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Sometimes it takes a human story to make abstract news stories immediate and very real. Behind America’s decades of corporate buyouts, union busting and outsourcing industrial jobs overseas are thousands of human stories. There are stories of longtime employees replaced by newcomers so desperate for a job they will work for less than a living wage. There are stories of factory workers arriving at the plant to discover that half the machinery has been shipped to plants...

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We know, we know … we really shouldn’t be surprised by news that some of our favorite celebrity couples — like Will Smith and Jada Pinkett — are splitting. With so many "regular" marriages ending...

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As you’ve probably heard by now, hitchBOT -- the Canadian hitchhiking robot who’d made successful trips across Canada, the Netherlands and Germany -- met an untimely end only a few weeks into his trip across the U.S., when he...

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As fire crews continue to battle the 15,200-acre Stouts fire in southern Douglas County that's strangling Jackson County in smoke, officials are trying to snuff other small fires caused by...

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I walked to one of my favorite coffee shops the other day and tied up my dog, Ranger, to the railing outside. He settled down happily to wait.Well, no, not really. He actually sits there and, unless he can see me through the glass, worries...

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Daniel Beverly doesn't know how his dog made it the 700 miles from St. Augustine, Florida, all the way to Brooks, Kentucky, but he's thankful some strangers were willing to help get him home. In style! 

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial declined to rule out the death penalty Monday as they move toward sentencing James Holmes, finding his defense failed to persuade them to show him...

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