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On this day: January 31

The first Social Security check is issued, America launches its first satellite into orbit, McDonald's comes to Moscow, and "Avatar" hits the $2 billion mark, all on this day.

Super Bowl fun facts

Kick off Super Bowl weekend with this one.

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IRS daily tax tips

As tax season begins, the IRS warns taxpayers to be on high alert for common scams. Here is a collection of tax tips released daily by the IRS:

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Maternity explosion in Mexico leaves 3 dead

A gas explosion at a maternity hospital in Mexico claimed three lives and injured many more.

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Notable deaths of 2015

Take a look at the most notable deaths of 2015.

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On this day: January 30

An assassin's misfires spare President Andrew Jackson, "The Lone Ranger" debuts on radio, Gandhi is assassinated, The Beatles hit the roof for one last gig, and the first computer virus is written, all on this day.

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12 things to know about Super Bowl XLIX

Whether you're a hardcore NFL fan or just a wannabe watching the game for the halftime show and commercials, here are 12 things to know about Super Bowl XLIX.

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Disney measles outbreak grows: What to know

The number of measles linked to an outbreak beginning at Disneyland has continued to increase. Here is what you need to know the outbreak.

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10 Best jobs In America for 2015

Burnt out in your career? Here are 10 jobs with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.

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NFL players in trouble with the law

Opening statements in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez begins today. Here are are some other NFL players who have been in trouble with the law.

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11 companies with amazing employee perks

Overworked and stressed out in your current job? Find out how 11 U.S. companies spoil their employees.

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On this day: January 29

"The Raven" is first published, baseball and football induct their first hall of fame classes, the Gulf War fighting takes to the ground, and President George W. Bush coins the phrase "Axis of Evil," all on this day.

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Northeast digs out from blizzard

Now that the snow has mostly stopped --- it's time for people on the East Coast to dig out after a powerful snowstorm hit on Monday night.

20 outrageous fast food items

KFC announced it is releasing a Double Down Dog sandwich. Here's a look at other outrageous fast food items through the years.

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Best U.S. hotels of 2015

Trying to find to decent hotel for your next trip? U.S. News and World ranked the best U.S. hotels of 2015.

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On this day: January 28

"Pride and Prejudice" is first published, Elvis makes his national TV debut, "We Are the World" is recorded, and the space shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff, all on this day.

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70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation celebrated

Tuesday marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camps by Soviet troops on Jan. 27, 1945.

Extreme weather survival tips

Parts of the U.S. are battling "life-threatening" winter conditions. If you have to venture out, follow these tips to keep you and your family safe.

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On this day: January 27

Mozart is born, Auschwitz is liberated, Elvis releases "Heartbreak Hotel," tragedy claims the crew of Apollo 1, Michael Jackson's hair catches fire, and Steve Jobs unveils the iPad, all on this day.

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'Birdman,' 'Orange Is New' win big at SAG Awards

Here is a look at some of the big winners from the Screen Actor's Guild Awards.

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2014 Miss Universe pageant finalists

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega bested 87 other contestants, including runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez, in the Miss Universe Pageant Sunday in Florida

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10 things you should never pay for

Free stuff is getting harder to come by, but there are some things you should never pay for.

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On this day: January 26

European settlers land in Australia, Jim Thorpe is stripped of his Olympic medals, "Dukes of Hazzard" premieres, and Bill Clinton denies having "sexual relations with that woman," all on this day.

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On this day: January 25

The Winter Olympics are born, the Battle of the Bulge comes to an end, Charles Manson is found guilty, the Iran hostages arrive home, and Egypt begins rising up, all on this day.

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On this day: January 24

The California Gold Rush begins, the Eskimo Pie is patented, Jackie Robinson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the first Apple Macintosh goes on sale, all on this day.

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10 most hated U.S. companies

Bad customer service? Annoying fees? Find out which companies we love to hate in America.

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Female stars who chopped off their hair

Whether they chopped off their locks for a role or just for a fresh look, short hair is in for many of Hollywood's most famous women.

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On this day: January 23

The deadliest earthquake in recorded history hits China, Duke Ellington plays Carnegie Hall, North Korea captures a U.S. Navy ship, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first class, all on this day.

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America's biggest tax procrastinators

We all hate doing them, but these cities take doing your taxes at the last minute to the extreme.

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Worst passwords of 2015

From its annual compilation of 3.3 million passwords leaked online, SplashData has pulled the most common -- and therefore least secure -- not-so-secret codes.

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Massive fire engulfs apartments in N.J.

A massive fire at a New Jersey mid-rise consumed 175 apartments and displaced up to 400 residents.

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On this day: January 22

The Supreme Court decides Roe v. Wade, the Boeing 747 flies for the first time, Apple introduces its Macintosh computer in a Super Bowl ad, and the Unabomber pleads guilty, all on this day.

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11 social media moments at State of the Union

Check out 11 moments from the State of the Union address that dominated social media on Tuesday night.

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12 most common tax scams

As tax season begins, the IRS warns taxpayers to be on high alert for common scams. Take a look at the annual "dirty dozen" list released by the IRS.

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On this day: January 21

Louis XVI is guillotined, the first nuclear-powered submarine launches, the nation catches "Saturday Night Fever," and President Reagan's second inauguration heads indoors, all on this day.

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History quiz: What a guy!

What happened on this day in history?

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Birthday quiz: She sings, she acts

What multi-talented lady leads today's birthday pack?

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14 Memorable State of the Union moments

As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night, look back at some of the memorable moments in State of the Union addresses through the years.

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On this day: January 20

FDR is inaugurated for an unprecedented fourth time, Elvis is promoted to sergeant, "Meet The Beatles!" hits record stores, and Iran releases the American hostages, all on this day.

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Biggest opening weekends for movies

largest-ever opening for a movie in January

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10 things about the March on Washington

As the nation celebrates Martin Luther King day on Monday, here are 10 things you may not know about the historic March on Washington, where MLK delivered his "I have a Dream" speech.

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On this day: January 19

Edgar Allan Poe is born, audiences tune in to watch "Lucy" give birth, Scrabble goes international, and the "Purple Rain" soundtrack releases its grip on the charts, all on this day.

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On this day: January 18

Three B-52s become the first aircraft to circle the globe non-stop, Willie O'Ree breaks the NHL's color barrier, "The Jeffersons" premieres, and Jim Thorpe gets his Olympic medals back, all on this day.

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On this day: January 17

Hawaii's monarchy is overthrown, Popeye makes his comic strip debut, Muhammad Ali is born, Operation Desert Storm begins, and news of the Monica Lewinsky scandal breaks online, all on this day.

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History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday is Martin Luther King Day. Learn more about the complicated history behind this special holiday.

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Look back: March on Washington

Monday is Martin Luther King Day. documenting the

Most annoying in-flight behaviors

Expedia surveyed 1,000 Americans on what they considered the most annoying in-flight behavior. Find out behavior topped the list.

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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: January 16

"Don Quixote" is first published, Prohibition is ratified and goes into effect, Hitler moves underground, and the space shuttle Columbia takes off for the last time, all on this day.

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