Gay marriage, brides on wedding cake

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Same-sex marriage by state

Virginia's gay marriage ban is the latest to be overturned in court. Here's a look at the path same-sex marriage has taken across the country.

U.S. National Archives

World War I: A look back 100 years later

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Take a look back at one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history.

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What is an IPO?

As Virgin America file for an IPO, find out more about an initial public stock offering and what it means for a company.

Costa Concordia scrapped

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Costa Concordia hauled to final resting place

The Costa Concordia finished its final journey on Sunday. It's been towed to Genoa, where it will be dismantled. The ship turned on its side after striking rocks off the Italian island of Giglio on Jan. 13, 2012. Look back on the disaster that killed 32 people.

South Korea ferry rescue

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What to know: South Korea ferry disaster

Take a look at images from the South Korean ferry disaster that killed hundreds of people and shocked the nation.

1984 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

U.S. Air Force

On this day: July 28

Vivaldi and Bach die, the first hamburger is sold in the U.S., World War I breaks out, a bomber crashes into the Empire State Building, and the Summer Olympics open up in Los Angeles, all on this day.

Chocolate

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10 vices that are good for you

It's National Milk Chocolate Day. Did you know that chocolate is among 10 vices that can actually be good for you?

Pumping gas

Gas savings tips: Fact or fiction

Summer means road trips, and it seems everyone has a tip on how to save fuel. But which are fact and which are fiction? Take this quiz to find out.

James Garner

NBC Television

Notable deaths of 2014

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

Lethal injection

Reuters

History of the death penalty in America

The alleged botched execution of Arizona prison inmate Joseph Wood has put capital punishment -- specifically, the manner in which criminals are executed -- back in the spotlight. Take a look at the history of the death penalty in America.

Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

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Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Pope Francis is coming to the U.S. in Sept., to head the eighth World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, according to the National Catholic Reporter. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

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Happiest/unhappiest U.S. cities

It seems that residents of Louisiana are some of the happiest people in the country, and New Yorkers remain some of the unhappiest, according to a new report. Take a look at the happiest - and unhappiest - U.S. cities.

Taiwan plane crash wreckage

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How to prepare for a plane emergency

Multiple plane crashes have dominated the headlines the past few weeks. But despite these particular tragedies, safety advances and improvements in staff training have helped improve air crash survival rates in recent years. Here are 10 things that experts suggest you do to prepare yourself in the…

Money

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What would Americans do if they won the lottery?

A family of 17 is splitting a $20 million lottery jackpot they won in New Jersey. How would most Americans spend their winnings if they hit it big? Click through to find out.

Carousel, merry-go-round, carnival ride

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On this day: July 25

America gives its Army generals five stars, a family favorite amusement park ride is patented, Dylan plugs in, and Roseanne "sings," all on this day.

Air Algerie flight

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Deadliest plane crashes in history

The fate of the 116 people on board an Air Algerie flight, has reportedly crashed in Mali, is still unknown. Take a look at the deadliest plane crashes in history.

Walmart US CEO Bill Simon

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Shocking CEO downfalls

Walmart's Bill Simon is the latest big-name CEO to make a shocking departure.

Top 10 U.S. Ice Cream Parlors

Get the scoop on the best ice cream parlors across the country in this newly released list by TripAdvisor.

Refrigerator shelves, food

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How to eat well and save money

It's easier than you think to eat well and save money. Here are 8 tips to live by.

Apollo 11 splashdown

NASA

On this day: July 24

An aviation pioneer is born, a lost city is rediscovered, a famous comedy duo performs together for the first time, George Brett flips out, and Apollo 11 splashes down, all on this day.

Airplane

No-fly zones: Where can planes fly?

The crash of Malaysian airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine and a recent ban on flights to Israel due to violence near the airport in Tel Aviv has raised questions about which conflict-riddled areas of the world it is safe for commercial jets to travel. Take a look at strict no-fly zones as well…

National Hot Dog Day: Top hot dog toppings

It's National Hot Dog Day! See if your favorites made the list of the top 10 hot dog toppings.

hot dog

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Hungry for hot dogs? Learn fun facts

July 23 is National Hot Dog Day! Learn more about the tasty food, from where it originated from to what it's made of.

