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Kate Middleton and Prince William host Christmas party for military families - LIVE UPDATES

Kate Middleton and Prince William have thrown a Christmas party for military families who are separated during the festive period. See all the best pictures from the event here...

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Afraid of needles? These start-ups are working on alternatives to syringes

As many as one in four Americans are afraid of needles. That's led a handful of start-ups to develop alternatives to hypodermic syringes. The Rani Pill is a capsule that drives a micro needle into the intestinal wall. Portal Instruments' handheld device

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US veterans get smoother wheelchair ride with tech twist from Israeli startup

US Department of Veterans Affairs signs deal with Tel Aviv's SoftWheel for 2,000 shock-absorbing wheels over three years

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Does Morgan Spurlock’s Alcoholism Confession Make ‘Super Size Me’ A Sham?

The 2004 documentary "Super Size Me" rocked the fast food world and launched the career of Morgan Spurlock, making him arguably the most famous documentary filmmaker second to Michael Moore.

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BREAKING: Judge Effectively Sentences Baby Alfie To Death, Denies Parents Request To Seek Treatment In Italy

On Tuesday afternoon, the parents of sick 23-month-old baby Alfie Evans lost a last-ditch legal challenge to take their son to Italy to seek treatment.

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‘One last time’: Barbara Bush had already faced a death more painful than her own

In 1953, Barbara Bush “held our precious girl” as her 3-year-old daughter, Robin, died of leukemia. Now the former first lady has died too.

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NEVER AGAIN? On Yom Hashoah, Poll Shows Two Thirds Of Millennials Don't Know What Auschwitz Was

According to a new survey released on Thursday by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, fully 41 percent of Americans don’t know what Auschwitz was, including two-thirds of Mil

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In this dumpster-fire of a year, Merriam-Webster has embiggened its dictionary

Merriam-Webster has added new words to its dictionary — including "embiggen," from "The Simpsons," "mansplain," "welp," "subtweet" and "dumpster fire."

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These INSANE College Course Descriptions Must Be Read To Be Believed

Lone Conservative’s Peter D’Abrosca compiled a list of eleven “asinine and downright perplexing” courses offe

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Study ranks suicide rates for dozens of professions. Is your job there?

Researchers found the highest rates in manual laborers who work in isolation and face unsteady employment, but the rate varied enormously between professions.

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These Rare Barbies Are Worth Big Bucks

Loing back on my childhood, I smile fondly over the hours I spent playing with my Barbie collection. As an adult, I could kick myself for not keeping the dolls, their accessories and the boxes they came in. But who could be bothered to keep microscopic ti

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80s Barbie Toys We Dreamed About

Barbie definitely lived in a dream world in the 80s, and it was one that every little girl wanted to join. She had a Dream House, a Dream Store and even her very own Ice Cream Shoppe. When you add up what our parents spent on Barbie’s homes, stores

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This 1953 Trailer Sat Abandoned For 60 Years. What They Found Inside? AMAZING!

For years, an old yellow camper sat in a field, totally ignored, unnoticed by most passersby. After all, there was probably nothing inside but some dust and maybe some old broken furniture. At least, that was the assumption. Finally, someone’s curi

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Kids Are Practicing Their Reading Skills to Soothe Shy Shelter Dogs

The Shelter Buddies Reading Program is collaborating with the Humane Society of Missouri to make a huge difference in the lives of both children and animals.…

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Number of Californians moving to Texas hits highest level in nearly a decade | Fox News

The number of Californians leaving the state and moving to Texas is at its highest level in nearly a decade, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service.

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Parents Think They're Taking Picture With Buoy, Don't Realize What It Really Is Until Much Later

A family took photos with a washed-up buoy that turned out to be an unexploded World War II mine. Kelly&nbs...

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    Austin Powers-style Chicago condo untouched since the 1970s hits the market | Daily Mail Online

    The penthouse, built in 1972, was first put up for sale in 2012 but only received moderate interest at the time. Its original wallpapers and furniture have now caught the eye of potential buyers.

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      11 of the Most Magnificent Trees in the World

      Trees are some of mother nature's most beautiful creation. They start off as the tiniest of seeds, and over time grow in to miraculous sizes, each with their own unique twists and turn, bearing flowers and fruits.With over 23,000 different type of tre

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      Student demands lifetime supply of Kit Kat bars after buying eight lacking wafers

      A British student demanded this week that confectioner Nestle give her a lifetime supply of Kit Kat bars after she bought eight packages, none of which contained the candy's wafer portion, the Daily Mail reported.

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      In 73 seconds, everything changed for Challenger

      Challenger launched 30 years ago. NASA’s worst launch disaster continues to be felt in the space program and classrooms.

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        Mom Wakes Up From 4-Month Coma, Discovers What Happened To Her Baby

        A pregnant woman miraculously woke up from a four-month coma to discover that she’d given birth. Sharista...

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            Husband's Beloved Wife Dies. 2 Years Later, He Gets A Letter That Says The Unthinkable...

            In 2011, Brenda Schmitz passed away due to ovarian cancer. She was survived by her husband David and their children. Two months before Brenda died, she penned a letter to Des Moines radio station, Star 102.5. She gave the letter to her best friend with sp

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              In 1945, A Couple Took Him In And Hid Him Away. 70 Years Later, He Says THIS To Them...

              When Michael Hochberg was just 4 years old, a couple kept him hidden away for two years. The only way he could sneak fresh air was at night, in the darkness. This couple, they weren’t kidnappers, they were Christians. The year was 1943 and the place

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                THUGS Try to STOP a Marine's Funeral - Then, Bikers Show Up! (WATCH) - The Political Insider

                Biker groups are often portrayed negatively in the media. But what they did at a Marine’s funeral is fantastic! Thugs from the insane Westboro Baptist Church wanted to protest the …

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                  Minnesota Couple Donates $500,000 To Salvation Army

                  A Minnesota couple wishes to remain anonymous after they gave the largest single donation the Twin Cities Salv...

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                      She Delivers A Healthy Baby. 4 Months Later, Police Tell Her Husband The UNTHINKABLE

                      Semantha Bunce is a 21-year-old mother. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Paul, and their two kids. She may be tiny in stature, but her bravery is larger than life. Not only is Semantha a National Guard combat medic, but she recently endured 

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                        WWII Veteran's Unexpected Encounter At Store Quickly Goes Viral

                        A Hampden, Maine, woman was on the giving end of a random act of kindness when she paid for a World War II vet...

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                          Single Dad Is Left Homeless. When A Stranger Walks Up And Says THIS, He Breaks Down...

                          We often hear about single mothers making sacrifices for their children, but there are fathers who also take the plunge for their kids. One of these dads is James who moved from New York City to Denver to make a better life for his toddler. TV host Leon L

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                            Orphaned sisters reunite while working at Sarasota hospital

                            The women find each other half a world away, and half a lifetime after their separation.