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'Game of Names': Khaleesi Is a More Popular Name Than Betsy

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:14pm

Want to name your baby after a title George R.R. Martin made up for a fictional "Game of Thrones" character? It seems some modern parents do.








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Pedigree, Whiskas to Gobble Up Iams in $2.9 B Pet Food Deal

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:14pm
Procter & Gamble is selling the bulk of its pet food business to Mars for $2.9 billion to focus more on its personal care and cleaning brands, the companies said on Wednesday.






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Glamping? Staycation? Travel Industry Loves Made-Up Words

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:14pm

Whatever you're doing on vacation, chances are there's a made-up word to describe it.








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Volkswagen Stops Selling Some 2014 Cars in US With a Faulty Part

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:14pm
Volkswagen will stop selling about 27,000 current model year Jettas, Beetles, Beetle Convertibles and Passats with 1.8-liter engines and automatic transmissions in North America because transmission oil may leak.






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Facebook Ads to Grow in Size - But Shrink in Number

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:14pm
Facebook has announced changes to the ever-present sidebar ads on its website: They're getting bigger. But on the other hand, there won't be as many of them.






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Roseanne Barr Shows Off Drastic Weight Loss

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:14pm

The actress, 61, joked that crack was behind her new shape, but then admitted she's just eating right and exercising more.








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Salmonella for Supper? Foster Farms Outbreak Tops 500

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:14pm
A year-long outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to Foster Farms chicken has now sickened more than 500 people in 25 states and health officials say recently purchased raw poultry appears to be the culprit.






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Prince George Learns to Play Among the Commoners

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:43pm

It was his first public appearance in nine months, and Prince George was ready to play.








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Memorial Honors Soldiers Killed in Ft. Hood Shooting Spree

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:43pm

President Obama and the first lady attended the service and met with grieving families.








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Huge Internet Security Flaw Puts Passwords at Risk

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:43pm

There’s a new warning out Wednesday about a massive vulnerability in the system widely used to make Internet exchanges secure.








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Teen Held on 26 Counts in High School Bloodbath

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:43pm
A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy was charged Wednesday evening with two dozen felony counts after 20 students and a security guard were stabbed or slashed at a suburban Pittsburgh high school.






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Space Station Crew Celebrates Russian Cargo Delivery

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:27pm
A Russian cargo ship linked up with the International Space Station on Wednesday to deliver tons of vital supplies after a swift, six-hour trip to the orbiting outpost.The unmanned Progress 55 spacecraft linked up with the space station at 5:14 p.m.






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Boston Firefighters Battling 8-Alarm Fire

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:27pm

Officials say the fire is at 85 Lexington St., a multi-family dwelling.








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Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises to 36, 32 Identified

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:27pm
Authorities in Washington state raised the death toll to 36 on Wednesday from the horrific mudslide that smothered a square mile of the town of Oso.The death toll from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office was one higher than the total Tuesday.






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School Stabbing: Students Saw 'Blood Everywhere'

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:27pm

Police say a 16-year-old sophomore with a knife in each hand went on a vicious rampage, attacking students.








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College basketball player comes out as gay

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 7:56pm

University of Mass. sophomore Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay male athlete in NCAA Division 1 sports. Gordon joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss.








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High-Tech Tools Search for Flight MH 370

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 7:56pm

The fleet of pinger-locators and automated submarines is getting closer to identifying the remains of missing flight MH 370.








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Boy, 16, Charged in High School Stabbings

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 7:09pm
A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy was charged Wednesday evening with two dozen felony counts after 20 students and a security guard were stabbed at a suburban Pittsburgh high school.






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Unhealthy or Simply Skinny? Yale Student Shares BMI Ordeal

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 6:54pm

An underweight Yale University student who stuffed herself to stay in school reveals the perils of relying on a BMI test to diagnose a complex problem.


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Caught in the Headlights? Deer-Cam UFO Explained

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 6:54pm
A spooky trail-camera picture showing a pair of lights looming over a deer's head has generated lots of questions about UFOs over the past week. Now the folks who manufacture the camera that took the picture say they know the true answer to the mystery.






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