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In the battle against lice, in steps the 'Nit Fairy' Video included

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You might mistake Dana Ferlita's digs for a beauty shop. But Dana calls herself the 'Nit Fairy.' She uses no insecticides and no chemicals. Just elbow grease. More>>

Oregon woman accused of setting husband on fire

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MOUNT ANGEL, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman accused of setting her husband on fire because of an argument over weed killer is jailed on an attempted murder charge.KPTV reports an officer on patrol Friday evening saw the woman and man outside their Mount Angel home and initially thought there had been an accident with a barbecue.The man, 43-year-old Timothy Bork, was flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland with burns to his face and chest that covered 15 percent of his body.Court paper... More>>

LEGO To Build House Structured Like Its Bricks Video included

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Who doesn't remember playing with LEGOs as a kid? Well, soon there'll be a house made entirely structured like the LEGO blocks.

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VIDEO: Couple Discovers Home Covered In Post-It Notes

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A couple returning from their honeymoon find a sticky surprise in their house!The newlyweds discovered everything in their house was covered in Post-It notes.Their friends spent eight hours redecorating while they were gone for the week. They used 14,000 notes to cover everything from the fireplace to the kitchen table.The couple says their friends have a track record for this type of thing.When another couple got married last year, they filled their living room with balloons. More>>

Couple married by Paul McCartney on stage Video included

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A woman from Schererville, Ind. and her fiance recently got hitched by Sir Paul McCartney on stage.
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New Ban Could Keep Boys Off Field Hockey Teams Video included

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A Buck County high school field hockey team is down three members because of a rule change some people aren't happy about.

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App Won't Let Kids Ignore Phone Calls From Parents Video included

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It's the app parents have been waiting for: You can now prevent your kids from ignoring your calls! See how you can have complete control over your child's phone with one simple download.

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Sculptor memorializes soldiers with life-size statues Video included

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Maybe it takes a hero to make a hero, although the man you're about to meet will likely tell you otherwise.
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Utah deputy saves life of pit bull shot by arrow

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) – Washington County sheriff's deputies say they found a dog shot with an arrow on Old Highway 91 near the Arizona line, the third animal shot by an arrow or blow dart in the county this year.Sgt. Kurt Bowen initially thought the pit bull he found Friday was shot with a bullet but later determined it was an arrow.He immediately contacted the Ivins City Animal Shelter and started bandaging the open stomach wound.Shelter Director Agnes Smith told The (St. George) Spectrum t... More>>

Gov. Christie dances on stage at Hamptons party Video included

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie busted out his best dance moves at a party in the Hamptons.  Christie was seen at the Apollo benefit at Ronald Perelman's East Hampton estate over the weekend.  The governor, who was a guest of Jon Bon Jovi, was egged on by Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as he gyrated his hips in front of the crowd. More>>

Movie Theater Closes After Several People Bit By Bed Bugs

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A movie theater in Lodi, California is now temporarily closed after several people complained of being bit by bed bugs while enjoying a flick.FOX's Nicole Comstock has more.Two teenagers who are covered in bed bugs bites claim they got them while sitting in movie a theater in Lodi.“When we woke up in the next morning, we looked at each other and saw that we had all these red bumps all over us,” one of the girls said.The girls did not release their names to FOX40 and did not show their faces o... More>>

NASA seeks volunteers to help sort photographs taken from International Space Station Video included

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Are you fascinated by the moon and stars? Do you love hearing about astronauts on the International Space Station. NASA has just the task for you - but you don't get to go to space!
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Justin Bieber slammed for iceless ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ video

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As the viral Ice Bucket Challenge continues to gain the attention of a wide variety of celebs, Justin Bieber found himself set to take the cold-water challenge after his manager Scooter Braun nominated him to do so. But some fans are crying foul after the Biebs did the challenge sans ice. The idea is simple, people are pouring buckets of ice water over their heads to help raise awareness and spur donations for the ALS Association. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease also known as ... More>>

Family Catches Thief Taking Toys In Front Yard

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A Granada Hills, California family catches a thief taking toys and their daughter's shoes right from their front yard on surveillance cameras. Now, they want your help bringing that man to justice.FOX's Christine O'Donnell has the story."He's the Grinch. The Grinch in August yes." Andrea Bergman said.It's a bizarre sight to see, a man nonchalantly steps out from his red SUV that already looks packed with stuff to pick up their son's toy cart...it doesn't fit inside the car so he sets it on hi... More>>

Westboro Baptist Church plans to protest the funeral of Robin Williams over role of gay man in film 'The Birdcage'

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FOX NEWS - Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who frequently protest military and celebrity funerals, plan to protest the private funeral of Robin Williams. The group says they are angry about the role Williams played in the movie 'The Birdcage.' In the film, Williams plays a man who owns a drag club and is involved with a drag queen. Planting Peace, a nonprofit organization which has provided medical treatment and housing to children in need, plans to counter the protest by holding a ch... More>>

Cuban photographer: Do you recognize this girl?

