What every state in the U.S. is worst at

According to Thrillist, every U.S. state is bad at something. Find out where your state falls short.

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The life and career of Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps pleaded guilty today to DUI charges. Take a look back at the life and career of the most decorated Olympian ever.

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Flight ferries sick kids to North Pole

Dozens of sick children get the chance to fly to the "North Pole" this Christmas thanks to one amazing program.

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Notable TV exits through the years

Stephen Colbert bid farewell on his final show Thursday night after a nine-year run. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.

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Biggest sports stories of 2014

Now that 2014 is almost over, take a look back at some of the year's biggest sports stories, from scandals and tragedies to historic, groundbreaking events.

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Where are 'Who's the Boss?' stars now?

With Alyssa Milano marking her 42nd birthday on Friday, join us for a look at what she and the rest of the cast of "Who's the Boss?" are up to today.

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Best & worst value cars for 2015

Get the most bang for your buck with these best value cars for 2015. Also, learn which ones to avoid.

Cool movie toys: Holiday releases

With the holidays soon upon us, here's a look at some cool new movie toys on shelves.

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Ice pancakes baffle experts

Several strange frozen saucers were found during a recent cold snap on a river in Scotland. Take a look at the unusual images.

Most viral content of 2014

From Kermit the Frog to Kim Kardashian's backside, check out some of the most viral content of 2014.

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What to know: Boko Haram

Boko Haram has kidnapped another 185 women and children in Nigeria. Learn more about this shocking development and the Islamist group behind it.

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Looking back: U.S.-Cuba relations

Get up to speed on the last five decades of American foreign policy toward Cuba.

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Top movies of 2014

From science fiction thrillers to biblical epics, find out which movies took in the most money this year. All amounts are from IMDb.com.

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What will cost more in 2015

Prepare to pay more for chocolate, coffee, shipping and several other goods and services next year.

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Where are 'Dawson's Creek' stars today?

With Katie Holmes celebrating her 36th birthday on Thursday, join us for a look at what she and her fellow "Dawson's Creek" castmembers have been up to since the show went off the air.

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McDonald's dishes around the world

French fries are in short supply at McDonald's restaurants in Japan. Take a look at interesting McDonald's dishes around the world.

Americans detained abroad

Alan Gross was recently released after being held by the Cuban government since 2009. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad and their fates.

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12 things to know about Pope Francis

Pope Francis turns 78 years old today. Here are 12 interesting facts about this non-conformist leader of the Catholic Church.

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Celebrities touched by tragedy

While celebrities may often seem to have the perfect lives, no amount of fame or fortune can shelter stars from tragedy. Here are some celebrities who have overcome personal tragedies in their lives.

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Weirdest stories of 2014

Here's a look back at some of the strange events that made national and world headlines in 2014.

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Beginner's guide to Chanukah

Chanukah begins at sundown today. Find out more about this Jewish holiday, which is observed for eight days and nights.

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Who could run in 2016?

Jeb Bush and Donald Trump are "actively exploring" bids for the White House. See who else might run for president in 2016.

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced

The 2015 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced. The induction ceremony will be held in Cleveland on April 18, 2015.

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Suicide bombers attack Pakistani school

Six suicide bombers scaled the walls of a school in Pakistan and killed at least 137 people, most of them children, in an hours-long siege.

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Craziest truck spills

From corn dogs to live turkeys, take a look at some of the craziest items to spill out of overturned trucks and onto American roads.

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Forgotten by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announcing its class of 2015, including first-time finalist Green Day, here are some acts it has overlooked over the years.

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Store closings in 2014

Aeropostale is picking up its pace of store closings, just in time for the holidays. Find out which other retailers have shuttered stores in 2014.

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10 sunny, affordable winter escapes

Beat the cold weather blahs with these 10 sunny, affordable winter escapes.

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Can you believe these songs are 20 years old?

It may seem as though 1994 was just yesterday, but songs released that year turned 20 years old this past year. Check out some songs you won't believe are now two decades old.

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Hostages held by gunman in Sydney cafe

Three people, including the hostage taker, are dead following a siege at a Sydney cafe. Check out dramatic images from the scene.

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Top Facebook topics of 2014

Facebook has named the most talked about topics on the site in 2014. Find out what Facebook users were buzzing about in the U.S. and around the globe.

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Most powerful celebrities of 2014

Beyonce, LeBron James and Dr. Dre star in this year's list of the most powerful celebrities.

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'Miami Vice': Where are they now?

