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17 December 2014

No smoking employee's?

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Ariz. --- (KVOA)  One county in Arizona says it's losing $13 million dollars a year to costs from its employees' smoking, and it's considering taking action.Pima County officials say smokers take m ...

17 December 2014

"7th Heaven" Star Stephen Collins confesses to sex abuse of young girls

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(NBC San Diego) Stephen Collins has admitted to inappropriate sexual conduct with underage girls. In a thousand-word statement released to People magazine, Collins wrote that his behavior was "inexc ...

17 December 2014

Teenage marijuana use declines, according to survey

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Teenage marijuana use is on the decline.  That’s the word tonight from the National Institute on Drug Abuse; as many as 50,000 students were surveyed across the country.Teens say marijuana is les ...

17 December 2014

U.S. begins to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba

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(NBC News) (NBC News)  American Alan Gross is back on U.S. soil following five years in a Cuban prison. His release and return are part of the first step of major changes in relations between the ...

16 December 2014

Joyride turns deadly in Mississippi

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Scott County, Miss. --- (WLBT)  A 9-year-old Mississippi boy is fighting for his life after crashing a car full of children, killing two of the young passengers.3-year-old Braydon Traxler and 13-ye ...

16 December 2014

Deer go Christmas shopping?

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Strawberry Point, Iowa --- (KWWL)  Two unexpected visitors caused a stir in Strawberry Point, Iowa with their weekend Christmas shopping, and they're still on the loose.A pair of deer ran through t ...

13 December 2014

Rare sight: octopus eggs

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(KTUU)  Visitors to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward are being treated to a rare sight.Dot, the aquarium's Giant Pacific Octopus, is currently tending to thousands of eggs.It's extremely rare fo ...

13 December 2014

"Elf on the Shelf" deputized

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(KRBC)  The newest member to Texas' Taylor County Sheriff's Department may not look like your average deputy. That's because he's an elf."He arrived here just last week, from the North Pole," says ...

13 December 2014

Driver pulled from sinking truck

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(WFLA)  Two good Samaritans came to the rescue at Madeira Beach, Florida Thursday as a city worker's truck was sinking into the Gulf.Deputies say 51-year-old Lawrence White was picking up garbage i ...

13 December 2014

A dying girl's final wish

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(KTIV)  A family is Hawarden, Iowa has one last wish for their sick daughter. They're hoping to make the holidays a bit brighter for 4-year-old Alexis.Everyone loves receiving Christmas cards.The V ...