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Pope stirs Communion debate with call to woman

Pope Francis called an Argentine woman married to a divorced man and reportedly told her that she could receive the sacrament of Communion.

Honey the Dog


Honey is available for adoption

A dog named Honey is up for adoption at the Regional Center for Animal Control and Prevention in Roanoke.


Norfolk Southern railroad 1Q profit falls 18 percent

Norfolk Southern Corp.'s first-quarter profit fell 18 percent as severe winter weather slowed shipments and the railroad delivered 1 percent less freight overall.

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15 of nature's most spectacular shows

Fireworks are fantastic and human endeavor has its place, but sometimes Mother Nature outshines any performance we can produce.


Deaf Dogs Rock: Salem couple's website helps dogs nationwide

One couple's love of their dog has grown into a nationally recognized web site and is now the spot to match deaf dogs with forever homes.

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Regulator reverses approval of powdered alcohol

A federal agency that had originally approved a new powdered alcohol product reversed its position Monday.

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved Palcohol's powdered vodka, rum, and other cocktails "in error," Tom Hogue, the agency's di...

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Mill Mountain Zoo officials say things are looking up

New and renewed partnerships improving stability

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World's most eye-popping Easter eggs

French fashion designers don't hold a monopoly on haute. Every April the country's top p√Ętissiers and chocolatiers prove they can be just as outlandish as they unveil their annual collection of chocolate Easter eggs.

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Cannabis lovers flock to Denver

Coming to the Mile High City this weekend was the perfect 65th birthday present for Karen Stevenson. She and her husband drove out of the Bible Belt to experience, for the first time, what it's like to buy and smoke weed legally.

Zoey and Jasper

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When a rescue and a baby became besties

When you look at a picture of Zoey, a rescue dog from Taiwan, and Jasper, a 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby, it's hard to imagine they were ever anything but best friends. But once, they weren't.



Pope stirs Communion debate with call to woman

Pope Francis

Vatican TV

Pope Francis called an Argentine woman married to a divorced man and reportedly told her that she could receive the sacrament of Communion.

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Ratatouille in pitas

Taste an old favorite with a new twist!

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Housing, food costs on the rise



If you feel like things are starting to cost a bit more, you're right.

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Man leaves $1,000 tip for dog's surgery

Christina Summitt tip dog surgery

Courtesy of Christina Summitt

Good people, not to mention good tippers, do exist.

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Nearly 2M homeowners no longer 'seriously' underwater

House, home, garage, suburbs

Surging home prices have helped nearly two million homeowners get back above water on their mortgages over the past year.

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Travelers set to splurge in 2014

Melbourne, Australia

If you're looking to splurge on travel this year, you're not alone.

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Rand Paul in Chicago: School choice is 'the great equalizer'

Rand Paul

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Continuing his outreach to minority voters, Sen. Rand Paul told an audience in Chicago Tuesday that the debate over school choice is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue, but a fight between the "dead-enders" and "those who believe in innovation."

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Facebook profit triples on mobile growth



Facebook has figured out mobile. The social networking giant said Wednesday that mobile ads accounted for 59 percent of its advertising revenue in the first three months of the year, up from 30 percent a year prior.

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