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Poll: Coloradans say no to pot in bars and clubs

Voters in the first state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana say pot use should be limited to the home or members-only clubs, with no lighting up in bars or clubs, according to a new poll.

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Military family groceries won't be cut, for now

Military families can breathe a sigh of relief: their grocery stores are not going to be cut, for now.

Garden Week Virginia Tech offers horticulture classes

Gardening offers mental, physical health benefits

Gardens can make your lawn look great. But research shows that kind of yard work can make you feel great, too.

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Martinsville considers allowing backyard chickens

Martinsville's City Council is considering a proposal to allow residents to keep chickens in their backyards.

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Millennials love cash

Forget stocks. Millennials want their money in cold, hard cash.

Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner

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Galax middle school girl represents Virginia in Kids State Dinner

Galax middle school student Sophie Haga took part in the Kids State Dinner on Friday.

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Home Cookin' With Heart: Making your own fruit extract

I love to make cream cheese pound cake with a good lemon extract. I’ve used store-bought for quite some time; now I make my own (Thank you Pinterest!).

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Utah wins delay in same-sex marriage case

Utah officials for the time being do not have to formally recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages performed last December and earlier this year, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted the state's request for a delay.

First Fridays draws in crowds

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First Fridays draws in crowds, funding for charities

The live music event known as First Fridays has been going on for more than 20 years, but this year things are a little bit different.

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Roanoke's Jefferson Center announces musical lineup for next year

After a very successful year, the Jefferson Center has announced next year's musical lineup.

FAMILY

FOOD

Military family groceries won't be cut, for now

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Military families can breathe a sigh of relief: their grocery stores are not going to be cut, for now.

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Asparagus with toasted sesame aioli

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Use one of spring's finest vegetables in this offering.

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HOUSE AND HOME

PETS

Some buyers want 'time-capsule houses'

Time-capsule home

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In today's housing market, still struggling to rebound, homes stuck in another century might seem like they'd be difficult to sell. But some buyers are interested in "time-capsule houses" -- especially those built in the middle of the 20th century.

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8 unlikely, adorable city mascots

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The world's most adorable city mascots have some heady responsibilities and impressive lines on their CVs, from running a train station to gracing a "Vanity Fair" cover with Hollywood elite. But cuteness alone didn't get them their celebrity. Their stories did.

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REAL ESTATE

TRAVEL

Some buyers want 'time-capsule houses'

Time-capsule home

Jeffrey Hogue/CNN iReport

In today's housing market, still struggling to rebound, homes stuck in another century might seem like they'd be difficult to sell. But some buyers are interested in "time-capsule houses" -- especially those built in the middle of the 20th century.

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TSA passenger security fee rises

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The costs of your airline travel will rise a little today, thanks to the federal government.

Airline passenger security fees charged by the Transportation Security Administration are increasing because of the congressional budget deal passed in Decem...

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EDUCATION

MONEY

Obama offers rules for success as he expands program for young minority men

Obama in Oval Office

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Setting daily goals. Keeping an open mind. Separating honest criticism from blind "hating."

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You're more likely to get a raise now

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Workers rejoice: Economists say their companies are granting more pay raises this year.

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HEALTH

  • 7 things to know about epilepsy

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    An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Actress Sky McCole Bartusiak, who passed away Saturday, was one of them.

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