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    Police looking for owner of ‘very angry’ dog wearing blue pants, sweater

    BELLEVUE, Washington — We finally have an answer to the age-old question: How would a dog wear pants? Apparently, just on its hind legs. But don’t expect it to be too happy about it. Cops in Bellevue, Washington, found a dog at a local park wearing a full fall ensemble — and a “very angry” frown. They took him in, with its green baseball sweater and blue pants, and put out an all-call for his owner. The police department tweet […]

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    Young Kansas boy, who became well known after dad got tattoo matching his scar, prepares to battle brain cancer for a second time

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. — In June, a young boy named Gabe received life-saving brain surgery. But he felt self-conscious about the horseshoe-shaped scar that was left behind. His dad, realizing the impact it was having on Gabe, got a tattoo on his head to match his son’s incision. Both bald, dad and son held strong. Now, six months later, the two must be stronger than ever: Gabe’s brain cancer is back. “Pretty much we were told that the tumor is becoming […]

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    Cyberbullied teen takes her own life in front of family as they begged her not to do it

    TEXAS CITY, Texas – Brandy Vela’s bedroom is covered in post-it notes. “You will always own a piece of my heart,” says one. “You will never be forgotten,” says another. Blue hearts, for her “beautiful blue eyes,” are taped up and down her high school hallway. All of them a heartbreaking reminder of a life cut short. Vela took her own life this week, putting a gun to her chest while her family begged her not to. She was 18 […]

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    Photo shows wildfires’ toll on those who are fighting them

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. – We’ve seen the photos of the devastation, the houses turned to smoky shells, the neighborhoods emptied. We’ve read the stories of the displaced and the dispossessed. But you don’t have to look any further than this photo to see the effect the fires raging through Gatlinburg are having on the people who bear the weight of containing them. The Johnson City Professional Firefighters Association posted this picture on its Facebook page. It shows five firefighters asleep on […]

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    Oregon school district bans Santa from classrooms, seeks religious tolerance

    HILLSBORO, Ore. — An Oregon school district has asked staff to not use Santa Claus in their holiday decorations at school, saying it’s a way to respect all religious beliefs. “You may still decorate your door or office if you like, but we ask that you be respectful and sensitive to the diverse perspectives and beliefs of our community and refrain from using religious-themed decorations or images like Santa Claus,” the Hillsboro School District said in a letter to staff, […]

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    Buzz Aldrin medically evacuated from the South Pole

    SOUTH POLE, Antartica – Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon in 1969, is being evacuated from the South Pole after his medical condition deteriorated, according to a release by the National Science Foundation. Aldrin was part of a tourist group visiting Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station through luxury tourism operator White Desert. Although his condition has not been disclosed, a White Desert doctor and the US Antarctic Program doctor decided an evacuation would the best […]

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    Tacoma officer shot dead, suspected gunman barricaded

    TACOMA, Wash. — Police in Tacoma, Washington, are surrounding a home Thursday morning where they believe the gunman who fatally shot a fellow officer is holed up, authorities said. The officer, who has not yet been publicly identified, was responding to a domestic dispute Wednesday afternoon when he was shot. “We have the house surrounded, but we have not been able to confirm that he is inside, so we have locked down the neighborhood,” Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said […]

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    Memories: The times President Obama preferred the fist bump over the handshake

    WASHINGTON — President Obama will be remembered for many things in his eight years as President, most notably the Affordable Care Act, but also his fist bumps. When the President clinched the nomination, he and his wfie ‘fist bumped’.  He was known to fist bump often with his vice-president and he also fist bumped with Nathan Copeland, a man who uses a robotic arm controlled by a brain chip to move although his body is paralyzed.

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    Breitbart News encourages readers to boycott Kellogg’s cereals

    LOS ANGELES — Breitbart News is going to war with Kellogg’s after the cereal maker decided to pull its advertisements from the far-right news site in protest of its political views. Describing Kellogg’s decision as an insult to what it claims are 45 million monthly readers, Breitbart launched a petition Wednesday afternoon aimed at encouraging readers to stop buying all Kellogg products, including Frosted Flakes, Pringles and Eggo waffles. “For Kellogg’s, an American brand, to blacklist Breitbart News in order […]

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    Video shows thief walk away with bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6 million

    NEW YORK CITY – There’s a reason you aren’t supposed to leave vehicles unattended in the middle of New York. You never know how valuable their contents can be. A man stole an aluminum bucket full of gold flakes valued at $1.6 million from the back of an unattended truck in midtown Manhattan on September 29. The pail weighed approximately 86 pounds. An armored truck company was making a pickup and left the back of the truck open and unattended […]

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    Dad’s desperate plea prompts lifetime supply of Tommee Tippee cups for son with autism

    For Ben Carter, the beloved little blue cup wasn’t just a drinking vessel — it was a lifeline. The 14-year-old, who has severe autism, has drunk from the distinctive two-handled cup since he was a toddler. He refuses to sip from anything else even after it resulted in more than one trip to the hospital due to dehydration. So when Ben’s father Marc Carter found the crucial sippy cup was wearing out, he launched a global plea. “These cups are […]

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    Three people have died as Gatlinburg fires blaze into third day

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Three people died in raging wildfires that scorched roughly 15,000 acres in a resort-heavy area of eastern Tennessee, showered residents with embers and forced tourists to evacuate from their accommodations. The wildfires spread with little warning Monday from the Great Smoky Mountains into inhabited areas of Sevier County, including the town of Gatlinburg and an area around Pigeon Forge. While some major tourist attractions were spared, more than 250 buildings in the county were damaged or destroyed in […]