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    Teacher with ALS gives kids life lesson

    Teacher with ALS gives kids life lessonA beloved Minnesota school teacher has returned to the classroom to say goodbye to his students and give them one last lesson.
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    Bruce Jenner speaks: 'I am a woman'

    Bruce Jenner speaks: 'I am a woman'Reality TV star and former Olympian Bruce Jenner spoke about his male-to-female transition for the first time with ABC's Diane Sawyer and said he is a woman.
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    Machine turns rotten veggies into fertilizer

    Machine turns rotten veggies into fertilizerA Washington state man has invented a machine that extracts beneficial nutrients from old veggies and scraps and turns them into something incredibly useful.
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    Saturday's forecast: Wet Eastern half

    Saturday's forecast: Wet Eastern halfThe national weather forecast for Saturday, April 25, 2015 calls for rain showers from the Great Lakes to the Ohio Valley and showers and thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast and the Southeastern United States.
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    Watch blind vet challenge himself to the 'impossible'

    Watch blind vet challenge himself to the 'impossible'As if skydiving, mountain climbing and writing a book weren't challenging enough, blind veteran Scotty Smiley is now taking on the impossible Ironman challenge.
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    3D printed hearts helping to save babies' lives

    3D printed hearts helping to save babies' livesDoctors in Arizona are experimenting with 3D printing technology to help save the lives of babies.
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    Deaths caused by powdered caffeine on the rise

    Deaths caused by powdered caffeine on the riseAs powdered caffeine grows in popularity, so too does the concern over fatal overdoses. Hospitals all across the country are seeing a rise in people seeking emergency medical attention.
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    Same-sex marriage still social heresy in this KY county

    Same-sex marriage still social heresy in this KY countySame-sex marriage is still a hot topic in Magoffin County, Kentucky. Eleven years ago, the county had the highest number of votes in favor of banning gay marriage. Hear what some residents say about the idea now.
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    Student straps 'bomb' on himself to ask girl to prom

    Student straps 'bomb' on himself to ask girl to promA Washington teen who strapped fake explosives around his body in a stunt to ask a date to the prom was suspended from school and banned from the big dance.
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    Harness new coaster's twisty ways with front seat view

    Harness new coaster's twisty ways with front seat viewGet in the front seat of Busch Garden Williamsburg's newest coaster, Tempesto. Named after a fictional Italian daredevil, the coaster launches riders three different times over the course of its tantalizing ride.
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    Do you dare? Unique coaster relaunches riders 3 times!

    Do you dare? Unique coaster relaunches riders 3 times!Like the great Italian daredevil it's named after, Tempesto takes coaster enthusiasts on a unique ride. See how this new roller coaster will have you soaring through the air with the greatest of ease!
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    This may be the coolest apartment you've ever seen

    This may be the coolest apartment you've ever seenSeattle's historic Smith Tower is home to one very lucky family. The skyscraper boasts a unit on its top floor that just might be the coolest apartment ever.
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    $1 Million lake house slowly collapsing in on itself

    $1 Million lake house slowly collapsing in on itselfA million dollar lake house in Texas on Lake Palestine is slowly collapsing due to rains, strong winds, and landslides over time.
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    Company blames high employees for leaving Denver

    Company blames high employees for leaving DenverA company owner says marijuana nearly ruined his business. Too many high employees prompted Little Spider Creations to leave Colorado for South Carolina.
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    'Biggest Loser' chef has tips to stay thin on vacation

    'Biggest Loser' chef has tips to stay thin on vacation'Biggest Loser' chef Devin Alexander shares her tips for staying healthy even when you're on vacation. Her new restaurant, Devinly Decadence, can be found on board Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas.
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    100+ violations for truck company in deadly nurse wreck

    100+ violations for truck company in deadly nurse wreckDespite having an overall satisfactory rating from the government, Total Transportation of Mississippi, LLC, the trucking company involved in the tragic wreck is considered one of the worst trucking companies on the highway.
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    Hubble celebrates 25th anniversary with cool 3D image

    Hubble celebrates 25th anniversary with cool 3D imageOn April 25, 1990, the space shuttle Discovery released the Hubble Space Telescope into space, ready to peer into the vast unknown. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, NASA released this visualization of the nebula and star cluster.
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    Freddie Gray protesters arrested in Baltimore

    Freddie Gray protesters arrested in BaltimoreDemonstrators took to the streets of Baltimore for a fifth day on Thursday to express their outrage over the death of Freddie Gray. Clashes between protesters and police ended with two arrests.
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    Students fall through stage during school performance

    Students fall through stage during school performanceAround two dozen students were injured, one critically, when a stage collapsed. In the final moments of a student concert, the platform they were standing on gave way and sent the singers tumbling into the orchestra pit.
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    Cop found guilty after caught hitting teen in handcuffs

    Cop found guilty after caught hitting teen in handcuffsA Maryland police officer accused of hitting a disorderly teen who was in handcuffs entered an Alford plea on Thursday morning and has been found guilty of misconduct in office.
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    Protests heat up as hundreds rally for Freddie Gray

    Protests heat up as hundreds rally for Freddie GrayHundreds of protesters continue to march in Baltimore and tensions with police are boiling up as protesters demand answers in the death of Freddie Gray.
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    Shocker! 'Grey's Anatomy' kills off Derek 'McDreamy'

    Shocker! 'Grey's Anatomy' kills off Derek 'McDreamy'Spoiler alert! Patrick Dempsey's character on Grey's Anatomy was killed off in Thursday night's episode, and now fans are mourning the death of Mr. McDreamy.
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    Death of American killed by drone upsets community

    Death of American killed by drone upsets communityWarren Weinstein was killed along with an Italian hostage of al-Qaida named Giovanni Lo Porto during counter-terrorism efforts, according to the White House on Thursday.
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    Critic's Corner: 'Wolf Hall' strong as it's ever been

    Critic's Corner: 'Wolf Hall' strong as it's ever beenUSA TODAY's Robert Bianco previews 'Wolf Hall' on PBS for Friday, April 24, 2015.
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    Chemical weapons being destroyed 100 years later

    Chemical weapons being destroyed 100 years laterChemical weapons that date back to a century ago are being detroyed at a facility in Colorado called the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant.
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    See why this 11-year-old athlete is selling syrup

    See why this 11-year-old athlete is selling syrupAn 11-year-old athlete is selling syrup to help pay for his traveling baseball team and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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    Friday's forecast: Frosty in the East

    Friday's forecast: Frosty in the EastThe national weather forecast for Friday, April 24th calls for a frosty morning in the East and showers and thunderstorms across the Plains and the South.
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