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Worst states for retirement

Some states are more friendly to a retiree's bank account than others. Take a look at the 10 worst states for retirement as determined by TopRetirements.com.

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On this day: April 25

The guillotine is first used, American and Soviet troops cut Nazi Germany in two, a U.S. Navy submarine completes the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe, and the Hubble Space Telescope is launched, all on this day.

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A to Z: Around the yard

April is Lawn and Garden Month. It is time to brush off those gardening tools and get outside. From gardening to lawn care, check out these 26 tips for keeping your yard looking good.

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Time's Most Influential People of 2014

Time released its 11th annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Take a look at which artists, leaders, titans, pioneers and icons made this year's list.

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Smoking in America: Fast facts

The FDA proposed rules Thursday that call for strict regulation of electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine gels, water pipe tobacco and hookahs. Currently, the FDA only has regulatory authority over cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco. Take a look at these facts…

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Surprising facts about world's biggest brands

Did you know Google was originally known as BackRub?

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Timeline of the war in Afghanistan

With with the deaths of three Americans at a Kabul hospital, look back at the war in Afghanistan -- the longest conflict in U.S. history.

Best of the worst: Mug shot hall of shame

Check out these lookers who ran into the law.

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Jobs that make the world a worse place

Fast food workers. Telemarketers. Find out who else thinks their job makes the world a worse place.

Snuppy, South Korean cloned puppy

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On this day: April 24

The Library of Congress is established, spaceflight claims its first human casualty, the Unabomber kills his last victim, and South Korea clones a puppy, all on this day.

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Want to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix?

Have you ever wanted to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix? Now is your chance! April is International Guitar Month. Let's celebrate by learning new chords, playing our virtual guitar and getting some musical inspiration.

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Celebrities who are gay

Jodie Foster has tied the knot with her girlfriend of just under a year. See some of the other celebrities who are openly gay -- and proud of it.

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States with strongest, weakest gun laws

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Wednesday new gun legislation that allows licensed owners to carry firearms into more public places than at any time in the past century, including government buildings, bars, and a wide variety of public places. Take a look at which states have the…

Lupita Nyong'o

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People's 'World's Most Beautiful' list 2014

People magazine recently named Lupita Nyong'o its "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014. See which other ladies earned a coveted spot on the annual list.

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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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America's healthiest small towns

Americans living in smaller towns are generally healthier than their big-city compatriots, according to a new survey.

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On this day: April 23

Shakespeare dies, the first public school in the U.S. opens, Wrigley Field opens, The Rolling Stones release "Sticky Fingers," Coca-Cola releases New Coke, and the first YouTube video is uploaded, all on this day.

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Guide: Sending your child to summer camp

Every year, parents send their children off to more than 12,000 day and overnight camps nationwide. In the last 20 years, the number of day camps alone has exploded by 90 percent, and highly specialized camps now cater to every child's interest, from clown acrobatics to hip hop.

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Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks

Rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to find passengers, including scores of high school students, missing after a ferry sank off the southwest coast of South Korea.

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14 alternatives to Netflix

Out of love with Netflix? Check out these alternatives to the company's instant streaming and DVD-by-mail services.

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Green or not? Test your eco knowledge

As you celebrate Earth Day 2014, find out if you're living as "green" as you think.

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Earth Day by the numbers

Founded in 1970 as a day of environmental education, Earth Day is now celebrated worldwide. Check out the numbers behind this global holiday.

Helen Mirren kissing own wax figure

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Celebrity wax figures

Thanks to the artisans at Madame Tussauds museums worldwide, these stars will live forever -- in wax.

Elian Gonzalez, 2000

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On this day: April 22

Thousands rush to claim land in Oklahoma, the first nationwide Earth Day takes place, Richard Nixon dies, federal agents seize Elián González, and the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig sinks while spewing oil, all on this day.

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Earth Day: going green

Earth Day has many of us thinking about ways to go green. Living an eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult, time-consuming or expensive. Here are some quick and easy tips to help you and your family start living green and stay that way for years to come.

