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Heavy rains, landslides devastate Japanese city

At least 32 people have been killed in landslides that struck the Japanese city of Hiroshima, officials say. Take a look at images of the damage.

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Highest-paid models of 2014

Gisele Bundchen rules the roost when it comes to the world's highest-paid models. But who else is making bank?

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Weirdest Guinness world records

Sakari Momoi, an 111-year-old retired Japanese educator, has now been recognized as the world's oldest living man. Take a look at some of the weirdest world records.

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Americans detained abroad

Journalist James Foley is among a number of Americans who have been detained abroad. Some are alive. Some, like Foley, are now dead.

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On this day: August 20

Charles Darwin publishes his theory of evolution, the NFL is founded, Lou Gehrig belts his 23rd career grand slam and NASA heads for Mars, all on this day.

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10 safest vehicles for pets

These vehicles are tops when it comes to pet safety.

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Dozens arrested amid violence in Ferguson

Dozens of people were arrested Monday night as violent protests continued over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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America's most/least 'honest' cities

Which cities passed a recent honesty test by Honest Tea? And which failed miserably?

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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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Bill Clinton through the years

Bill Clinton turns 68 today. Take a look at the 42nd president of the United States through the years.

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Foods that suppress your appetite

Dial down your appetite with these foods and eating habits.

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On this day: August 19

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts its first auto race, The Beatles kick off their first American concert tour, Groucho Marx dies, Mike Tyson returns to the ring, and the last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq, all on this day.

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Presidential vacations: Who's taken the most?

President Barack Obama is taking some heat for his latest vacation. But he's taken much less time off than many past leaders.

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Cost of raising a kid

A middle-income family in the U.S. can expect to spend $245,340 to raise a child born in 2013, according to a USDA report. Take a look at how those costs vary around the country and how they break down.

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Cheapest states for retirees

There are many factors that go into planning for retirement and many people approaching their golden years look to their bank accounts to determine a final place of residence. Take a look at a list of the cheapest states for retirees, according to Kiplinger.

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History's famous leakers/whistleblowers

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he'll leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London "soon" after living there for two years to avoid extradition to Sweden. Take a look at Assange and other famous leakers/whistleblowers in recent history.

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On this day: August 18

Genghis Khan dies, American women win the right to vote, Elvis Presley scores his second No. 1 hit, and Jimi Hendrix closes down Woodstock, all on this day.

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Stay safe in the sun

It is important to stay safe in the summer sun. Here are a few tips to help you do that.

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History quiz: Go for launch!

What happened on this day in history?

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Word Geek goes to math class

How well do you know your math terms?

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All icons in Madonna's 'Vogue' have died

Lauren Bacall's passing means that all 16 of the Hollywood icons immortalized in Madonna's "Vogue" are now dead, Slate.com reported. Take a look at all the stars name-dropped in Madonna's hit from 1990.

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Birthday quiz: How's the weather?

Who's celebrating today?

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Controversial sports team names

With the Washington Redskins filing an appeal Thursday seeking to overturn a decision stripping the franchise of its trademark protection, take a look at other sports team names and mascots that have drawn controversy over the years.

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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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Where are Woodstock stars today?

Wonder what some of the stars of Woodstock are up to today, 45 years after the original festival? Lucky for you, we have the answer.

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On this day: August 15

The Panama Canal opens for business, "The Wizard of Oz" comes to Hollywood, World War II comes to an end, and "3 days of peace & music" starts up in Bethel, N.Y., all on this day.

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15 things your feet say about your health

Pay attention if your feet are sending you any of these 15 warning signs.

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Best-paying jobs of 2014

Want to make good money? Look to the health care industry, according to a new report on the highest-paying jobs of 2014.

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On this day: August 14

The license plate and Social Security are born, basketball makes a muddy Olympic debut, a classic backyard kids toy is invented, and the Oklahoma City bomber is sentenced to death, all on this day.

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Lauren Bacall through the years

Look back at the storied life and career of legendary film star Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday at age 89.

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Bieber behaving badly

Justin Bieber is set to plead guilty to charges in connection with his racing arrest in January. Take a look back at Bieber's long history of bad behavior.

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What to know: Donald Sterling scandal

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has become the new owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, concluding a public saga in which the league expelled former owner Donald Sterling for racist comments. Find out more about this highly publicized scandal.

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America's most gay-friendly colleges

The Princeton Review has released its annual list of the most gay-friendly colleges and universities in America. Find out what schools earned the site's top rating.

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On this day: August 13

Disney brings an animated deer to movie screens, construction begins on the Berlin Wall, a Hall of Fame slugger dies, and tragedy strikes the Indiana State Fair, all on this day.

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On this day: August 12

Cleopatra commits suicide, the quagga goes extinct, South Africa is banned from the Olympics, the IBM PC goes on sale, Henry Fonda dies, and Major League Baseball players go on strike, all on this day.

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The weird world of in-flight retail

You may see a flight as a time where you can't get up and do anything for a few hours, but retailers see your flight a little differently: It's a time they can market unique and wacky items to a captive audience. Check out a few of the odd offerings you can order on a plane.

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Common myths about Ebola

The death toll of the worst Ebola outbreak in history has now topped 1,000 people. Take a look at common myths about the deadly virus.

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What to know: Ebola

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has now killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa. Learn more about the deadly disease.

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Robin Williams through the years

Few actors were more familiar or successful than Robin Williams. He died Monday at the age of 63. Here’s a glance at some of his remarkable career.

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Images: Perseid meteor shower

The Perseid meteor shower peaks on Wednesday. Will you be watching?

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Celebrities react to death of Robin Williams

Robin Williams, who died Monday at 63, was a comedic inspiration for many performers, and he also was a brilliant dramatic actor. Here are some reactions from those who worked with Williams and those who looked up to him professionally.

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Best & worst foods for sleep

What foods should you eat -- or avoid -- to get a good night's rest?

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On this day: August 11

The Green Bay Packers are founded, Babe Ruth becomes the first player to hit 500 home runs, Alcatraz opens as a federal prison, and Los Angeles erupts in race riots, all on this day.

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Weird houses worth a visit

Some houses are so far outside of the box, they're worth a trip to see. Here are some of the most unusual houses around the United States.

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Notable auto racing deaths

Following the tragic death of Kevin Ward Jr., take a look back at other auto racers lost through the years.

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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 20 most beard-friendly cities

Beards and mustaches are everywhere these days. Find out which cities love them the most.

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What drives Danny Thompson?

This weekend, Danny Thompson will take to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and try to break the speed record for a piston-engine car, a record his father broke in 1960.

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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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Gaza: A region destroyed by conflict

Nearly 2,000 people have been killed in the most recent Israel-Gaza violence, and most of the casualties have been civilian Palestinians. Take a look at images of the Gaza Strip, a region now devastated by this conflict.

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