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Notable deaths of 2015

Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians, artists and actors we've lost in 2015.

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7 tips for healthy Fourth of July weekend

Keep you and your friends and family healthy and safe over the Fourth of July weekend with these tips.

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United States of celebrities

Each and every state can lay claim to its own famous native sons and daughters, some more than others (we're looking at you California). Here's one famous face born in each U.S. state.

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Who's running and who could run in 2016?

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced his campaign for president Thursday, becoming the fifth Democrat to join the primary contest. Find out who else is running and who some of the other possible candidates are.

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Crisis in Greece: What to know

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging a "no" vote in a July 5 referendum on whether to accept a bailout offer from Europe and the International Monetary Fund. Take a look at the latest developments in the Greece financial crisis and how it's affecting the United States.

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History's 10 worst oil disasters

BP has reached a historic agreement with five Gulf States to settle the claims made against the company from a massive oil spill in 2010. Take a look back at history's worst oil disasters.

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Female stars who chopped off their hair

Whether they chopped off their locks for a role or just for a fresh look, short hair is in for many of Hollywood's most famous women.

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Most popular Fourth of July fireworks shows

The Fourth of July is nearly here, which means it's time to take a look at the biggest and best fireworks celebrations across the U.S.

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Looking back: U.S.-Cuba relations

The United States and Cuba are officially restoring diplomatic relations and opening embassies in each other's countries. Get up to speed on the last five decades of American foreign policy toward Cuba.

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America's 20 'highest' states

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Oregon. Find out which state has the highest rate of illicit drug use in the country.

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Celebrity breakups of 2015

Breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Take a look at the notable celebrity splits of 2015.

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Celebrities with July birthdays

If you've got a birthday coming up in July and wonder which famous stars might be celebrating along with you, wonder no more.

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So those celebs are Canadian, eh?

Happy Canada Day! There's much more to Canada than hockey, as these celebrities remind us of all our neighbors to the north have to offer.

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Oh, Canada! 40 gorgeous Canadian actresses

With Canada Day on July 1, turn your attention to the 40 hottest actresses from our neighbor to the north.

Summer's most disgusting health concerns

Hurray, summer is finally here. However, you need to watch out for these all-too-common health hazards that accompany the nice weather.

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Highest-paid celebrities of 2015

Forbes has released its 2015 list of the world's highest-paid celebrities. Click on to see which 25 stars made the most over the past year.

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America's favorite fast food chain is...

While satisfaction with the restaurant industry has waned, a survey found Americans still eat out an average of four times a week. See which company topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for 2015.

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Apple products that changed the game

Apple Music, the company's new streaming music service, launches around the world June 30, 2015. Take a look back at some of the products that have defined Apple and changed the way we live.

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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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Best summer vacations of 2015

Summer's already officially more than a week old, so maybe it's time to start considering that summer vacation. Take a look at a list of 2015's best summer vacation destinations.

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'Sexy' gorilla tickles Japan's fancy

Shabani is an 18-year-old male gorilla at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden in Japan. The "handsome" gorilla is super popular with young ladies and families. Shabani became internet-famous after netizens started tweeting and FBing about his handsome photo used for the zoo's spring festival posters in April.

Timeline of NY prison escape saga

A three-week search involving hundreds of officers scouring the northeast, the saga came to an end on Sunday with David Sweat's capture, two days after Richard Matt was shot dead.

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Scenes from Central Washington wildfire

Hundreds of Central Washington residents were forced to evacuate ahead of a wildfire near Wenatchee, Washington. Here are some images taken from a video from the fire.

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Gay pride stretches across U.S., around the globe

Revelers from across the country and around the world gathered last weekend to celebrate Gay Pride with marches and parades. The 2015 Gay Pride events comes after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision Friday to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

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10 vices that are good for you

Many of life's greatest indulgences bring big health benefits. Health.com rates the 10 vices that are actually good for you.

