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Trending today: Origins of Slenderman; video shows Bowe Bergdahl's release

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The Taliban has released video of the transfer of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban to U.S. hands. (Source: Taliban/CNN) The Taliban has released video of the transfer of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban to U.S. hands. (Source: Taliban/CNN)
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While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped. And it's amazing what the Internet comes up with.

Check out what people are tweeting, sharing and talking about.

Mythical 'Slenderman' at center of girl's stabbing

Prosecutors have charged two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls in adult court with stabbing a friend the same age nearly to death in the woods. The girls told detectives they conspired for months to kill the other girl in hopes of pleasing "Slenderman," a fictional character they read about on a horror website.

It's a story that's been shared quite a bit online, with many people wondering abut the Internet meme that led two girls to do something so horrific.

The origins of Slenderman (or "Slender Man") starts with a "paranormal pictures" Photoshop contest held on the Something Awful web forum in June 2009, according to the meme-tracking website Know Your Meme.

A user named Victor Surge is widely credited with its creation, posting black-and-white pictures with creepy captions, that showed a tall, faceless creature stalking children.

Others have embraced the Slenderman mythology, and since then, the character has appeared in fan art, short stories, YouTube videos, video games and other media all over the web.

The girls apparently found the Slenderman story on Creepypasta, a site where amateur horror writers can submit stories and get instant feedback from fans of the genre.

The site's administrator gave their condolences to the families Tuesday in a statement on the stabbing: "most people don't watch Hannibal and turn into serial killers."

Taliban release video showing Bergdahl's release

The Taliban has released video of the transfer of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban to U.S. hands.

Narration on the video says the transfer took place in Khost province, in eastern Afghanistan.

The video shows Bergdahl sitting in a pickup waiting, with a number of heavily armed fighters around the truck and on a nearby hillside.

A twin-engine light plane is seen flying overhead, followed a short time later with the arrival of a Blackhawk helicopter.

Bergdahl is taken to the helicopter, which quickly departs.

Bergdahl, now 28, had been held prisoner by the Taliban since June 2009 until the exchange Saturday. The Idaho native has been accused by his fellow soldiers of willingly leaving his post.

His release was part of a negotiation that included the trade of five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Pentagon Press Secretary posted on Twitter, "Reviewing video allegedly released by Taliban showing Sgt. Bergdahl's xfer. No reason to doubt authenticity. Focus is on soldier's care."

Brad Paisley taunts Westboro protesters with selfie

The Westboro Baptist Church protested country music singer Brad Paisley's concert in Kansas on Sunday -- but that didn't stop him from making an appearance and mocking them with a selfie before the show.

He posted them to his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

"Hopefully they can hear the show out here. We'll play loud," he wrote in part.

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