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20 scariest states in America

Clowns, spiders and snakes, oh my! These states are the scariest in America, according to, well, Americans.

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Celebrities who died too young

Tuesday marks 40 years since "Mama" Cass Elliot died at age 32. In honor of The Mamas & the Papas' singer, join us in remembering her and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

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Same-sex marriage by state

Virginia's gay marriage ban is the latest to be overturned in court. Here's a look at the path same-sex marriage has taken across the country.

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World War I: A look back 100 years later

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Take a look back at one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history.

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What is an IPO?

As Virgin America file for an IPO, find out more about an initial public stock offering and what it means for a company.

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Costa Concordia hauled to final resting place

The Costa Concordia finished its final journey on Sunday. It's been towed to Genoa, where it will be dismantled. The ship turned on its side after striking rocks off the Italian island of Giglio on Jan. 13, 2012. Look back on the disaster that killed 32 people.

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What to know: South Korea ferry disaster

Take a look at images from the South Korean ferry disaster that killed hundreds of people and shocked the nation.

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10 vices that are good for you

It's National Milk Chocolate Day. Did you know that chocolate is among 10 vices that can actually be good for you?

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Where are 'Full House' stars today?

Lori Loughlin, better known to "Full House" fans as "Aunt Becky," celebrates her 50th birthday on Monday. As you let that set in, let's take a look at where all the stars of the 1990s sitcom are today.

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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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History of the death penalty in America

The alleged botched execution of Arizona prison inmate Joseph Wood has put capital punishment -- specifically, the manner in which criminals are executed -- back in the spotlight. Take a look at the history of the death penalty in America.

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Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Pope Francis is coming to the U.S. in Sept., to head the eighth World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, according to the National Catholic Reporter. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

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Happiest/unhappiest U.S. cities

It seems that residents of Louisiana are some of the happiest people in the country, and New Yorkers remain some of the unhappiest, according to a new report. Take a look at the happiest - and unhappiest - U.S. cities.

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How to prepare for a plane emergency

Multiple plane crashes have dominated the headlines the past few weeks. But despite these particular tragedies, safety advances and improvements in staff training have helped improve air crash survival rates in recent years. Here are 10 things that experts suggest you do to prepare yourself in the unlikely event of a problem on your next flight, according to CNN.

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What would Americans do if they won the lottery?

A family of 17 is splitting a $20 million lottery jackpot they won in New Jersey. How would most Americans spend their winnings if they hit it big? Click through to find out.

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Double threats: Musicians who act

It was three decades ago that pop star Prince became movie star Prince. With "Purple Rain" celebrating its 30th anniversary July 27, join us for a look at "The Purple One" other singing stars who are double threats.

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Deadliest plane crashes in history

The fate of the 116 people on board an Air Algerie flight, has reportedly crashed in Mali, is still unknown. Take a look at the deadliest plane crashes in history.

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Shocking CEO downfalls

Walmart's Bill Simon is the latest big-name CEO to make a shocking departure.

Top 10 U.S. Ice Cream Parlors

Get the scoop on the best ice cream parlors across the country in this newly released list by TripAdvisor.

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How to eat well and save money

It's easier than you think to eat well and save money. Here are 8 tips to live by.

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Child actors who grew up into stars

While the child stars whose careers fade seem to get most of the press, plenty of young actors have managed to stay successful into adulthood, including Anna Paquin, who is celebrating her 32nd birthday on Thursday.

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No-fly zones: Where can planes fly?

The crash of Malaysian airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine and a recent ban on flights to Israel due to violence near the airport in Tel Aviv has raised questions about which conflict-riddled areas of the world it is safe for commercial jets to travel. Take a look at strict no-fly zones as well as conflict zones, over which it's up to the airlines to decide whether or not to fly.

National Hot Dog Day: Top hot dog toppings

It's National Hot Dog Day! See if your favorites made the list of the top 10 hot dog toppings.

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Deadliest disasters at sea

Take a look at some of the deadliest maritime disasters of modern times.

