5 Stories You May Have Missed This Weekend

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If you spent your entire weekend enjoying the beach or the pool, we rounded up a handy list of stories that you may have overlooked this weekend.

1. The Supermoon Stuns

VIDEO: Night owls will be treated to a dazzling sight this weekend courtesy of the lunar orbit.
Supermoon Returns to the Sky

Stargazers got an extra treat this weekend, when the supermoon returned to light up the night sky. The astrological phenomenon led to the moon appearing 14 percent larger and 30 percent wider, according to NASA.

Don't worry if you missed it. According to NASA, you'll get two more chances to see the celestial event this year, on Aug. 10 and Sept. 9.

Just be sure to have your camera (or phone) handy for photos.

PHOTOS: Supermoon Lights Up the Sky

2. Teen Survivor of Texas Massacre Says Family Is in 'a Better Place'

The sole survivor of a shooting that left her entire family dead spoke to supporters just one day after being released from the hospital. Cassidy Stay teared up as she spoke about her parents and four siblings.

"I know that my mom, Dad, Bryant, Emily, Beckett and Zach are in a much better place and I'll be able to see them again one day," said Stay.

Stay and her siblings and parents were shot earlier this week, allegedly by Ron Haskell in their Texas home.

Family Massacre Survivor: 'I'll Be Able to See Them Again One Day'

Texas Shooter Kicked in Door, Tied Up Kids, Executed Them

How a 15-Year-Old Stopped More Killings in Texas

3. World Cup Wraps Up in Brazil

Magic Moments of World Cup 2014
Magic Moments of World Cup 2014

Brazil's no good, terrible World Cup wrapped up this weekend, with a sad end for the home team Saturday in the match for third place. After a surprise and bitter loss to Germany that kept them out of the finals, the Brazilians were unable to score a single goal in their final game.

The team, still without their star player Neymar, lost to the Netherlands 3-0.

Germany went on to win the World Cup, defeating Argentina on a goal late in extra time for the 1-0 victory.

But chin-up Brazil, there's always 2018. Just get ready to head to Russia!

4. Malala Goes to Nigeria to Highlight Missing Girls on 17th Birthday

Malalas Mission: Bring Back Our Girls
Malala's Mission: Bring Back Our Girls

Malala, the girl who became a symbol for women's rights after being attacked by the Taliban for attending school, flew to Nigeria this weekend to help draw attention to the missing Nigerian school girls.

The teenager spent her 17th birthday talking to the families of the missing schoolgirls, who were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

"I thought It would be good to go to Nigeria because they are suffering and they need someone to raise up their voice and they love education," the teenager told ABC News. "I want to support them."

5. Dad and 2 Kids Survive Avalanche in 'Corridor of Death'

VIDEO: Family Rescued During Hike Through the Corridor of Death
Family Rescued During Hike Through the 'Corridor of Death'

A quick-thinking father kept a family trip from turning tragic, saving himself and his two children from being swept away in an avalanche. The three family members were climbing western Europe's highest peak on Mont Blanc in France, an area known as the "Corridor of Death."

An avalanche started to pull 11-year-old Shannon Sweeney and her 9-year-old brother P.J. Sweeney down the mountain. The pair were tethered to their dad, Paul Sweeney, who then anchored them before falling himself.

"I heard P.J. scream first, and then Shannon scream and all I could think of was I have to bury my ice ax and I have to create a good anchor," Paul Sweeney told ABC News. "I felt like an antelope being ripped down by a lion being ripped down by the waist."

After slide stopped, other climbers were able to help the family to safety.

Avalanche Dad 'Felt Like an Antelope Being Ripped Down by a Lion'

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