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China shows off military at WWII anniversary parade

China showed off its growing military Wednesday during a parade to mark the 70th Anniversary of the 'Victory of Chinese People's Resistance against Japanese Aggression and World Anti-Fascist War,' or World War II.

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Houston, we have a quotes quiz

How well do you know these famous utterances?

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On this day: September 3

The American Revolutionary War ends, baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb collects his last hit, the Allies declare war on Germany during World War II, and a U.S. Supreme Court chief justice dies, all on this day.

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The world's tallest buildings

In honor of National Skyscraper Day on Thursday, take a look at which buildings are the tallest in the world.

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Celebrities who have fallen from grace

Few celebrities can contend with Thursday's 50-year-old birthday boy Charlie Sheen when it comes to spectacular public meltdowns. Take a look at Sheen other stars who have fallen from grace.

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Notable deaths of 2015

Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians, artists and actors we've lost in 2015.

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Officers face charges in Freddie Grey case

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry G. Williams on Wednesday morning denied two key defense motions in the Freddie Gray case -- both the motion to dismiss the case for alleged prosecutorial misconduct and the motion to recuse prosecutor Marilyn Mosby from the case. The pretrial hearing came…

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Timeline: Illinois officer killed

Police ended the search for three people wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Fox Lake, Illinois, police officer, but authorities say the investigation continues. Here is timeline of events.

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Mixed reactions to historic same-sex ruling

Gay marriage supporters were jubilant while some conservative leaders and religious groups were upset over Friday's historic Supreme Court ruling. Here's a look how some people reacted to the decision.

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On this day: September 2

London burns, Atlanta falls to Union forces, Japan surrenders to end World War II, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates its opening with a star-studded jam, all on this day.

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States with the best high schools

The states with this year's top-performing high schools in the country may surprise you.

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Celebrity Internet death hoaxes

James Earl Jones recently became the latest celebrity to see erroneous reports of his death spread like wildfire online. Check out some other stars who have "died" several times in fake online reports.

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Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Pope Francis continues to ride a wave of popularity that has earned him accolades and criticisms alike. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

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A to Z: Back to school

Make sure your child is ready to head back to class. Here are 26 items your student will likely need on a back-to-school shopping list.

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On this day: September 1

The last passenger pigeon dies, World War II begins, the Soviet Union shoots down a Korean airliner, and the wreck of the Titanic is discovered, all on this day.

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6 things you shouldn't buy in September

Savvy shoppers should wait for prices to drop, or for selection to improve, before rushing out to buy these items this month.

Craziest truck spills

From corn dogs to live turkeys, take a look at some of the craziest items to spill out of overturned trucks and onto American roads.

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10 most expensive US cities to raise a family

The Economic Policy Institute reviewed data of 618 metro areas and compiled its list of the 10 most expensive places to raise a family.

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Things to do Sunday to help lose weight all week

It's a lazy Sunday, and while it might be a rest day, you should still plan your workouts and routines for the week ahead. Here are six things to do on Sunday to help you lose weight all week long, according to Popsugar.com.

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NFL Deflategate: Tom Brady timeline

Tom Brady and Roger Goodell appeared in federal court on Monday for a hearing on the quarterback's Deflategate suspension. Check out the timeline of events in the case so far.

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The VMAs never disappoint: Fashion and shock

Here is a taste of the fashions and the performances at MTV's Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sunday in Los Angeles.

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On this day: August 31

Jack the Ripper claims his first victim, Coca-Cola makes its European debut, Jimi Hendrix rocks in the early morning hours at the Isle of Wight, and the "People's Princess" dies in a car crash, all on this day.

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20 ultimate travel destinations

Lonely Planet is publishing its definitive wish list of the 500 best places to visit on Earth. Check out the top 20 destinations selected for the "Ultimate Travelist."

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On this day: August 30

The vacuum is invented, Ty Cobb makes his major-league debut, Bob Dylan releases "Highway 61 Revisited," and Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first black justice on the Supreme Court, all on this day.

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On this day: August 29

American troops march through a liberated Paris, the King of Pop is born, The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans, and Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, all on this day.