Fire up that Ferrari Testarossa and break out the pastel-colored clothing: Don Johnson, the star of the quintessential '80s cop show "Miami Vice" turns 65 on Dec. 15. Join us for a look at where he and the rest of the show's stars are now.

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25 ways to save an extra $1,000

Learn some simple ways to save an extra $1,000 in the coming year.

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Cosby sex scandal: What to know

Supermodel Beverly Johnson is the latest woman to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of drugging her.

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Wild weather batters U.S. coasts

Torrential rain and blizzard-like conditions have battered both coasts of the U.S. in recent days.

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Deadly school shootings in U.S. history

Friday's shooting at an Oregon high school injured at least three students. Look back at major school shootings in U.S. history.

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Sandy Hook: A look back

Sunday marks the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Look back at images from the tragedy.

Reflections on Newtown via Twitter

As the nation struggled to make sense of the mass shooting that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012, many took to Twitter to share condolences, prayers and opinions. Take a look back at the tweets shared that day.

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Taylor Swift through the years

With Taylor Swift celebrating her 25th birthday on Saturday, join us for a look at the singer's career so far.

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30 celebrity 'selfies'

Twitter has declared 2014 the year of the selfie. Check out these celebrity selfie photos posted on Twitter or Instagram.

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Newtown shooting victims remembered

Sunday marks the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting, which claimed the lives of 28 people. Take a look at images of the students, teachers and principals killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.

Most popular baby names of 2014

Babycenter.com has released the most popular girls and boys names in 2014. Click through to see the top 10 for girls and boys.

Most charitable U.S. cities

In this season of giving, find out which U.S. cities give the most to charity.

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Where are 'Blossom' stars today?

With Mayim Bialik celebrating her 39th birthday on Friday, what better time to check in to see what the stars of the hit 1990s sitcom "Blossom" up to today?

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See images of 'Titanic of the Golden Gate'

There was a thick morning fog the morning of February 22, 1901, when the SS City of Rio de Janeiro struck jagged rocks at Fort Point near where the Golden Gate Bridge now stands.

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Jesus, Mary sighted ... everywhere

From a T-shirt to a cheese doodle -- some people say they've seen the likeness of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary and other religious figures in a whole host of places.

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Oxford's 2014 words of the year

Check out this year's word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries, as well as other contenders and past winners.

Where the holidays cost the most

The holidays don't come cheap anymore, especially in these cities and towns.

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Greatest TV characters you never saw

Some of the greatest TV characters in the history of television never appeared on the screen. Take a look at the some of the greatest TV characters you never saw.

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Best companies to work for in 2015

Tired of your job? Using feedback from employees, Glassdoor lists the best companies to work for in 2015.

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20 years of Time's Person of the Year

The Ebola fighters are Time magazine's Person of the Year. Look back at 20 years of honorees.

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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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10 ways to burn fat faster

Need to work off those holiday goodies? Try these 10 tips to burn fat faster and melt away the pounds.

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Where are 'Partridge Family' stars today?

With Susan Dey marking her 62nd birthday on Wednesday, what better time to c'mon, get happy and check in with "The Partridge Family" stars today?

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Will & Kate visit the U.S.

Prince William and Kate are in the middle of a whirlwind tour of New York City. Find out what they've been up to so far.

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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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Forever young: Senior celebs still working

Celebrity may seem like a young person's game, but there are many celebrity senior citizens still out there working who would beg to differ.

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Top 10 'superfoods' for women

Ladies, add these 10 "superfoods" to your diet to stay lean, healthy and strong.

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States with the cheapest gas

Gas prices are at their lowest level in four years and still dropping. Find out where you can fill up on the cheap.

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Remembering John Lennon

With Monday marking the 34th anniversary of the shooting death of John Lennon, take a look back at Lennon's life and career, from The Beatles and beyond.

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10 deadliest U.S. hurricanes

As Tropical Storm Hagupit batters the Philippines, take a look back at the 10 deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history.

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Surprising celebrity birthplaces

Think you know where your favorite celebrity was born? You may want to think again. Check out these celebrity birthplaces that may surprise you.

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Holiday shipping deadlines

How long do you have to get grandma's presents to her by Christmas?

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Most Instagrammed places in 2014

From Yankee Stadium to Disneyland, check out the most Instagrammed places in 2014.

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Nominees for 2014 Grammy Awards

The Recording Academy kicked off the 57th Annual Grammy Awards nominations on Dec. 5 with four categories announced live on "CBS This Morning" and a series of nominations announced via Twitter, with "Album Of The Year" nominees revealed on "A Very Grammy Christmas."




