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Unusual celebrity baby names

What do the words Reign Aston and North West have in common? They're both unusual names given to the children of famous celebrities -- and they're not alone.

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Airlines most likely to lose your luggage

Holiday travel is already hectic and stress-inducing, but nothing is worse than when an airline losses your luggage. Here are the worst culprits.

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Top honors of 2014

Who was named the most powerful person in the world this year? Who was the Sexiest Man Alive? Find out in this gallery of 2014's top honors.

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On this day: December 22

Christmas tree lights are born, the Lincoln Tunnel opens, Alvin and The Chipmunks hit No. 1, the "Shoe Bomber" tries to take down a transatlantic flight, and "Don't ask, don't tell" is repealed, all on this day.

Top holiday lights destinations

From dazzling Disney displays to brilliant boat parades, these top holiday lights destinations are a spectacular way to ring in the season.

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Holiday food calculator

The holidays are a time to indulge at the dinner table. But how many calories will you really be consuming during Christmas dinner?

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On this day: December 21

The Pilgrims land on Plymouth Rock, the first crossword puzzle is published, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" premieres, Gen. Patton dies, and Elvis visits Nixon at the White House, all on this day.

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On this day: December 20

The Louisiana Purchase is completed, South Carolina secedes from the U.S., Edison demonstrates his incandescent light, Elvis gets drafted, and the U.S. invades Panama, all on this day.

What every state in the U.S. is worst at

According to Thrillist, every U.S. state is bad at something. Find out where your state falls short.

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The life and career of Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps pleaded guilty today to DUI charges. Take a look back at the life and career of the most decorated Olympian ever.

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Flight ferries sick kids to North Pole

Dozens of sick children get the chance to fly to the "North Pole" this Christmas thanks to one amazing program.

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Notable TV exits through the years

Stephen Colbert bid farewell on his final show Thursday night after a nine-year run. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.

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Biggest sports stories of 2014

Now that 2014 is almost over, take a look back at some of the year's biggest sports stories, from scandals and tragedies to historic, groundbreaking events.

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On this day: December 19

"A Christmas Carol" is first published, the NHL plays its first games, Apollo 17 splashes down, and the U.S. House impeaches President Bill Clinton, all on this day.

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Best & worst value cars for 2015

Get the most bang for your buck with these best value cars for 2015. Also, learn which ones to avoid.

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What to know: Boko Haram

Boko Haram has kidnapped another 185 women and children in Nigeria. Learn more about this shocking development and the Islamist group behind it.

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Ice pancakes baffle experts

Several strange frozen saucers were found during a recent cold snap on a river in Scotland. Take a look at the unusual images.

Most viral content of 2014

From Kermit the Frog to Kim Kardashian's backside, check out some of the most viral content of 2014.

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Looking back: U.S.-Cuba relations

Get up to speed on the last five decades of American foreign policy toward Cuba.

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Top movies of 2014

From science fiction thrillers to biblical epics, find out which movies took in the most money this year. All amounts are from IMDb.com.

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On this day: December 18

America celebrates its first official day of thanksgiving, "The Nutcracker" debuts, the first "Pink Panther" short premieres, and the first nuclear power plant in America goes online, all on this day.

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What will cost more in 2015

Prepare to pay more for chocolate, coffee, shipping and several other goods and services next year.

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Even a Grinch couldn't steal this quiz

All the Whos down in Whoville are taking this quiz!

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What happened on this day in history?

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Birthday quiz: Good morning birthday

Who's celebrating today?

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McDonald's dishes around the world

French fries are in short supply at McDonald's restaurants in Japan. Take a look at interesting McDonald's dishes around the world.

Americans detained abroad

Alan Gross was recently released after being held by the Cuban government since 2009. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad and their fates.

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On this day: December 17

France recognizes America as a nation, the Wright brothers take flight, Tiny Tim marries Miss Vicki in front of millions of TV viewers, and Kim Jong-il dies, all on this day.

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12 things to know about Pope Francis

Pope Francis turns 78 years old today. Here are 12 interesting facts about this non-conformist leader of the Catholic Church.

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Weirdest stories of 2014

Here's a look back at some of the strange events that made national and world headlines in 2014.

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Beginner's guide to Chanukah

Chanukah begins at sundown today. Find out more about this Jewish holiday, which is observed for eight days and nights.

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Who could run in 2016?

Jeb Bush and Donald Trump are "actively exploring" bids for the White House. See who else might run for president in 2016.

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced

The 2015 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced. The induction ceremony will be held in Cleveland on April 18, 2015.

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Suicide bombers attack Pakistani school

Six suicide bombers scaled the walls of a school in Pakistan and killed at least 137 people, most of them children, in an hours-long siege.

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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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Forgotten by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announcing its class of 2015, including first-time finalist Green Day, here are some acts it has overlooked over the years.

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Store closings in 2014

Aeropostale is picking up its pace of store closings, just in time for the holidays. Find out which other retailers have shuttered stores in 2014.

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On this day: December 16

Beethoven is born, the colonials enjoy a tea party in Boston, the Battle of the Bulge begins, Jimi Hendrix releases his first single, and MTV premieres Nirvana's "Unplugged" performance, all on this day.

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10 sunny, affordable winter escapes

Beat the cold weather blahs with these 10 sunny, affordable winter escapes.

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Hostages held by gunman in Sydney cafe

Three people, including the hostage taker, are dead following a siege at a Sydney cafe. Check out dramatic images from the scene.

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Top Facebook topics of 2014

Facebook has named the most talked about topics on the site in 2014. Find out what Facebook users were buzzing about in the U.S. and around the globe.

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Most powerful celebrities of 2014

Beyonce, LeBron James and Dr. Dre star in this year's list of the most powerful celebrities.

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On this day: December 15

The Bill of Rights are ratified, "Gone with the Wind" premieres, Walt Disney dies, Paul "Bear" Bryant retires, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa re-opens after 11 years of repairs, all on this day.

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25 ways to save an extra $1,000

Learn some simple ways to save an extra $1,000 in the coming year.

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The origins of holiday traditions

Have you ever wondered where the tradition of putting up a tree for Christmas came from? Or why we light a menorah for Hanukkah? Find out about the interesting origins of many holiday traditions right here.

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Cosby sex scandal: What to know

Supermodel Beverly Johnson is the latest woman to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of drugging her.

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On this day: December 14

George Washington dies, a spacecraft flies by Venus for the first time, Bob Dylan releases his first single, President George W. Bush ducks flying shoes, and tragedy hits Sandy Hook, all on this day.

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On this day: December 13

Sir Francis Drake sets out around the world, the National Guard is born, Al Gore concedes, and Saddam Hussein is caught, all on this day.

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Wild weather batters U.S. coasts

Torrential rain and blizzard-like conditions have battered both coasts of the U.S. in recent days.

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Deadly school shootings in U.S. history

Friday's shooting at an Oregon high school injured at least three students. Look back at major school shootings in U.S. history.

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