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6-year-old buys $300 worth of toys on mom's Amazon account

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A Utah mother let her 6-year-old daughter order a Barbie on Amazon for her birthday. The next day, she was surprised to see a delivery driver unload a stack of six large boxes on the sidewalk. "They just started unloading box after box after box."

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Back-to-school shopping: Here's what to know about bulletproof backpacks

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This year, the potentially life-saving school supplies are more available than ever. Office Depot, Home Depot, and Amazon all have the backpacks for sale starting at about $150. Here's what to know about buying a bulletproof backpack.

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Want to get paid to travel the US and eat the best BBQ?

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This company is looking to hire a Chief Grilling Officer -- someone to travel the US tasting the country's most delicious barbecue and identifying the best grilling techniques.

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2 elderly men escape nursing home to attend huge heavy metal festival

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Two elderly men snuck out of their nursing home to attend Wacken Open Air, the world's largest heavy metal music festival.

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Shark stolen from Texas aquarium has been found

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3 suspects pulled off an elaborate heist to steal a horn shark from the San Antonio aquarium. They brought their own net to catch the shark and wheeled it out to their vehicle in a baby stroller.

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Homeless man passes out resumes instead of asking for money; gets hundreds of job offers

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A homeless man stood at a busy intersection handing out resumes, hoping someone would give him an opportunity. 

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Pawn shop buys violin for $50, finds out it's worth $250,000

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A violin bought by a Massachusetts pawn shop for $50 has ended up being worth about 5,000 times that.

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Zicam class action lawsuit: You may be eligible for refund

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Zicam has agreed to pay $16 million as part of a settlement for a lawsuit alleging the company made false and misleading statements about certain Zicam products. Customers who bought Zicam products could be eligible for a cash payment.

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Drake has 7 of the Top 10 songs on Billboard Hot 100 chart

Drake performs on stage in Toronto, Canada. Drake and the Chainsmokers are on track to own the night at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 21, in Las Vegas. (Arthur Mola / AP) Drake performs on stage in Toronto, Canada. Drake and the Chainsmokers are on track to own the night at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 21, in Las Vegas. (Arthur Mola / AP)
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All 25 tracks from Drake's ultra-popular "Scorpion" album, released on June 29, are on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Girl, 10, electrocuted while trying to rescue kittens from behind dryer

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Authorities in East Texas are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl.

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Officers find 9-year-old girl behind wheel of crashed car

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Officers who followed a car zig-zagging down a Des Moines street before it crashed were surprised to find a 9-year-old girl at the wheel with a 7-year-old child riding shotgun.

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Argument over video game controller leads to domestic violence arrest

A Canton teenager was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly punched his younger brother during an argument over a video game controller. (Photo: Stark County Sheriff via CNN) A Canton teenager was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly punched his younger brother during an argument over a video game controller. (Photo: Stark County Sheriff via CNN)
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He ran away before police showed up, but returned home later and broke even more windows.

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Here are the top five safest countries to visit in 2018

The Nordic countries of Norway, Iceland and Finland feature in the rankings. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images via CNN) The Nordic countries of Norway, Iceland and Finland feature in the rankings. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images via CNN)
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Canada and Iceland were the only Western Hemisphere countries to make the list.

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Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

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U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law.

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Father shot and killed while camping with children

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Tristan Beaudette was found dead in his tent early Friday morning. His two daughters, ages 4 and 2, were reportedly inside the tent with him at the time of his death, but they were unharmed.

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Janelle Monae celebrates pride month with rainbow dress at BET awards

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The ruffled dress was a celebration of LGBT pride month and a welcome change of pace for the artist known for her black and white ensembles.

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Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's, doctors say

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Doctors don't know what causes Alzheimer's disease or the best way to treat it, but they have new evidence to suggest that a common virus may play a role in who develops the condition. 