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Top 25 companies for work-life balance

Juggling a job and home life can be stressful. Find out which companies are making work-life balance a priority.

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TV's all-time 30 greatest pets

Whether they were the star of the show or just part of the cast, television history is filled with animal stars who stole the spotlight from their human co-stars. Here's a look at our picks for the best 30 TV pets ever.

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Flight 17 passengers remembered

The victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from around the world and held a wide range of hopes and dreams. Here are a few of those passengers' pictures and stories.

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Hollywood's highest-paid actors

Before you head out to see the latest movie blockbuster this summer, check out Forbes' list of Hollywood's highest-paid actors.

Immigration debate

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Immigration in America: A history

With Texas Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard troops to the border, look back at the tumultuous history of immigation in America.

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The history of keeping cool

This week marks the 112th anniversary of air conditioning, and aren't we all thankful! Look back at the ways humans have tried to stay cool through the centuries.

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Prince George's 1st year

Prince George is 1! Take a look back at the royal tyke's first year.

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Celebrities and their kids

With Prince George celebrating his first birthday on Tuesday, join us for a look at celebrities and their children, including the prince and his royal parents.

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America's best states to live in 2014

Take a look at the top states to live in 2014, based on crime rate, health care, number of local attractions and environmental quality.

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World's craziest sinkholes

A 120-foot-wide sinkhole has swallowed part of a city street in Florida. Here's a look at some of the world's craziest sinkholes.

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America's top 10 snack foods

Today is National Junk Food Day! Find out which snacks Americans love most.

Leonardo DiCaprio

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20 smartest celebrities on Twitter

Paris Hilton and Ludacris are among the smartest celebrities on Twitter, according to a new (and very tongue-in-cheek) analysis.

Job fair

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States with the highest jobless rates

While unemployment may be steadily falling nationwide, these states just can't seem to catch a break.

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Pucker up and guess these celebrity pouts

Think your know your celebrities' mugs? Then check out these pretty puckers and see if you can guess to whom they belong.

MH 17 personal items

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Where Flight 17 passengers were from

Malaysia Airlines has given a breakdown of the nationalities of the 298 people on Flight 17, the civilian plane that was shot down over Ukraine. Take a look at where the people on board were from.

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Civilian planes that have been shot down

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has shocked the world. While it hasn't happened many times before, this isn't the first time a civilian passenger plane has been shot out of the sky. Take a look other civilian jets that have been shot down.

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Nelson Mandela through the years

Friday is Nelson Mandela Day, the annual celebration of Mandela's birthday. Mandela died in December at age 95. Look back at the life of the global icon.

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Biggest wildfires in U.S. history

As hundreds of Washington residents evacuate their homes ahead of a fast-moving wildfire, take a look at the biggest wildfires in U.S. history.

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10 ways Americans waste money

Are you throwing your money away? Check out 10 of the top ways Americans waste their hard-earned cash.

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Bald and beautiful celebrities

Are some of today's biggest stars too sexy for their hair? We'll let you be the judge by exposing the scalps of some famous bald stars.

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Malaysia Airlines flight crashes in Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines flight traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was shot down by "terrorists," an adviser to Ukraine's minister of internal affairs told CNN. Take a look at images from the tragedy.

Jason Biggs

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Worst celebrity Twitter gaffes

Jason Biggs is the latest celebrity to rattle cages on Twitter after what some are calling an insensitive tweet on the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine. Check out some of the worst celebrity Twitter gaffes.

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Airlines that make the most money in fees

Airlines collected $31.5 billion in fees in 2013. Find out which ones are making the most money off you.

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Minimum drinking ages around the world

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, passed by Congress on July 17, 1984. Take a look at minimum drinking ages around the world.

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Biggest mass layoffs of all time

Microsoft is laying off the most people in its 39-year history -- 18,000 over the next year. But it's still far from the biggest mass layoffs of all time.

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9 ways to combat mosquitoes naturally

Hate mosquitoes, but hate the chemicals often used to keep them at bay more? Try these natural repellants.

