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Colorado man charged with murdering his family

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Christopher Watts, a Colorado man accused of murdering his pregnant wife and his two daughters last week, was charged Monday with five counts of murder in their deaths. 

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Facebook allows landlords to discriminate on housing ads, HUD charges

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Facebook is under fire for housing ads that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says are discriminatory.

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Force of habit: Nun throws out perfect first pitch at White Sox game

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The Chicago White Sox may have just found a new showstopper of a recruit — from the holiest of places — to help their team elevate to the next level.

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WATCH: Girl with rare condition gets wish to swim with mermaids

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A 6-year-old girl’s dream to swim with mermaids came true on Tuesday after she was flown from her home in Ohio to Florida, where she was able to join the Weeki Wachee Springs mermaids in the water.

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Girl's love of dolls helps save baby when aunt unexpectedly gives birth in bathroom

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The girl's aunt was reportedly hiding the pregnancy from her family.  

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Iowa State Fair's strangest food this year could be cookie dough spaghetti

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It’s no secret the Iowa State Fair is a fried food lover’s paradise. But with nearly 200 concession stands, this year’s vendors are urging fairgoers to make room for dessert. 

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WATCH: Video of baby's excited reaction to doll resembling military dad goes viral

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A baby's adorable reaction to a doll resembling his dad -- who's deployed with the Army overseas -- was caught on video and quickly went viral. Nathan Briscoe was 3 months old when his father, Army Sgt. Chase Briscoe, was deployed to Poland for nine months.

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3-year-old loves Waffle House so much, he was made an 'employee' on his birthday

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A lot of kids love waffles, but one 3-year-old boy’s passion for the breakfast food is so great, his mom held his birthday party at Waffle House. 

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Groom rescues struggling swimmer moments after beach wedding

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Moments after a couple got married, husband Zac Edwards was credited with saving a drowning man's life. Edwards and his wife, Cindy, had just gotten married on Aug 2. 

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Woman's ad for raw-chicken 'teddy bears' pulled from Facebook Marketplace

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One Facebook user’s idea of a “great family activity” is going viral for its sheer absurdity. A Facebook Marketplace user named “Maggie from Metairie” was allegedly hoping to sell raw chicken "teddy bears" via the Internet up until just a few days ago.

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Florida "Stand your ground" shooter arrested for manslaughter

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A Florida man was arrested on a prosecutor’s warrant Monday in connection with a fatal shooting last month that a sheriff said was justified under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law.

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Teacher took buses to work, so her student's parents bought her a car

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When a woman discovered her children’s teacher had been taking multiple buses to get to school, she decided to pay it forward. Courtney Adeleye had an already established reputation on social media for being a good Samaritan.

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Man accused of filling water cup with soda at fast food restaurant starts fight, gets Tased, cops say

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A man who was accused of filling his water cup with soda at a fast food restaurant has been arrested and charged with multiple misdemeanors and a felony. 

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Omarosa slammed after new release of secretly taped Trump call

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Omarosa Manigault-Newman drew a new wave of condemnation from President Trump's inner circle on Monday after the release of a secretly taped phone call with the president.

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Oklahoma Teen gets life in prison for killing his family

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An Oklahoma teen was sentenced Thursday to five consecutive life terms for the 2015 murders of his two parents and three younger siblings. 

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'Tone-deaf' Jack in the Box teriyaki bowl ad sparks backlash for sexual innuendos

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Jack in the Box has come under fire for a sexually suggestive advertisement for the chain’s new teriyaki bowls.

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Identical twin sisters marry identical twin brothers at Twins Day festival

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Not once, but twice, upon a time, two identical twin sisters married two identical twin brothers at Ohio’s Twins Days festival, exactly one year after meeting at the famous Twinsburg gathering. 

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Pillsbury Doughboy arrives to celebrate woman's 100th birthday

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With the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest officially back in action, one of the competition’s very first winners reflected on the time she won nearly 50 years ago — by celebrating her centennial birthday with the iconic Doughboy. 

