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Angels of Assisi encourages adoptions for the holidays

Angels of Assisi has busy holiday adoption season

It's a busy time of year for pet adoptions at Angels of Assisi in Roanoke. This holiday season, about 135 pets have been adopted.

Mushroom duxelles pinwheels

This mushroom pastry is rich and satisfying.

Pope Francis Dec. 25

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Pope's Christmas message: Reject selfishness

Pope Francis wants to bring hope to Christians and other ethnic and religious groups suffering "brutal persecution" in Iraq and Syria.


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Where in the world is Santa Claus?

With the help of NORAD, track the progress of Santa Claus as he delivers presents to good little boys and girls worldwide.

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Replace the 'sex talk' with the 'tech talk'?

My mother rarely talked with me about the birds and the bees when I was growing up, and I always knew that no matter what, when I became a parent, I'd be more open with my children about sex.

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Happy Festivus! Now air your grievances

It's Dec. 23, so "let's rumble!"

Hangover, hungover


How to help your hangover

Here's the secret to avoiding a hangover this holiday. Don't drink. Or at least drink in moderation, doctors say.

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The real story behind Santa Claus

Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.

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Perfect gift? Old Boeing 747 seats

What could be better than experiencing the comfort and reclining pleasure of an airline seat than replicating that experience in your own lounge room or office?

Hunger is a huge problem in Southwest Virginia

Feeding America SWVA sees more families in need this holiday season

Many of us head home for the holidays to have a nice meal with family and friends. But thousands of people in our region need help from Feeding America Southwest Virginia to make that happen.



Pope's Christmas message: Reject selfishness

Pope Francis Dec. 25

Vatican TV

Pope Francis wants to bring hope to Christians and other ethnic and religious groups suffering "brutal persecution" in Iraq and Syria.

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Mushroom duxelles pinwheels

This mushroom pastry is rich and satisfying.

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Ruble woes means Ikea bolts Russia


Ikea furniture has suddenly became a scarce good in Russia. The Swedish furniture maker has followed Apple and suspended sales after a dramatic fall in the ruble.

Ikea halted sales of kitchen furniture and appliances due to the large number of orders ...

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#SaveBela dog gets a reprieve


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The Internet got its Christmas wish to #SaveBela.

Bela, the Indiana German shepherd who tugged at collective heartstrings last week when it was revealed that he could be euthanized due to a stipulation in his late owner's will, is being sent to live a...

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10 least affordable rental markets

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Home to the Yankees and often called the birthplace of hip hop, the Bronx now has another famous moniker: the country's most unaffordable rental market.

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American Airlines gives employees unexpected raise

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American Airlines is sharing the wealth, giving most of its employees a 4% raise on top of any raise they were already promised in their union contract.

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Hopkins sends acceptance to rejected students

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"Embrace the YES!" said the subject line.

Uh, no.

The Washington Post reported that almost 300 students who had been rejected by Johns Hopkins University received a joyous shock over the weekend when the prestigious Baltimore school sent them emails te...

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New York City may ban Styrofoam containers

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New York City could soon become the biggest U.S. metropolis to outlaw Styrofoam food and beverage containers.

Currently, most Styrofoam products used in the city end up in landfills.

At issue now is whether polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, c...

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  • Ireland: Pregnant patient's life-support cut

    The artificial breathing support for a clinically dead woman who is 18 weeks pregnant has been switched off by the Irish hospital treating her, an official with detail knowledge of the case said Saturday.

    Ireland's High Court ruled Friday that doctors...

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  • Hackers behind gamers' offline misery?

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    PlayStation was still hobbled over the weekend after a possible cyberattack Thursday on the network that enables its gamers to play one another online.

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