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Pope says families need a miracle

Hinting that changes could be coming to the Catholic Church, Pope Francis asked a large crowd to pray for God to make miracles out of ideas that some believers might consider "impure" or even "threatening."

Several hundred thousand pilgrims thronged ...

Abby Wambach kisses wife after World Cup win

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Abby Wambach kisses wife after World Cup win

Before Sunday night, Abby Wambach had everything but the World Cup. So when her squad's memorable 5-2 triumph over Japan was sealed, she chose an unforgettable way to celebrate.

Oreos slimming down for 'sophisticated' look

Oreo cookies are getting a makeover to appeal to adults.

GENERIC FIREWORKS

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July 4th fireworks: 5 fun things to know

As night skies hiss and crack with fireworks on July Fourth, millions of Americans will gather to gaze at the grand explosions illuminating the skies.

They will fall in love all over again with the bright colors shooting into the night, the loud boom...

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Rain can't stop Atlanta Peachtree Road Race

Bad weather did not put a damper Saturday on the world's biggest 10K, which saw a rain and lightning delay for thousands.

About 60,000 registered for the 2015 AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, which attracts people of all ages and abilities.

Now in ...

PET STORIES Meet Colorado

Colorado is available for adoption at the Roanoke Valley SPCA

Colorado is a two-month-old hound mix. He's one of four pups named after U.S. states. The others are  Alabama, Texas, and Nevada.

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What you need to know about the dog flu

New cases of canine influenza have spread across several states, and veterinarians are urging vigilance.

Angels of Assisi offers discounted microchip clinic

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Angels of Assisi offers discounted microchip clinic before 4th of July

A Roanoke organization wants to help you keep your pet safe the 4th of July. Angels of Assisi is holding a microchip clinic Thursday night.

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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 ...

FAMILY

FOOD

Pope says families need a miracle

Pope Francis

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Hinting that changes could be coming to the Catholic Church, Pope Francis asked a large crowd to pray for God to make miracles out of ideas that some believers might consider "impure" or even "threatening."

Several hundred thousand pilgrims thronged ...

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Oreos slimming down for 'sophisticated' look

Oreo cookies are getting a makeover to appeal to adults.

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HOUSE AND HOME

PETS

What you need to know about the dog flu

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New cases of canine influenza have spread across several states, and veterinarians are urging vigilance.

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REAL ESTATE

TRAVEL

Johnny Depp selling French village for $26M

Actor shown here at Jan. 21, 2015, premiere of "Mortdecai" in Hollywood, California.

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Known for his swashbuckling role in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, actor Johnny Depp has put one of his most treasured items on the market, a 37-acre estate and "private village" in the south of France.

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China issues Turkey travel warning

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China's embassy in Turkey has issued a travel warning to its citizens after some tourists were "attacked and harassed" during anti-Chinese protests in Istanbul.

The Chinese and Turkish governments are at odds over China's treatment of the Uyghurs, a ...

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EDUCATION

MONEY

Landmark College in Vermont is nation's most expensive

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The most expensive colleges in the nation are charging close to $50,000 a year in tuition and fees alone. That doesn't even include the cost of room and board.

Topping the list is Landmark College, a small private school in Vermont specializing in te...

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Now it's Europe's time to decide: Save Greece or not?

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Europe is fighting fires on all sides: Migrants pour in from north Africa. Ukraine teeters on the brink. And the scars of the global financial crisis are still healing.

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Technology

  • Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologizes: 'We screwed up'

    Ellen Pao

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    Reddit's interim CEO, Ellen Pao, apologized on Monday for her role in a personnel dispute that led to calls for her resignation and user blackouts of portions of the site.

    Pao also promised to improve communication between the website and its communi...

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