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Michael Phelps: From childhood phenom to record books

Michael Phelps made history at the 2012 Olympics by becoming the most decorated Olympian ever. Take a look back at the swimmer's life and career as he faces DUI charges.

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Home prices: A tale of 20 cities

Home prices are still going up, but the rate of that increase is slowing down, according to the latest national real estate data.

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Best of the worst: Mug shot hall of shame

Check out these lookers who ran into the law.

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Child stars gone wrong

Amanda Bynes is in trouble with the law again. She's one of many child stars who have found early success a hard act to follow and struggled with the transition to adulthood.

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Timeline of the war in Afghanistan

A new security agreement keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan past this year marks yet another chapter in the longest conflict in U.S. history.

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Easy ways to break 10 bad habits

Think bad habits like nail biting are hard to break? Find out how to kick them for good.

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On this day: September 30

Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs, James Dean dies in a car crash, "The Flintstones" and "Cheers" premiere, and researchers capture a giant squid on camera, all on this day.

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Hong Kong protesters jam city streets

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters are camped out on major highways in the heart of Hong Kong, defying government attempts to both coerce and cajole them into giving up their extraordinary demonstration.

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The richest people in America

Buoyed by the stock market, the average net worth of the richest people in America has hit a record $5.7 billion.

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Cities with the highest/lowest ATM fees

ATM fees have skyrocketed 23 percent in just the past five years, and are going up again. Find out where it costs most -- and least -- to get your hands on your money.

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On this day: September 29

Willie Mays makes an iconic basket catch, the Camaro hits showroom floors, the first Chicago Tylenol murder victim dies, and the space shuttle returns to space following the Challenger disaster, all on this day.

20 snack foods with a buzz

Today is National Coffee Day. But you can also get a buzz from snack foods like these that contain added caffeine.

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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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Quaff this Coke quiz

Quench your thirst with this puzzler.

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History quiz: James Dean dies

What happened on this day in history?

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Birthday quiz: Dharma party

It'll be a groovy party today.

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What to know: Enterovirus

A respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds of kids has parents across the country worried. Here's what to know.

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Hero rats sniff out landmines in Africa

Tanzania-based nongovernmental organization Apopo trains rats to sniff out land mines and detect tuberculosis -- two scourges that have had a tremendously negative impact on the African landscape.

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Derek Jeter's unbelievable Yankees farewell

Derek Jeter closed out his storied career at Yankees Stadium in unbelievable fashion Thursday night, driving in the game-winning run during his last home at-bat.

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Celebrity breakups of 2014

Breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Take a look at the notable celebrity splits of 2014.

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Faces of Obama's cabinet

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that he will resign after six years at the helm of the Justice Department. Holder has agreed to remain in his post until the confirmation of his successor. Take a look at other faces in President Barack Obama's Cabinet.

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27 ways to boost your metabolism

Kick your metabolism into high gear with these 27 tips.

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On this day: September 26

Sir Francis Drake completes his trip around the world, Nixon and Kennedy square off on TV, the Beatles release "Abbey Road," and an acting legend passes away, all on this day.

Controversial sports team names

With the controversy over the Washington Redskins name continuing to brew, take a look at other sports team names and mascots that have drawn controversy over the years.

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Controversial magazine covers

A look at President Obama's latest Economist cover and other controversial magazine covers through the years.

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America's happiest & unhappiest states

There's a new happiest state in the U.S. And it might not be where you think.

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On this day: September 25

A European sees the Pacific Ocean for the first time, Congress passes the Bill of Rights, the Little Rock Nine get a U.S. Army escort to school, and Led Zeppelin's John Bonham dies, all on this day.

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World's most generous countries

The Charities Aid Foundation has ranked the most and least charitable countries in the world, focusing on three areas: willingness to help a stranger, donating to a charitable organization and volunteering time. Take a look at the most generous countries on earth.

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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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Celebrities have tax troubles, too

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is the latest celebrity to face the wrath of the tax man in a big way.

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Celebrities who have been stalked

"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland was granted a temporary restraining order against her ex-boyfriend Matt Prokop, claiming he choked her, pushed her and bombarded her with texts and voice mails after she broke up with him. Take a look at other celebrities who have been stalked.

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ISIS airstrikes: Before and after

Before and after photos show the devastating afermath of U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

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Best & worst renovations for the money

Want to sell your home? Discover the renovations that will get you the most bang for your buck in the long run, and which are better left undone.

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On this day: September 24

America's first National Monument is declared, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is launched, we say goodbye to Dr. Seuss, and Nirvana hits it big with "Nevermind," all on this day.

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2014 National Toy Hall of Fame finalists

Contenders include American Girl, Operation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony and more. See all 12 finalists here and vote for your favorite.

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Celebrities turned real-life heroes

Mike Tyson is the latest in a long list of celebrities who have acted heroically outside the spotlight. Here are some of the other celebrity turned real-life heroes.

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Climate change: By the numbers

Climate change will be front and center at this week's United Nations Climate Summit. Here's a look at climate change by the numbers.

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Timeline: Unrest in Syria

The U.S. and several Arab nations have begun airstrikes in Syria -- the latest chapter in a bloody civil war. Learn about the major events in the country's tumultuous uprising.

States with the most/least homeless students

U.S. public schools enrolled a record 1.3 million homeless students in 2012-13, up 8 percent from the previous year. Take a look at states with the most - and least - homeless students.

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Best foods to fight fall allergies

Are fall allergies making you miserable? Find out how your diet can help.

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On this day: September 23

Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis, the Nintendo Company is formed, Sigmund Freud dies, "The Jetsons" premieres, and Elton John's musical tribute to Princess Diana hits America, all on this day.

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Why fall leaves change color

Autumn officially starts Monday evening, which means trees are about to put on a brilliant show. Find out why leaves change colors every fall.

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On this day: September 22

Nathan Hale gives his life for America, Jack Dempsey loses the "Long Count" match, President Ford survives an assassination attempt, Farm Aid begins, and "Friends" premieres, all on this day.

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Fall foliage: All about Autumn

Fall is here. Learn all you need to know about the turning of the leaves, peak colors, and the explanation behind leaf colors.

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Who are 3 Americans detained in North Korea?

Matthew Todd Miller, a 24-year-old from California, has been convicted of "acts hostile" to North Korea and sentenced to six years of hard labor. Learn more about the three Americans currently being detained in North Korea.

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Best new Apple iOS 8 features

Apple's iOS 8 is here, and it's packed with slick new features. Take a look at some of the best changes to the latest version of the popular mobile operating system.

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Common myths about Ebola

At least eight Ebola aid workers and journalists were reportedly murdered in a remote village in Guinea in a brutal example of growing distrust locals have of foreigners coming to help stem the mushrooming health crisis. Take a look at common myths about the deadly virus.

Ridiculous 911 calls

Have you ever considered calling 911 because of a massive spider in your house? How about because a McDonald's employee got your order wrong? Take a look at some of the strangest reasons people have recently called 911.

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Biggest data breaches of all time

Home Depot's massive data breach involving 56 million payment cards is among the biggest of all time.

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