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Giving up your U.S. passport? It's going to cost you

Thinking about bidding Uncle Sam goodbye? Not so fast. Renouncing U.S. citizenship isn't cheap, and can result in enormous tax bills for decades to come.

28 Internet acronyms every parent should know

If you think you are tech savvy all because you know what "LOL" means, let me test your coolness. Any idea what "IWSN" stands for in Internet slang? It's a declarative statement: I want sex now.

Santa delivers a miracle

Year after year, one by one, children climb into Santa's lap and ask for gifts and sometimes miracles. The scene was no different Sunday afternoon at the Bass Pro Shop in St. Charles, Missouri.

Burned alive: Clues in Jessica Chambers case caught on camera?

Surveillance video from a gas station in Courtland, Mississippi may hold clues to the gruesome murder of a teen burned alive. The video shows Jessica Chambers being called away by someone out of the camera's view.

Ebola fighters are Time's 'Person of the Year'

Foday Gallah saw the sick child was distressed and felt he had to do something. So he picked the kid up to comfort him.

You won't want to leave the airport when these amenities hit the terminals

Having some time to kill at the airport may soon be something to look forward to. Airports are upping the ante when it comes to their retail offerings in an attempt to get travelers to spend more.

Is the doughnut fad over? Krispy Kreme sinks again

Have Americans fallen out of love with doughnuts? Probably not. But they don't appear to be nearly as popular as they once were on Main Street ... and Wall Street.

A very French look at 'The Little Prince'

 The just-released trailer for 2015's "The Little Prince" is rather magnifique.

A very French look at 'The Little Prince'

 The just-released trailer for 2015's "The Little Prince" is rather magnifique.

'Tis the season: Police hand out presents, not tickets

(CNN) -- What if police gave out presents instead of traffic tickets. That would be a nice trick, or maybe an alternate reality. Actually, it was a stunt for UPtv.

'Hot sauce' beer goes on sale

An Oregon brewery is going 'rogue' by going hot and cold on its latest beer.

Congress squabbles over policy but reaches spending deal

Top lawmakers agreed to $1.1 trillion government funding bill late Tuesday, just two days before federal agencies are due to run out of money.

Baby on board! Southwest flight diverted for birth

(CNN) -- Baby's first flight took on a whole new meaning when a woman gave birth aboard a Southwest Airlines flight in midair Tuesday morning.

Ferguson case: New mountain of grand jury documents released

Weeks after a grand jury chose not to indict the officer who shot Michael Brown, officials have released a new mound of documents from the weeks of proceedings.

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO steps down

 Long time CEO of teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is stepping down.