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Buzz Aldrin wants to colonize Mars

The second man to walk on the moon is pushing for a Mars settlement by 2040.

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The ‘town drunks’ can’t drink that

The police department in Illinois' second largest city is going to compile a "habitual drunkard" list to help fight public intoxication.

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.

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Tribute to Justin Wilson before Sunday’s finale

Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale.

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Serena insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

Serena Williams says she is treating the upcoming U.S. Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year's final grand slam may have.

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A new milestone for Facebook

For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day.

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The latest news from the ‘Star Wars’ camp

The young stars of the upcoming movie, "The Force Awakens," talk about their experiences filming with JJ Abrams.

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Eying volatile markets, Obama urges Congress to pass budget

President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Congress to avoid contributing to global economic uncertainty and quickly pass a budget before a deadline at the end of September to prevent a government shutdown.

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A decade after Katrina, Bourbon Street is rocking again

When the hurricane made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, it would go on to become the costliest storm in U.S. history.

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Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose accused of rape

Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013.

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‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins dies at 58

Darryl Dawkins, one of the most colorful players in the NBA in recent memory, has passed away at the age of 58.

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Taylor Swift & Lisa Kudrow bring back ‘Smelly Cat’ from ‘Friends’

From Central Perk to the Staples Center, Phoebe Buffay has hit the big time.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 28

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 28.

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in Lifestyle

Once considered rude, some cell phone etiquette is the new norm

Do you text or otherwise engage with a small screen during a social gathering? A U.S. survey suggests you are not alone, even if you are annoyed when other people do exactly the same thing.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 28

A look at Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Emotional Vigil At WDBJ

There was an emotional vigil Thursday outside a Roanoke TV station that had employed two recent murder victims.

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UVA Police Investigate Rape Report

UVA Police say a sexual assault was reported this week near the University Grounds

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Tentative ID Of Human Remains

Albemarle Police await confirmation from the Medical Examiner's Office.

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Ronda Rousey wants you to have a ‘knockout’ breakfast

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The MMA champion has teamed up with fast-food chain Carl's Jr. to pitch their latest breakfast creation.

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Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama in Alaska

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Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska.

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

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Overall scores are higher than expected, though below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

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Marvel announces ‘Guardians of Infinity’ comic

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"The Guardians of the Galaxy" adventures will continue in this new comic book, which ties in with the blockbuster film.

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Goodell, Brady due in court for ‘Deflategate’ case

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are expected in court after failing to settle the "Deflategate" scandal.