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Talkin’ Appalachian

Scholars around Appalachia are seeking to change outdated ideas about speech and identity in the mountainous region.

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McDonald’s: The ‘Minions’ aren’t dropping F-bombs

The burger chain denies that Happy Meals are being served with a side of swear words.

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

Survey: Many consumers worry about safety of financial info

While the safety of their private financial information is a big deal for a lot of people, when it comes to protecting it, many are actually pretty lax.

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We can’t put our phones down

More than half of smartphone owners check their devices a few times an hour or more, and most Americans have their smartphones with them all day and many all night.

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Police, lawmakers decry cellphone case shaped like handgun

Officials say a cellphone case that's shaped like a handgun could be mistaken for the real thing.

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Forget craft beer, drink some craft sake

A new trend is brewing, and it isn't beer.

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Fitness apps show workout habits, most active states

Millions of Americans are recording their workout routines and activities on apps that are giving fitness experts new insights into the habits of a logged-in population.

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Amazon’s massive ‘Prime Day’ promises more deals than Black Friday

The online retail giant plans to celebrate two decades of deals and two-day shipping with "more deals than Black Friday."

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Car dashboards that act like smart phones raise safety issues

When it comes to dashboard displays that are more like smart phones, two things are clear: Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them.

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Activated charcoal is the latest health trend but does it work?

More companies are using activated charcoal as an ingredient in health and beauty products in the belief that it removes toxins from the body.

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‘Minecraft’ celebrities draw record crowd to gaming

Some of today's biggest celebrities aren't rock stars or sports heroes - they're gamers.

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Montana polygamist vows to fight for marriage license

A Montana polygamist featured on the show "Sister Wives" says he will sue if denied the right to legally wed his second wife.

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Ice cream around the world

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

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5 ways to save money on your summer road trip

While a domestic road trip might appear like an affordable alternative to traveling abroad, costs can easily spiral out of control.

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At 115, NYC woman is world’s oldest

The world's oldest known woman is a retired child care worker living in Brooklyn.

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Selfie sticks aren’t welcome at the ‘happiest place on earth’

Planning a vacation to a Disney theme park? Leave your selfie stick at home.

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U.S. Olympic Committee ends effort to bring 2024 Games to Boston

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Boston backed out of its effort to host the 2024 Olympics, hours after the mayor said he would not "commit" to a deal if it meant taxpayers would foot the bill for hosting such a large-scale event.

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WATCH: Lady Gaga joins U2 onstage for ‘Ordinary Love’

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The "Poker Face" hitmaker joined the band onstage in a very Gaga-like outfit, to play piano and provide vocals.

in Weird

Creepy clown spotted in Chicago cemetery in dead of night

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Police say they don't know who this person dressed up like a clown is - or why they'd scale a cemetery fence and trespass in the dark of night - but it was all caught on tape.

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Race to succeed Blatter is ‘poker’ game: FIFA executive member

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A number of candidates are expected to vie for the chance to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.