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On this day: October 25

Pablo Picasso is born, the first domestic microwave oven goes on sale, Led Zeppelin debuts in concert, the U.S. invades Grenada, and Bill Buckner blows it for the Red Sox, all on this day.

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2 dead in school shooting near Seattle, sources say

A school shooting has been reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, about 35 miles north of Seattle.

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Weirdest craft beer flavors

Ever kicked back and enjoyed a cool Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout? How about a tall brewsky made from yeast found in some guy's beard? Take a look at some of the quirkiest beers brewed in craft breweries all over America.

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Controversial reality TV shows

TLC has Cancelled "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" in the wake of our story that one of the show's main characters -- Mama June -- is dating a convicted child molester who sexually abused one of her relatives. Take a look at other controversial reality shows.

America's Ebola patients

An American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in Guinea was been diagnosed with the disease after returning to New York. Learn more about him and America's other Ebola victims.

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Notable food recalls

A North Carolina producer of peppers and hot sauces is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of fresh serrano chili peppers because some tested positive for salmonella. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.

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10 worst excuses for calling in sick

We've all done it -- called in sick to work even if we're feeling fine. But we'll bet you haven't used any of these excuses.

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Famous first tweets

The Queen is on Twitter! Check out what she had to say and other famous first tweets.

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Who could run in 2016?

It may seem premature, but attention has already turned toward potential 2016 presidential candidates. See who might run for president in 2016.

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On this day: October 24

The first transcontinental telegraph message is sent, Harry Houdini gives his last performance, the United Nations is born, Jackie Robinson dies, and the Concorde makes its last commercial flight, all on this day.

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Most affordable big U.S. cities

Kiplinger.com recently compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in the United States based on several factors. Take a look at th2014 list of the most affordable big cities in America.

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Richest person in each U.S. state

Private wealth consultancy Wealth-X has compiled a list of the richest person in each of the 50 U.S. states. Take a look at some of the more notable wealthy figures and find out where they reside.

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Soldier killed, suspect dead in Canadian shootings

Shots that rang out in the Canadian capital Wednesday left a soldier and a gunman dead.

Most 'appetizing' U.S. cities for zombies

When the undead rise up, you won't want to be in paradise. Honolulu is the most "appetizing" U.S. city for zombies, according to a fun new set of rankings.

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On this day: October 23

The Smurfs are born, the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut are hit by a truck bomb, Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination is rejected, and the iPod is introduced, all on this day.

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20 scariest states in America

Clowns, spiders and snakes, oh my! These states are the scariest in America, according to, well, Americans.

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Richest British celebs under 30

British entertainment magazine Heat has published its annual list of the richest British celebrities under 30. Take a look at the rankings.

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Americans detained abroad

After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived back in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad and their fates.

15 of history’s deadliest disease outbreaks

Throughout history, hundreds of millions of lives have been lost to epidemics and pandemics.  Here are 15 of the deadliest.

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20 most annoying drivers

A survey reveals which drivers and driving behaviors Americans find most annoying.

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On this day: October 22

The first parachute jump takes place, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is gunned down, football meets television, The Supremes top the charts, and "First Blood" dominates the box office, all on this day.

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Notable deaths of 2014

From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

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Time to ... take this 'Blade Runner' quiz

Ponder one of the greatest science fiction movies ever.

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Americans detained in North Korea

Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at his hotel, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday. Learn more about the three Americans most recently detained in North Korea.

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Renee Zellweger through the years

Oscar winner Renee Zellweger is barely recognizable in new photos taken at a charity event Monday night. Look back at her career -- and her many looks -- through the years.

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Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82.

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Sunsational facts behind solar eclipses

A partial solar eclipse will be visible across the United States and Canada Thursday afternoon. Click through for some illuminating facts on solar eclipses and safety notes.

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What to know: Pistorius verdict

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to a maximum sentence of five years for culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, last year. He was also given a three-year sentence on a firearms charge, but it was suspended.

23 ways your laziness is costing you money

Companies thrive on our collective sloth. Make them earn their money by learning how your laziness is costing you cash.

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On this day: October 21

Magellan discovers the strait that would bear his name, Carlton Fisk waves his World Series home run fair, and Keith Moon plays his last show with The Who, all on this day.

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History quiz: It's an invasion!

What happened on this day in history?

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Birthday quiz: Speech! Speech!

Who gets cake and candles today?

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Gawker's 16 ugliest American accents

Yo, Pittsburgh. You talk funny. At least, according to Gawker's rankings of America's ugliest accents.

What to know: Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappings

On Thursday, the Nigerian government announced a ceasefire agreement that included the release of more than 200 of kidnapped girls. But Boko Haram has remained silent since that announcement -- and continued attacking towns over the weekend. Learn more about this shocking situation and the group…

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Prince William and Kate through the years

The second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge is due in April, the couple announced Monday. Take a look back at their royal romance.

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12 kids' symptoms you should not ignore

The wait-and-see approach is fine for some kids' health problems. But not these 12 symptoms you should never ignore.

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On this day: October 20

Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines, Nixon sets off the "Saturday Night Massacre," Jackie Kennedy remarries, the Sydney Opera House opens, tragedy strikes Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Muammar Gaddafi is killed, all on this day.

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Halloween game: catch the candy

Not quite in the Halloween mood just yet? We know what will get you there. How about a game and a little candy?

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Best colleges for low-income students

A new list published by CollegeNet, a higher-education technology company, and Payscale lists the top schools for lower-income students. Take a look at the top 10.

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World's 10 largest earthquakes

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the deadly San Francisco earthquake in 1989. Here's a look at the world's 10 largest earthquakes.

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The women of political sex scandals

From Monica Lewinsky to Sydney Leathers, take a look at the women involved in steamy political sex scandals.

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On this day: October 17

Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion, "Jailhouse Rock" premieres, the New York World's Fair comes to an end, OPEC begins its oil embargo, and a deadly earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area, all on this day.

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The most romantic movies ever

Looking for a flick to watch with your sweetie on Sweetest Day this Saturday? Check out one or more of these most romantic movies of all time.

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History of the tablet computer

Apple unveiled new versions of its iPad and iPad Mini today. Look back at the surprisingly long history of the tablet computer.

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Top-earning dead celebrities of 2014

Find out which celebrities are earning the most from beyond the grave this year.

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Spectacular political meltdowns

Take a look back at the many meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments of politicians through history.

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On this day: October 16

Marie Antoinette loses her head, the Cuban Missile Crisis begins, Baby Jessica is pulled from the well, and the Million Man March takes over Washington, D.C., all on this day.

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20 best cities for trick-or-treating

Scare up some fun in the 20 best cities for trick-or-treating in 2014.

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States with the cheapest gas

Gas is below $3 in at least 10 states and dropping fast. Find out where you can fill up on the cheap.

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Celebrities with Alzheimer's disease

Country singer and guitarist, Glen Campbell, announced in 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He recently released a video for the final song he'll ever record called "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," which details his struggles with the disease. Take a look at other celebrities who…

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