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John Spinello

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Hasbro to help 'Operation' creator with operation costs

John Spinello created the game of "Operation" nearly 50 years ago. Since then, millions have attempted to remove small plastic body parts from Cavity Sam without lighting up his red nose and hearing that sweat-inducing BUZZ. In a weird twist of fate, Spinello now needs an operation himself -- one he can't afford, according to a Crowdrise fundraiser launched by his friends.

Teen boy depressed thinking

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Is the 'be a man' stereotype hurting boys?

Why did he do it?

That's what so many of us are asking after Jaylen Fryberg, a popular freshman, opened fire on classmates during lunch at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle on Friday.

The shootings left two girls dead and three other stu...

Black cat

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To be a black cat on Halloween

This time of year especially, black cats can get a bad rap.

Mill Mountain Zoo launches fundraising campaign

The Mill Mountain Zoo announced a $100,000 fundraising match campaign Thursday.

Halloween photos

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6 rules for a better Halloween

Trick-or-treating and dressing in costume have been Halloween traditions for a good long time now, but it seems we're still struggling to get it right.

$1,200 sneakers

Alejandro Ingelmo

Men are buying up these $1,200 sneakers

They can be colorful, shiny, blinged out and even fuzzy. And they're showing up on men's feet around the world.

Woman using computer, laptop

Ariana McLaughlin/CNN

Sign up for 'Wasting time on the Internet' 101

You can now get college credit for watching all those cat videos. The University of Pennsylvania is offering a class next semester titled "Wasting time on the Internet," in which students will "focus on the alchemical recuperation of aimless surfing into substantial works of literature."

Woman harassed in NYC

Rob Bliss Creative

Woman in catcall video gets death threats

What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into fodder for death and rape threats against the woman in the viral video.

zombie hand coming from grave

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Bloody red punch

Scare up some cold refreshment at your Halloween party!

Thousands raised for Roanoke Valley SPCA

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NTelos, Black Dog Salvage raise thousands for animal shelter

NTelos Wireless and Black Dog Salvage managed to raise $3,000 in just a few weeks. A check was handed over to the Roanoke Valley SPCA Wednesday to help curb black dog syndrome.

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Is the 'be a man' stereotype hurting boys?

Teen boy depressed thinking

iStock/Creatista

Why did he do it?

That's what so many of us are asking after Jaylen Fryberg, a popular freshman, opened fire on classmates during lunch at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle on Friday.

The shootings left two girls dead and three other stu...

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Bloody red punch

zombie hand coming from grave

iStock / diane39

Scare up some cold refreshment at your Halloween party!

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HOUSE AND HOME

PETS

Baby Boomers aren't moving out of their homes

small house in winter, home, snow

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Instead of flocking to sunny beach havens or downsizing to a condo in the city during their retirement years, a majority of Baby Boomers say they're just going to stay put in their old home.

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Dog gets owner arrested

Alabama dog Bo turns in owner

Prattville Police Department

Man's best friend? Maybe not.

A pooch in Alabama got its owner busted for alleged drug offenses -- all with a gleeful wag of its tail.

The dog, Bo, was caught up in the incident when police executed a drug search warrant this week at the Prattville h...

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REAL ESTATE

TRAVEL

Wall Street firm pushes for student loan forgiveness

For sale real estate

REUTERS/Larry Downing

One Wall Street firm has an idea that's raising eyebrows: forgive some student debt for first-time homebuyers.

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Sistine Chapel gets AC, lights makeover

Sistine chapel

Osservatore Romano/Reuters

High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece fresco is being seen in a new light..

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EDUCATION

MONEY

Former band member guilty in hazing death

FAMU campus

CNN

The alleged ringleader of a group of Florida A&M University marching band students who beat drum major Robert Champion Jr. in a 2011 hazing incident was convicted Friday of multiple charges related to Champion's death, according to CNN affiliate CFN13.

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Americans pay more for slower Internet

Internet security malware

REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

When it comes to Internet speeds, the U.S. lags behind much of the developed world.

That's one of the conclusions from a new report by the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, which looked at the cost and speed of Internet access i...

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HEALTH

  • Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Maine nurse

    Kaci Hickox

    WMTW

    A Maine judge on Friday ruled in favor of a nurse who defied a quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities, saying local health officials failed to prove the need for a stricter order enforcing an Ebola quarantine.

    District Court Chief Judg...

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Technology

  • A 'hard,' deadly day for space tourism

    SpaceShipTwo debris close-up

    REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

    With the same peril that the Wright Brothers faced in becoming the first men to fly planes, mankind's quest for space tourism is also fraught with deadly trial and error.

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