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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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At 115, NYC woman is world’s oldest

The world's oldest known woman is a retired child care worker living in Brooklyn.

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Selfie sticks aren’t welcome at the ‘happiest place on earth’

Planning a vacation to a Disney theme park? Leave your selfie stick at home.

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Road rage: How technology can combat growing gridlock

The federal government projects gridlock will worsen around the nation as more Americans live in urban regions.

eople are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with a Google logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.

Google making it easier to ‘undo’ that email

An option to cancel the delivery of an email within 30 seconds of hitting the send button is now a standard safeguard in Gmail.

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The struggles of choosing sunscreen

Most people know it’s important to use sunscreen, but they’re sometimes confused about how to choose the right protection or how much to use.

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Social media cyberbullying more common than you think

Nearly a quarter of adolescents experience cyberbullying through social media, according to researchers, and many don't report it.

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General Mills to drop artificial ingredients from cereals

Starting next year your Lucky Charms will be made with ingredients you can pronounce.

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Coffee: We’re spending more but drinking less

Americans are spending more money on coffee than ever before, but for the first time in six years, they will be drinking less of it as the single-serve revolution transforms the brewing habits of the world's largest coffee-drinking nation.

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Here comes the bride, all dressed in … toilet paper?

The wedding dresses have it all - long trains, full layered skirts, floral appliqués, ruffles and sparkling bodices - and lots and lots of TP.

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FCC hopes to help you block those annoying robocalls

It's the bane of many people's existence: robocalls trying to get you to vote for a particular candidate, sell you some product or service — or send you on a cruise vacation.

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Pope calls for action on environment in historic document

In the first papal document on the environment, Pope Francis demands swift action to save the planet, urging leaders to hear "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor."

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In some states more people are dying of drug overdoses than car crashes

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared prescription drug abuse an epidemic.

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‘Italian truffle-sniffers’ among newest AKC dog breeds

The latest dogs up the count to 187 AKC-recognized breeds.

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Americans – and their docs – should take sleep more seriously

Getting enough good quality sleep is essential for maintaining health and quality of life, but few doctors discuss the issue with their patients.

In this Oct. 2013 photo provided by Fred Levy, a black Labrador retriever named Denver poses in Levy's studio in Maynard, Mass. Levy, a pet photographer, first heard about “Black Dog Syndrome” in a 2013 conversation at a dog park. It’s a disputed theory that black dogs are the last to get adopted at shelters, perhaps because of superstition or a perception that they’re aggressive. The idea inspired Levy to take up a photo project on their behalf.

Photos aimed at combating ‘Black Dog’ syndrome

A photographer who says black dogs are often overlooked is gaining international attention for his striking canine portraits.

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Can you pass this retirement quiz?

Do you know how one of Americans' most important retirement benefits works?

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For farmers in the beer industry, business is ‘hopping’

Farmers are rushing to meet demand for the beer-flavoring plant as craft breweries increase in popularity.

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Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

You may soon be able to see doctors for minor ailments without leaving home, through your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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Poll: E-cigarette usage surges in past year

Significantly more Americans are using electronic cigarettes and vaporizing devices, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new poll.

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U.S. runs hundreds of counter-terrorism investigations

Police tape cordons off the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The explosion occurred near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital on Monday, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, security officials said. The Islamic State's Sanaa Division claimed responsibility on Twitter for detonating the parked car bomb, according to the SITE Intelligence Group monitoring service. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.S. authorities are pursuing hundreds of active counter-terrorism investigations embracing all 50 American states.

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After ‘gratifying’ week, Obama has long to-do list for his time left in office

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The President, who has about 18 months left in his second term, hopes to work with Congress on infrastructure funding and reforming the criminal justice system.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids explain gay marriage

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Jimmy Kimmel took to the streets to see how America's future feels about the Supreme Court decision and the answers are hilarious.

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Nearly one in three Americans owns a gun

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About 29 percent of people nationwide reported owning a gun.

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U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years

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The previous Cold War enemies agreed to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, with the Cubans saying that could happen as soon as July 20.