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Broadway musical about Michael Jackson to debut in 2020

In this Feb. 24, 1988 file photo, Michael Jackson leans, points and sings, dances and struts during the opening performance of his 13-city U.S. tour, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Cliff Schiappa, File) In this Feb. 24, 1988 file photo, Michael Jackson leans, points and sings, dances and struts during the opening performance of his 13-city U.S. tour, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Cliff Schiappa, File)
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A musical about the King of Pop is moonwalking its way to Broadway.

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Paving for pizza: Domino's wants to fix your town's potholes

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Your town could be the next one to get some pothole help from an unexpected place...Domino's Pizza.

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Shoplifting squirrel robs Disney World

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This adorable shoplifter was caught stealing candy from Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

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Crocodile eats dog that tormented it for 10 years

Pippa the terrier chases Casey the crocodile back into the river. Pippa's torment of Casey lasted a decade before Casey finally got revenge and ate Pippa. (YouTube) Pippa the terrier chases Casey the crocodile back into the river. Pippa's torment of Casey lasted a decade before Casey finally got revenge and ate Pippa. (YouTube)
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After years of living near each other, a crocodile finally got revenge on a dog that tormented it for a decade.

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Watch: The original Gerber baby meets the current Gerber baby

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Ann Turner Cook, the original Gerber baby from 1928, is 91 years old, and she just met the most recently selected Gerber baby in person.

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Watch: Lady Gaga makes her feature film debut in 'A Star is Born'

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Warner Bros has debuted the first trailer for "A Star is Born."

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Police: Man steals armored vehicle from National Guard base

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A soldier accused of stealing an armored personnel carrier from a National Guard base and leading police on a more than 60-mile chase was driving under the influence of drugs, Virginia State Police said Wednesday.

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What not to do if you're valet parking a Porsche

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Tasked with parking a Porsche Carrera for a hotel guest, he managed to wedge it under the SUV parked in front, and ram a second parked car against a row of metal bollards.

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No amount of bacon or alcohol is safe, World Cancer Research Fund says

Sliced bacon is displayed for sale at a market in Washington, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Sliced bacon is displayed for sale at a market in Washington, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Want to reduce your risk of cancer by 40 percent? Stop eating bacon (and all processed meat) and drinking alcohol, according to a new set of health guidelines.

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Slideshow: Chinese workers fix wooden planks on treacherous mountain path

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If you think you have a difficult job, take a look at this.

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Watch: Suspect hits man with sledgehammer in road rage attack

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A road rage suspect seen on surveillance video hitting a man with a sledgehammer after smashing the windows out of a vehicle is being sought by Philadelphia police.

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Pastor allegedly sexually assaulted unconscious parishioner, called it ‘deliverance'

Meally Morris Freeman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a "spiritual guidance session." (Hennepin County Attorney's Office) Meally Morris Freeman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a "spiritual guidance session." (Hennepin County Attorney's Office)
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A pastor in Minneapolis is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a spiritual guidance session he called “deliverance."

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Teen who stabbed family 141 times convicted; life sentence with parole recommended

Michael Bever (center) is led from a courtroom in Tulsa on April 17, 2018 with his defense attorney Corbin Brewster. Bever is one of two brothers accused of fatally stabbing their parents and three siblings in July 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Michael Bever (center) is led from a courtroom in Tulsa on April 17, 2018 with his defense attorney Corbin Brewster. Bever is one of two brothers accused of fatally stabbing their parents and three siblings in July 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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A jury in Oklahoma has found the younger of two brothers guilty of fatally stabbing their parents and three siblings.

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Woman shoots her kidnapper to death when they pull over for gas

Police investigate the scene in South Carolina that left Rodney Nixon, 36, dead after he was shot by the woman he allegedly kidnapped. (Fox Carolina) Police investigate the scene in South Carolina that left Rodney Nixon, 36, dead after he was shot by the woman he allegedly kidnapped. (Fox Carolina)
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A man was shot to death at a gas station in South Carolina by his ex-girlfriend who he had kidnapped, according to the Anderson County Coroner's Office.

