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Suburbia neighbors

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Good neighbors are good for your heart

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

Homeless hair stylist

CNNMoney

Stylist gives free haircuts to the homeless

When stylist Mark Bustos isn't cutting the hair of fashion designers and real estate moguls, he's traveling around giving free haircuts to the homeless.

Master Baker Frances Davis

Fried pies remain a tasty tradition in western Virginia

Fried apple pies are a staple in convenience stores and fast food restaurants, but they also qualify as a tasty blue ridge tradition.  No one knows that better than Frances Davis, a master baker from Franklin County.

Local businesses battle Black Dog Syndrome

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Local businesses team up to help battle 'Black Dog Syndrome'

Two local businesses are teaming up to help battle what is known as “Black Dog Syndrome.” It's a nationwide issue affecting black dogs and cats.

Ferguson Mo demonstration Tuesday night

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Talking to kids about race and class

Talking about race and class makes people uncomfortable.

If that were not the case, we'd have more open conversations about these issues with our friends, families and co-workers, and would no doubt be a more understanding and loving society across t...

Pulaski County School Board pushing for more funding

Laci Carroll has been teaching for 18 years. She says her classroom trailer at Dublin Elementary School has several problems.

Mo'ne Davis

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Mo'ne Davis' impact on girls and boys

My girls, ages 6 and 8, love sports, but we are not a family that watches much baseball or even follows the Little League World Series. Of course, that was before we heard the name Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom.

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Peanut and almond butter recalled for possible Salmonella

These recalled nut butters are found in Kroger brand almond butter.

Feeding America Southwest Virginia

New study highlights hunger in southwestern Virginia

Feeding America Southwest Virginia distributes almost 20-million pounds of food in a year. More than 23-thousand people benefit from feeding programs the food bank supplies.

Sciatica pain yoga

Courtesy Dana Santas

6 ways to stop sciatica with yoga

Sciatica is a real pain in the butt -- and, sometimes, in the leg and foot.

FAMILY

FOOD

Talking to kids about race and class

Ferguson Mo demonstration Tuesday night

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Talking about race and class makes people uncomfortable.

If that were not the case, we'd have more open conversations about these issues with our friends, families and co-workers, and would no doubt be a more understanding and loving society across t...

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Best In The West beans

Black bean soup

S&W

Make a big batch of these and they'll last you for several days!

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HOUSE AND HOME

PETS

The spectacular houses built from scrap

Dumpster house

From Gregory Kloehn

For the aspirational, willing to bend their backs and broaden their minds, the materials for a dream house are all around us; in tin cans, tires and scrap metal, ready for construction projects anywhere from city centers to tropical islands at minimal expense.

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Police recover stolen dog in drug, weapons bust

Police lights file

It wasn't a typical stolen goods recovery for police.

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REAL ESTATE

TRAVEL

Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion over mortgages

Bank of America

John R. Coughlin/CNN

Bank of America's tab for the financial crisis is now nearly $74 billion.

On Thursday, the bank reached a $16.65 billion agreement to pay the biggest settlement in history, adding to what was already a hefty bill for the bank.

The latest agreement sett...

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World's most fun theme parks

Tokyo Disney Sea

Disney

What makes a truly fun theme park?

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EDUCATION

MONEY

10 areas with the highest private school enrollment

Apple on top of school books

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Wealthy, educated Catholics are more likely to send their kids to private schools. This is according to a new study conducted by real estate site Trulia, which came up with a list of the top 10 metro areas with the highest private school enrollment.

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The Coolest Kickstarter tops $9 million

The Coolest

CoolestKickster.com

Are coolers really all that hot?

More than 46,000 people think so. The Coolest Cooler has raised over $9.2 million dollars on Kickstarter -- and it still has a week to go.

It's described as a "portable party" and includes features like a blender, wate...

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HEALTH

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Technology

  • SpaceX rocket blows up after launch

    SpaceX explosion

    Becky Maks

    A small rung on the long ladder to Mars broke Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.

    Debris from the SpaceX F9R rained down from the flames onto an open field outside of McGregor.

    The rocket self-destructed as a safety meas...

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