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States with the lowest jobless rates

The U.S. added 321,000 jobs in November, while the jobless rate held steady at 5.8 percent. Check out which states have the lowest unemployment rates.

Nelson Mandela through the years

Today is the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death. Look back at the life of the global icon.

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Hottest housing markets for 2015

Realtor.com has crunched the numbers to find out where the hottest housing markets will be next year.

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Can you guess the celebrity eyes?

As the saying goes, the eyes are "the window to the soul." See if you can match these eyes to the souls of some of our favorite celebrities.

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Reality stars who have passed away

Three reality TV show stars have died in recent weeks. Take a look at others who have passed away.

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Protests erupt over Eric Garner case

Protesters clashed with police in cities across the country following a grand jury's decision not to indict an officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

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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, starting with 50-year-old birthday girl Marisa Tomei.

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All things bacon

A bacon-scented pillowcase? It's the latest quirky product to capitalize on America's love of all things bacon.

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Look back: Costa Concordia disaster

The Costa Concordia crashed near the Italian island of Giglio on Jan. 13, 2012. Look back on the disaster that killed 32 people.

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10 wacky U.S. restaurants

Considering Olive Garden for the third time this week? Stop right now and consider these creative alternatives.

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12 biggest auto recalls

Honda is expanding its recall of vehicles with Takata airbags to all 50 states. Take a look at the biggest auto recalls in history.

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Ozzy Osbourne through the years

With Ozzy Osbourne turning 66 on Wednesday, let's take a look back at the rocker's career, from Black Sabbath to today.

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9 foods that lower stress levels

Is the holiday rush getting to you? Reach for these foods the next time you're stressed out.

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World's best airlines

AirlineRatings.com has released its 2015 list of the world's best airlines. Find out if any American carriers made the cut.

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10 destinations on the rise

Visit these 10 destinations on the rise before everyone else does.

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Faces of Obama's cabinet

Ashton Carter, the Pentagon's former second-in-command, appears poised to become the next Defense Secretary. Take a look at other faces in Obama's Cabinet.

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Climate change: By the numbers

2014 is shaping up to be the warmest year on record, scientists say. Here's a look at climate change by the numbers.

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Britney Spears through the years

Despite some hiccups along the way, Britney Spears has been a force on the pop scene for more than two decades. With the pop star turning 33 on Tuesday, let's take a look at her career so far.

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2014 dangerous toys list: 'Trouble In Toyland'

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund released “Trouble in Toyland,” its 29th annual survey of potentially dangerous toys on Dec. 1.  Click on to see which toys present choking hazards or contain toxins.

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Cyber Monday's biggest deals

Find some of the biggest and best deals available on Cyber Monday.

Cost of the 12 days of Christmas

How much would it cost to give someone "The Twelve Days Of Christmas?"

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Celebrities with December birthdays

If you're celebrating your birthday in December, click on to see which celebrities share your big day.

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NFL players in trouble with the law

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, and will be immediately reinstated. Take a look at a list of some of the more prominent NFL athletes who have had legal run-ins.

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Lines, brawls mark Black Friday 2014

Black Friday is here. And so are the long lines and brawls that go with it.

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Celebrities' jobs before they were famous

Even the biggest celebrity had to start somewhere. With that in mind, check out what these stars did for a living before they became famous.

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Top-selling holiday gifts: A timeline

As we enter another holiday shopping season, look back at the popular holiday gifts that have sent consumers a-tramplin.

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20 easy ways to burn 100 calories

Need to work off that Thanksgiving dinner? Check out Self magazine's list of easy ways to burn 100 calories.

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The most annoying songs of all-time

Check out our list of the songs that you just can't forget ... no matter how much you try.

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States most likely to have a miserable Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for friends, family and...fighting. Find out where it's likely to be the worst this Turkey Day.

Tips for braving stormy holiday travel

A storm is set to dump rain and snow across most of the eastern U.S. -- just in time to wreak havoc on Thanksgiving travel. Follow these tips from CNN for (hopefully) calm travels this holiday.

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Holiday foods to keep away from pets

The holidays are all about food, but there are some goodies you need to keep away from pets.

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

With former iconic singer Tina Turner celebrating 75 years on Wednesday, see how she and other rockers from the 1960s and 1970s have aged over the years.

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Ferguson reacts to grand jury decision

The announcement of a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown was met with chaos Monday night.

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Nation reacts to Ferguson decision

A grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown set off demonstrations across the United States Monday night.

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