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CVS No Longer Selling Cigarettes and Tobacco Starting October 1

A major company is taking a significant stand against smoking and the move is being applauded by the president.

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Many Americans Say Sochi Was Poor Choice for Winter Olympics

In a new poll, almost half of Americans surveyed say the decision to hold the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia was a poor one.

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President Obama Declares 2014 a ‘Year of Action’ in State of the Union Address

Declaring 2014 a "year of action" as he unveiled a series of relatively meager executive actions, President Barack Obama vowed in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" he can in order to push through his agenda.

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Hackers Steal Credit Card Info From 40 Million Target Customers

Approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts used by Target customers may have been impacted by a major data breach, the retailer said Thursday. Customer names along with credit and debit card numbers may have been accessed, as well as the expiration date and three-digit security code on the back of each card, the store said.

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Shooting at Colorado’s Arapahoe High School — Suspected Shooter Reportedly Dead, One Victim in Critical Condition

UPDATED 10:00 p.m. ET: Authorities have identified the shooter as 18-year-old Karl Halverson Pierson.

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Man Drops $1 Bills From Rotunda At Mall Of America On Black Friday Hoping For Good Karma [VIDEO]

Happy Holidays, indeed.  As if Black Friday shopping at the Mall of America isn't hectic enough, add a guy tossing $1 bills from the top of the rotunda to the mix.

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Passenger Train Derails in the Bronx, Killing Several and Injuring Dozens More

A Hudson Line Metro North train that departed from Poughkeepsie, NY derailed in the Bronx at about 7:30 this morning before reaching its destination at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Multiple media sources report that 4 people have died and 63 others suffered injuries. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the press this morning and confirmed the deaths.

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Batkid a True Hero Who Happened to Save San Francisco [VIDEO]

Seven-THOUSAND people came together to make a five-year-old boy's dream come true in this remarkable story.

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3 Students Shot at Pittsburgh High School

Just after the school day ended at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, three gunmen dressed in black shot three students as they were leaving the building. All three victims are alive and in stable condition, receiving treatment at local hospitals.

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LAX Shooting — Gunman Opens Fire at L.A. Airport, Kills One TSA Agent [UPDATED]

UPDATE 2:30 p.m. EST: NBC is reporting that one TSA agent was killed and three others wounded. Airport police shot and may have killed the gunman at the scene. The shooter, whose identity has not been confirmed, was taken into custody after being shot.

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Ordinary Flight Becomes Anything But as Passengers Learn of Fallen Soldier [VIDEO]

This story and video is so touching and I will admit, it did make me tear up.  It really gives you a whole new appreciation for the sacrifices our military service men and women make.

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Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal to End Gov’t Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling

It may have taken more than two weeks, but the government finally looks set to reopen. At least until early 2014, that is.

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