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Dollar General enters dollar store bidding war

The bidding war among dollar stores is heating up.

Pole Dancing: An Olympic sport?

Could pole dancing become an Olympic sport? Dancers and instructors at one California fitness studio don't think the idea is such a stretch.

Protesters, police in riot gear brace for tense night in Ferguson

(CNN) -- An evening of peaceful protests devolved into another tense standoff as a few protesters hurled bottles toward police in Ferguson, Missouri.

Pope says ISIS must be stopped. But how?

Nearly everyone agrees that the militant Muslim group marauding through northern Iraq must be stopped. The question is, how?

Peak rush: Paragliding the Swiss Alps

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House for sale: Not haunted

Every town has one. The house all the local kids avoid, claiming it's haunted. Now some Clarksville, Tennessee Realtors have a plan to use the scary stories around their new property to turn them into a sale.

Singing across the states

A New York native is getting a lot of attention by attempting to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" in all 50 states.

Hillary makes big political move, heads to Iowa

  Hillary Clinton will headline Sen.

Richard III's bones reveal king's taste for luxury food and wine

 Tests on the long-lost skeleton of Richard III reveal the medieval monarch had a taste for rich foods such as peacock, heron and swan, and that h

Autopsy results enough to charge officer, Brown family attorney says

An independent autopsy into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, provides "ample" evidence to support the arrest of the police officer who shot him, family attorney Daryl Parks said Monday at a news conference.

World's best cycling cities

If you're taking a strict view on the world's most bike-friendly cities, the eventual list would mainly take in a smallish patch of northwest Europe.

Chaos in Ferguson for eighth night

Chaos unfolded once again in Ferguson, Missouri Sunday ening. Hours before a set curfew was to begin officer in riot gear moved in to clear the streets after police say protesters began lobbing Molotov cocktails.

New HUD secretary to be sworn-in Monday

The new head of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be sworn-in today (Monday).  Vice-President Joe Biden will ceremonially swear-in Julián Castro in Washington. Castro officially took the reigns in July.

New HUD secretary to be sworn-in Monday

The new head of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be sworn-in today (Monday).  Vice-President Joe Biden will ceremonially swear-in Julián Castro in Washington. Castro officially took the reigns in July.