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School district accused of forcing LGBTQ students to read the Bible as punishment

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A school district in Oregon is accused of a disturbing pattern of intimidation and harassment against LGBTQ students. Among the allegations: Students were forced to read the Bible as punishment, and a teacher compared gay marriage to marrying a dog.

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110-pound dog snatched, eaten by alligator in Alabama

Bella, a two-year-old Rottweiler from Alabama, was dragged into the water and eaten at a local park by an alligator. (Rauson McClure via WALA) Bella, a two-year-old Rottweiler from Alabama, was dragged into the water and eaten at a local park by an alligator. (Rauson McClure via WALA)
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A dog owner in Mobile, Alabama is heartbroken after his 110-pound Rottweiler was pulled into the water and eaten at a local park.

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White man offers hitman $500 to hang black neighbor, burn a cross in his lawn

Brandon Lecroy, 25, was charged with murder for hire. (Spartanburg County Detention Center via AP) Brandon Lecroy, 25, was charged with murder for hire. (Spartanburg County Detention Center via AP)
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A white South Carolina man offered $500 to a supposed hit man to kill his black neighbor, hang his body from a tree and burn a cross on his lawn — but the hit man was really an undercover officer, federal prosecutors say.

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Dish Network telemarketing lawsuit could land you $1,200

In this Feb. 23, 2011 file photo, three Dish Network satellite dishes, are displayed on an apartment house, in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) In this Feb. 23, 2011 file photo, three Dish Network satellite dishes, are displayed on an apartment house, in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
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If Dish Network called your number and you were on the National Do Not Call Registry, you may be entitled to $1,200.

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'World of Warcraft's' virtual gold is more valuable than Venezuela's real money

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One U.S. dollar is worth 68,915 bolivares.

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When couples share the dishes, they're happier

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Nagging your partner or silently stewing will only foster more resentment. Instead, try working together.

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Mother of Waffle House shooting victim receives her daughter's college diploma

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DeEbony Groves, 21, had dreams of walking across the stage and receiving her diploma in social work, which she had been working hard towards for several years.

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Restaurant receives threats after printing gun regulation messages on receipts

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A restaurant in Dallas has received threats of shootings, fires and boycotts after putting a message on its receipts supporting "reasonable and effective gun solutions."

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Woman cited after urine explodes in 7-Eleven microwave

Angelique Sanchez, 26, was cited after allegedly heating up urine in a microwave at a 7-Eleven. (Aurora police) Angelique Sanchez, 26, was cited after allegedly heating up urine in a microwave at a 7-Eleven. (Aurora police)
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Aurora, Colorado police ticketed a Denver woman for allegedly damaging a 7-Eleven microwave by heating up urine inside it, which caused the urine to explode.

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Dog stolen by Amazon delivery driver found after owner emailed Jeff Bezos

Wilma was allegedly stolen by an Amazon delivery driver. (Credit: Richard Guttfield/Facebook) Wilma was allegedly stolen by an Amazon delivery driver. (Credit: Richard Guttfield/Facebook)
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A dog has been reunited with her owner after she was allegedly stolen from her home by an Amazon delivery driver.

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Florida woman has live cockroach removed from her ear

After trying to extract a cockroach that had lodged in her ear, Katie Holley had to seek medical attention three times before the whole cockroach was removed. (Katie Holley via AP) After trying to extract a cockroach that had lodged in her ear, Katie Holley had to seek medical attention three times before the whole cockroach was removed. (Katie Holley via AP)
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Those screams you hear? They're the collective sounds of primal anguish after reading a Florida woman's account of waking up with a palmetto bug in her ear.

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Native American family suspects racism after being kicked out of college tour

Thomas Kanewakeron Gray walks at his high school graduation at Santa Fe Indian School in 2016. Gray and his brother were pulled from a Colorado State University tour after a parent became nervous about their presence and called police.(Gray Family via AP) Thomas Kanewakeron Gray walks at his high school graduation at Santa Fe Indian School in 2016. Gray and his brother were pulled from a Colorado State University tour after a parent became nervous about their presence and called police.(Gray Family via AP)
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A Native American teenager who was with his younger brother when the two were pulled from a college tour said the ordeal began less than 30 minutes after they had arrived on the Colorado campus.