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Test your hair band IQ

How many of these 1980s hair bands can you identify?

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States without the death penalty

A federal judge has struck down the death penalty in California, calling the system unconstitutional. Check out which states have done away with capital punishment.

John Legend

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Top songs of the summer 2014

The competition for the coveted honor of hit song of the summer is tight this year. Take a look at the top contenders, as compiled by Billboard.com.

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Best ways to save money on pets

Keep Fido and your wallet happy with these tips to save money on pets.

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Stars who walked away from Hollywood

"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Gremlins" star Phoebe Cates, who celebrates her 51st birthday July 16, is just one of several stars who walked away from Hollywood early.

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America's top hospitals of 2014

The Mayo Clinic has been named America's new best hospital. Find out what other U.S. health care facilities made this year's list of the country's top hospitals.

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10 most endangered jobs of 2014

Many jobs are becoming casualties of technology-based job markets, including mail carriers, meter readers and print newspaper reporters. Take a look at CareerCast's list of the 10 most endangered jobs of 2014.

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Subway train derails in Moscow

At least 20 people were killed when a metro train derailed in Moscow on Tuesday, according to Russia's state-run news.

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Most followed people on Twitter

Here are the top 30 most followed users on Twitter, according to TwitterCounter.com.

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10 health items every home needs

From neti pots to witch hazel, find out what you should have stocked in your medicine cabinet.

Ian Thorpe

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Celebrities who are gay

Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has come out after years of speculation about his sexuality. See some of the other celebrities who are openly gay -- and proud of it.

Germany's Mario Goetze, World Cup 2014

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2014 World Cup in photos

Germany has won the 2014 World Cup, scoring a 1-0 victory against Argentina in the final on Sunday. Take a look back at all the action from the tournament.

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17 ways to look better naked

Today is International Nude Day. Here are 17 tips to make you look better in the buff.

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Where are 'Beverly Hills, 90210' stars now?

With Brian Austin Green celebrating his 41st birthday on Tuesday, what better time to stop in at the Peach Pit and see what the stars of "Beverly Hills, 90210" are up to these days?

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Look back: George Zimmerman trial

On July 13, 2013, a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin. The former neighborhood watchman never denied fatally shooting the unarmed teen, but he said he did so because he feared for his life. Take a look back at some of the highlights from Zimmerman's highly publicized trial.

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Twitter reacts to LeBron returning to Cleveland

Twitter exploded when NBA star LeBron James confirmed that he's leaving the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he spent the first seven years of his career. Take a look at some of the most amusing tweets.

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10 surprising lunar facts

Ahead of Saturday's "supermoon," check out 10 surprising facts about Earth's closest neighbor.

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Look back: World gets first glimpse of royal baby

Take a look back at the first glimpse the world got of Prince George, shown off by proud parents Will and Kate as they left the hospital.

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America's snobbiest cities

Turn up your nose at anything unrefined? You'd be right at home in America's snobbiest mid-sized cities.

Happy Days sitcom cast photo

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'Happy Days': Where are they now?

The classic television sitcom "Happy Days" ended its 11-season run 30 years ago on July 12, 1984. What are the stars up to today?

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Faces of Obama's cabinet

The Senate has confirmed Shaun Donovan to be the new director of the Office of Management and Budget. Take a look at other faces in President Barack Obama's Cabinet.

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Top beer-drinking states

Check out which states consume the most beer, according to a recent study by Beer Marketer's Insights, a brewing industry trade publisher.

House of Cards

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2014 Emmy nominations

The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, and "Game of Thrones" leads the pack with 19 nods. Take a look at the nominees in the top categories.

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Hurricane prep checklist

Are you ready for a hurricane? Read through the following checklist to make sure you're ready before a storm hits your neighborhood.

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10 deadliest U.S. hurricanes

Take a look back at the 10 deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history.

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In the courtroom: George Zimmerman verdict

On July 13, 2013, a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin. Take a look at scenes from the courtroom on the day of the verdict.

