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Second hand smoke as dangerous to pets as humans

Most of us have heard about the negative effects of smoking and second-hand smoke. But how do they affect your pets?

Baby in carseat

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Hot car death ramps up calls for action

While the case of the Georgia father accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die in a hot car continues to grip the nation, it has also sparked a debate about whether more could be done to prevent the accidental deaths of children from he...

Social media safety for kids

Police detective talks Internet safety for children

Computers, tablets and some smartphones can be fun for kids and teens. But those devices can be dangerous if they're not careful.

Pope Francis with Pope Emeritus Benedict

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World Cup finals: It's Pope versus pope

Will the World Cup finals become a Holy War? At the very least, Sunday's World Cup match could put millions of Catholics -- not to mention Vatican employees -- in a bit of a bind.

Car Parts 7-9-14

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Bedford auto shop's rare collection attracts international clients

It's not a car you see on the road very often, but the Bricklin SV-1 has some big fans in Bedford.

Lemonade stand

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WDBJ7 hosts lemonade stand to support Children's Miracle Network

WDBJ7 kicks off its lemonade stand for the "Fresh Squeezed Miracles" campaign, to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.

Kids Week

Dietitian offers ideas for healthy children's snacks

Carilion Dietitian Martha Ross recommends children have one to three small, healthy snacks a day. But sometimes getting kids to eat the right stuff can be a challenge.

Crowdfunding wedding

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'We're crowdfunding our wedding'

As weddings get more and more expensive, some couples are turning to friends, relatives and even strangers to help pay for their big day.

Kids Week

YMCA: Swimming lessons decrease chance of drowning by 85 percent

The Kirk Family YMCA encourages parents to enroll their children in swimming to decrease the chances of drowning.

Wedding cake

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Creative (and painless) ways I cut my wedding costs

We were able to save thousands of dollars by making some relatively painless choices. Here's how we did it, along with some added advice from the experts.

FAMILY

FOOD

World Cup finals: It's Pope versus pope

Pope Francis with Pope Emeritus Benedict

Osservatore Romano / Reuters

Will the World Cup finals become a Holy War? At the very least, Sunday's World Cup match could put millions of Catholics -- not to mention Vatican employees -- in a bit of a bind.

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Kansas City-style barbecue sauce

Barbecue sauce

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While the folks in Kansas City are certainly no slouches when it comes to smoking meat, the real star of their barbecue show is the sauce.

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HOUSE AND HOME

PETS

What a wonderful world: 13 fabulous gardens

Roseto Comunale garden in Rome

Courtesy Roseto Comunale di Roma

History and botany mix with landscape design and architecture in these 13 fabulous gardens around the world.

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'Two-faced' cat captures hearts, goes viral

Venus two-faced cat

YouTube

Do not adjust your screen. This is, in fact, a two-faced cat.

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REAL ESTATE

TRAVEL

Citigroup faces $7 billion mortgage reckoning

Citigroup

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Citigroup looks like it's next to face a reckoning for the mortgage crisis.

U.S. law enforcement confirm that Citi is close to $7 billion deal to settle charges that it packaged bad mortgages during the run-up to the financial crisis. The final deal, ...

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Coming soon? Standing on planes

SkyRider

From Aviointeriors S.p.A.

It's not some miserable dystopic movie scene about class polarization.

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EDUCATION

MONEY

John Wayne's family, university 'Duke' it out

John Wayne in True Grit

Paramount Pictures

John Wayne's family is fighting Duke University in federal court over the use of "Duke" to sell whiskey.

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Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

New York Stock Exchange logo

CNN

Markets appear to have stepped back from the brink after hair-raising events in Europe cast a pall over Wall Street.

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