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    School: We have no duty to protect students from rape

    School: We have no duty to protect students from rapeVirginia Wesleyan College has responded to a lawsuit claiming it didn't do enough to stop a female student from being raped, saying they have no legal duty to warn or protect students from criminal acts by third parties.
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    Scientists excited about potential Alzheimer's cure

    Scientists excited about potential Alzheimer's cureA discovery by a group of Florida researchers is giving Alzheimer's patients hope after a common blood pressure medication shows the possibility of treatment for the disease.
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    Home for sale has hidden 2300-piece pipe organ

    Home for sale has hidden 2300-piece pipe organA Michigan home that recently hit the market has a hidden a 2,300-piece pipe organ inside. The whole organ takes up more than one third of the house.
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    Students create giant slide with smashed pumpkins

    Students create giant slide with smashed pumpkinsA group of seniors in Chagrin Falls, Ohio held their annual pumpkin roll tradition by dumping and throwing pumpkins down a hill and then sliding down the slimy mess.
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    The creepiest movies for Halloween

    The creepiest movies for HalloweenFrom 'Nightcrawler' to 'Horns,' there are a bunch of twisted new movies hitting theaters in time for October 31. Bryan Alexander tells host Carly Mallenbaum about why scary movies are so popular this year and which films are the creepiest.
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    Trisha Yearwood was 'nervous' singing with Garth Brooks

    Trisha Yearwood was 'nervous' singing with Garth BrooksTrisha Yearwood's latest album, 'Prizefighter: Hit After Hit,' features a mixture of re-recorded and new songs. In addition to a new album, she's touring with husband Garth Brooks and working on the next season of her Food Network cooking show.
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    Political pendulum is swinging in key states

    Political pendulum is swinging in key statesThis week in politics, Georgia's and West Virginia's political leanings are taking a turn, campaign funds are coming from a few very wealthy donors and Jeb Bush may be ready to run for the presidency.
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    Driving like this is as dangerous as driving drunk

    Driving like this is as dangerous as driving drunkMost drivers are well aware of some of the obvious dos and don'ts on the road - don't drink and drive, don't text and drive, don't speed. But driving like this could be just as dangerous.
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    Tips to ensure your furry friend has a happy Halloween

    Tips to ensure your furry friend has a happy HalloweenDog blogger Michael Baugh discusses some tips for dogs owners to make sure that your furry pet has the best Halloween possible.
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    Cops help 10-year-old arrest her worst enemy

    Cops help 10-year-old arrest her worst enemyA ten-year-old girl in Kenyon, Minnesota is battling cancer. In an effort to bolster her spirits, the local police department set out to give her a day she'll never forget, including the arrest of her biggest enemy.
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    Have a safe and fun Halloween by following these tips

    Have a safe and fun Halloween by following these tipsWith Halloween falling on a Friday this year, more kids are expected out later than usual. Here are some helpful tips to keep your trick-or-treaters safe.
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    Come face to face with massive whale sharks

    Come face to face with massive whale sharksDon't let their massive size fool you. The whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium are gentle giants. You can see for yourself by diving right into their Atlanta tank for a swim.
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    Snowy Halloween for Great Lakes, Midwest

    Snowy Halloween for Great Lakes, MidwestHalloween may look more like Christmas in some parts of the country, which will be sprinkled with snow.
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    Offensive Halloween decor brings community together

    Offensive Halloween decor brings community togetherA Minneapolis Halloween display has been taken down after neighbors expressed concern that it resembled a lynching. Those neighbors have turned the controversy into a conversation and learning opportunity.
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    Missing Broncos fan walked, hitchhiked 100+ miles

    Missing Broncos fan walked, hitchhiked 100+ milesPaul Kitterman, the Broncos fan who disappeared in the middle of a game, told police he hitchhiked and walked more than 100 miles during the five days he was missing.
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    Save those veggies! Tips for longer-lasting groceries

    Save those veggies! Tips for longer-lasting groceriesWant to keep your food fresher longer? Money expert Matt Granite has some of the surprise tips to help make your produce, and other foods, last longer.
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    Gov. Christie tells heckler to 'sit down and shut up'

    Gov. Christie tells heckler to 'sit down and shut up'Gov. Chris Christie told a heckler critical of his handling of Superstorm Sandy recovery to "Sit down and shut up" on the second anniversary of the storm.
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    Critic's Corner: Murder investigation on 'Bones'

    Critic's Corner: Murder investigation on 'Bones'USA TODAY's Robert Bianco previews the television lineup for October 30th with 'Bones,' 'Mom' and 'Elementary.'
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    Uber delivers kittens 'on demand' on National Cat Day

    Uber delivers kittens 'on demand' on National Cat DayYou can order a kitten to be delivered to your office by Uber for $30 on National Cat Day. That will get you 15 minutes of play time and help support local shelters.
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    Thursday's forecast: Freeze watches in the Plains

    Thursday's forecast: Freeze watches in the PlainsThe national weather forecast for October 30th calls for showers along the Southeast coast, a little storm brings showers to Mississippi Valley and leaves freezing temperatures in the Plains.
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    Couple married 50 years have never seen each other

    Couple married 50 years have never seen each otherThis couple is celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary together, without ever having laid eyes on each other.
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    LeBron James will always root for the Browns

    LeBron James will always root for the BrownsLeBron James talks about welcoming his daughter into the James family and how he will always root for the Browns.
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    Trailer: 'Horns'

    Trailer: 'Horns'Daniel Radcliffe stars as a young man who starts growing horns after the mysterious death of his girlfriend in 'Horns.'
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    Obama praises Ebola health care workers

    Obama praises Ebola health care workersPresident Obama speaks to American health care workers fighting Ebola and praises them for their work while helping fight Ebola.
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    Insider's tour of the Center for Civil and Human Rights

    Insider's tour of the Center for Civil and Human RightsTour the National Center for Civil and Human Rights with the man who helped bring it to life in Atlanta.
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    Atlas rocket launch successful day after explosion

    Atlas rocket launch successful day after explosionThe United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket made its fiftieth flight on Wednesday, tasked with orbiting the GPS IIF-8 satellite for the US Air Force. The successful launch comes one day after the explosion of the unmanned Antares rocket.
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    Students find a new way into the middle class

    Students find a new way into the middle classStudents are turning to training and two year programs to find a career where a job will be waiting for them when they graduate.
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