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U.S. truffles niche small but lucrative

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Unearthing America's truffle trove a lucrative niche

Jim Sanford and his dog Tom can be found on the hunt in Tennessee's foothills, searching for the highly prized underground fungus known as the truffle.

Hotline for religious doubters: 1-84-I-DOUBT-IT

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New helpline aims at religious doubters

An atheists organization is offering a hotline for doubters to call: 1-84-I-DOUBT-IT.

Dog recovering from severe case of hypothermia

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Dog recovering from hypothermia after being left outside in severe winter weather

A dog near death is on the mend after surviving a severe case of hypothermia. A 2-year old lab-pit mix was left alone in his owner's backyard in Roanoke last week when we had temperatures in the single digits.

Immigration reform highly skilled workers

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Reform for high-skilled immigrants begins

H-1B spouses, get ready to work!

On Tuesday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that select H-4 visa holders will be eligible for employment authorization.

It was part of President Obama's executive action on immigration in Novem...

Asians, Asian Americans

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Asian Americans are catching white Americans in the wealth race

Asians are on their way to toppling whites as the wealthiest group in America.

Asians have had higher median incomes than their white counterparts, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The typical Asian family has brought...

Is it animal instinct or are they furry forecasters?

You've heard the phrase animal instinct. Nothing could be more true when it comes to the amazing ability animals have to forecast even the tiniest changes in the weather.

Construction begins on new Chick-fil-A

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Construction begins on new Chick-fil-A in Roanoke County

Snow is not slowing down construction along Route 460 in Roanoke County. Crews have started construction for a new Chick-fil-A located at 3814 Challenger Avenue.

Roanoke pound and SPCA go their separate ways

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Roanoke Valley SPCA gears up for 'Best in Show' at Taubman Museum

Animals will take over the Taubman Museum of Art this Friday. It's all to support the Roanoke Valley SPCA.

Couple say pet monkey their only 'child'

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Indian couple leaving estate to pet monkey

Should he outlive his owners, Chunmun the monkey could be set to be one comfortable primate. An Indian couple who are estranged from their families say they've named Chunmun in their will as their only "child."

Michael Phelps

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Michael Phelps: 'She said yes'

Record-setting Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is taking the plunge.

The gold medalist is engaged to girlfriend Nicole Johnson, according to their verified social media accounts.

The couple announced the news early Sunday morning on their Twitter and In...

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Asian Americans are catching white Americans in the wealth race

Asians, Asian Americans

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Asians are on their way to toppling whites as the wealthiest group in America.

Asians have had higher median incomes than their white counterparts, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The typical Asian family has brought...

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Unearthing America's truffle trove a lucrative niche

U.S. truffles niche small but lucrative

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Jim Sanford and his dog Tom can be found on the hunt in Tennessee's foothills, searching for the highly prized underground fungus known as the truffle.

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No dogs allowed: San Francisco's pet housing crisis

S.F. renters abandoning pets

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The housing crunch in San Francisco isn't just forcing out lower income renters, it's forcing out Fido, too. The animal welfare nonprofit SF SPCA says there's been a surge in owners abandoning their pets.

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Lawsuit says Purina dry food harmful to dogs

Beneful Purina dog food

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Beneful dry dog food produced by Nestle Purina PetCare has "resulted in serious illness and death of thousands of dogs," a lawsuit says.

The eight kinds of Beneful dog food have caused internal bleeding, liver failure, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss,...

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The answer to New York City's housing crisis: Smaller apartments

Pre-fab apartments will be 250-350 square feet

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New York City has a housing problem: Real estate is too expensive, and there's not enough of it. The city is betting on solutions like My Micro NY, which is building prefabricated units that are 250-350 square feet.

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United issues scathing safety memo to pilots

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From United Airlines

United Airlines sent a scathing memo to its pilots warning that alarming behavior of its flight teams must stop now.

The memo reveals some cockpits are dysfunctional, with pilots ignoring their copilots warnings about an "unsafe situation."

The memo,...

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Olbermann suspended over Penn State tweets

Keith Olbermann

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ESPN has suspended anchor Keith Olbermann for the remainder of the week over a Twitter spat that the anchor had with fans of Penn State University.

Early Monday, a Penn State supporter tweeted at Olbermann with the university's trademark slogan: "We A...

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Warren Buffett knows who next Berkshire CEO is

Warren Buffett

CNN

Warren Buffett, the billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, expects even better times ahead for his company. He also said that he knows who will one day replace him.

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  • They're getting cash, free products, and YouTube-famous

    YouTube for kids

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    DayLynn Contreras of Austin, Texas, has a full-time job as a programmer, but she's counting down the months until she can devote herself to creating YouTube videos.

    Since December 2014, Contreras has been using a service called FameBit to make that a ...

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