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Photo of rat droppings on Domino’s pizza goes viral

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A Domino's store in northeastern Tennessee has come under scrutiny after a photo of raw pizza dough covered with rat droppings went viral on Reddit.

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Father charged after 2 children fall out of van into busy intersection

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Two young boys were hurt when they fell from a van driven by their father who's now facing several charges. 

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1 person dead, 9 officers injured in huge explosion during standoff

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The officers were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the Wednesday night blast and the remains of one unidentified person were found in a building at the home in Connecticut.

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Brinks truck drops thousands of dollars on Indiana highway

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State police say drivers clamored to pick up cash on an interstate in Indianapolis after the back doors of a Brinks armored truck swung open and hundreds of thousands of dollars flew out. 

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Man who tried to drown himself sues police officers, lifeguard who saved him

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A man who reportedly suffered a bipolar episode and tried to drown himself in a pool is suing the police officers and lifeguard who pulled him out of the water. 

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New study finds fattest cities in America

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Which cities are the fattest?

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126 pounds of meth found in truck carrying Starbucks products in Washington

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Police in Washington state said 126 pounds of methamphetamine were found inside a truck that was carrying Starbucks products to California.

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Scientists mourn the death of 43-year-old spider

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Known only as 'Number 16,' the world's oldest spider has died at the age of 43. The female Giaus Villosus, or trapdoor spider, was born in 1974.

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400-pound man pleads guilty to accidentally smothering boy to death

A man is shown sitting court-side Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, during a college basketball game in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) A man is shown sitting court-side Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, during a college basketball game in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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A 400-pound Ohio man who pinned his 11-year-old step-grandson against the arm of a couch while trying to control the boy with mild autism during a tantrum has pleaded guilty to killing the boy.

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'Smallville' actress released on $5 million bond following sex slave recruitment charges

Allison Mack attends the FX Summer Comedies Party at Lure on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP) Allison Mack attends the FX Summer Comedies Party at Lure on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
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A television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend on "Smallville" has been granted bail after facing charges of helping recruit women into a cult-like group.

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Audi recalls about 1.2M vehicles; coolant pumps can overheat

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Audi is recalling about 1.2 million cars and SUVs worldwide because the electric coolant pumps can overheat and possibly cause a fire.

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$1,300 coolers are being blown up by some NRA supporters after company ends discount

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Yeti, a company known for its premium drinkware, coolers and other outdoor accessories, announced Monday on its Facebook page that the company had ended several "outdated" discount programs.

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, girlfriend welcome baby Tiana

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said he went through a dark period years ago when injuries ended his dreams of playing professional football. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/Getty Images) Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said he went through a dark period years ago when injuries ended his dreams of playing professional football. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/Getty Images)
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his girlfriend Lauren Hashian welcomed their second daughter together into the world, Tiana Gia Johnson.

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Man sentenced to 50 years for stealing $1.2 million in fajitas

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A former Texas county employee has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

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Inmate dies after 'tyrannical' judge ignores her request for medical treatment

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Powerful video shows the inmate, Sandra Twiggs, told the judge she needed a breathing treatment, but the judge ignored her request and even berated her.Two days later she died.

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It's pretty common for people to cheat on their taxes

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Researchers have found that moral reminders can stop people from cheating.

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Will Heinz 'Mayochup' make a US debut? You decide

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Heinz Mayochup is a pre-made blend of mayonnaise and ketchup that could hit store shelves with your vote. 

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This new tech makes water out of thin air

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These fog harvesters are put up against wind streams to catch microscopic droplets which gather and merge on a fine mesh until they have enough weight to travel down into a water tank. 

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Maine community creates massive ice carousel on frozen lake

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Residents in a Maine town believe they've created the world's largest ice carousel on a frozen lake.

