Say what?: In this case, the pictures weren’t worth a single word. The sign language interpreter signed vigorouslythroughout Nelson Mandela’s memorial. He was seen by millions worldwide.  But apparently understood by no one. He had a sign language of his own. “I wanted to go to the FNB stadium and grab that man from the stage,” says Abram Maripane, a sign language trainer. The interpreter stands by his performance, though. He told CNN affiliate Radio 702 that he’s been trusted with other big events in the past. “There was no one at all that said I interpreted wrong.” He also told the station he has schizophrenia and is receiving treatment.


I kissed a girl … : And the school really didn’t like it. They suspended the 6-year-old first-grader and said his record will show he “sexually harassed” the girl. All this for kissing a classmate on the hand! A tsunami of backlash followed – and last night, the school reversed course. It said he can return to school  and changed his offense from “sexual harassment” to “misconduct.”


Stricken with affluenza:  To families of the victims,Ethan Couch is a killer; a teen drunk driver  who killed four people. To the defense, he’s a victim of “affluenza.” Or more precisely, the product of wealthy, privileged parents who never set limits for him. A judge seemed to agree with his lawyers – saying Couch needs treatment. He sentenced the 16-year-old to 10 years’ probation and no jail time. His relatives were stunned.

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