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Oscar Pistorius to Reeva Steenkamp’s Family: My Bad!

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Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand on Monday in South Africa and apologized to the family of Reeva Steenkamp for shooting her to death last year. Weeping and speaking in a quavering voice, he described a life of insomnia and panic since the night of February 14, 2013, when he killed his girlfriend. The double-amputee track star, 27, says it was a tragic error.

Kayla Harrison Overcomes History of Sexual Abuse, Wins Gold

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There are endless impressive stories at the 2012 Summer Olympics – from Michael Phelps setting a medal record to Gabby Douglas winning the all-around gymnastic title to Oscar Pistorius advancing to the 400-meter semifinals – but no one has a story quite like Kayla Harrison. The judo Gold medalist (in the 78-kilogram division) has overcome an unimaginable past, as her former coach pleaded guilty in federal court in 2007 to charges of illicit sexual conduct. Harrison, 22, was listed in court papers as “K.H.” or “the victim.” Kayla has been open about the experience, which she says mostly took place on trips around the globe when she was 16.