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World Series celebration turns violent

The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 last night to win the 2014 World Series, but the night's celebration quickly turned violent. Take a look at images of the chaotic scene in San Francisco.

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Lava creeps close to Hawaii homes

A 2,000-degree river of lava may swallow a dozen Hawaiian homes in the next day or two -- and there's nothing that can be done to stop it.

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Teen's shooting death sparks protests in Ferguson

The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department, mostly stemming from criticism of the department's handling of Michael Brown's shooting death in August. Take a look at images of the protests surrounding…

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Celebrity New Yorkers

Taylor Swift was recently named New York's first Global Welcome Ambassador for its "Welcome To New York" campaign, a decision that has been met with much controversy, especially from New Yorkers. Take a look at these famous New Yorkers.

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Celebrities who are out and proud

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek. See some of the other celebrities who are openly gay -- and proud of it.

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Foreign celebrities you thought were American

Some celebrities are such a part of American culture, it's easy to forget that they aren't actually American. Take a look at a list of foreign actors you thought were American.

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What to know about midterm elections

As the 2014 midterm elections approach, learn more facts, key dates and history behind these mid-point elections.

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Halloween around the world

With Halloween just around the corner, take a look at how the spooky holiday is celebrated around the world.

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On this day: October 30

Orson Welles broadcasts "The War of the Worlds," buffalo wings are born, Ali and Foreman square off in the "Rumble in the Jungle," and Michael Jordan returns to the NBA, all on this day.

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Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 2. Learn more about Daylight Saving Time here.

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Common cat myths & misconceptions

It's National Cat Day! Check out these common myths and misconceptions about our feline friends.

Disasters in spaceflight

The explosion of a NASA-contracted rocket in Virginia is just one example of space disasters through the years.

12 biggest auto recalls

Potential for a fuel leak and fire, as well as a separate issue impacting vehicle stability systems, are behind two Dodge and Jeep recalls totaling 566,000 vehicles. Take a look back at the biggest auto recalls in America: Take a look at the biggest auto recalls in history.

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Peek inside the weird world of Hello Kitty

Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while dressed in a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge. Take a look inside the weird world of the international phenomenon that is Hello Kitty.

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Strangest political parties

Democrats, Republicans...most everyone has heard of these political parties. But some are not as well known. Take a look at a list of these strange (but real!) political parties.

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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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Best & worst cities for Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, some cities know how to do it up more than others. Find out which cities promise a frightenly good time.

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On this day: October 29

The Red Cross is formed, the New York Stock Exchange crashes on "Black Tuesday," Cassius Clay fights for the first time, John Glenn returns to space, and Sandy slams the East Coast, all on this day.

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Antares rocket explodes shortly after liftoff

NASA's unmanned Antares rocket blew up on liftoff Tuesday night.

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What did he say?! Rob Ford's craziest quotes

Rob Ford will no longer be Toronto's mayor as of Dec. 1, but he has won a seat on the city council. Ford withdrew his mayoral re-election bid due to a cancer diagnosis. Take a look at some of this controversial politician's most shocking quotes.

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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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America's Ebola patients

Amber Vinson, the second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, has been declared Ebola-free. She will be released from Emory University Hospital Tuesday afternoon. Learn more about her and America's other Ebola patients.

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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 most liberal states

Overall, Americans are more likely to self-identify as conservatives than liberals. But that gap has shrunk, according to a Gallup poll.

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On this day: October 28

Harvard is founded, the Statue of Liberty is dedicated, Ernest Hemingway wins a Nobel Prize, the Cuban missile crisis ends, and the Gateway Arch is completed, all on this day.

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10 alternatives to Halloween candy

Yes, Halloween is (mostly) about the candy. But you can think outside the box and offer up some healthier alternatives to trick-or-treaters.

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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Common myths about Ebola

Three states have enacted mandatory quarantines for health workers who have treated Ebola patients in Africa -- and they're getting pushback from medical experts who say quarantines could discourage aid workers from volunteering to help fight the crisis. Take a look at common myths about the deadly…

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Celebs with college courses named after them

Skidmore college in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. recently announced that it is offering a new course called "The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media." Check out other celebrities who have been studied in college.

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Look back: South Korea ferry disaster

South Korean prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the captain of the capsized Sewol ferry and life in prison for three other crew members involved in the deadly disaster earlier this year. Take a look back at images from the disaster.

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National anthem controversies

Aaron Lewis of Staind bungled the second line of the national anthem before Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday. Take a look at these renditions of the national anthem that have drawn controversy.

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States with early voting

If you live in one of these 33 places, you're you can cast your ballot early in the upcoming midterm elections.

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On this day: October 27

New York City's first underground subway opens, Marilyn Monroe files for divorce from Joe DiMaggio, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" debuts, and the Boston Red Sox break the "Curse of the Bambino," all on this day.

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America's strongest eCities

Google's eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state — those where "businesses are embracing the web to find new customers, connect with existing clients and fuel their local economies." Take a look at some of the more notable digital cities.

Calculate your candy intake

Do you ever wonder how much sugar, fat and calories are in your Halloween candy stash? Find out here with our candy calculator.

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On this day: October 26

The Erie Canal opens, the Pony Express closes, Wyatt Earp shoots it out in Tombstone, "Baby Fae" gets a baboon heart, and the Patriot Act is signed into law, all on this day.

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On this day: October 25

Pablo Picasso is born, the first domestic microwave oven goes on sale, Led Zeppelin debuts in concert, the U.S. invades Grenada, and Bill Buckner blows it for the Red Sox, all on this day.

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2 dead in school shooting near Seattle, sources say

A school shooting has been reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, about 35 miles north of Seattle.

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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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Controversial reality TV shows

TLC has Cancelled "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" in the wake of our story that one of the show's main characters -- Mama June -- is dating a convicted child molester who sexually abused one of her relatives. Take a look at other controversial reality shows.

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Notable food recalls

A North Carolina producer of peppers and hot sauces is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of fresh serrano chili peppers because some tested positive for salmonella. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.

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10 worst excuses for calling in sick

We've all done it -- called in sick to work even if we're feeling fine. But we'll bet you haven't used any of these excuses.

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Famous first tweets

The Queen is on Twitter! Check out what she had to say and other famous first tweets.

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Who could run in 2016?

It may seem premature, but attention has already turned toward potential 2016 presidential candidates. See who might run for president in 2016.

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On this day: October 24

The first transcontinental telegraph message is sent, Harry Houdini gives his last performance, the United Nations is born, Jackie Robinson dies, and the Concorde makes its last commercial flight, all on this day.

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Most affordable big U.S. cities

Kiplinger.com recently compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in the United States based on several factors. Take a look at th2014 list of the most affordable big cities in America.

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Richest person in each U.S. state

Private wealth consultancy Wealth-X has compiled a list of the richest person in each of the 50 U.S. states. Take a look at some of the more notable wealthy figures and find out where they reside.

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Soldier killed, suspect dead in Canadian shootings

Shots that rang out in the Canadian capital Wednesday left a soldier and a gunman dead.

Most 'appetizing' U.S. cities for zombies

When the undead rise up, you won't want to be in paradise. Honolulu is the most "appetizing" U.S. city for zombies, according to a fun new set of rankings.

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On this day: October 23

The Smurfs are born, the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut are hit by a truck bomb, Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination is rejected, and the iPod is introduced, all on this day.

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