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Cookies that made day care staff feel high were drug-free

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Officials say cookies dropped off at a Maine day care center that staff members complained made them feel high contained no illicit substances.

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Chuck E. Cheese offering autism-friendly environment on certain Sundays

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Chuck E. Cheese has announced their plans to create an autism-friendly environment on select Sundays starting this month.

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'Stranger Things' creators sued for allegedly stealing show's concept

Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer arrive at the 2018 AFI Awards at the Four Seasons on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer arrive at the 2018 AFI Awards at the Four Seasons on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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A filmmaker claims the creators of "Stranger Things" took the idea for the hit Netflix show from him, and he's ready to battle it out in court.

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Bus driver braids hair of 11-year-old girl who lost her mom

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Over the years, Isabella’s father has taught her to take care of herself, but there is one area that’s difficult for most dads: hair.

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Construction burglary suspect says he is 'like Robin Hood'

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A robbery suspect calls himself a modern-day "Robin Hood," but he's facing charges after thefts from construction sites in Florida.

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Ford Escape fails passenger crash test

The Ford Escape SUV earned a "poor" rating in a crash test designed to show how well front-seat passengers are protected in a violent collision. (IIHS via CNN Wire) The Ford Escape SUV earned a "poor" rating in a crash test designed to show how well front-seat passengers are protected in a violent collision. (IIHS via CNN Wire)
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The Ford Escape SUV earned a "poor" rating in a crash test designed to show how well front-seat passengers are protected in a violent collision.

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Facebook: Most users may have had public data 'scraped'

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Facebook's acknowledgment that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by "malicious actors" is the latest example of the social network's failure to protect its users' data.

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NASA stumped by weird formations on Mars

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NASA scientists are trying to figure out what these formations on the surface of Mars are.

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WATCH: Cheetah jumps into SUV with tourist during safari

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A Seattle man survived a close encounter with a cheetah after the animal jumped into his SUV during a wildlife safari in Tanzania.

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Have you ordered your Dunkin’ Donuts sneakers?

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Now, you can literally run on Dunkin’ Donuts.

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Study: Children with autism less likely to be fully vaccinated

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Research has shown that younger siblings of children with autism are at greater risk for being undervaccinated.

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Bread's crust not more nutritious than the rest

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"Within the bread crust, there are cancer promoters and cancer fighters. It's like there's a battle going on. Who is winning the battle? I'm not sure."

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Yucky ducky? Bath-time toy's dirty secret revealed

( AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop) The March 27, 2018 photo shows the inside of a rubber duck after it was cut open for the photo in Nauen, Germany. Swiss researchers now say the cute, yellow bath-time friends harbor a dirty secret: Microbes swimming inside. ( AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop) The March 27, 2018 photo shows the inside of a rubber duck after it was cut open for the photo in Nauen, Germany. Swiss researchers now say the cute, yellow bath-time friends harbor a dirty secret: Microbes swimming inside.
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Scientists now have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are — as some parents have long suspected — a haven for nasty bugs. 

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Hormone replacement may fight belly fat

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If you're a "woman of a certain age," you might have wondered: Where did this belly fat come from? 

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Here are the main causes of pink eye and what to do about it

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Itchy irritated eyes are not uncommon for this time of year, but it could be more than just the pollen in the air. 

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Texas deputy accused of punching 12-year-old girl with autism

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A former Texas sheriff's deputy is in trouble with the law after authorities say he punched a 12-year-old girl with autism. KXAN reports the incident started when the girl wanted to pet someone's dog.

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Police find nearly 300 bunnies hopping in California home

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A Sacramento animal shelter is seeking supplies and cash donations to care for nearly 300 rabbits taken from a single property.

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Biggest lottery jackpots in U.S. history

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Another eye-popping lottery prize of $456.7 million was claimed over the weekend, cracking our list of the 20 largest jackpots in US history. A single winning ticket was sold in Pennsylvania, but there's no word yet on who the lucky winner is.

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Dog mistakenly flown to Japan reunites with family

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More than 11,000 miles and about 48 hours later, Irgo has finally arrived at his new home in Kansas.

