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Notable deaths of 2014

From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

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Americans detained in North Korea

Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at his hotel, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday. Learn more about the three Americans most recently detained in North Korea.

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Renee Zellweger through the years

Oscar winner Renee Zellweger is barely recognizable in new photos taken at a charity event Monday night. Look back at her career -- and her many looks -- through the years.

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Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82.

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Sunsational facts behind solar eclipses

A partial solar eclipse will be visible across the United States and Canada Thursday afternoon. Click through for some illuminating facts on solar eclipses and safety notes.

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What to know: Pistorius verdict

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to a maximum sentence of five years for culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, last year. He was also given a three-year sentence on a firearms charge, but it was suspended.

23 ways your laziness is costing you money

Companies thrive on our collective sloth. Make them earn their money by learning how your laziness is costing you cash.

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Celebrities: Where were they born?

When it comes to the birthplaces of celebrities, they're all over the map. See which celebrity was born where.

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Gawker's 16 ugliest American accents

Yo, Pittsburgh. You talk funny. At least, according to Gawker's rankings of America's ugliest accents.

What to know: Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappings

On Thursday, the Nigerian government announced a ceasefire agreement that included the release of more than 200 of kidnapped girls. But Boko Haram has remained silent since that announcement -- and continued attacking towns over the weekend. Learn more about this shocking situation and the group behind it.

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Celebrity mug shots

Actor Nicholas Brendon, best known as Xander on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," was arrested this weekend. Take a tour of our gallery of celebrity mug shots, featuring familiar faces dating back to 1938.

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Prince William and Kate through the years

The second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge is due in April, the couple announced Monday. Take a look back at their royal romance.

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Famous first tweets

Bill Clinton's infamous White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, has joined Twitter. Check out what she had to say and other famous first tweets.

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12 kids' symptoms you should not ignore

The wait-and-see approach is fine for some kids' health problems. But not these 12 symptoms you should never ignore.

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Celebrities who battled addiction and won

While the world of celebrities is filled with stories of those who lost their battles against addiction, not all celebrity addictions have an unhappy ending. Here's a look at some stars who have fought addictions and won.

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Best colleges for low-income students

A new list published by CollegeNet, a higher-education technology company, and Payscale lists the top schools for lower-income students. Take a look at the top 10.

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World's 10 largest earthquakes

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the deadly San Francisco earthquake in 1989. Here's a look at the world's 10 largest earthquakes.

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The women of political sex scandals

From Monica Lewinsky to Sydney Leathers, take a look at the women involved in steamy political sex scandals.

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The most romantic movies ever

Looking for a flick to watch with your sweetie on Sweetest Day this Saturday? Check out one or more of these most romantic movies of all time.

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Where are 'Roseanne' stars today?

It's been 26 years since TV audiences first tuned into "Roseanne." To mark the anniversary of the sitcom's Oct. 18, 1988, debut, click on to see where the show's stars are today.

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History of the tablet computer

Apple unveiled new versions of its iPad and iPad Mini today. Look back at the surprisingly long history of the tablet computer.

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Top-earning dead celebrities of 2014

Find out which celebrities are earning the most from beyond the grave this year.

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America's Ebola patients

The second U.S. health worker to be diagnosed with Ebola has been identified. Learn more about her and America's other Ebola victims.

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Spectacular political meltdowns

Take a look back at the many meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments of politicians through history.

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20 best cities for trick-or-treating

Scare up some fun in the 20 best cities for trick-or-treating in 2014.

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Celebrities who were high school classmates

Everybody comes from somewhere, and that includes celebrities. Some even wandered the same high school hallways together back in their hometowns. Take a look at some stars who were high school classmates.

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States with the cheapest gas

Gas is below $3 in at least 10 states and dropping fast. Find out where you can fill up on the cheap.

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Celebrities with Alzheimer's disease

Country singer and guitarist, Glen Campbell, announced in 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He recently released a video for the final song he'll ever record called "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," which details his struggles with the disease. Take a look at other celebrities who have suffered from Alzheimer’s.

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12 biggest auto recalls

Toyota has issued three new recalls covering more than 1.75 million vehicles. Take a look at the biggest auto recalls in history.

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Famous celebrity feuds

From Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea to Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber, check out some of the most notable celebrity feuds.

State of the union: Where does your state rank?

As the midterm elections approach, check out your state's "state of the union."

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Richest & poorest states in America

Income disparity has never been greater in the United States. And it shows in this ranking of the richest and poorest states.

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Stars who served time behind bars

Not even fame and fortune can keep some people out of trouble. Check out some celebrities who have served out jail or prison sentences.

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NFL players in trouble with the law

Dallas Cowboys running back Jonathan Randle is the latest NFL star to find himself in trouble with the law. Take a look at a list of some of the more prominent NFL athletes who have had legal run-ins.

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The reappearance of Kim Jong Un

North Korea tried to end speculation about the health of leader Kim Jong Un by releasing a new batch of photos. But they may have only raised more questions.