Twenty years have passed since the Cuban rafter crisis, when Fidel Castro allowed 35,000 of his countrymen to climb onto flimsy rafts in a mass exodus to Florida. More>>

Fire destroys home of celebrated wounded warrior

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A fire raced through the Maryland home of a celebrated wounded warrior Thursday night who lost three limbs serving in Afghanistan, leaving him and his family injured but grateful to be alive.Capt. Edward “Flip” Klein and his wife Jessica were inside their home in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Laytonsville when the smoke detector sounded. The house quickly became engulfed in flames as they made their way to the front door, where a neighbor pulled them to safety, according to Montgomery Count... More>>

Woman Allegedly Stole Wine To See Jailed Boyfriend

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CEDAR PARK, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman allegedly stole a bottle of $3.99 wine to get arrested and see her jailed boyfriend.Alicia Walicke of Cedar Park was charged with misdemeanor theft and freed on $5,000 bond Friday. Williamson County jail records did not list an attorney for the woman.Police say Walicke stole a bottle of wine from a gas station Wednesday. An arrest affidavit says police found the woman outside the business and drinking the wine. The affidavit says she told police that she... More>>

PHOTO: Girl Sends Hilarious Note To Parents

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One little girl is laying down the law with her parents. More>>

Florida man guilty in illegal China lobster case

A Florida man must pay a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to illegally shipping spiny lobsters obtained to China. More>>

Charlotte Couple Recreates Classic World War II Photo

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World War II ended a little more than 69 years ago on August 14, 1945. When the Japanese surrendered to Allied forces, people flooded New York's streets. A classic photo was taken of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square. Some say that sailor was Kannapolis born Glenn McDuffie. McDuffie died earlier this year. But a Charlotte couple was chosen to reenact that classic photo in Times Square. More>>

Nurse Treats 175 Cats Inside Home

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A nurse in Peru opened her home to old and sickly cats.Maria Torero is treating at least 175 sick cats right out of her home. She administers them with medicine as prescribed, despite people suggesting to put to sleep the ones in worst condition.The felines, most of which were found on the streets of Lima, are suffering from leukemia or respiratory infections, among other illnesses.Torero says her goal is to improve the quality of life for the animals.The University Of Munich reported in 2012... More>>

Texas State Student Lived In Car Freshman Year Video included

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A Texas State student is gaining national attention for his determination to get an education no matter the odds.  More>>

NHL Player Uses Glacier Water And Helicopter For Ice Bucket Challenge

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NHL Forward Paul Bissonnette has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a whole new level of extreme. More>>

'Bronies' convene for 'My Little Pony' convention in Tampa Video included

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In town this weekend is the Grand Brony Gala, a convention dedicated to all things "My Little Pony." The show debuted back in the 80s, and it's currently in its fourth generation. It's aimed at young girls, but these days, plenty of adults are playing pony too. More>>

Otter Attacks 12-Year-Old Girl Swimming In Wisconsin Lake Video included

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It was her first trip to cabin country, but a 12-year-old girl who was swimming near Balsam Lake, Wis., says she was chased and bitten by an otter that left her with several wounds as unwanted souvenirs. More>>

French Bulldog Attempts To Get Toy From Couch

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Have you ever really, really wanted something that you just cant have? More>>

Breast Milk Bank Opens For Massachusetts Moms

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New moms in Southeastern Massachusetts now have a place to go if they need breast milk for their newborns. More>>

'Text Neck' Could Be A Threat To Your Posture Video included

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 Looking down at your cell phone, may be taking a toll on our health. More>>

VIDEO: Pet Owner Discovers Cat Can Open Doors

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Opposable thumbs are overrated apparently.A cat owner named Kristian Svenson posted the viral video (below) after being amazed that his cat, Mulder, kept going in and out of closed doors at his Colorado home.Not even some makeshift obstructions could stop Mulder.Svenson told the Daily Mail that he first saw Mulder pull this off when he was only five months old."I was cooking and I needed him to stop jumping on the counter for a couple minutes, so I tossed him into the bathroom and closed the ... More>>

Mother Texts The Thief Who Stole Her Van Video included

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A mother's van is stolen in a parking lot of a K-Mart. Megan Bratten went into the K-Mart only for last minute shopping."It was like 6:30 and I was in the store for only like 15 minutes” said Bratten.Only to step outside a few minutes later to notice someone stole her van."I came out and I'm looking and I'm looking, yeah, yeah, I was flipping out" Bratten said.The furious mother remembered her husband cell phone was still inside of the vehicle.Batten then decided to message the thief who stol... More>>

