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Woman meets daughter she gave up 82 years ago

Some adopted children spend years looking for their birth parents. It took Betty Morrell decades -- five, to be exact. But she was recently reunited with the woman who gave birth to her 82 years ago, according to CNN affiliate WBNG.

Sobriety test

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NTSB recommends states lower legal BAC to .05

No one is going to tell you they support drunken driving, or that something shouldn't be done to deter people from hitting the road hammered.

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Afro Emojis

Afro Emoji app adds its voice to digital world

A new sticker app featuring African characters and pan-African phrases has launched worldwide.

Twitter

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Inside the world of the accidentally Twitter famous

The great Super Bowl Velveeta shortage of 2014 -- otherwise known as #cheesepocalypse -- was a stressful time for queso lovers nationwide. But the lack of available "cheese product" didn't affect anyone as much as Richard Lindsey or Brandon Kraft.

Super Bowl Sales

Big game means big business as fans prep for parties

Millions will be watching on Sunday, when the Broncos and Panthers face off in Super Bowl 50.

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CNN

A text a day to keep the doctor away?

Text messages could be the latest solution to the very old problem of getting patients with chronic diseases to take their medications.

Zika mosquitos not for media gallery

USDA via CNN

Zika tests Catholic position on birth control

Zika-infected mosquitoes aren't just causing medical problems, they're creating a theological conundrum for the Roman Catholic Church, according to priests and other experts.

Kristen Stewart 2015 file photo

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'Resting b#*ch face' is real, scientists say

Good news, everyone! You can now wear your mildly discontented face with some validation.

More than 79 million Americans infected

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New vaccines for HPV, meningitis recommended

New vaccines for meningococcal type B and HPV and are among the updates to the immunization schedule published for children and adults.

Ben and Jerrys nondairy ice cream flavors

Benjerry.com

Ben & Jerry's to sell vegan ice cream

Ben & Jerry's is scooping up vegan ice cream.

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FOOD

Woman meets daughter she gave up 82 years ago

Betty_Morrell

WBNG via CNN

Some adopted children spend years looking for their birth parents. It took Betty Morrell decades -- five, to be exact. But she was recently reunited with the woman who gave birth to her 82 years ago, according to CNN affiliate WBNG.

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Ben & Jerry's to sell vegan ice cream

Ben and Jerrys nondairy ice cream flavors

Benjerry.com

Ben & Jerry's is scooping up vegan ice cream.

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HOUSE AND HOME

PETS

Mortgages are still getting cheaper

Mortgage

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Mortgage rates are dropping.

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Dog slips out of kennel to comfort foster puppies

Dog's nose closeup

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A dog slipped out of her kennel at a pet motel in Canada to comfort foster puppies who needed a little love overnight.

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REAL ESTATE

TRAVEL

Mortgage rate falls 5th straight week

Mortgage rates

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Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fifth straight week.

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Zika virus won't ruin Brazil's Carnival

Reveler in indigenous garb dances at pre-Carnival event

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The Zika virus isn't scaring away Brazil's Carnival revelers and the country's hotels are reporting higher bookings than last year. Over 1 million tourists are expected to come to Rio de Janeiro for Carnival.

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EDUCATION

MONEY

Applications soar after university drops SAT

George Washington University

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George Washington University got rid of its SAT requirement, and applications soared 28%.

This kind of jump is unprecedented, the school said. About 6,000 more students applied compared to the year before.

It also saw a "significant" increase in appl...

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Unemployment falls to 4.9%, lowest in 8 years

Job fair, job fair line

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U.S. unemployment is back below 5% for the first time since 2008.

However, hiring is slowing down. The U.S. economy added only 151,000 jobs in January. That is way down from December when the economy gained 262,000 jobs. Economists surveyed by CNNMone...

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HEALTH

  • CDC issues safe-sex guidelines around Zika virus

    Brazilian mother

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    Men exposed to the Zika virus and who have a pregnant partner should use a condom or abstain from sex until the baby is born, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Friday in guidelines aimed at preventing sexual transmission of the v...

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