2014 Boston Marathon spectators

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A year after bombing, Boston Marathon underway

A year after bombs disrupted the end of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring dozens, runners and spectators once again flocked to the streets of Boston for the 2014 race on Monday morning.

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Royals charm New Zealand, Australia

Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, are visiting New Zealand and Australia with their son, Prince George, on a 19-day royal tour.

Rescue workers, Washington landslide

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41 dead after Wash. landslide

At least 41 people are dead after a landslide tore through an area of rural Washington north of Seattle in March.

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On this day: April 21

John Adams becomes the first U.S. vice president, Mark Twain dies, Elvis hits No. 1 for the first time, and Geraldo Rivera opens Capone's vaults, all on this day.

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Colleges with the smartest students

America's smartest colleges and universities aren't always its most selective.

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Boston Marathon: Running tips

Many people are getting their running shoes out today to run the Boston Marathon.  Take a look at what you can do to get started with running and possibly work toward running in your own marathon.

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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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Remembering the Oklahoma City bombing

On the morning of April 19, 1995 Timothy McVeigh killed 168 people during the Oklahoma City bombing. Find out more about that tragedy here.

Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott

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Affairs to remember: High-profile cheating

Actress Tori Spelling recently spoke publically about her husband and fellow actor Dean McDermott's affair. But he's not the first celebrity to get in hot water over extramarital activities. Check out this list of high-profile celebrity affairs.

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Easter traditions from around the world

Eggs, candy and bunnies are traditionally all part of America's Easter holiday. Take a look at the interesting ways in which other countries celebrate Easter.

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Biggest data breaches of all time

A security breach at Michaels stores lasted eight months and affected about 3 million customers, the store said Thursday. The craft store chain made news about the hack public three months ago and has been investigating since then. Take a look at some of the biggest data breaches of all time.

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Facebook's most annoying changes

Facebook is rolling out a feature that will allow friends to track each other in real time. There have been a lot of changes to the world's largest social network in recent years. Take a look at some of the most annoying.

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Fun facts about Easter

Easter is right around the corner. Check out some fun facts about this spring holiday.

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Most-fattening Easter candy

You may pack on the pounds stealing these goodies out of your child's Easter basket.

1906 San Francisco earthquake

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On this day: April 18

Paul Revere rides, an earthquake and fires ravage San Francisco, Albert Einstein dies, Grace Kelly becomes a princess, and the U.S. embassy in Beirut is hit by a deadly car bomb, all on this day.

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Earth Day: Recycling quiz

Earth Day is April 22nd. How much do you know about the items you assumably recycle every day? Find out which ones are recyclable and which ones are not.

Jay-Z, 2012, Nets hat

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Wealthiest hip-hop artists of 2014

Forbes has released its list of the wealthiest hip-hop artists. See who made the top five and check back when the rest of the list is published on May 5.

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Birthday Quiz: You Talkin' To Him?

Test your knowledge in today’s daily quiz.

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History Quiz: Communications Everywhere

Test your knowledge in today’s daily quiz.

Pope Francis, kids on Popemobile

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Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

Generic, abortion protester

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History of abortion in America

A judge has overturned North Dakota's restrictive abortion law. Take a look at the history of this hot-button issue in America.

Electric bus, hybrid, environment

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25 greenest cities in America

With Earth Day coming up, find out which 25 cities are considered the "greenest" in America.

Daffy Duck's debut, Porky's Duck Hunt, 1937

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On this day: April 17

Benjamin Franklin dies, Daffy Duck makes his debut, the Bay of Pigs invasion begins, the ill-fated Apollo 13 returns to Earth, and two Los Angeles police officers are convicted in the Rodney King beating, all on this day.

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Virtual Easter egg hunt

Easter egg hunts are a wonderful tradition that takes place around Easter. Try our virtual egg hunt game to see how many eggs you can find!

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What things cost in America: 1914 and 2014

The Consumer Price Index rose 0.2 percent in March, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics said increases in the shelter and food costs accounted for most of the rise. See how much things like homes, cars and milk cost in 1914 compared to today's prices.

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