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Model in hot tub truck showcases 1,000-calorie burger

Carl's Jr uses models to sell hamburgers

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Carl's Jr. wanted to make "the most American thing ever." The result is an ad campaign for a thousand-calorie, hotdog-hamburger-hybrid that stacks a swimsuit model, a hot tub, and a pickup truck in front of the Statue of Liberty.

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Musk: Tesla home battery orders are "off the hook"

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When you hear Tesla, do you think of its cool cars? Or do you think of how to power your home?

The overwhelming response to the company's new line of energy products suggests that one day, it might just be the latter.

Tesla recently unveiled a wall-m...

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Canine flu outbreak: How to keep dogs safe

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As new cases of canine influenza spread across several states, veterinarians are urging vigilance after hundreds of dogs contracted the virus.

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New Yorkers primed for 'Manhattanhenge'

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New Yorkers are famously jaded -- they'll walk past a man in a bunny suit, juggling chainsaws -- but don't be surprised if you see throngs of them on street corners this weekend, aiming smartphone cameras toward New Jersey.

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Sweden extends paid paternity leave for dads

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The Swedish government is about to take another step towards equalizing parental leave.

The country's Left Party is hoping for more individualized paid time off for new parents, according to Sveriges Radio, Sweden's English radio service.

On Thursday,...

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Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch can be yours for $100M

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Neverland, the California ranch that Michael Jackson turned into his own private zoo, can now be yours for a cool $100 million - chimps not included.

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Teacher quits over reading of homoerotic poem

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Nearly a half-century after publication, an Allen Ginsberg poem about a homosexual encounter has divided a small Connecticut town and led to the resignation of an award-winning English teacher.

In "Please Master," published in 1968, the iconic Beat G...

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Time Inc. erecting pay walls beginning with Entertainment Weekly

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Making its web sites more like its print magazines, Time Inc. is introducing a partial pay wall, beginning with Entertainment Weekly's site.

The company says it's hoping to "accelerate revenue growth" and find out more about what its web readers want.

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LOCAL PHOTOS

  • PHOTOS: 2015 Great Roanoke River Duck Race

    The Great Roanoke River Duck Race and Family Day was held Saturday, May 30, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roanoke’s Smith Park. Ten thousand ducks were released into the river to race for prizes. The event benefits local charities. Photos provided by John Randall.

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  • PHOTOS: William Fleming 2014 graduation

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    William Fleming held its graduation Friday, May 30 at the Roanoke Civic Center.

  • PHOTOS: Patrick Henry High School 2015 graduation

    Patrick Henry High School's graduation was held Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Berglund Center in Roanoke.

  • PHOTOS: William Fleming 2015 graduation

    William Fleming High School held its graduation ceremony on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Berglund Center. The valedictorian was Jonah Orevillo, who played the keyboard after his speech. School principal Archie Freeman said he was excited for the class' future, and became emotional during the ceremony.

    (PHOTOS: Heather Butterworth/WDBJ7)

  • PHOTOS: Broadway musical comedy 'It Should've Been You'

    A Franklin County native is performing on Broadway. Josh Grisetti is a featured actor in the musical comedy "It Should've Been You" on Broadway. Photos were provided.

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