Puppy with no front legs gets custom 3D-printed cart

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FOX NEWS - What has two legs and is too cute?Nine-week-old Teacup Chihuahua TurboRoo was born without front legs. His breeder dropped him off at a veterinary clinic in Indianapolis after realizing he needed individualized care. Veterinary Technician Ashley Looper quickly became attached to the puppy and began fostering him.Looper says TurboRoo moved around somewhat on the carpet, hopping "like a little frog," but she realized a cart would make him more mobile. She began a fundraising campaign... More>>

After moving, woman unpacks someone else's wedding pics

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A woman made a surprising discovery while unpacking boxes at her new apartment in Tampa: she found a large frame with wedding photos that belong to someone else. More>>

Seat Pleasant mayor to work out of tent after being kicked out of office space Video included

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A local mayor in Maryland has been kicked out of his office. To be clear, he is still the mayor, but he has literally been kicked out of his actual office inside city hall. Mayor Grant was told Tuesday that he has to pack up and move out of the building. His response to that? He plans to be back here and do his business out of a tent. More>>

Specks returned from space may be alien visitors

There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us. More>>

Viral video: Dog trying to save fish?

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The Internet is buzzing over a video that shows a dog throwing water on a fish out of water.

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Pilot's artificial arm detached while landing

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LONDON (AP) -- A British air accident report has recounted how a pilot lost control of a passenger plane after his artificial arm became detached during landing. The report says the incident took place as the Flybe flight from Birmingham, carrying 47 passengers, was approaching Belfast City Airport in gusty conditions in February. The 46-year-old pilot had shortly before checked that his prosthetic lower left arm was securely attached to the yoke clamp, but as he performed a maneuver just be... More>>

Satellite images may soon spot your face from space Video included

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New satellite images may soon be able to spot your face from space. Two months ago a company called DigitalGlobe lobbied the government to relax restrictions on new commercial satellite imagery. It's very accurate and gets twice the resolution and detail as the previous limit. A new satellite with those capabilities has been launched. More>>

Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet Video included

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Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. The TweetSmart campaign began in late July by a coalition of nine agencies, including the Washington state patrol and the Seattle police, and aims to raise awareness about social media's potential impact on law enforcement.
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IBM supercomputer Watson whips up its own BBQ sauce

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Have you ever been looking at what's in your fridge and unable to figure out what make for dinner? It's times like this when having a computer might be handy --where you can input a handful of ingredients and it spits out a recipe for something delicious. Now there is --and it's not just any computer. It's Watson -- the "Jeopardy"-winning supercomputer from IBM. Chef Watson has stepped into the kitchen and is coming up with new tastes people would find surprising and delicious. “It's poss... More>>

Blind man drives to 200 mph record

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Mike Newman has set a land speed driving record of 200.9 mph. Doesn't sound that fast, does it? The thing about it is…he's blind. The 52-year-old Englishman set the mark on an airplane runway behind the wheel of a 1200 hp Nissan GT-R that was modified for the event by tuning house Litchfield Motors. Newman was alone in the car, but followed by another driven by Ian Litchfield with Newman's father in the passenger seat radioing instructions to keep him on course. The speed was the average ... More>>

Lawmakers crack down on 'tiger selfies' Video included

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Sure, they're gorgeous creatures. But they shouldn't be scoring you a date. New York lawmakers are cracking down on so-called "tiger selfies" which have soared in popularity as profile pictures on dating websites. More>>

Md. woman has over 1,000 items in her extensive watermelon collection Video included

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Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. But the Maryland woman you are about to meet collects a little slice of summer. More>>

Controversial Anti-Obesity Ad Sparks Fat Shaming Debate

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A controversial anti-obesity ad is getting a lot of attention. It's been viewed more than three million times and is sparking an intense discussion about weight and overeating.That video was made by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Strong for Life campaign.The video's creators say they were aiming to help people particularly parents become aware of obesity and encourage them to make lifestyle changes.However, some experts say the video carries a potentially off-putting message and could be ... More>>

Bridezilla Posts Reasons Why Facebook Friends Did Not Get An Invite To Her Wedding

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Feelings can definitely get hurt when you're not invited to something you think you should be like a wedding.One woman wants to make sure there are no misunderstandings put it all on the table why she was not inviting certain people to her wedding. More>>

19-Year-Old Firefighter Charged With Delco Arsons Video included

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A Delaware County volunteer firefighter is behind bars. Police say he's responsible for setting fires in Folcroft and Darby Township. More>>

7-Year-Old Dog Elected As Mayor In Cormorant, Minnesota Video included

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A small Minnesota village has elected a new mayor, but you won't believe who the town picked to be its new leader. More>>

Funeral home buries body in wrong grave

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Families are suing after a major mix-up at a funeral home. More>>

5,000 bags of heroin found during traffic stop

Delaware State Police say more than 5,000 packets of heroin were found in a car after a traffic stop in Dagsboro. More>>

Dead two-headed dolphin discovered in Turkey

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Turkish media reports say Turkish scientists will examine a two-headed dolphin that washed up on a beach in western Turkey. More>>

Police: Man broke into laundromat, stole toilet from bathroom

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Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a toilet from a Virginia laundromat early Friday morning, leaving the business flooded. More>>

Florida cops capture large cat-eating python

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Florida cops are reporting the capture of a large snake who neighbors suspect was feasting on their cherished feline pets.

