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Grant helps local animal shelter to control feral cat population

Grant helps local animal shelter to control feral cat population

A local humane society is springing into action to control the feral cat population in April

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Poor families spend $600 more on prom than wealthier ones

Poor families plan to spend more than 5% of their income on prom this year, according to a new survey.

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Mom uses Facebook to apologize for daughters' rudeness

When Kyesha Smith Wood heard that her teen daughters were rude to another patron who asked them to be quiet at a local movie theater, she was furious.

The Birmingham, Alabama, mom made them write an apology note, but she didn't know who should get it...

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McDonald's will test all-day breakfast

McDonald's is giving late sleepers and big breakfast fans something to smile about by serving McMuffins all day, everyday at some locations.

City of Roanoke to renovate one dog park and open another in the next month

Roanoke to get new dog park by May

City also renovating current dog park at Highland Park

Pittsylvania County still looking to relocate and build a new animal shelter

Pittsylvania County wants to build a new county-wide animal shelter.

Conn Gov Dannel Malloy

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Conn. to ban state-funded travel to Indiana

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is joining a growing number of voices against a controversial Indiana law that critics say discriminates against gay people.

Malloy signed an executive order Monday blocking state-funded travel to Indiana and other ...

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A gym for your skin

Face Love Fitness, a pop-up boutique in downtown Manhattan, offers face workouts and massages to keep the skin and muscles of the face and neck healthy, looking young and feeling good.

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Americans just aren't spending

Consumer spending is often called an engine of the United States economy. That engine may be about to blow a gasket. Consumers are sitting on their wallets.

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One-minute solutions to improving your health

If you're the type of person who is constantly wondering where the day went, you probably jump for joy whenever you read about short workouts, even 5 minutes long, that improve health.

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FOOD

Mom uses Facebook to apologize for daughters' rudeness

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When Kyesha Smith Wood heard that her teen daughters were rude to another patron who asked them to be quiet at a local movie theater, she was furious.

The Birmingham, Alabama, mom made them write an apology note, but she didn't know who should get it...

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McDonald's will test all-day breakfast

McDonald's

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McDonald's is giving late sleepers and big breakfast fans something to smile about by serving McMuffins all day, everyday at some locations.

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HOUSE AND HOME

PETS

Facebook Scrapbooks lets you tag kids, pets

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Photos of kids, cats and babies are all over Facebook. A new feature called Scrapbooks gives proud parents a way organize all those images by giving each beloved kid or animal their own tag.

A Scrapbook will display all the images of your child on one...

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REAL ESTATE

TRAVEL

It's getting harder to afford a home

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A rebound in home prices is good news in the wake of the housing crash -- but there can be too much of a good thing. Home prices are rising 13 times faster than wage growth nationwide, according to a report from RealtyTrac.

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Airlines drop flights to cash-starved Russia

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Cash-strapped Russians are ditching their foreign travel plans, spending their vacation in Russia instead.

Now international airlines are finding it hard to fill planes to and from Russia and many are slashing their flights.

EasyJet said Tuesday it wi...

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EDUCATION

MONEY

100 Corinthian College students refuse to pay loans

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Dawn Thompson racked up $155,000 in student loans for a Corinthian College degree that proved worthless. Now she refuses to pay it off.

It's a risky move, but she's not alone. More than 100 of the now-defunct for-profit school's students are taking th...

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Walmart to Arkansas gov.: Veto religious freedom law

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Walmart's CEO is standing up against a religious freedom law that just landed on the governor's desk in Arkansas, home to the company's headquarters.

It's similar to the law Indiana adopted last week, which sparked outrage from those who say it opens...

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HEALTH

  • Worst foods to eat when you're sick

    Cold or flu?

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    When you're under the weather the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or crackers, and you're craving ice cream or a glass of wine? It depends on what's wrong with you, experts say.

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Technology

  • Will Instagram shut down this 17-year-old's app?

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    It's a 17-year-old kid against a $35 billion company.

    Los Angeles high school student Caleb Benn has developed an app called Uploader for Instagram, which is exactly what it sounds like. It allows users to upload photos to Instagram directly from thei...

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