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Grandmother shoots cyclist trying to break into her home, police say

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A grandmother shot a man who was riding a bicycle, masturbating and trying to break into her home while her granddaughter was inside, police said. 

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Michigan man creates 'Amish Uber' with horse and buggy

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An Amish Michigan man is jumping into the ride-sharing business — even without a car or smartphone. 

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New invasive 'aggressive biter' tick spreads across US, sparks concern

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A new invasive tick species described as an “aggressive biter” has been found in a number of U.S. states, sparking concern from agriculture and health officials. 

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Walmart employee gives disabled customer a manicure after salon denied her

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A sweet moment between a Walmart employee and a handicapped customer is going viral on social media. 

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Girl catches fish that has 'human-like' teeth

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A young girl said she snagged a “weird” catch over the weekend, reeling in a fish bearing “human-like” teeth.  

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Army soldier's lost dog found after escaping from Colorado foster home 2 months ago

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A Colorado man got a new leash on life Saturday after he found a dog belonging to an Army soldier that ran away from his home two months ago. 

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Goats storm Idaho neighborhood after escape from enclosure

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More than 100 goats escaped their enclosure and migrated to an Idaho neighborhood to calmly chew grass and munch on branches.  

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Navy veteran with MS, 94, goes for gold in National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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For 94-year-old Doris Merrill, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is about more than the 70 medals she’s earned over the years. “You can’t believe what the wheelchair games mean to me and to everyone. I’m not alone,” Merrill, who joined the Navy during World War II, told PEOPLE. 

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Carjacking foiled by manual transmission

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A pair of would-be teen carjackers were foiled last week by what’s become one of the most effective theft deterrents in recent years…a manual transmission. 

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Federal judge rules DACA program should be fully restarted

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A federal judge on Friday ordered a total restart of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in a hit to the Trump administration. 

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Man suspected of murdering Houston doctor, commits suicide

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The man charged with murdering George H.W. Bush’s former cardiologist committed suicide today.

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Man survives internal decapitation years after beating brain cancer: 'Our boy is a miracle'

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A man who beat brain cancer as a teen has once again “defied the odds” after surviving a nearly fatal car crash in January that left him internally decapitated. 

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Plastic containers pose health risks for children, pediatricians warn

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Heads up, parents: A recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) cautions against using plastic containers to store your children’s food. 

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Reward for Mollie Tibbetts information rises to $172,000

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Family members hoping missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts returns home announced Thursday that the reward for information leading to her whereabouts has risen to $172,000.

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Cat and chicken found huddled together, seeking shelter from Carr Fire

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A chicken and a cat formed an unlikely bond while seeking shelter from the Carr Fire. 

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Mom's 'nagging' text to husband about car seat likely saved son's life in accident

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A new mother’s “nagging” text to her husband about their infant son’s car seat likely saved his life during a car accident. 

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No active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

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The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base confirmed Thursday there was no "real world active shooter incident" on base, following earlier reports of one.

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Colorado man spots 4 mountain lions lurking on porch: 'It blew my mind'

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A Colorado man was up early for a morning run when he saw the lions, believed to be a mother and her three cubs. Shocked, he slowly reached for his cell phone to snap a few pictures and capture video of the felines. 

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Hiker adopts injured dog she carried down 11,000-foot mountain

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A woman in Idaho has given a dog the happily ever after he deserves, by adopting him into her family after rescuing and carrying the lost and injured 55-pound pup down a 11,106-foot mountain. 

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Pet pig helps foil burglary

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A family's pet pig recently proved he didn't need a house made of bricks to get rid of a determined intruder. Police said an attempted burglary may have been thwarted after the would-be thieves came across the family's fearless pig. 

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WATCH: Barber's bloody ear prank on 10-year-old boy sparks mixed reactions

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A barber has gone viral online for a practical joke shared to YouTube, during which he pretends to cut off a 10-year-old boy’s ear during a routine haircut. 