South Korean ferry sinks

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Deadliest disasters at sea

Take a look at some of the deadliest maritime disasters of modern times.

Worker, job, businessman

Reuters

Top 25 companies for work-life balance

Juggling a job and home life can be stressful. Find out which companies are making work-life balance a priority.

Comet Hale-Bopp file photo

U.S. Navy

On this day: July 23

Miss America gives up her crown, Fergie gets a royal wedding, a new comet is discovered, and a singer's life comes to a tragic ending, all on this day.

Flight 17 passenger Quinn Schansman

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Flight 17 passengers remembered

The victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from around the world and held a wide range of hopes and dreams. Here are a few of those passengers' pictures and stories.

Bradley Cooper blurb

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Hollywood's highest-paid actors

Before you head out to see the latest movie blockbuster this summer, check out Forbes' list of Hollywood's highest-paid actors.

Immigration debate

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Immigration in America: A history

With Texas Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard troops to the border, look back at the tumultuous history of immigation in America.

Oscillating fan blurb

The history of keeping cool

This week marks the 112th anniversary of air conditioning, and aren't we all thankful! Look back at the ways humans have tried to stay cool through the centuries.

Prince George

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Prince George's 1st year

Prince George is 1! Take a look back at the royal tyke's first year.

Soviet cosmonaut dogs Dezik and Tsygan

Russian Federal Space Agency

On this day: July 22

Wiley Post completes the first solo flight around the world, John Dillinger is gunned down behind a Chicago theater, two Soviet dogs become cosmonauts, and Prince George arrives to great fanfare, all on this day.

Happy family, laughing, smiling

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America's best states to live in 2014

Take a look at the top states to live in 2014, based on crime rate, health care, number of local attractions and environmental quality.

Spring Hill sinkhole

WTSP

World's craziest sinkholes

A 120-foot-wide sinkhole has swallowed part of a city street in Florida. Here's a look at some of the world's craziest sinkholes.

Prince George

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The British Monarchy

Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday. Take a look at the family tree of the British monarchy and learn a bit about George's great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

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America's top 10 snack foods

Today is National Junk Food Day! Find out which snacks Americans love most.

Leonardo DiCaprio

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20 smartest celebrities on Twitter

Paris Hilton and Ludacris are among the smartest celebrities on Twitter, according to a new (and very tongue-in-cheek) analysis.

space shuttle Atlantis, final landing, July 2011

NASA

On this day: July 21

The Scopes Monkey Trial ends, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin bid the moon adieu, Hank Aaron joins Babe Ruth in an exclusive club, and the last space shuttle lands, all on this day.

Job fair

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States with the highest jobless rates

While unemployment may be steadily falling nationwide, these states just can't seem to catch a break.

MH 17 personal items

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Where Flight 17 passengers were from

Malaysia Airlines has given a breakdown of the nationalities of the 298 people on Flight 17, the civilian plane that was shot down over Ukraine. Take a look at where the people on board were from.

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Mission to the moon: The Apollo moon landing

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. In honor of the 45th anniversary of the moon landing, take a look at past and future missions as well as video footage.

Sesame Street muppet dad in jail

Sesame Workshop

Mighty Muppet movie quiz

MH17 crash3

REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Civilian planes that have been shot down

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has shocked the world. While it hasn't happened many times before, this isn't the first time a civilian passenger plane has been shot out of the sky. Take a look other civilian jets that have been shot down.

Mandela

Nelson Mandela through the years

Friday is Nelson Mandela Day, the annual celebration of Mandela's birthday. Mandela died in December at age 95. Look back at the life of the global icon.

Powerhouse Fire

L.A. County Fire Department

Biggest wildfires in U.S. history

As hundreds of Washington residents evacuate their homes ahead of a fast-moving wildfire, take a look at the biggest wildfires in U.S. history.

Savings

10 ways Americans waste money

Are you throwing your money away? Check out 10 of the top ways Americans waste their hard-earned cash.

Nelson Mandela file photo

Mike Hutchings/Reuters

On this day: July 18

A Nobel Peace Prize winner and astronaut are born, a gymnast reaches Olympic perfection, and an epic superhero hits summer theaters, all on this day.

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