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    10 amazing work perks that will make you envious

    NEW YORK — Perks will never keep you at a job — especially if you hate it. But they certainly can make your time at an employer a lot more enjoyable … and your life a little less expensive. Jobs site Glassdoor compiled a list of some of the more fun or unusual perks cited by its users that go above and beyond that core set of benefits most people expect these days (e.g., health insurance, paid time off, 401(k) […]

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    Investigators tight-lipped about evidence that connects college students to murdered 13-year-old

    BLACKSBURG, Virginia — Middle-school student Nicole Lovell was stabbed to death the day she went missing from her home in Blacksburg, Virginia, according to preliminary findings released by investigators. Authorities also announced a new charge in the case, but they left key questions unanswered as they spoke to reporters Tuesday: How did two Virginia Tech students end up crossing paths with the 13-year-old, and why would one of them allegedly abduct and kill her? “My responsibility to Nicole Lovell and […]

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    ‘Gilmore Girls’ revival coming to Netflix with original stars

    First ‘Full House’ and, now, ‘Gilmore Girls.’ The beloved series that ran on The WB and CW from 2000 to 2007 is being brought back by Netflix, the company announced on Friday. Rory and Lorelai are coming back, too, as Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel will be returning in original roles of mother and daughter Gilmore. Graham tweeted the news Friday evening with a photo of her smiling while holding a jacket that Graham “stole” from the show’s costume department. […]

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    Obama to make first visit to U.S. mosque

    President Barack Obama next week will make his first visit to a U.S. mosque when he visits the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a senior administration official said Saturday. Obama will “celebrate the contributions Muslim-Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life,” the official said. The president is expected to hold a round table with community members and deliver remarks, where he will “reiterate the importance of staying true to our core […]

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    5-year-old boy holds wedding for his pony

    When 5-year-old Gabe Bush found out his Red River Shetland pony, Butterball, was due to start breeding foals, he stepped in to make an honest mare out of her. His mother always told Gabe a couple should marry before having children, so he set about planning a wedding for Butterball and her stud, Mr. Big Stuff, complete with a minister, cake, a tutu for the bride and a bow tie for the groom. “It’s going to be a horse wedding,” […]

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    Lionel Messi charity ‘aims to fulfill Afghan child’s dream’

    A¬†five-year-old child sparked a worldwide search and, now, Murtaza Ahmadi could be one step closer to meeting his idol, Lionel Messi. The boy, seen wearing a striped plastic bag with the football superstar’s name and number scrawled in blue ink, was found in Afghanistan last week. The Afghan Football Federation told CNN that Messi’s charitable foundation is trying to set up a meeting between the five-time world player of the year and his biggest fan. Messi’s club Barcelona also told […]

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    Emotional Reunion: After 82 years, woman meets daughter she gave up for adoption

    Town of Maine, N.Y. – Some adopted children spend years looking for their birth parents. It took Betty Morrell decades — five, to be exact. But she was recently reunited with the woman who gave birth to her 82 years ago, according to CNN affiliate WBNG. The mother and daughter met for the first time in more than eight decades last month in the lobby of the Greater Binghamton Airport in Binghamton, New York. “It seems like it’s unbelievable,” Morrell’s […]

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    Iowa caucuses: Ted Cruz wins; Clinton declares victory

    DES MOINES – Hillary Clinton declared victory early Tuesday morning in a razor-thin contest against Bernie Sanders in Iowa. But Democratic party officials have not yet declared a winner. “Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Caucus,” the Clinton campaign said. “After thorough reporting — and analysis — of results, there is no uncertainty and Secretary Clinton has clearly won the most national and state delegates.” The state party indicated in a separate statement that it was not ready to make […]

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    Game On: Hillary Clinton leaves Iowa with razor-thin lead over Bernie Sanders

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Game on. Eight years after being upstaged in Iowa by Barack Obama, Monday night brought more disappointing results for Hillary Clinton, who leaves the state with a razor-thin lead over Democratic rival Bernie Sanders after the first nominating contest of 2016. “I am a progressive who gets things done for people,” Clinton declared to supporters in Des Moines, saying she was “excited about really getting into the debate with Sen. Sanders about the best way forward […]

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    Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring!

    Spring is coming! America’s most iconic weather forecaster, the Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, “told” this to the president of the groundhog club after not seeing his shadow at Gobbler’s Knob in the town northeast of Pittsburgh. This is only the eighteenth¬†time in 129 years the groundhog has not seen his shadow. Legend dictates that if Phil does not see his shadow, there will be early springlike weather. Punxsutawney Phil announced his prediction in front of a crowd of thousands. Following […]

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    Retired officer gets to keep K-9 partner

    MARIETTA, Ohio – A police officer in Marietta, Ohio, who was hoping his K-9 partner would join him in retirement, has been allowed to keep the dog. Officer Matthew Hickey developed a close bond with his police dog, Ajax, and the two were together every day for the past three years. When Hickey retired from the force after 30 years of service, he tried to buy the dog from the city. “Ajax is a family member; he’s one of my […]