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    Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies at age 83

    Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies at age 83Ernie Banks has passed away at the age of 83. "Mr. Cub" played his entire 19-year career with the Chicago Cubs and was a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
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    Obama to shorten India trip, pay respects to Saudi king

    Obama to shorten India trip, pay respects to Saudi kingThe White House announced President Obama will cut short his trip to India in order to visit Saudi Arabia and pay respects to the late King Abdullah.
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    Ferguson businesses struggle to recover after riots

    Ferguson businesses struggle to recover after riotsIn the aftermath of the November riots, business has been extremely slow for some Ferguson establishments. Many are finding it too difficult to stay open.
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    'Brown, corrosive' water woes, outrages Michigan town

    'Brown, corrosive' water woes, outrages Michigan townJust one hour north of Detroit in Flint, Michigan where residents have felt under siege for years, the newest threat pours from kitchen spigots and showerheads.
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    Carnival 'crisis': Mardi Gras with no beads?

    Carnival 'crisis': Mardi Gras with no beads?A labor dispute in California could cause a shortage of beads for Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
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    5-year-old is the youngest to pass this exam and go pro

    5-year-old is the youngest to pass this exam and go proAt just 5 years old, Colton passed the test the FCC requires for anyone to operate the radios. That makes Colton among the youngest operators around.
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    Watch artist turn crayons into sculptures

    Watch artist turn crayons into sculpturesA Seattle artist carves crayons and pencils into miniature masterpieces.
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    Saturday's forecast: Nor'easter brings heavy snow

    Saturday's forecast: Nor'easter brings heavy snowThe national weather forecast for Saturday, January 24 calls for snow and cold rain for parts of the Midwest and Northeastern United States.
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    Cheerleading changes life of girl with down syndrome

    Cheerleading changes life of girl with down syndromeAfter years of dreaming to be a cheerleader, Mackenzie Croys chance finally came. Thanks to The Sparkle Effect Mackenzie has the opportunity to cheer with her home school's squad.
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    73 years after birth, son kisses mom for first time

    73 years after birth, son kisses mom for first timeAfter decades of obituary searches, calls to strangers and cross-country trips in search of relatives, Charles Bruce Pate kissed his mother for the first time. He was 73, she 88.
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    You won't believe what these handbags are made of

    You won't believe what these handbags are made ofA Portland, Oregon company is getting creative with recycling. With the help of a major airline, Looptworks is making environmentally friendly handbags.
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    Is Lake Michigan hiding millions in Confederate gold?

    Is Lake Michigan hiding millions in Confederate gold?Two treasure hunters are hot on the trail of $2 million worth of Confederate gold bullion that went missing in the 1800s. Four years of research leads them to believe it's buried under Lake Michigan.
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    See the Seahawks mascot that even celebrities love

    See the Seahawks mascot that even celebrities loveMeet Taima, the hawk that leads the Seattle Seahawks onto the field before every home game. Fans and celebrities alike love this special hawk who will be traveling with the team to Arizona for the Super Bowl.
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    Patriots fan admits deflated ball feels different

    Patriots fan admits deflated ball feels differentTom Brady, quarterback for the Patriots adamantly denies any knowledge of Deflategate and claims he couldn't tell the footballs were deflated. Could you tell the difference? Some of these people could (including a Patriots fan).
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    • 1 day, 17 hours ago
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    Deflate gate through the eyes of a sports lawyer

    Deflate gate through the eyes of a sports lawyerThis sports attorney said Patriots quarterback Tom Brady put the burden of proof on the NFL when he denied involvement in the deflategate scandal.
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    NASA unveils stunning 100-millionth picture of the sun

    NASA unveils stunning 100-millionth picture of the sunAn instrument onboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory captured NASA's 100-millionth image of the sun. Four telescopes work parallel to capture eight images of the sun and cycle through 10 different wavelengths every 12 seconds.
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    'The last beer stop before Heaven' is in the Swiss alps

    'The last beer stop before Heaven' is in the Swiss alpsPerched on a mountaintop in a Swiss town is a beer maker whose claim to fame is being a brewery at the highest altitude.
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    Flight overbooked? Tips to avoid being bumped

    Flight overbooked? Tips to avoid being bumpedYou know the airline's pleas all too well, that the flight you're on is overbooked and they need volunteers to bump to a different flight. Here are some tips to avoiding being bumped on your next full flight.
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    Bradley Cooper's message to real American snipers, vets

    Bradley Cooper's message to real American snipers, vetsActor Bradley Cooper thanks U.S. soldiers in this behind-the-scenes video of his film 'American Sniper', in which he portrays real life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. He says Kyle was "dynamic and charismatic" and he hopes the film rings true.
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    Caught on camera: Woman forced into trunk at gunpoint

    Caught on camera: Woman forced into trunk at gunpointChilling surveillance video shows a 21-year-old woman forced into her own trunk by an armed robber at a drive-through ATM. Hear the victim describe the ordeal.
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    TSA found record guns, knife in enchilada in 2014

    TSA found record guns, knife in enchilada in 2014The Transportation Security Administration found a record number of firearms in carry-on bags at airports in 2014. They found a few unusual items hidden in luggage as well.
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    Couple forced to give up 39-year-old pet bear

    Couple forced to give up 39-year-old pet bearOne Ohio couple is distraught after learning they will have to give up, and possibly kill, their 39-year-old pet bear. The Dangerous Wild Animal Act was passed in 2012 but the couple claims they were told they were exempt.
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    Video catches postal worker throwing $4,000 package

    Video catches postal worker throwing $4,000 packageHome surveillance video caught a United States Postal worker throwing a package on a man's porch...even though she was just steps away from being able to set it down.
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    MLK estate drops lawsuit against King Center

    MLK estate drops lawsuit against King CenterThe dispute over some of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s prized possessions, which was filed in 2013, had pitted King's two sons against the King Center, which is headed by King's daughter Bernice.
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    6-year-old sets rodeo record for sheep riding

    6-year-old sets rodeo record for sheep ridingA six-year-old Texas boy set a rodeo record by riding a sheep for more than 20 seconds.
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    Ford's new Silicon Valley outpost seeks tech talent

    Ford's new Silicon Valley outpost seeks tech talentFord Motor's new Research and Innovation Center in Silicon Valley will have its work cut out as it scales operations this year in an effort to stay on the cutting edge of the connected-car sweepstakes.
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    Mostly autistic cast brings new movie to life

    Mostly autistic cast brings new movie to lifeHollywood is paying close attention on a new movie being filmed called 'Circles.' The film's main character is Ollie, played by 16-year-old Sam Seidel who has autism.
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