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Buzz Aldrin wants to colonize Mars

The second man to walk on the moon is pushing for a Mars settlement by 2040.

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in Weird

The ‘town drunks’ can’t drink that

The police department in Illinois' second largest city is going to compile a "habitual drunkard" list to help fight public intoxication.

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in Music

Slash to producer slasher film

The former Guns 'N Roses star has teamed up with horror production firm Revolver Picture Company for a new movie franchise.

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in National

U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.

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in Sports

Tribute to Justin Wilson before Sunday’s finale

Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale.

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in Sports

Serena insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

Serena Williams says she is treating the upcoming U.S. Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year's final grand slam may have.

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in Entertainment

A new milestone for Facebook

For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day.

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in Entertainment

The latest news from the ‘Star Wars’ camp

The young stars of the upcoming movie, "The Force Awakens," talk about their experiences filming with JJ Abrams.

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in National

Eying volatile markets, Obama urges Congress to pass budget

President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Congress to avoid contributing to global economic uncertainty and quickly pass a budget before a deadline at the end of September to prevent a government shutdown.

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in National

A decade after Katrina, Bourbon Street is rocking again

When the hurricane made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, it would go on to become the costliest storm in U.S. history.

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in Sports

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose accused of rape

Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013.

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in Sports

‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins dies at 58

Darryl Dawkins, one of the most colorful players in the NBA in recent memory, has passed away at the age of 58.

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in Viral Videos

Taylor Swift & Lisa Kudrow bring back ‘Smelly Cat’ from ‘Friends’

From Central Perk to the Staples Center, Phoebe Buffay has hit the big time.

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in National

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 28

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 28.

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in Lifestyle

Once considered rude, some cell phone etiquette is the new norm

Do you text or otherwise engage with a small screen during a social gathering? A U.S. survey suggests you are not alone, even if you are annoyed when other people do exactly the same thing.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 28

A look at Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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in National, World

Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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in National

When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

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in Entertainment

WATCH: 60 years of ‘Guinness World Records’

That's a lot of years of documenting unique records.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 3

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Here's a look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Gary Busey, Tamar Braxton round out new ‘DWTS’ cast

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The 21st season of "Dancing With The Stars" promises to be a wild ride.

in Entertainment, Sports

Was ‘Concussion’ altered to avoid angering the NFL?

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Hacked Sony emails appear to show that the m arketing plans for the movie were positioned to focus on the story of a whistle-blower, rather than a condemnation of the sport.

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How to make work better

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Some of these tips are actually helpful ... but mostly they're just hilarious.

in Music

Travis Barker pens memoir

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The Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is writing his life story and he has plenty of material to cover.