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Astronaut's DNA no longer matches that of his identical twin

In this July 12, 2015 photo, Astronaut Scott Kelly takes a photo of himself inside the Cupola, a special module of the International Space Station which provides a 360-degree viewing of the Earth and the station. (Scott Kelly/NASA via AP) In this July 12, 2015 photo, Astronaut Scott Kelly takes a photo of himself inside the Cupola, a special module of the International Space Station which provides a 360-degree viewing of the Earth and the station. (Scott Kelly/NASA via AP)
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Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your genes.

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New movie reveals Miss Piggy's backstory and other Muppet secrets

In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, Miss Piggy overlooks the New York Stock Exchange trading floor after ringing the opening bell to highlight Disney's "The Muppets" television show. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, Miss Piggy overlooks the New York Stock Exchange trading floor after ringing the opening bell to highlight Disney's "The Muppets" television show. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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Only Miss Piggy's creator knows the depths of her tragic origin story.

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68-year-old woman catches 136-pound fish off Australian coast

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A 68-year-old woman just landed the catch of a lifetime.

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100-year-old woman’s secret to a long life: beer and potato chips

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A 100-year-old woman in San Diego is sharing her secrets to a long and healthy life.

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A mysterious illness is killing dentists and the CDC doesn't know why

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The cause is unknown.

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Watch: Smoking orangutan riles anger against zoo

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A video of an orangutan smoking has brought more criticism of a zoo in Indonesia infamous for past animal welfare troubles. 

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Four-legged fugitive: Big lizard escapes pet shop

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Residents near San Diego are warned to watch out for a four-legged fugitive: a 5 ½-foot monitor lizard that wriggled out of its cage. 

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Amelia Earhart found? Researchers claim they located her remains

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Bones found on a remote Pacific island almost eight decades ago likely are those of pioneering pilot Amelia Earhart, new research claims. 

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Study: Babies who look like their dads are more healthy

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A new study has revealed that babies who look like their dads are healthier than babies that don’t resemble their fathers.

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5,000-year-old tattoos discovered on ancient Egyptian mummies

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Tattoos depicting a wild bull and a Barbary sheep were found on the upper arm of a male mummy, while the shoulder and upper arm of a female mummy bore "S"-shaped motifs.

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Daycare workers charged for giving 2-year-olds melatonin

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Three teachers at a daycare in Des Plaines, Illinois have been charged with endangering the life or health of a child after giving kids gummy bears containing melatonin.

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This is how big a whale shark actually is

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Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the sea. And here's just how big they are.

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What is Salmonella and why does it make me sick?

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What exactly is Salmonella and how does it make us sick?

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A cure for peanut allergies may have been found, new study reports

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The study involved exposing children with peanut allergies to daily capsules of peanut flour. Here's what happened.

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Watch: Massive wild boar dubbed ‘Pigzilla' digs through dumpster outside school

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Dubbed “Pigzilla,” this massive boar was seen outside an elementary school in Hong Kong munching on some leftovers it found inside a dumpster.

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Watch this robot dog open a door all on its own

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The video is cool...but weird.

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Professional bridesmaid helping Meghan Markle prep for royal wedding

Meghan Markle waves to the crowd as she leaves after a visit with Britain's Prince Harry to the Reprezent 107.3 FM radio station in Brixton, south London, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/ Dominic Lipinski, Pool) Meghan Markle waves to the crowd as she leaves after a visit with Britain's Prince Harry to the Reprezent 107.3 FM radio station in Brixton, south London, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/ Dominic Lipinski, Pool)
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The professional bridesmaid is recording a masterclass tailored to one very important bride-to-be: Meghan Markle, who will marry Britain's Prince Harry on May 19.

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Quotes from Mister Rogers that still inspire us today

This June 28, 1989 file photo shows Fred Rogers as he rehearses the opening of his PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" during a taping in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) This June 28, 1989 file photo shows Fred Rogers as he rehearses the opening of his PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" during a taping in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Having a bad day? Here are some quotes from Mister Rogers that will lift your spirit!

