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WATCH: Annoying Windows reminder interrupts live TV report

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Please excuse this interruption ...

15 hours ago in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Stern father finally praises you

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"Law & Order" star J.K. Simmons and Stephen Colbert know how much praise from a stern father means. Here, pull up a chair.

2 days ago in Viral Videos

The Internet is down – the musical

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How will you live without 24/7 access at your fingertips?

2 days ago in Viral Videos

A lip-sync conversation

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Talking in songs.

3 days ago in Viral Videos

If video game ads were honest

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Because if anyone needs real talk, it's gamers.

Entertainment

7 hours ago in Entertainment

Pitch, please: Julia Robert ‘sells’ sex toys on ‘Ellen’

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The "Pretty Woman" star, who plays a host on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) in her new movie "Mother's Day," was tasked with gushing about a blind item, which members of the studio audience could see.

12 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Green Room’ is a gory, good time

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It's lean, mean, loud and grisly, and a ton of bloody fun.

12 hours ago in Entertainment

Appeals court to hear ex-Subway pitchman’s appeal May 20

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A federal appeals court in Chicago has set a May hearing for former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's appeal of his more than 15-year sentence in a child sex abuse and pornography case.

14 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Wet Hot American Summer’ returning for 10 year reunion

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The 2001 film, featuring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler, among others, was a box office flop upon its release, but it has become a cult classic over the years.

15 hours ago in Entertainment

Whistleblower Snowden gets big screen treatment

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The story of National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden captivated the U.S. in 2013 and now he is getting the Hollywood treatment.

National

12 hours ago in National

Survey: Most Americans support usage fees to fix crumbling roads

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The cost to repair and upgrade the U.S. surface transportation system to meet current and future demands is in the "hundreds of billions of dollars," the U.S. Government Accountability Office said last year.

13 hours ago in National

Volkswagen says emissions scandal bill could get much bigger

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Volkswagen's CEO says the company will launch new electric vehicles and set up a new firm focused on operations like car-sharing as it seeks to get past its scandal over cheating on diesel emissions tests.

15 hours ago in National

Kerry expresses reservations about all-volunteer U.S. military

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday he feels all Americans should find a way to serve their country, suggesting the need for a renewal in public service that could also affect the military.

15 hours ago in National

Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law

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Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law for next year.

15 hours ago in National

Carly’s croon sparks bewilderment, criticism on social media

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Carly Fiorina was so happy to be named U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's running mate, she broke into song during her acceptance speech. But the chorus that greeted her on social media was anything but complimentary.

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11 hours ago in Sports, Weird

Shall I compare thee to a carburetor? Indy 500 gets a poet

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An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500's first official poet since the early 20th century.

2 days ago in Weird

Don’t take a selfie with Flat Creek Floyd

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Fearing Snapchat could take an ugly turn toward "snap chomp," police are warning people not to take selfies with an alligator in suburban Atlanta.

2 days ago in Weird

Running a marathon by mistake

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A 12-year-old western New York girl wound up running 10 extra miles after she got into the wrong road race.

4 days ago in Weird

The tractor-driving bank robber

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Police have arrested a 30-year-old Vermont man who they say attempted to rob a credit union branch's night deposit box by slamming into it with a tractor.

7 days ago in Weird

Police search for the white tooth bandit

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Police are seeking an Ohio man who's accused of stealing more than $2,500 in teeth whitening kits, and so far, has made a clean getaway.

Trending

15 hours ago in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Stern father finally praises you

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"Law & Order" star J.K. Simmons and Stephen Colbert know how much praise from a stern father means. Here, pull up a chair.

News

15 hours ago in Lifestyle

Gov’t launches new website for student loan borrowers

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The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs.

15 hours ago in Music

Reports: Opioid medication found on Prince, at death scene

U.S. singer Prince leaves the French Open tennis tournament in Paris June 2,  2014. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/Files

Authorities investigating the death of Prince found prescription opioid medication on him, according to various news outlets on Wednesday, the same day court records showed a judge appointed a bank to safeguard the music legend's estate.

1 day ago in Lifestyle, National

Brady Campaign unveils app to scrub mass killers’ names from media sites

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U.S. anti-gun-violence activists on Wednesday introduced a phone app designed to strip notorious mass shooters' names and photos from news stories, saying that keeping their images out of the public eye could help avert future mass killings.

1 day ago in Music

Lady Gaga, Elton John team up on clothing line

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he pop icons have collaborated on a range of limited edition clothes and accessories with Macy's.

2 days ago in Music

‘Purple Rain’ coming to more movie theaters

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The 1984 film is a big hit in cinemas all over again thanks to fans seeking ways to pay tribute to the late music icon.

2 days ago in Lifestyle

Math scores slip, reading flat for nation’s 12th-graders

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Only about a third of the nation's high school seniors are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college math and reading courses.

2 days ago in Music

Judge in Led Zeppelin copyright case rules out evidence

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U.S. District J. Robert Gary Klausner, who is presiding over a trial which will decide whether the rock group's hit "Stairway To Heaven" was plagiarized from "Taurus," a 1967 instrumental song by the band Spirit.

2 days ago in Lifestyle

Childhood obesity not down in U.S

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Rates of childhood overweight and obesity have not decreased in the U.S. in recent years, and severe obesity is on the rise, especially for minority children, according to a new study.

4 days ago in Lifestyle

You can get a bachelor’s in beer

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Students at Southern Illinois University will be able to get a B-S degree that could stand for Brew Studies.

4 days ago in Music

Prince’s Paisley Park to be turned into a museum

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Sheila E. says Prince had started work on turning his residence into a museum, and his family and friends intend to see his project through and create a permanent memorial for his fans.

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