself at trial.

He then went on a rant for several minutes, saying he was defending himself when Dixon was shot and killed.

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"(You all are) just making (expletive) up," he said. "You're acting like I just went down there and shot that girl. …Her little brother got dropped off while we were just there talking."

Loyd continued to talk, even after the judge warned him that everything he was saying was being recorded.

The judge ordered him held without bond.

As he left the courtroom, Loyd hurled a curse at her.

"(Expletive) you," he said.

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A manhunt for Loyd was launched last week after police identified him as the man suspected of shooting Clayton outside a Walmart in Florida on Jan. 9. He was previously identified as a suspect in Dixon's death.

Loyd was apprehended Tuesday at an abandoned home on the 1100 block of Lescot Lane in the Carver Shores area, police said.

He was injured during the arrest and spent 21 hours in the hospital before he was taken to the Orange County Jail.

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Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Loyd will be held separately from his son, who is also in the Orange County Jail, as well as his known associates and accomplices. She said the county has well-established protocols to keep employees and other inmates safe from violent individuals.

Orlando police Chief John Mina told CNN that he expects Loyd to face "a slew" of additional charges in connection with Clayton's death.

Florida woman charged with theft after teeth found in car

A toothless Florida woman faces two charges of auto theft after her dentures were found inside a Kia.

The problem? Police say the Kia wasn’t hers.

Lindsey Jean Stanley-McShane, 31, of Lady Lake was arrested Friday. Deputies said they found Stanley-McShane trying to get into a pickup truck, and also saw the Kia nearby with the inside light on and door open, according to Florida media reports.

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Police also said the woman seemed to be on drugs, and was on the ground looking for her teeth and shoes. According to the arrest report, they had planned to take her to a mental health facility before they spotted both items inside the Kia.

Police said Stanley-McShane told them she had been a passenger in the car, which police say had been stolen.

Stanley-McShane remains in the Lake County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Teacher dies while on Florida vacation

A school in Georgia is mourning a longtime teacher who died while on vacation.

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A student said the teacher was more than an educator. She said she got through some really rough times that she never would've made it through if wasn't for Mary Barkley.

Evee Hunnel is in high school, but she said Barkley was her favorite teacher when she attended Dodgen Middle School in Cobb County.

"When I was going through a really rough time with my family, she was a great help to me both emotionally and in my studies as well when I was trying to look for a class," Hunnel said. "I miss her a lot."

School officials said that Barkley died while on vacation in Florida on Monday.

She was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean and was caught in a rip tide.

Dodgen Principal Loralee Hill sent a letter to parents letting them know that the seventh-grade science teacher, who taught at the school for 16 years, was killed.

"I was heartbroken," Hill said. "I had to step back and think about everything."

The school is offering counseling to students who are having a hard time with the news.

Hunnel said Barkley is a teacher who will be missed and never forgotten.

"She had a fantastic personality," Hunnel said. "Nobody brought smiles to her science classroom like she did, nobody was able to make kids laugh and make them care about her field."

In the letter to parents, school officials also said that Barkley was an organ donor and her organs have already saved two lives.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Donald Trump inauguration: Here's a schedule of events

Donald Trump will be sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States on Friday. 

Between Thursday and Saturday, there are several events leading up to and following the swearing-in ceremony. 

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Here’s a schedule of events for the next few days (all times are ET)

Thursday

  • At 10:35 a.m., a concert will begin near the Lincoln Memorial. Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood and others will perform at the event which goes on all day.  President-elect Trump and vice-president-elect Pence will address the crowd around 4 p.m. There will be a fireworks show after the concert.

  • There will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at 3 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. Trump and Pence will be there.

  • Trump is expected to spend the night at Blair House, the presidential guest residence that is located across the street from the White House.

Friday 

  • At 8:30 a.m., Trump and Pence will attend a service at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The church is near the White House.

  • At 9:30 a.m., The Trumps and the Obamas will meet at the White House. Trump and Obama will ride together from the White House to the Capitol.

  • At 9:30 a.m., the inauguration ceremony begins with musical performances.

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  • At 11:30 a.m., opening remarks for the ceremony will begin. After the opening remarks, the invocation and some readings, Pence will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. At noon, Trump will become the 45th president of the United States when he takes the oath of office. The oath will be administered by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts. Trump will use president Lincoln’s Bible and the Bible he was given by his mother at Sunday school graduation in 1955. He will then deliver his inaugural address. It takes place on the West Front of the Capitol building.

  • At 12:30 p.m., Trump and Pence will go to a Congressional luncheon that is held in the Capitol.

  • After lunch, Trump and Pence will review the troops  from the East Front of the Capitol.

  • At 3 p.m. the inaugural parade will begin. The new president and vice president will lead the parade that follows a route from the Capitol to the White House down Pennsylvania Avenue. The parade is set to last for two hours.

  • From 7 to 11 p.m. the inaugural balls will be held. The Trumps and the Pences will attend three of the balls.

Saturday

  • From 10-11 a.m., Trump and Pence will attend an interfaith service at the Washington National Cathedral.

What about the weather?

The National Weather service says it will be 47 degrees and cloudy on Friday in Washington DC. Look for rain showers to begin around noon,  but storms are not expected. 

Donald Trump will have to downsize to move into the White House

Brianna Chambers contributed to this report.

Donald Trump's new Washington D.C. address will be a bit smaller than his popular Palm Beach, Florida estate. 

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When the president-elect and his family relocate to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., they'll have slightly less room to roam than at Trump's iconic Florida property, Mar-a-Lago.

Photos: Donald Trump's Palm Beach Home, Mar-a-Lago

Trump has suggested that he intends to spend a significant amount of time at Mar-a-Lago, which he referred to as "the Winter White House" in a recent Twitter post:

Writing my inaugural address at the Winter White House, Mar-a-Lago, three weeks ago. Looking forward to Friday. #Inauguration pic.twitter.com/S701FdTCQu— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2017

According to the Palm Beach Post, Mar-a-Lago was built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and opened for the 1927 winter season with 58 bedrooms and 33 bathrooms. Its name means "sea to lake," signifying the property's position stretching between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.

>> See more of Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate here.

When Post died in 1973, she willed the estate to the U.S. government, but the government declined, citing Mar-a-Lago's high maintenance costs, the Palm Beach Post reported. According to Town & Country, annual maintenance costs totaled around $1 million.

Though the estate was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1980, it sat empty until Trump purchased it in 1985 for $8 million. Trump and his then-wife Ivana spent years restoring the property. Trump turned the estate into a private club in 1995 and built a 20,000-square-foot ballroom on the property, among other notable features.

The Mar-a-Lago club, which caps at 500 members, has a non-refundable membership fee of $100,000 and annual dues of $14,000, according to the club's managing director and executive vice president, Bernd Lembcke. Members are also required to spend $2,000 on food every year. 

Construction of the White House, home of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800, began in 1792.

Here's how the two properties compare:

The White House

Year constructed: 1792 - 1800

Square feet: about 55,000 

Number of rooms: 132

Bedrooms: 11

Bathrooms: 35

Fireplaces: 28

Tennis courts: 1

Acreage: 18

Mar-a-Lago

Year constructed: 1924 - 1927

Square feet: about 110,000 

Number of rooms: 126

Bedrooms: 58

Bathrooms: 33

Fireplaces: 12

Tennis courts: 6

Acreage: 17

According to Realtor.com, the White House comes equipped with a jogging track, swimming pool, movie theater, bowling lane, half-court basketball court, horseshoe pitch, rose garden and military guard. Mar-a-Lago boasts a swimming pool, beach club, salon, croquet court, spa and concierge service.

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