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How veterans cope with with holiday fireworks

While some may not realize that fireworks can be a source of stress for some veterans, there's a movement to make sure Fourth of July revelers realize it.

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Liberty Mountain Snowflex a 'cool' alternative staycation

If you're tired of all the summer heat, cool off at Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre.

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Girl Scouts refuse $100K with transgender limits

It's not every day the Girl Scouts or any non-profit is handed a $100,000 pledge.

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently received the donation to help fund activities for girls participating in Girl Scouts.

But the gift came with a catch.

As ...

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The Internet survived the leap second

This evening, a "leap second" threatened to wreak havoc across the Internet. But unlike the last leap second in 2012, the Internet continued on without a noticeable hitch.

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Ballet dancer Misty Copeland makes history

American ballerina Misty Copeland, a cultural phenomenon outside the dance world, has been promoted to the highest rank of the American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company's 75-year history.

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Is PBR still cool? America's hipster beer is slowing down

Pabst Blue Ribbon was the comeback kid of cool beer brands.

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America's favorite fast food chain is...

While satisfaction with the restaurant industry has waned, the survey found Americans still eat out an average of four times a week. See which company topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for 2015.

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Texas, Alabama blast same-sex marriage ruling

With last week's Supreme Court ruling, same-sex couples are flocking to the altar in all 50 states, right?

Eh, almost.

There are still a few holdouts, as various politicians take firm stands against a 5-to-4 high court decision they argue is revisioni...

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Obama wants to make millions more workers eligible for overtime

More than 10 million salaried workers could become automatically eligible for overtime pay by 2016 under an expected federal rule change.

Today, the only way you're automatically guaranteed time and a half after logging 40 hours a week is if you earn ...

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Can same-sex marriage make America healthier?

A few weeks ago, Carlos Santos-Herrera was in a hospital bed, ill with a rare, severe form of strep throat. He was weak, but conscious -- and worried. His family members' religious beliefs differ from his own, and he didn't want to leave decisions ab...

FAMILY

FOOD

Obama wants to make millions more workers eligible for overtime

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More than 10 million salaried workers could become automatically eligible for overtime pay by 2016 under an expected federal rule change.

Today, the only way you're automatically guaranteed time and a half after logging 40 hours a week is if you earn ...

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America's favorite fast food chain is...

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While satisfaction with the restaurant industry has waned, the survey found Americans still eat out an average of four times a week. See which company topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for 2015.

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HOUSE AND HOME

PETS

Meet the world's ugliest dog

Pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix wins title at California event

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Quasi Modo, a short-spined mixed-breed dog from Florida, was named the world's ugliest dog Friday for epitomizing "excellence in ugliness."

The 10-year-old pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix won the dubious title from a pool of 27 underdogs at the annual Wo...

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REAL ESTATE

TRAVEL

Gen-Xers don't want to be homeowners

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Millennials are often blamed for the drop in homebuying, but Generation X isn't jumping on the homeowner bandwagon either.

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DOJ probing possible airline team up to keep fares high

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The Justice Department has sent subpoenas to several major airlines as part of an investigation into "possible unlawful coordination" to limit capacity increases, and thereby keeping ticket prices high, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The de...

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EDUCATION

MONEY

White House begins its crackdown on colleges

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The Obama administration is cracking the whip on for-profit colleges.

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Stocks rally despite mixed messages from Greece

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Deal or no deal for Greece? Wall Street was feeling more optimistic Wednesday, sending stocks back up.

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HEALTH

  • Where sugar might be hiding in your child's diet

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    Trading cookies and candy for yogurt and granola bars may not be as healthy as parents believe. In fact, some food marketed to children and parents contains more sugar than desserts on grocery shelves.

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Technology

  • The Internet survived the leap second

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    This evening, a "leap second" threatened to wreak havoc across the Internet. But unlike the last leap second in 2012, the Internet continued on without a noticeable hitch.

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