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    Flash Flood Emergencies Spread in South Carolina; Motorists Stranded in Water

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina — One word keeps popping up to describe the torrents tearing through eastern South Carolina — emergency. While emergency workers pulled motorists out of cars stuck in rushing flood waters overnight, the National Weather Service issued flash flood emergencies for two more counties, bringing the total to three. President Barack Obama has […]

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    ‘Flags are flown on holiday events’ — Utah Homeowners Fined for Flying American Flag

    MURRAY, Utah —  Homeowners in Utah say they are being fined by their homeowner’s association for flying the American Flag. Chestnut Place is a condominium community in Murray, Utah consisting of 60 homeowners. Up until last week, those living in the community say they were free to fly their flags without regulation or restriction, but that […]

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    The Acronyms Teens Really Use on Social Media

    Editor’s note: Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns, and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. Watch “CNN Special Report: #Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens,” an Anderson Cooper documentary, Monday at 9 p.m. ET on CNN. (CNN) — For the […]

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    UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with John Deere

    NEVADA, Iowa — John Deere employees are breathing a sigh of relief, for now. Thursday night, John Deere reached a tentative agreement with the “United Auto Workers Union.” The deal is for six years and will now be presented to members for a vote. Thousands of Iowans could have been laid off if the deal […]

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    Workout of the Week: Do’s and Don’ts for Ripped Abs

    Who doesn’t want abs of steel?  But it takes a lot of work, both in and out of the gym. There are also a lot of myths about how to get ripped abs. Here are some of the facts. “You can’t have a strong core without a plank,” says personal trainer, Angie Gallagher. “I tell […]

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    Here are the Netflix Arrivals, Departures for October 2015

    Netflix is adding a long list of movies and shows this October. Here’s a list of everything that’s coming and going: Arrivals: Avail 10/1/15 A Christmas Carol (1938) Briskly helmed by Edwin L. Martin, this adaptation of Charles Dicken’s yuletide classic stars Reginald Owen as miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who gets a last chance to redeem himself […]

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    Floating Islands Growing Fast

    In the last week of April, vegetated floating islands were launch onto Lake LaVerne on the Iowa State University campus as part of a watershed project.   The floating rafts provide a habitat where plant roots go into the water. Those roots dredge the lake for excess nutrients. Lake LaVerne is a good test case […]

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    Liquid Water Exists on Mars, Boosting Hopes for Life There, NASA Says

    Potentially life-giving water still flows across the ancient surface of Mars from time to time, NASA scientists said Monday in revealing a potential breakthrough in both the search for life beyond Earth and human hopes to one day travel there. While the discovery doesn’t by itself offer evidence of life on Mars, either past or […]

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    Wondering About NASA’s Mars Mystery? We May Have Found the Answer

    NASA says it has big news for us Monday. “Mars Mystery Solved,” the agency’s news release touts without offering even a hint as to what mystery they mean. For those who just can’t wait, a little Googling may solve the puzzle — and it’s not Matt Damon, little green people, or any other clear indication […]

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    Possible Impact of Boehner’s Resignation on Planned Parenthood Funding

    DES MOINES, Iowa — In reaction to the announcement that stunned Capitol Hill – that House Speaker John Boehner will resign at the end of October – Planned Parenthood released the following statement: “It looks like leadership in the House may go from bad to worse. While John Boehner was never a champion of women’s health […]

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    DA Says There Was No Evidence Tampering in Patrick Kane Case

    The Erie County district attorney denied any claims of evidence tampering in the case of a sexual assault investigation involving NHL star Patrick Kane, calling the whole incident a “bizarre hoax” and a “dog-and-pony show.” “It’s nuts,” said Frank A Sedita III, the Erie County district attorney. “I’ve never seen something like this before.” The […]

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    Poll: Donald Trump Lead Shrinks, Still Tops in GOP Field

    WASHINGTON  — Donald Trump remains the Republican front-runner — but a new poll confirms that he’s losing some support. Hillary Clinton also maintains her advantage on the Democratic side, even if the undeclared Joe Biden jumps into the mix. A new Quinnipiac University national survey of likely GOP voters put Trump’s support at 25% — […]