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The Challenger

Disasters in spaceflight

The crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceshipTwo is just one example of space disasters through the years.

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Famous manhunts in U.S. history

The successful hunt for accused cop killer Eric Frein joins the ranks of other high-profile manhunts in U.S. history.

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Daylight saving time explained

Daylight saving time ends this weekend. What's behind the tradition of turning our clocks back each fall?

Preserving your Halloween candy

Keep your Halloween candy alive long after the ghouls and goblins have been laid to rest.

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Halloween: By the numbers

Shoppers will spend an estimated $7.4 billion on Halloween this year. Check out some other surprising numbers behind this ghoulish holiday.

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Celebs go Halloween trick-or-treating too

Celebrities like Heidi Klum, Cher and Paris Hilton aren't going to let the kids have all the fun on Halloween.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 --…

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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…

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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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Celebrities' fears, phobias revealed

Everybody's got something they're afraid of, including your favorite celebrities. With Halloween just around the corner, join us for a look at 30 stars and…

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Common cat myths & misconceptions

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

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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…

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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…

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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!)…

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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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TV's 50 all-time best villains

Every hero needs a villain and for every do-gooder who's ever graced the TV screen, you can be sure there was an evildoer or two lurking around waiting to…

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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…

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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…

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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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Television's all-time sci-fi, fantasy beauties

Many beautiful women have dominated the world of science-fiction and fantasy TV shows over the years. Here's a look at some of them.

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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.

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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…

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8 decades of Oscars' best leading men

As former Best Actor winner Roberto Benigni celebrates his birthday, take a look back at all of the other winners since 1929.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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,…

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Taylor Swift through the years

With Taylor Swift releasing her fifth studio album, "1989," on Monday, join us for a look at the singer's career so far.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

23 Blast

Greatest football movies of all time

As "23 Blast" opens in theaters, take a look at some of the greatest football movies of all time.

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