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Viral Videos

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‘Fifty Shades of Wayne’ replaces Christian Grey with Batman

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We think the Dark Knight should be cast in the sequel.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Dramatic mid-air rescue

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After jumping out of a plane, a man suffers a seizure at 9,000 feet above the ground.

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Dakota Johnson joins ISIS

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The "Fifty Shades of Grey" star hosted "SNL" this weekend and a sketch featuring her joining the terrorist group has sparked controversy.

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What color is this dress?

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The "great dress debate" has been dividing the Internet. Are you team #WhiteandGold or team #BlueandBlack?

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Llama drama captivates the nation

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Llama I'm coming home! Two llamas making a therapy visit to an Arizona retirement community escaped, sparking a hilarious chase caught live on TV.

Entertainment

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Jamie Dornan signs on for war drama amid ‘Fifty Shades’ rumors

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The casting news comes just days after reports he pulled out of plans to appear in the sequels to "Fifty Shades of Grey."

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Stop defacing money in honor of Leonard Nimoy

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Canadian currency is getting the "Star Trek" treatment and bank officials are not happy.

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Mark Cuban taking on ‘Sharknado’

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The Dallas Mavericks owner and star of "Shark Tank" will play the president of the U.S.

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Court is still in session for ‘Judge Judy’

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The sharp-tongued TV judge has signed a deal to keep her on the air into 2020.

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Today in entertainment history: March 3

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A look at today in entertainment history.

National

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Supreme Court set to hear second major Obamacare challenge

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The court will consider a conservative challenge to tax subsidies critical to the measure's implementation.

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Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons

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Legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security is headed back to the House.

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Iran calls Obama’s 10-year nuclear demand ‘unacceptable’

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The aim of the negotiations is to persuade Iran to restrain its nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions that have crippled its economy.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, March 3

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

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Physicians worry that makes under-vaccinated kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases.

Weird

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For $129 you can dress like Katy Perry’s #LeftShark

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The "Roar" singer is cashing in on the dancing shark phenomenon from her Super Bowl half-time show.

in Entertainment, Weird

Stop defacing money in honor of Leonard Nimoy

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Canadian currency is getting the "Star Trek" treatment and bank officials are not happy.

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Smelly Louisville

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There's a bad smell in the city but nobody knows where it's coming from.

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Llama drama captivates the nation

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Llama I'm coming home! Two llamas making a therapy visit to an Arizona retirement community escaped, sparking a hilarious chase caught live on TV.

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Forget the Double-Down, KFC launches edible coffee cups

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Kentucky Fried Chicken is testing edible coffee cups in some of its stores. Maybe next they'll try edible chicken.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Dramatic mid-air rescue

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After jumping out of a plane, a man suffers a seizure at 9,000 feet above the ground.

News

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Google wants you to zip line through the Amazon

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Wanna go on a zip line without all the harnesses and fear? Just hook your browser through to Google.

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Garbage to celebrate 20th anniversary with new shows

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Shirley Manson and her bandmates released their self-titled debut in 1995.

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Bill Gates is still the world’s richest man

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The co-founder tops the list with a whopping $79 billion in net worth.

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Mumford & Sons announce third album

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"Wilder Mind" is due out May 4.

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NY couple married 82 years celebrates joint birthday

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Duranord Veillard turned 108 on Saturday and his wife, Jeanne will be 105 in May.

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New music now comes out on Fridays

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For decades, new music releases came out on Tuesdays, but not anymore.

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Turn it down: Study says millions at risk for hearing loss

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A new study shows almost half of all 12 to 35-year-olds listen to unsafe levels of music on their personal audio devices or cellphones.

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This week’s top alternative tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top alternative songs, according to the weekly Billboard chart.

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On the RIVER

WIN SoCon tickets!

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WIN tickets to the SoCon game on Monday, March 9th!

Race to the Taps

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Runners and craft beer enthusiasts, mark your calendars for Asheville’s first running race series of its kind!

SOCON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The road to the Final Four starts in Asheville. Don’t miss this opportunity to see your favorite SoCon men’s and women’s basketball teams in action on the court.

Band Aid 5k/8K

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The 3rd Annual Band Aid Race, Saturday, February 28th, benefiting the Asheville High School Band!

WNC Beer Guide

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Think of us as your virtual cicerone of finely fermented beverages! We offer reviews of local breweries and tap rooms, their brew selections and more!

98.1 the RIVER Mobile App

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