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Watch: This rescue of a dog from an icy pond will warm your heart

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A dog was rescued by firefighters in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Wednesday after it was found stranded on an icy pond by a fire officer driving past the area.

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Photos: $50 million in gold bars found in sunken ship going on display

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More than $50 million worth of gold bars, coins, and dust that has sat at the bottom of the ocean since the ship it was on sunk in 1857 is about to go on public display in California.

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Naked bank robber found not guilty by reason of insanity

Authorities say they arrested Sperber, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. , who they say robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money. (Broward County Sheriff’s Office/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) Authorities say they arrested Sperber, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. , who they say robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money. (Broward County Sheriff’s Office/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
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A federal judge says a Florida man who robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money is severely mentally ill and can't be held responsible for the crime.

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Hackers turn ATMs into jackpot machines

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To execute the cyberattack, a thief needs physical access to an ATM and will use malware, physical hacking tools, or both, to take control of the machine and force it to dispense cash quickly.

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Scientists grow new ears for children with defect

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Using a combination of 3-D printing and cultured cells, scientists in China have grown new ears for five children.

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This male birth control pill is made from an arrow poison

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After decades of research, development of a male birth control may now be one step closer.

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Daughter writes humorous obituary for father in Indiana

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A woman's humorous obituary for her father has gone viral. It recounts his fondness for his family, his 32 jars of Miracle Whip, and his 17 boxes of Hamburger Helper.

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This student emailed every Claudia at his university to ask a girl on a date

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Hayden Moll, a student at Missouri State University, accidentally swiped the wrong way on the dating app Tinder -- meaning he declined to connect with a girl he was interested in. But he didn't let that mistake stop him.

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Police: Man gets DUI after mistaking bank drive-thru for Taco Bell

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Authorities say a Florida man was charged with driving under the influence after mistaking a bank drive-thru for a Taco Bell. 

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Airplane skids past runway, stopping just feet from the Black Sea

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A Pegasus Airlines flight nearly ended up in the Black Sea after failing to slow down during the landing process and skidding off the runway.

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6-year-old's flu medicine caused rare psychotic side effects

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According to her family, she ran away from school, suffered hallucinations, and even tried to jump out of her bedroom window.

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Raja the cat returned to family 3 years later

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Raja the cat once was lost, but now is found — three years later.

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Police: Man posed as officer, tried to get discounted coffee

Police in western New York have charged a man who they say impersonated a police officer in an attempt to get discounted coffee. Police in western New York have charged a man who they say impersonated a police officer in an attempt to get discounted coffee.
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Police in western New York have charged a man who they say impersonated a police officer in an attempt to get discounted coffee.

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Slideshow: America's healthiest (and least healthy) states

Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others. Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others.
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The United States ranks 27th in terms of life expectancy in a comparison of 35 countries.

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Girl has blunt message for insurance provider after her brain surgery request was denied

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By Wayne Drash CNN  Editor's note: The author of the story has a family member with an uncontrolled seizure disorder who does not medically qualify for either type of brain surgery mentioned in the piece nor has the family member been denied care by an insurance provider. (CNN) -- Cara Pressman sobbed in the big red chair in her living room. The 15-year-old tried to absorb the devastating news relayed by her parents: that their insurance company, Aetna, denied her for a minimal... More>>

Cops pull over driver who made license plate with pizza box, magic marker

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A driver in Massachusetts thought it would be a good idea to attach a homemade license plate to the back of a Buick, but it didn’t fool police. 

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Dog eats every meal in special high chair due to medical condition

Tink was born with a condition called Megaesophagus. Which means when she eats, the food and water never makes it all the way to the stomach. (WXMI via CNN) Tink was born with a condition called Megaesophagus. Which means when she eats, the food and water never makes it all the way to the stomach. (WXMI via CNN)
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While we're used to babies eating dinner in high chairs, it's not everyday you see a dog in one. 

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