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'Seinfeld' stars then and now

If you're done binge watching "Seinfeld" on Hulu -- or if you're even just taking a break -- take a look at some of the stars of the classic '90s sitcom then and now.

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Mixed reactions to historic same-sex ruling

Gay marriage supporters were jubilant while some conservative leaders and religious groups were upset over Friday's historic Supreme Court ruling. Here's a look how some people reacted to the decision.

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Celebrities and their pets

With Friday marking Take Your Dog to Work Day, click on to meet the furry friends that these celebrities call their pets.

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Most gay-friendly U.S. cities

June is Gay Pride Month. Find out which communities made The Advocate's 2015 list of the most gay-friendly U.S. cities.

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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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Where are 'Saved by the Bell' stars today?

With Dustin "Screech" Diamond receiving a 120-day jail sentence on Thursday, check in with him and his "Saved by the Bell" co-stars to see what else they've been up to.

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Affordable Care Act: What you need to know

In a major win for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court held in a 6-3 decision that the Affordable Care Act authorized federal tax credits for eligible Americans living not only in states with their own exchanges but also in the 34 states with federal exchanges. Take a look at what you need to know about the Affordable Care Act.

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20 cars that get the most tickets

Are you driving a ticket magnet? Click on to see if your current ride ranks about the 20 most ticketed cars on the road.

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Double threats: Musicians who act

For some singing stars, dominating the music world just wasn't enough. From Frank Sinatra to Rihanna, take a look at musicians who have tried their hands -- with varying success -- at acting.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown timeline of events

Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition has worsened and her life "is in God's hands now," her family said Wednesday. Here is a timeline of her life including recent events.

Top 20 amusement parks in North America

Before you head out on your summer vacation adventures, check out which North American amusement parks are the most popular with visitors.

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Celebrities' fears, phobias revealed

Everybody's got something they're afraid of, including your favorite celebrities. Join us for a look at 30 stars and their particular fears and phobias.

7 states with Confederate symbols on their flags

The Charleston, South Carolina, church killings has revived the question of the appropriateness of featuring Confederate iconography on the flags of seven Southern states.

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NFL Deflategate: Tom Brady timeline

With Roger Goodell hearing Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension over Deflategate Tuesday morning, check out the timeline of events in the case so far.

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Animals most likely to kill you this summer

While you're much more likely to die in a car accident or by heart disease than in an animal attack, here are the animals most likely to kill you this summer.

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Stars who walked away from Hollywood

More than a few stars have found success in Hollywood only to walk away at the peak of their fame. Click on for a look at some of them.

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Images from shooting suspect's website

A website featuring a racist manifesto and 60 photos has become part of the investigation into Dylann Roof, who has been charged in the shooting deaths of nine people at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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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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1980s music stars then and now

With Cyndi Lauper celebrating her 62nd birthday on June 22, join us for a look at her and other 1980s music stars then and now.

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Celebrities who have battled cancer

Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell announced in June 2015 that his cancer has returned, forcing him to leave the band's current U.S. tour. Click on to see him and other celebrities who have battled cancer.

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Famous feuds between politicians, musicians

The feud this week between real estate mogul Donald Trump and singer Neil Young is not the first time musicians and presidential candidates have had creative differences. Click through for more kerfuffles between politicians and musicians.

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Nation gets look at church shooting victims

Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten provided details and names of those who were killed at a Charleston church Wednesday night. The victims include:

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9 killed in South Carolina shooting

A white man walked into a historic African-American church in Charleston and opened fire during a Bible study class, killing nine people on June 17.

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10 most fattening foods of summer

Summertime living may be easy, but if you aren't careful, you can really pack on the pounds.

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Celebrity dads who raised famous kids

Hollywood is full of famous dads who've seen their offspring go on to find fame in their own right.

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Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Pope Francis continues to ride a wave of popularity that has earned him accolades and criticisms alike. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

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Brian Williams controversy timeline

Lester Holt will permanently replace Brian Williams as anchor on "NBC Nightly News" after Williams was suspended following revelations that he exaggerated tales from an Iraq War mission in 2003. Here is a look back at what transpired.