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Shocking places people use their phones

Some people just can’t put down their phones, no matter what's going on around them. Take a look at the places people most often dial up.

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Shortest celebrity marriages

Sometimes not even celebrities can get a Hollywood ending when it comes to romance. Check out some of the shortest celebrity marriages that didn't even make it a year.

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What to know: Donald Sterling scandal

Billionaire Donald Sterling testified in a probate court trial this week that he opposes his wife's effort to sell the couple's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers because he is negotiating a big broadcast deal with Fox that would be worth more. Find out more about this highly publicized scandal.

Pamela Anderson

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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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10 signs of summer depression

Depression can happen at any time of year, even the carefree days of summer.

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Where are 'Cosby Show' stars today?

With Bill Cosby celebrating his 77th birthday on July 12, join us for a look at what he and his "Cosby Show" co-stars are up to today.

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Top 10 hot spots for car thieves

Find out if your city is among the Top 10 hot spots for car thieves.

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Can you guess the celebrity tattoo?

Miley Cyrus' latest ink of her deceased dog is raising eyebrows. Find out which Hollywood stars have a tattoo -- or many tattoos -- and see what they look like.

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State-by-state look at marijuana laws

Marijuana shops in Washington are opening their doors to all customers on Tuesday, making it the second state in the nation to legalize marijuana sales to recreational users. Take a look at which states allow recreational and medical marijuana use.

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What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

The NFL has reached a preliminary settlement in a lawsuit filed over player concussions. 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.

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NFL players who have died young

A preliminary settlement has been reached in the NFL concussions lawsuit. Take a look at NFL players who have died young, many from brain injuries related to hits on the field.

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World's weirdest ice cream flavors

July is National Ice Cream Month. Check out some of the weirdest flavors from around the world.

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Food Network

Celebrities who lost endorsement deals

From Paula Deen to Madonna, plenty of celebrities have discovered over the years just how fickle endorsement money can be.

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Ex-Patriots star Hernandez in court

Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to appear in court twice this week as his attorneys try to subpoena paperwork from his former team and quash a search warrant. Hernandez is charged in three deaths. Take a look at the accusations against Hernandez.

Oscar Pistorius

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Pistorius murder trial: 10 things to know

In the latest twist in the Oscar Pistorius saga, the Olympian's lawyer says video of Pistorius re-enacting how he says he killed his girlfriend was illegally obtained by the Australian television network that aired it Sunday. Here's a look at the most compelling information about the case.

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What to know: Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappings

On Monday, 63 women and girls who kidnapped by Boko Haram from the northern Borno state on June 18 escaped their captors. Boko Haram is still believed to be holding more than 200 schoolgirls hostage. Learn more about this shocking situation and the group behind it.

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Survivors mark 1 year since Asiana crash

Sunday marked the one-year anniversary since Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 bound from South Korea crashed upon landing at San Francisco International Airport.

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40 one-hit wonders who actually weren't

From Tommy Tutone to A-ha, many bands and singers slapped with the "one-hit wonder" label are actually anything but. Here are just 40 of them.

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Best shopping deals in July

Conventional wisdom says seasonal items are rarely on sale in season. July is the exception.

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Arthur weakens to tropical storm

Hurricane Arthur made landfall in North Carolina late on July 3, but it did not dawdle over the coastline to vandalize neighborhoods for long. By Friday morning, it had weakened to a Category 1 and was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday.

Boston Fourth of July fireworks

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29 things you should know about July 4

From who actually signed the Declaration of Independence to how much BBQ Americans eat, here's what you should know about the Fourth of July.

Michelle and Malia Obama

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Famous people born on the Fourth of July

Before you head out for some barbecue or to catch some fireworks, this Independence Day, check out some famous people who really were born on the Fourth of July.

Lindsay Lohan, June 2014

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Lindsay Lohan through the years

Take a look at the life of one-time child star turned troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, both on screen and off.

Man at gas pump

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Holiday gas prices nationwide

As your prepare to hit the road for the Fourth of July weekend, find out how much you'll pay to fill up.

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