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Identical twin sisters to marry identical brothers, live happily ever after in same apartment

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Two sets of 24-year-old identical twins — who had their first date together and became engaged at the same time — are now preparing to tie the knot 

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'Hell's Kitchen' contestant Jessica Vogel dead at 34

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Jessica Vogel, a New Jersey woman who competed on Season 12 of "Hell's Kitchen," has died. 

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Man has 4 limbs amputated after dog lick leads to severe infection, report says

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A 48-year-old man with a history of good health and who has spent his life around dogs was forced to have all of his limbs amputated after contracting a rare blood infection that likely came from his own pooch. 

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WATCH: Dad worked three jobs to surprise teen daughter with 'dream' dress

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A hefty price tag for an eighth grade formal outfit was well worth the “priceless” reaction one hardworking Pittsburgh dad earned when he presented his 14-year-old daughter with the dress of her dreams. 

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Man shoves $100 worth of Walmart steaks down pants, flees on moped: police

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A man was nabbed by authorities on Monday after he allegedly shoved $100 worth of stolen Walmart steaks down his pants. 

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Search continues for missing University of Iowa student

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The search for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts is going into its second week, as investigators comb through evidence and tips related to the 20-year-old Iowa resident's disappearance. 

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Commercial airliner crashes in Mexico

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A commercial airliner has crashed in Mexico, reportedly just minutes after takeoff. 

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Facebook finds 'sophisticated' efforts to disrupt US politics

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Facebook uncovered "sophisticated" efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence American politics in advance of the U.S. midterm elections.

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Trump asks John Kelly to stay as chief of staff through 2020

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President Trump has asked John Kelly to stay on as White House chief of staff through 2020.

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McScam: Report details how McDonald's Monopoly game was fixed by ex-cop

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The story of how a former Georgia police officer rigged the McDonald’s Monopoly Game for over a decade is captivating the Internet. Details of one man's large-scale scam to bilk McDonald’s for over $24 million in cash and prizes between 1989 and 2001 have been published. 

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Homeless man gets hundreds of job offers after handing out resume at stoplight

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This man was standing out on a street corner holding a sign that said "HOMELESS. HUNGRY 4 SUCCESS. TAKE A RESUME" and passing out copies of his resume to anyone who stopped. 

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Kentucky woman determined to return American flag found at store to family of fallen soldier

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A Kentucky woman wants to bring Old Glory – and a little more – home to a grieving Indiana family. Katie Marks said she was shopping at a store last week when she noticed a folded American flag for sale that was dedicated to a fallen veteran

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CBS executive Les Moonves accused of sexual misconduct

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Six women have accused CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves of sexual harassment, according to Ronan Farrow's latest report, published by The New Yorker on Friday.

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Lip-filler horror after mom's infected injections leak out pus

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A woman’s harrowing experience with cheap lip fillers that left her with pus oozing out of her face caught the attention of a celebrity doctor, who now wants others to be aware of the risks that can come with seeking unregulated cosmetic procedures. 

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Girl, 12, performs CPR to revive brother, 2, after septic tank mishap: report

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A young girl performed CPR to revive her 2-year-old brother after he was found unresponsive in the family’s septic tank, authorities said. 

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Boy with autism fights to keep service ducks after town orders family to get rid of them

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A 12-year-old boy with autism is at risk of losing his two service ducks after officials in his town allegedly received complaints about the animals from neighbors. 

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Police officer helps homeless man shave for McDonald's interview

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A police officer is being praised for his act of kindness after a video of him helping a homeless man shave went viral. 

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Mama duck with 76 ducklings on Minnesota lake captured in stunning photos

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A female duck at a Minnesota lake may have just won the “mom of the year” award. Stunning images show a female duck leading 76 ducklings on the excursion.

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Doomed duck boat's designer had no engineering training

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A self-taught entrepreneur who had little to no engineering training built the duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake last week.

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Taco Bell cheese dip recalled over risk of botulism

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Kraft Heinz is voluntarily recalling approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell cheese dip because the product is showing signs of separation, which could lead to botulism. 

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Alleged Tennessee cop killer arrested after manhunt

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The man wanted in connection to the death of a Tennessee sheriff's deputy has been captured.

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