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New Orleans: 10 years after Katrina

Ten years after being devastated by Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans continues to rebuild.

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Ashley Madison hack: What to know

The CEO of Ashley Madison's parent company, Avid Life Media Inc., stepped down Friday, Aug. 28. Here are the latest developments in the Ashley Madison hack.

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On this day: August 28

Pepsi and UPS are born, Emmett Till is murdered, Martin Luther King Jr. shares his dream, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, all on this day.

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Most memorable MTV VMAs moments ever

Since the very first MTV Video Music Awards 31 years ago in 1984, the show has always provided memorable moments. Ahead of the 2015 edition, set for Aug. 30, check out some of the most memorable.

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States with the worst drivers

A list published by CarInsuranceComparison.com names the states with the worst drivers. Find out which state came out "on top."

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Top 10 dog names in the U.S.

Nextdoor.com has released its list of most popular dog names, based on data from 69,000 neighborhoods signed up on the site. Check out the most popular dog names in the United States!

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15 American manners that are rude abroad

Here are some manners Americans take for granted that are actually faux pas abroad, according to Yahoo! Travel.

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Timeline: Reporter and photographer killed on live TV

Authorities say a gunman shot three people, slaying a reporter and a photographer during a live shot, before shooting himself on Wednesday. Here is a timeline of what happened.

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Hurricane Katrina: A look back

Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans and large swaths of the Gulf Coast 10 years ago. Here's a look back at the historic disaster.

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On this day: August 27

Krakatoa blows its top, The Guinness Book of World Records debuts, "Mary Poppins" premieres, The Beatles meet The King, and a guitar great dies, all on this day.

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Weirdest Guinness world records

With Thursday marking the 60th anniversary of the publication of the very first "Guinness Book of Records," take a look at some of the weirdest world records ever set.

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On this day: August 26

Major-league baseball makes its television debut, The Beatles release "Hey Jude," women stage a nationwide strike for equality, and aviation hero Charles Lindbergh dies, all on this day.

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15 things to buy at a dollar store

Sometimes, you get what you pay for. But dollar stores also sell good products like these at a tremendous discount.

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Child stars gone wrong

Many a child star has found success a hard act to follow, including Wednesday's 35-year-old birthday boy Macaulay Culkin and these other former stars who struggled with the transition to adulthood.

Hurricane names of 2015

Compiled by the Old Farmer's Almanac, here is a list of the Atlanta and Eastern-North Pacific hurricane names for the 2015 season.

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2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycles

Harley-Davidson has unveiled its 2016 motorcycle lineup.

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Dood the dog sees the ocean before he dies

Dood, a five-year-old golden retriever from Utah, has terminal bone cancer. His family brought him along to a wedding in Oregon so he could see the ocean.

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On this day: August 25

Galileo demonstrates his telescope, the National Park Service is formed, Amelia Earhart flies cross-country nonstop, and the Allies liberate Paris, all on this day.

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12 best spots for wild swimming in the world

Whether you fancy a dip in a sinkhole, a cave or a cliff-side cranny, TripAdvisor's latest list of the world's best natural pools should have you covered.

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Now and then: '60s and '70s rockers

With Tuesday marking the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's iconic rock album "Born to Run," see how "The Boss" and other rockers from the 1960s and 1970s have aged over the years.

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Celebrity weddings of 2015

Here comes the (celebrity) bride! Take a look at the notable celebrity weddings of 2015.

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On this day: August 24

The White House burns, potato chips are invented, John Lennon's assassin goes to prison, and Pete Rose agrees to a ban from baseball, all on this day.

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World's least, most livable cities

The Economist Intelligence Unit published its annual livability report -- ranking the most livable and least livable cities in the world.

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On this day: August 23

King George gets fed up with the rebelling colonies, a silent film legend passes away, the Earth is ready for its closeup, and an earthquake jolts D.C., all on this day.

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On this day: August 22

Teddy Roosevelt goes for a historic ride, tennis player Althea Gibson breaks racial barriers, The Supremes hit No. 1 for the first time, and Nolan Ryan notches his 5,000 career strikeout, all on this day.

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