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Rock stars in their 60s and beyond

Beatles great Paul McCartney, celebrating 73 years on Thursday, 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.

Reenactors commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle Of Waterloo

Around 5000 historical re-enactors from around the world will take part in three days of events from June 18, 2015 to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in Waterloo, Belgium. The 1815 battle saw the overthrow of Napoleon Bonaparte and the restoration of Louis XVIII to the French throne.

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Fashion at the Royal Ascot 2015

Fashion photos from the Royal Ascot 2015. The horse race has been taking place since 1711.

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Red crabs wash up on San Diego beaches

Thousands of bright red crabs have taken over San Diego's coastline from Ocean Beach to La Jolla. Take a look at images of the striking sight.

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2015 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavs in photos

Now that the Golden State Warriors have beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to claim their first NBA title since 1975, look back at some of the best photos from all the NBA Finals action.

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Top 30 summer songs

With the summer solstice arriving Sunday, it's time to start thinking about what really makes summer complete: the tunes. Check out Billboard's list of the top 30 charting songs with summer-specific themes.

11 one-minute solutions to improve your health

Improve your overall well-being in a short amount of time. Here are 11 ways to boost your health in just one minute.

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Store closings in 2015

The Gap said it would close 175 stores in North America and will lay off 250 employees in 2015. Find out which other retailers are shuttering stores in 2015.

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Rachel Dolezal's racial identity scrutinized

The racial identity of one of the most prominent faces in Spokane, Washington's black community is under question after her parents produced a birth certificate that showed she is white. Gallery courtesy KXLY.com.

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Where are 'Roseanne' stars today?

Two decades ago, audiences got to know Laurie Metcalf as "Roseanne's" Jackie Harris, a role that won her three Emmys. In honor of her 60th birthday Tuesday, click on to see what she and the rest of her co-stars are up to today.

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Biggest opening weekends for movies

After rampaging its way to a $208.8 million opening weekend in North America, "Jurassic World" can now lay claim to the title of all-time domestic box office opening champ

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Best and worst cities for men

With this week marking National Men's Health Week, take a look Men's Health's 2015 list of the best and worst cities for men.

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Female celebs with big feet

Check out some female celebrities who have some big shoes to fill -- literally. These famous women all have shoe sizes ranging from 10 on up.

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Signs with cringeworthy spelling errors

Check out these signs whose makers were in sore need of a proofreader.

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NFL players in trouble with the law

Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was charged Friday in connection with a hit-and-run after his car was found abandoned with front-end damage. Here are some other NFL players who have had trouble with the law.

Net neutrality begins: What to know

A federal judge recently rejected cable and phone companies' attempts to stop net neutrality in its tracks. That means the FCC's plan for new Internet rules go into effect as planned. Here's what that means for you:

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1990s music stars: Where are they now?

With Friday marking the 25th anniversary of Mariah Carey's self-titled debut and Saturday representing 20 years since Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill," check up on them and some of your other favorite 1990s music stars.

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Top 12 'dirty' fruits and vegetables

Can't get enough of fresh fruits and veggies? Before you take your next bite, be sure to check out the Environmental Working Group's annual "Dirty Dozen" list, which ranks produce most likely to be contaminated with pesticides.

Controversial police encounters

In June 2015, video shows an Orlando police officer repeatedly winding up and kicking Noel Carter, who was sitting on the curb. Click on for more controversial police encounters.

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World's highest-paid athletes

It's no secret that professional athletes make a lot of money, but some make more than others. Check out how much some of the top-paid athletes made last year, as compiled by Forbes.

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Outrageous fast food items

Pizza Hut has announced a bizarre concoction of a pepperoni pizza ringed with an endless succession of pigs in blankets. Here's a look at other outrageous fast food items through the years.

