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Leah Still shines as flower girl in Devon Still and Asha Joyce’s dream wedding

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Houston Texans defensive end Devon Still is finally married to long-time girlfriend Asha Joyce! The two exchanged vows in a heart-warming and emotional ceremony at the New York Public Library in front of 180 guests, according to The Knot, the website that helped plan the wedding.

Still and Joyce’s nuptials were the Knot’s 2016 “The Knot Dream Wedding” which meant it was THE wedding of the year with details voted on by readers. Not only did Still and Joyce get the perfect day, but fans were able to follow along on social media with live wedding coverage, including live Facebook videos, which is pretty cool if you’re a sentimental fool like me.

Now, every wedding day is pretty emotional, but the couple made sure to include Still’s daughter, Leah, throughout the ceremony. Sports fans know Leah for her brave battle with Stage 4 neuroblastoma (she’s been cancer free for a year). Her public battle with the disease and Devon Still’s devotion to his daughter melted hearts across America (let’s not forget the moving speech he gave on her behalf for the Jimmy V award) and she proved this weekend that she still has the ability to make grown men and women shed a tear. Happy tears this time.

First, we have her toast at the wedding’s reception.

A toast from baby girl #stillinlove2016 #theknotdreamwedding

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Then this father-daughter dance (make note they had their own Snapchat geotag).

#stillinlove2016 #theknotdreamwedding

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And the kicker, this sweet, sweet photo of an emotional Leah as flower girl.

The emotion in the room last night was real Photo Cred: @joelinny

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And this happier one, because she’s adorable.

Everyday I'm thankful Photo Cred: @joelinny

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It’s pretty hard for a bride to be shown up on her wedding day, but Asha had some tough competition.

It looks like they had a ton of fun though.

If you want to see more of the dream wedding just Instagram search #StillinLove2016 and #theKnotDreamWedding. You’ll be blown away.

O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing draws ‘hundreds of letters’ regarding case

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O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing in Nevada on Thursday drew nationwide attention, and the Board of Parole Commissioners demonstrated that by showing the “hundreds of letters of support and opposition” for Simpson.

The commissioner noted that a majority of the opposition letters asked the board to consider Simpson’s 1995 acquittal in the murder case of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman and the subsequent civil case that ordered Simpson to pay $25 million to the victims’ families. But the letters were not considered in the case, in which the board paroled the former football star after he was sentenced to nine years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping in 2007 when he attempted to retrieve memorabilia that he claimed belonged to him.

The commissioner displayed what appeared to be five stacks of letters and said that the board “always encourages public opinion.” The parole hearing received widespread public attention, broadcast live nationally and drawing hundreds of reporters.

Simpson could be released as early as October.

Parole commissioner makes awkward-yet-hilarious slip up in O.J. Simpson’s hearing

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O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing Thursday captured moments of remorse and regret from the former Heisman running back but also a moment that was awkward, embarrassing and, frankly, comedic.

When the chairman of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners, Connie Bisbee, was verifying Simpson’s information, she made an unfortunate slip.

“We have that you are currently — well very recently you turned 90 years old,” Bisbee said to Simpson. After she realized she added a full 20 years to the 70-year-old Simpson’s actual age, Bisbee quickly apologized and corrected herself.

Laughing, Simpson responded “I feel like it, though.” The courtroom burst out laughing in a short moment of comedic relief.

It was announced shortly after the hearing that Simpson’s parole had been granted. Simpson is on track to be a freed man this year.