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Study: Hugs can prevent the flu

Want to stay healthy this cold and flu season? Give a hug, according to a new study.

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Authorities: Misused funds go to freeze wife

Federal authorities have accused a New York man of defrauding investors out of millions of dollars and using the misappropriated funds to pay for a lavish lifestyle -- luxury cars for himself and something a bit more unusual for his wife.

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Eldon students gather to celebrate fellow classmate with brain cancer

Cancer can be difficult for anyone and any family, especially during the holidays.

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Obama calls James Franco 'James Flacco'

While talking about the Sony hack during his end-of-year press conference, President Obama called actor James Franco "James Flacco."

Within a minute or two, there was already a parody Twitter account with @JamesFlacco thanking the president for the na...

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Cities shine brighter during holidays

Those lights you put up for the holidays don't just brighten your neighborhood -- they are providing NASA with new data about how cities illuminate the night.

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Repeat 911 caller gets gift instead of jail

Emergency dispatchers pool their money to buy a repeat 911 caller an iPod, rather than throwing the special needs man in jail.

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Police: Pot-smoking perp plasters poop on cell walls

A Pennsylvania man is in deep doo-doo after police said he smeared his feces on the walls of a holding cell.

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Man may lose arm after dog shoots him

A Wyoming man suffered a gunshot wound Monday when his dog stepped on a firearm in his truck.

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Stephen Colbert signs off with a song

For his final show, Stephen Colbert went out with a bang and a song.

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'Star Wars'-themed Christmas lights dazzle Internet

A California music teacher's insanely elaborate "Star Wars" themed Christmas lights show is dazzling the Internet with its light sabers and some 100,000 lights choreographed to songs from the movies.

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