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Where are 'Dawson's Creek' stars today?

With Joshua Jackson celebrating his 37th birthday on Thursday, join us for a look at what he and his fellow "Dawson's Creek" castmembers have been up to since the show went off the air.

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10 health benefits of napping

Taking naps, even if they are only 15-30 minutes in duration, can have some surprising health benefits. See what you're missing if you go napless.

Notorious escapes from U.S. prisons, jails

As federal, state and local authorities continue to search for two convicted murderers who escaped from a New York prison, take a look back at some of the most notorious U.S. prison and jail breaks.

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America's 25 most popular national parks

With June marking Great Outdoors Month, it's time to get out and enjoy a bit of America's wide open spaces, starting with the 25 most visited national parks.

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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 Elizabeth Hurley.

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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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Texas officer on leave after video raises questions

A police officer in McKinney, Texas, is on administrative leave after a YouTube video showed a chaotic confrontation between teenagers and law enforcement at a community pool.

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World's top 10 hotel spas

In addition to a great restaurant and a classic bar, one of the most effective weapons a hotel can have in its arsenal is a killer spa. These 10 hotel spas around the world deliver all that.

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Biggest mass layoffs of all time

British bank HSBC will shed 50,000 jobs in the coming years as it slashes costs and sells parts of the bank to focus on Asia. Check out some of the biggest mass layoffs of all time.

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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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Where are 'Family Ties' stars now?

With "Family Ties" star Michael J. Fox celebrating his 54th birthday on Tuesday, take a look at where he and the rest of the Keaton family are today.

The most influential candy bars of all time

With June marking National Candy Month, it's time to feed both your sweet tooth and your brain with a look at the most influential candy bars of all time.

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Famous manhunts in U.S. history

Convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York over the weekend. Here is a list of other high-profile manhunts in U.S. history.

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Walter Scott shooting: A timeline

A grand jury has indicted former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager on a murder charge. Slager is accused of shooting and killing motorist Walter Scott.

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Flash and sizzle at the 2015 Tony Awards

It was a night of glitz and glamor as Broadway toasted its best at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall Sunday in New York City.

NY governor tours prisoners' escape route

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo toured the Clinton Correctional Facility, where two inmates escaped through holes in the back of their cells.

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What to know: Pistorius verdict

A parole board is set to recommend that disgraced athlete Oscar Pistorius, convicted in the killing of his girlfriend, be released from prison in August. Learn more about the verdict in the Pistorius case.

14 surprising foods you should refrigerate

Here are some food and drink items you might not think to keep refrigerated -- but health experts say you should.

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Celebrity best friends

Everybody needs friends, even celebrities. In honor of National Best Friend Day on Monday, heck some celebrities who just happen to be best friends.

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Best Airbnb homes for architecture fans

How often have you seen an artfully conceived home and wondered what it would be like to live there for a night? Here are seven such dwellings available for rent on Airbnb where you can do just that.

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What to know about Malala Yousafzai

A Pakistani court has overturned the life sentences of eight people convicted for their roles in the 2012 attack on Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai, police said Friday. Learn more about the life of this Pakistani teenager who has become a champion for girls' rights to education. 

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Rough weather bashes Lusk, Wyo.

Lusk, Wyoming, has been battered by heavy rains and wind, severe thunderstorm and flood warnings. Residents have sent KTWO photos of hail from pea-sized to golf ball-sized. An overpass in Lusk was washed out and cars were strewn like toys by floodwaters.

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'The Goonies': Where are they now?

It's been 30 years since "The Goonies" had audiences dreaming of treasure-filled pirate adventures. But have you ever wondered what the movie's cast is up to today?

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Sweet history of doughnuts

In honor of National Doughnut Day, take a look at the history of this deep-fried treat.

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Best classic toys of all time

Take a look back at some of the best classic toys of all time.

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Top-grossing movies of all time

Take a look at Box Office Mojo's list of the top 20 highest-grossing movies worldwide.

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