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Time's most influential teens of 2014

These adolescents are doing a lot more than texting and shopping. They're among Time's most influential teens of 2014.

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13 top musicians in politics

Check out 13 top musicians who have found themselves in the political spotlight.

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Household items you're paying too much for

Find out which household items you could be saving money on.

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Where are 'Night Court' stars today?

Three decades ago audiences met a zany, Mel Tormé-loving judge and the cast of misfits who paraded through his New York City courtroom. With Harry Anderson celebrating his 62nd birthday on Tuesday, see what he and his "Night Court" co-stars are up to today.

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Worst celebrity Twitter gaffes

Geraldo is the latest celebrity to raise eyebrows on Twitter after tweeting about the crisis in Syria -- while topless on vacation. Check out some of the worst celebrity Twitter gaffes.

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Meet Esquire's new 'Sexiest Woman Alive'

Actress Penelope Cruz is Esquire's new "Sexiest Woman Alive." Take a look at other past winners.

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Common myths about Ebola

A nurse who was treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of Ebola in a Texas hospital last week, has contracted the disease. But before you panic, take a look at common myths about the deadly virus.

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Best/worst cities for women looking to get married

A new Pew Research Center poll found that over half of never-married Americans would like to eventually tie the knot. Take a look at the the best - and worst - cities for women looking to get married.

The Nobel Prize: Fast facts

As more of this year's Nobel Prize winners are revealed, find out more about the 103-year-old awards for physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and peace.

Never mind! Celebrities who unretired

Whatever their reasons, more than a few stars have decided to walk away from their chosen fields only to get the itch and return -- some more than once. Take a look at some celebrities who have "unretired."

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40 fetching actresses in their 40s

All of these actresses in this slideshow are in their 40s and they're more beautiful than ever. Take a look and dare to disagree.

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What to know about Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai was one of two people awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for her struggles against the suppression of children and for young people's rights. Learn more about the life of this Pakistani teenager who has become a champion for girls' rights to education. 

Biggest data breaches of all time

Dairy Queen is the latest company to get hit by a data breach, announcing customer names, payment card numbers and expiration dates were stolen from 395 stores nationwide in August and early September. Take a look at the biggest data breaches of all time.

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'Saturday Night Live' skits-turned-movies

Audiences got their first taste of "Saturday Night Live" 39 years ago Saturday -- the show first premiered on Oct. 11, 1975. Celebrate "SNL's" anniversary by taking a look at the skits that have been turned into movies during the show's long run.

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America's safest states

A new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that New Hampshire is the best state to live in the U.S. for many reasons, one of which is its low crime rate. Take a look at the safest states in America.

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Past Nobel Peace Prize winners

The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people's rights, including the right to education. Take a look at past winners of the coveted award.

Get chills at world's 10 creepiest spots

Looking for a creepy place to spend Halloween? Try one of these 10 spots recommended by the Travel Channel.

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Rock stars in their 60s and beyond

On-again-off-again Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, celebrating 60 years on Friday, is just one of the many rockers who have made it to a ripe old age. Join us for a look at some of them.

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Forgotten by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announcing its nominees for the class of 2015, including first-time finalists Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths and Bill Withers, here are some acts it has overlooked over the years.

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World's most valuable sports brands

Forbes has compiled a list of the world's most valuable sports brands by calculating how much sports figures' endorsement income exceeded the endorsement income earned by their athletic peers during the last year. Take a look at a list of top brands in sports.

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2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finalists

Green Day and Nine Inch Nails are among the 2015 finalists for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Celebrity breakups of 2014

Breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Take a look at the notable celebrity splits of 2014.

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Most ignored cancer symptoms

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pay attention to these cancer symptoms you're most likely to ignore.

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Remembering John Lennon

Former Beatle John Lennon would have turned 74 on Thursday. Take a look at Lennon's life and career, from The Beatles and beyond.

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Celebrities who have fallen from grace

Stephen Collins, the actor who played the pastor Eric Camden on the hit show "7th Heaven" is being investigated by police after allegedly confessing to child molestation. Take a look at other celebrities who have fallen from grace.

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Deadliest wildfires for firefighters

An air tanker pilot is dead after crashing while fighting a wildfire in Yosemite National Park. Take a look at the most deadly wildland fires for firefighters.

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'Blood moon' mesmerizes sky gazers

People throughout the United States early Wednesday had a front-row seat for a lunar eclipse that made the moon look a burnt reddish-orange. The "blood moon," as it's called, was the second of the year.

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Easy ways to reduce your heating bill

Heating season is here in many parts of the country, and some bills are expected to be higher this year. Here are some easy ways you can save money.

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25 celebrities who were once homeless

Fame doesn't always come easy or overnight. Check out some stars who found themselves homeless on the way to making their Hollywood dreams come true.