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Town Builds Life-Size Foosball Table Video included

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When life hands you lemons, make a giant, life-sized foosball table. More>>

Tulsa Restaurant Serving Up Bacon Milkshakes Video included

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A Tulsa, Oklahoma restaurant gives customers a free taste test of its newest menu item, a bacon milkshake. More>>

4-Year-Old Goes For Ride On A Bull

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What has your 4-year-old done today? This little guy got to ride a bull. More>>

Couple Uses New Coke Campaign To Announce Pregnancy

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By now we're sure you've seen the new "Share a Coke" campaign that put people's names on the side of Coke bottles and cans... More>>

Monkeys take 'selfies,' sparking copyright dispute

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Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright? More>>

Dad Posts video of Daughter Singing "Kicking it with my Daddy"

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This daddy-daughter duo created the cutest original song called "kicking it with my daddy". More>>

Park Using Coyote Decoy To Keep Geese Away Video included

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Park officials are getting creative in their efforts to thwart off messy geese. More>>

Postal Worker Accused Of Dumping Mail Into Dumpster Video included

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A postal worker is accused of dumping mail straight into a dumpster. More>>

Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

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A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick. This bizarre problem was only discovered a few years ago but is growing as the ticks spread from the Southwest and the East to more parts of the United States. In some cases, eating a burger or a steak has landed people in the hospital with severe allergic reactions. Few patients seem aware of the risk,... More>>

Marijuana Tourism Skyrockets In Denver Video included

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Summer often means a trip down the shore or to the Poconos. But for some, they're going to new heights on their vacation, like custom limo tours, cooking and art classes, all involving marijuana. More>>

Getting Results: Neighbors Say Man Turned Front Porch Into Campground Video included

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FOX 29 is getting results for people who say their longtime neighbor has turned their beautiful block into a campground.I More>>

Tampa church cancels gay man's funeral Video included

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A Tampa church canceled a man’s funeral one day beforehand when parishioners complained that the man was gay, according to his widower. More>>

Marine Veteran Travels Cross-Country By Horse To Raise Money And Awareness Video included

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A Marine veteran is traveling across the country by horse in hopes of raising money and awareness for veterans trying to re-adjust to a normal life. More>>

How a dare skyrocketed a Vine user into social media stardom Video included

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Logan Paul became a Vine superstar, thanks to a dare from his brother, who had more followers than he did. More>>

PHOTO: When lightning meets a waterspout

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It's been a quieter week for weather, but that hasn't stopped a few incredible moments from Mother Nature.

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Man Proposes To Girlfriend Returning From Afghanistan

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Hundreds of loved ones gathered Wednesday to welcome 150 Fort Carson soldiers home, but one man was patiently waiting to pop a special question to the girl of his dreams.This group of soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division were deployed to Afghanistan in March.They came home early as part of the phased reduction of troops in Afghanistan.FOX's Tori Kay has the story.Jesse Cunard is currently an inactive reservist who has been dying for his sweetheart to come ... More>>

College Student Diagnosed Prune Belly Syndrome Educates Others Video included

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Imagine a series of birth defects which affect your vital organs. It’s called, prune belly syndrome and it's so rare, many people have never heard of it.
Lucy Nolan sat down with a New Jersey man who admits it has slowed him down, but says it has not stopped him from living.
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Man's topiary art becomes big hit on block

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More than 40 huge sculptures span the yard outside Greg duFault's home on 47th Avenue North in St. Pete. More>>

Man fined for pretending to be a ghost at a cemetery

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A man has been fined after he allegedly pretended to be a ghost while at a cemetery. According to a report on Scotsman.com, 24-year-old Anthony Stallard was seen inside the cemetery kicking a football around with a friend after the two had been drinking.
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Woman drags husband down the street with lawnmower

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A Tampa man was injured during a freak accident involving a lawnmower. It happened Wednesday night near the intersection of Waters Avenue and Edison. More>>

Dallas Zoo monorail gets stuck with passengers on board

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Dozens of people at the Dallas Zoo had to be rescued when the monorail got stuck on elevated tracks. More>>

Husband targeted wife in murder-for-hire plot, FDLE says

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A Polk County man is under arrest for plotting to kill his wife. Investigators say Vincent Abraham Madhavath, 43, is in custody in the Polk County Jail. More>>

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