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Life

Groom surprises bride-to-be with flash mob wedding

Groom surprises bride-to-be with flash mob weddingIt's a viral video with a whole lot of heart: a YouTube clip of a recent wedding that left the bride completely stunned
  • Life
  • 22 minutes ago
Nation Now

10-year-old brings color to inmates' graves

10-year-old brings color to inmates' gravesIn her spare time, Jeweleen Reiter likes to go to cemeteries and decorate graves of inmates.
  • Nation Now
  • 6 hours, 45 minutes ago
Nation

Dad gets new heart, survives for son's 1st Christmas

Dad gets new heart, survives for son's 1st ChristmasA tough cold led to a nearly deadly illness for Georgia father-to-be.
  • Nation
  • 4 hours, 23 minutes ago
Talking Tech

5 things you didn't know you could do with your smartphone

5 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
  • 14 hours, 40 minutes ago
Saltzman

The best (new and free) apps of 2014

The best (new and free) apps of 2014Marc Saltzman offers up essential downloads for your favorite smartphone, tablet.
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  • 20 hours, 46 minutes ago
Movies

2014 was a wild and wacky year in movies

2014 was a wild and wacky year in moviesUSA TODAY's movie staff recalls 2014's triumphs and troubles.
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  • 6 hours, 12 minutes ago
Gaming

PlayStation Network, Xbox Live offline due to attacks

PlayStation Network, Xbox Live offline due to attacksPlayStation Network, Xbox Live offline due to attacks
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  • 6 hours, 25 minutes ago
Business

How to easily return presents

How to easily return presentsStores are trying to make returns more hassle free, just like online retailers.
  • Business
  • 13 hours ago
Nation Now

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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  • 21 hours, 57 minutes ago
Movies

Google stealthily slips 'The Interview' onto its homepage

Google stealthily slips 'The Interview' onto its homepageSeth Rogen gets a shout-out on today's festive Google homepage.
  • Movies
  • 8 hours, 29 minutes ago
Nation

Holiday gift gave flight to 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Holiday gift gave flight to 'To Kill a Mockingbird'If it hadn't been for a New York City couple, the world might never have seen "To Kill a Mockingbird."
  • Nation
  • 13 hours, 37 minutes ago
Local

11 year old socks out Christmas to spread holiday cheer

11 year old socks out Christmas to spread holiday cheerEven a complete stranger can bring happiness to those who need it most
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Nation

Goats to help recycle Christmas trees

Goats to help recycle Christmas treesNatural option takes care of tossed trees that can become fire hazard, organizer says.
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  • 6 hours ago
NFL

Report: Lynch fined by NFL for touchdown crotch grab

Report: Lynch fined by NFL for touchdown crotch grabSeattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been fined $11,050 by the NFL.
  • NFL
  • 6 hours, 9 minutes ago
Crime

Homeowner shoots, kills suspect during home invasion in SW Houston

Homeowner shoots, kills suspect during home invasion in SW HoustonOne man is dead after a suspect was shot and killed during an attempted home invasion late Wednesday in southwest Houston, police said.
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  • 11 hours, 48 minutes ago
Local

Santa greets children with gifts outside Harris Co. Jail

Santa greets children with gifts outside Harris Co. JailOutside were gifts stacked ready to greet children whose parents won't be home for Christmas
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  • 22 hours, 8 minutes ago
Features

Christmas tree 'busts' through family's roof

Christmas tree 'busts' through family's roofIt may not look like much from the inside, but take a step back
  • Features
  • 22 hours, 38 minutes ago
World

Pope prays for hope and peace in Christmas address

Pope prays for hope and peace in Christmas addressThe pope was speaking from the balcony of St Peter's Basilica.
  • World
  • 12 hours, 37 minutes ago
Nation Now

Graphic: Cost of the 12 days of Christmas

Graphic: 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
Texas

Family fights Fort Worth hospital over newborn surgery

Family 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.
  • Texas
  • 11 hours, 30 minutes ago
News

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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  • 9 hours, 41 minutes ago
Nation

2014 protests: From Ferguson to Hong Kong, impact unclear

2014 protests: From Ferguson to Hong Kong, impact unclearMany people flocked to the streets, but few are likely to make a difference.
  • Nation
  • 9 hours, 18 minutes ago
Destinations

Celebrate Christmas year-round in these towns

Celebrate 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.
  • Destinations
  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Entertainment

Sony streaming 'The Interview' online for $5.99

Sony 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.
  • Entertainment
  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
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