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10-year-old brings color to inmates' graves10-year-old brings color to inmates' gravesIn her spare time, Jeweleen Reiter likes to go to cemeteries and decorate graves of inmates.
- Nation Now
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Dad gets new heart, survives for son's 1st ChristmasDad gets new heart, survives for son's 1st ChristmasA tough cold led to a nearly deadly illness for Georgia father-to-be.
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5 things you didn't know you could do with your smartphone5 things you didn't know you could do with your smartphoneThere's more to a smartphone than just text, e-mail, surfing and making calls.
- Talking Tech
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The best (new and free) apps of 2014The best (new and free) apps of 2014Marc Saltzman offers up essential downloads for your favorite smartphone, tablet.
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How to easily return presentsHow to easily return presentsStores are trying to make returns more hassle free, just like online retailers.
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You can't help but smile when you meet this 'elf'You can't help but smile when you meet this 'elf'Dryden Shirks is only 6 years old, but she is on a mission to help kids with cancer have a merry Christmas. Shirks knows a little something about spending time in a hospital...she battled leukemia for over 2 years.
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- 18 hours, 35 minutes ago
Google stealthily slips 'The Interview' onto its homepageGoogle stealthily slips 'The Interview' onto its homepageSeth Rogen gets a shout-out on today's festive Google homepage.
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Goats to help recycle Christmas treesGoats to help recycle Christmas treesNatural option takes care of tossed trees that can become fire hazard, organizer says.
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Report: Lynch fined by NFL for touchdown crotch grabReport: Lynch fined by NFL for touchdown crotch grabSeattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been fined $11,050 by the NFL.
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Christmas tree 'busts' through family's roofChristmas tree 'busts' through family's roofIt may not look like much from the inside, but take a step back
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Pope prays for hope and peace in Christmas addressPope prays for hope and peace in Christmas addressThe pope was speaking from the balcony of St Peter's Basilica.
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Graphic: Cost of the 12 days of ChristmasGraphic: Cost of the 12 days of ChristmasThe cost of the 12 gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" has risen 1% this year, according to the PNC Christmas Price index.
- Nation Now
- 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Family fights Fort Worth hospital over newborn surgeryFamily fights Fort Worth hospital over newborn surgeryThe Wiggins family was praying on Christmas Eve for the survival of their premature baby, three-week-old Jeremiah.
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Did archaeologists find site where Jesus preached?Did archaeologists find site where Jesus preached?"We believe, we suggest, that this was a special community, not large, that put itself at the edge of the main Jewish village," said Gorni.
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2014 protests: From Ferguson to Hong Kong, impact unclear2014 protests: From Ferguson to Hong Kong, impact unclearMany people flocked to the streets, but few are likely to make a difference.
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Celebrate Christmas year-round in these townsCelebrate Christmas year-round in these townsA handful of places around the country provide an anytime option perfect for feeling festive and full of holiday cheer.
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Sony streaming 'The Interview' online for $5.99Sony streaming 'The Interview' online for $5.99YouTube Movies will be one of several online services to start streaming Sony's 'The Interview' starting Christmas Eve.
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Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl winJackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl winTwo touchdown passes in a span of 19 seconds were all Driphus Jackson needed to give Rice the spark it needed in the Hawaii Bowl.
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Long-used medications may have anti-aging benefitsLong-used medications may have anti-aging benefitsNew studies suggest medications, including ibuprofen, might help extend life.
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More than 15k enjoy Big Christmas Feast at GRBMore than 15k enjoy Big Christmas Feast at GRBThe 36th Annual Christmas Eve Big Feast took place in downtown Houston Wednesday at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
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Josh Smith plans to sign with RocketsJosh Smith plans to sign with RocketsJosh Smith intends to sign with the Houston Rockets once he clears waivers this afternoon, two people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the agreement could not yet be finalized.
- Houston Rockets
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Bags of cards fulfill boy's Christmas wishBags of cards fulfill boy's Christmas wishThe boy's simple wish turned into a show of Christmas giving from around the world
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McHale agrees to 3-year extension with RocketsMcHale agrees to 3-year extension with RocketsHouston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale has agreed to a three-year extension with the team, according to multiple reports.
- Houston Rockets
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'Robin Hood' spreads some holiday cheer'Robin Hood' spreads some holiday cheerSteve Gilson calls his it 'The Robin Hood Project'
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Teen fatally shot in Houston apartment courtyardTeen fatally shot in Houston apartment courtyardThe shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at a complex along Broadway at Morley.
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Lab error at CDC may have caused Ebola exposureLab error at CDC may have caused Ebola exposureLab employees at CDC in Atlanta may have been exposed to the Ebola virus
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Photos: The Royal Family attends church on Christmas DayPhotos: The Royal Family attends church on Christmas DayKING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Christmas Day Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2014 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Bags of cards fulfill boy's Christmas wishBags of cards fulfill boy's Christmas wishDuring the holidays, sometimes it's the simple things that make us smile again despite all our hardships.
- Dallas County
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Photos: Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl winPhotos: Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl winDec 24, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; A Rice cheerleader is seen during the Hawaii Bowl against Fresno State at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marco Garcia-USA TODAY Sports
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Moviegoers celebrate the release of 'The Interview.' Sony originally pulled the movie after hackers threatened violence against theaters showing the film on Christmas Day.
A second night of protests took place in Berkeley, Missouri, after a police officer shot and killed an armed teen.
A statement from the Centers for Disease Control says a worker may have been exposed to Ebola.
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Lucy the Beagle gets into a 325 degree oven to retrieve some chicken nuggets. For more fun videos go to JukinVideo.com.
Move over, Mozart! Asian small-clawed otter paws fly across the keyboard as part of their Zoo Enrichment.
USA TODAY'S Carly Mallenbaum interviews USA TODAY science contributor Traci Watson about the highs and lows in science over the past year.
USA TODAY's Gregg Zoroya spends time with U.S. soldiers in Liberia who are working to make a difference in a battle of a different kind as they work to fight Ebola.
Josh Brolin, one of the stars of the new movie 'Inherent Vice' sat down with USA TODAY to talk about some of his vices. Video shot by Todd Plitt.
Dryden Shirks is only 6 years old, but she is on a mission to help kids with cancer have a merry Christmas. Shirks knows a little something about spending time in a hospital...she battled leukemia for over 2 years.