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24 February 2015

Funding fight continues

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(NBC News)  The Senate is considering a deal that would pass a Homeland Security funding bill derailed by a separate fight over President Obama's executive orders on immigration.The possible breakt ...

24 February 2015

Marijuana now legal in Alaska

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Alaska --- Alaska is now the third state where the use of recreational marijuana is legal.  Starting today, February 24th, it is legal for adults age 21 and older to grow, own and smoke marijuana. ...

24 February 2015

Florida mom accused of beating, publicly shaming child over grades

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Fla. --- A Florida woman is accused of beating her daughter, then sending her to middle school wearing a T-shirt that said, in handwritten text, that she had gotten a "good woopin" for getting bad g ...

24 February 2015

Mercedes-Benz vehicle recall

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Mercedes-Benz recalls nearly 150,000 vehicles in the U.S.         The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says, some vehicles need to be checked for risk of engine fires.  A rubb ...

23 February 2015

Peanut allergy prevention

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(NBCNC) For years, doctors told parents not to give babies peanut products to help prevent food allergies. But two new bodies of research suggest that advice may have been wrong. The experts now say ...

23 February 2015

Promising treatment for people with peanut allergies

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A new skin patch could be a promising treatment for people with peanut allergies.  The 'peanut patch' exposes patients to small doses of peanut proteins through the skin over a long period of time. ...

23 February 2015

Disney raises park ticket prices

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It’s going to cost you a little more to visit the 'happiest place on earth'.Walt Disney has officially raised its prices at U.S. theme parks. For those 10-years-old and over, a one-day ticket for ...

23 February 2015

California girl scouts robber says he needed money to feed his heroin habit

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Updated 1:30 p.m.) NBC Bay Area -- The man accused of robbing cookie-selling Girl Scouts of their profits told NBC Bay Area in an exclusive jailhouse interview Monday that he ripped off the 10-yea ...

23 February 2015

FBI searching for "Black Hat Bandits"

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Wash. --- The FBI is offering a reward of up to $30,000 to help them catch a pair of DC area bank robbers dubbed "The Black Hat Bandits".The crew of at least two men, sporting black hats, fake beard ...

21 February 2015

Help wanted: bathroom czar

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(KING)  Still trying to solve the bathroom problem for its drivers, Seattle's Metro Transit is looking for a "comfort station coordinator." Metro was fined last year for failing to allow adequate b ...