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Mike Huckabee, April 2014

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Huckabee compares being gay to drinking

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee says expecting Christians to accept same-sex marriage is "like asking someone who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli."

He also called homosexuality part of a lifestyle, like drin...

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Home Cookin' with Heart: Quick and easy apple crisp

This was not a great week. I didn’t cook like I normally do over the weekend or during the week. My motivation is on the low side. Plus, right now I am working on cleaning out my freezer. I have meals I planned that did not work out at the time and I would rather use them up than let them go to waste.

Super Bowl food

Will Soylent solve our food problems?

Statistically speaking, the end of January is where New Year's resolutions go to die. According to a study by the University of Scranton published last year in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, after one month has passed, over a third of those who'...

Sunday's big game is 'Black Friday' for local sports bar

Allsports Cafe in Salem is expecting a truck packed with 4,500 lbs. of chicken wings.

Greenbrier Nurseries Farm to Table Market

Year-round farmers market offers variety to Roanoke County customers

Many farmers markets close during the winter, but not the Farm to Table Market at Greenbrier Nurseries in Roanoke County.

Changes at the circus after last year s incidents

Kazim Shrine Circus comes to Roanoke

The Kazim Shrine Circus is back in Roanoke, starting Thursday night and running through Sunday.

Blacksburg children's author releases book about value of doing chores

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Blacksburg children's author teaches life lesson in new book

A Blacksburg children's author hopes her new book helps teach children the value of doing chores, and carrying their own weight in their household.

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Study: Love may be key to losing weight

If you are still working on those popular New Year's resolutions to lose weight or quit smoking there is a real secret to that successful behavior change.

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From Facebook

Alabama judge warns gov against gay marriage

Alabama's Supreme Court chief justice hand delivered a letter to Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday urging him to oppose the "tyranny" of federal court rulings that have used "specious pretexts" to rule against same-sex marriage bans.

"As of this date, 44...

Childhood dream job

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Can childhood reveal your dream job?

When you were young, what did you dream of being "when you grew up"? Is it what you've ended up doing?

FAMILY

FOOD

Alabama judge warns gov against gay marriage

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From Facebook

Alabama's Supreme Court chief justice hand delivered a letter to Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday urging him to oppose the "tyranny" of federal court rulings that have used "specious pretexts" to rule against same-sex marriage bans.

"As of this date, 44...

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Will Soylent solve our food problems?

Super Bowl food

Statistically speaking, the end of January is where New Year's resolutions go to die. According to a study by the University of Scranton published last year in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, after one month has passed, over a third of those who'...

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HOUSE AND HOME

PETS

Custody battle brewing over 'Zombie Cat'

Bart the zombie miracle cat

Tampa Bay Humane Society

A custody battle could be brewing over the Florida cat that was supposedly thought to be dead, buried and found alive several days later.

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REAL ESTATE

TRAVEL

Boomerang home buyers are coming back

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Millions of Americans who lost their homes during the foreclosure crisis are now poised to become homeowners again.

That's according to a new report from RealtyTrac, which estimates that 7.3 million so-called "boomerang buyers" will return to the U.S...

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American, Russian cross Pacific in balloon

Two Eagles capsule

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They didn't go around the world, but then again it didn't take them close to 80 days. Regardless, it's likely Jules Verne would be very proud of American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, who broke records crossing the Pacific together in a...

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EDUCATION

MONEY

Poverty: A growing problem in America's schools

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The majority of children in America's public schools now are low-income. And that has major implications for the future of the nation's workforce.

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Union oil workers go on strike

Oil fracking in California

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Yet another headache for U.S. oil producers: Union officials are calling for a strike.

The United Steelworkers union asked union workers at nine U.S. refineries to stop working after a national contract covering dozens of oil facilities expired at mi...

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HEALTH

  • 'Evil Hours' author on lessons of PTSD

    American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial To Open In Washington DC

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    During World War II, a soldier under U.S. Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's command in Sicily was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment. Doctors at the time commonly called this condition "battle fatigue."

    Patton was so disgusted by what he perceived as c...

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Technology

  • FAA says 'no' to drones at Super Bowl

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    Headed to the Super Bowl this weekend? Bring your money, foam finger and tickets -- heck, even bring your face paint -- but please leave your drone at home.

    At least that's what the Federal Aviation Administration wants.

    The FAA released a 15-second vi...

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