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2014 Neiman Marcus fantasy gifts

Check out some of the high-end "fantasy gifts" in this year's new Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.

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Best James Bond villains

Geoffrey Holder, who took his turn as a Bond villain when he played Baron Samedi in "Live and Let Die," has died. Take a look at some of the other notable James Bond villains.

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States that go to the dentist most/least

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. Find out which states are more willing to go to the dentist than others.

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1990s music stars: Where are they now?

With Weezer out with a new album on Tuesday, more than 20 years after their 1994 self-titled debut, takie a look at the band and some of your other favorite 1990s music stars then and now.

America's most charitable states

A new report shows residents in some states are a lot more generous than others.

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Same-sex marriage by state

Gay marriages will begin in several states after the Supreme Court declined to take up appeals on the issue. Here's a look at the path same-sex marriage has taken across the country.

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The search for missing Flight 370

The next phase in the search for Flight 370 has begun. Look back on the months-long search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.

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Most underrated/overrated jobs of 2014

Find out what jobs are the most underrated in 2014. And which ones aren't all they're cracked up to be.

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Celebrity odd couples

We all love our celebrities, especially when they pair up. But sometimes their tastes when it comes to matters of the heart can leave us scratching our heads.

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Now and then: '60s and '70s rockers

With former Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick celebrating 75 years on October 30, see how she and other rockers from the 1960s and 1970s have aged over the years.

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Fabulous actresses over 50

Age hasn't slowed these stars one bit. Take a look at our slideshow of famous film and television actresses who are over the age of 50.

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Meet some of America's oldest workers

For these seniors, the best retirement is not to retire. From a 102-year-old Walmart worker to an activist park ranger, these workers have stayed on the job well into their golden years.

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Hong Kong protesters jam city streets

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters are camped out on major highways in the heart of Hong Kong, defying government attempts to both coerce and cajole them into giving up their extraordinary demonstration.

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Weirdest Guinness world records

From the most people wearing sunglasses at the same time to the world's largest pillow fight, take a look at some of the weirdest world records.

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States with the lowest jobless rates

The nation's unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in September, the first time it's been under 6 percent in six years. Check out which states have the lowest unemployment rates as of August.

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10 surprising lunar facts

Sky watchers in the western half of the United States can expect to see a blood moon early Wednesday. Check out 10 surprising facts about Earth's closest neighbor.

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Unusual celebrity baby names

What do the words Wyatt Isabelle and North West have in common? They're both unusual names given to the children of famous celebrities -- and they're not alone.

11 foods that will age you

Eating too much of these foods will make you look older than your age.

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Hottest rock stars of all time

Join us for a look at Gwen Stefani, who's celebrating her 45th birthday on Friday, and our other choices for rock's sexiest stars ever.

15 things more likely to kill you than Ebola

Worried about catching Ebola? Take a look at 15 things that are more likely to kill you than the virus.

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Notable teacher sex scandals

Two teachers in Louisiana are accused of having a threesome with a student. Take a look at other notable teacher sex scandals.

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15 ridiculous pumpkin spice products

It's fall, and that means pumpkin spice is everywhere. But does it really need to be in your potato chips?

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What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Find out more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease several former NFL pros claim they are now suffering from due to hits on the field.

Surprising politicians who made a splash

Take a look at political figures with the most unusual resumes.

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20 cars that get the most tickets

Does it really matter what kind of car you drive when it comes to traffic tickets? One new study says yes.

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Celebrities who go by one name

The singers Sting and Tiffany, who both celebrate birthdays on Thursday, are just two of many celebrities who go by one name. In honor of the singers' birthdays, take a look at other stars who are too big for a last name.

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What to know about the Secret Service

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, who has faced intense scrutiny over the Sept. 19 White House security breach, has resigned, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Here's what you should know about the highly secretive agency.

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What to know: Enterovirus

A respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds of kids has parents across the country worried. Here's what to know.

21 things to love about fall

Today is the first day of October, and fall is officially upon us. Take a look at the many reasons reasons to be excited for fall.

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What to know: Ebola

Ebola has come to the United States, with the first domestic case diagnosed in Texas. Learn more about this deadly disease and its symptoms.

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George Clooney gets married

George Clooney is officially a married man. He wed British human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin at a private ceremony in Venice in late September, and made it legal with a civil ceremony days later.

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Strange but true campaign slogans

From the wacky to the downright weird, check out these strange but true campaign slogans.

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What to buy in October

Which items should you buy in October, and which sales should you keep waiting for?

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Celebrities with October birthdays

Wondering which celebrities will be partying on your special day this month? Click on to discover which stars share your October birthday.

Michael Phelps: From childhood phenom to record books

Michael Phelps made history at the 2012 Olympics by becoming the most decorated Olympian ever. Take a look back at the swimmer's life and career as he faces DUI charges.

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Home prices: A tale of 20 cities

Home prices are still going up, but the rate of that increase is slowing down, according to the latest national real estate data.

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