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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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The many looks of Katy Perry

Pop singer Katy Perry has made a big impact on the music scene in the few years she has been around. In celebration of her 30th birthday on Saturday, join us for a look at her career so far.

Adoptable dogs for Oct. 24-31

Check out these adorable pups at the Houston Humane Society that need homes.

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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.

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.

Adoptable cats for Oct. 24-31

There are lots of sweet cats that need homes. Check these out to see if you can find a new furry friend.

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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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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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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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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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20 most annoying drivers

A survey reveals which drivers and driving behaviors Americans find most annoying.

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So those celebs are Canadian, eh?

There's more to Canada than hockey, as these celebrities, including birthday boy and Vancouver native Ryan Reynolds, remind us of all our neighbors to the north have to offer.

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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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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.

PHOTOS: Suspects wanted for alleged wallet thefts

Houston police said two people have been arrested and five others are wanted in a theft ring believed responsible for stealing wallets from women at restaurants and charging thousands of dollars to their credit cards for more than a year.

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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.

America's Ebola patients

An American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in Guinea was been diagnosed with the disease after returning to New York. Learn more about him and America's other Ebola victims.

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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.

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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.

Photos of the Day from Local 2 StormPins

Check out images that viewers have pinned through our Local 2 StormPins app!

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Celebrities: Where were they born?

When it comes to the birthplaces of celebrities, they're all over the map. See which celebrity was born where.

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On this day: October 22

The first parachute jump takes place, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is gunned down, football meets television, The Supremes top the charts, and "First Blood" dominates the box office, all on this day.

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PHOTOS: Injuries of Adrian Peterson's son

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted on an injury to a child charge in Montgomery County. His attorney claims Peterson used a "switch" to spank his son.

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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.

PHOTOS: Houston Club building implosion

See images of the implosion of the historic downtown Houston building.

15 things more likely to kill you than Ebola

Worried about catching Ebola? Take a look at 15 things that are more likely to kill you than the virus.

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States with the cheapest gas

Gas is below $3 in at least 10 states and dropping fast. Find out where you can fill up on the cheap.

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Celebrities who battled addiction and won

While the world of celebrities is filled with stories of those who lost their battles against addiction, not all celebrity addictions have an unhappy ending. Here's a look at some stars who have fought addictions and won.

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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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Where are 'Roseanne' stars today?

It's been 26 years since TV audiences first tuned into "Roseanne." To mark the anniversary of the sitcom's Oct. 18, 1988, debut, click on to see where the show's stars are today.

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