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Groups: League City Ban On Border Kids Violates Civil Rights

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A Texas community’s resolution barring immigrants from being housed in the city is being challenged as violating the 50-year-old Civil Rights Act.Texas Appleseed, a social justice group, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a civil rights group, called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development Tuesday to investigate, require compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws and to “put a halt to League City’s illegal action targeting vuln... More>>

Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart Stores

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If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Costco, Trader Joe's, and the Walmart Corp. -- which operates Walmart and Sam's Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websit... More>>

Sidekick Dog Rocks Sidecar Like a Superstar

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Nelson the goldendoodle has more Instagram followers than most people, and it's not just because he's adorable. More>>

Dad Admits Son Stopped Him From Killing Alleged Abuser

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The Florida dad who made headlines when he pummeled an 18-year-old man who was allegedly molesting his 11-year-old son now admits he intended to kill the suspect — but his son stopped him. The father, who is not being identified to shield his son, beat the alleged molester, Raymond Frolander to a bloody pulp knocking him out. Then he called the cops and said, "I just walked in and found a grown man molesting (my child), and I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now, officer... More>>

'Extraordinary' Little Boy Finishes Triathlon with Disabled Brother

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Never underestimate the power of brotherly love.Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month, so he pulled and pushed his little brother the whole way as he swam, biked and ran in the sweltering heat.His determination didn’t surprise his parents, who said the brothers are best friends.“They definitely have a special bond, the two of them," dad Brian Aldrich told local NBC News af... More>>

UPDATE: FAA bans U.S.-Israel Flights, Citing Rocket Attack

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Delta Air Lines on Tuesday suspended flights to Israel's main international airport because of reports about a nearby rocket attack, the company said.Citing "reports of a rocket or associated debris" near Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Delta said it suspended service between its hub in New York and Tel Aviv "to ensure the safety and security of our customers and employees."One immediate effect: Flight 468, which left New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport with 273 passen... More>>

Ground Broken for Ft. Hood Shooting Memorial

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The ground has been broken for a memorial to the victims of the Nov 5, 2009 shooting on Fort Hood. 13 people were killed, one of them with child, making 14.32 others were wounded Stillll more money is needed to complete the project just outside of the Killeen Civic Center, which will stand as a reminder of their sacrifice.The widow of the sole civilian killed spoke at the ceremony before joining city leaders and those who are working to make the memorial possible.13 sculptures include ... More>>

Court Strikes Down Federal Obamacare Subsidies

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In a potentially lethal blow to Obamacare, a federal appeals court has ruled that the federal government may not subsidize health insurance plans bought by people in states that decided not to set up their own marketplaces under Obamacare.The law clearly says that states are to set up the exchanges. But 34 states opted not to, and the federal government took over in those states. The court ruled that federal government may not pay subsidies for insurance plans in those states."W... More>>

Bracelet Honoring Deceased Soldiers Found At Belton Lake Video included

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(KCEN)—A bracelet honoring two soldier killed in Iraq is found at Belton Lake, and the man who discovered it is using social media to find its owner. Cory Self was in his truck Saturday night, about to head home after a day of fishing, when something in the road caught his eye. “I looked down and thought it was a piece of metal,” said Self. “I picked it up and realized that this is a pretty important bracelet for somebody.” Inscribed on the bracelet was PFC John Bishop and 1LT Timothy Cunning... More>>

Johnny Manziel’s Jersey The No. 1 Seller At NFL’s online store

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(NBC SPORTS) -- Time will tell if the Browns’ selection of quarterback Johnny Manziel works out, but this much appears true: from a merchandising standpoint, the move has been a home run thus far. According to the NFL, Manziel’s Cleveland jersey has outsold all other jerseys from April 1 through July 17 at the league’s online store, NFLShop.com. The sales of Manziel’s jersey are all the more impressive when you consider he wasn’t drafted until May 8. From there, it appears, sales have taken o... More>>

Temple City Council Moves Forward After Controversy Video included

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Temple City Council drama may finally come to an end.Judy Morales resigned months ago after being arrested for deleting emails that indicated her alleged use of public resources for her 2011 campaign. On Saturday, she was voted back into the district two seat.Wes Teeters, owner of Wes's Burger Shack says he went to a council meeting to speak up after getting sick of the protesting and fighting. "I'm glad that everything is done and now nobody can complain," Teeters said. "What's don... More>>

American-Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza are remembered

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 JERUSALEM — Two native-born Americans who moved to Israel and joined its military were memorialized Monday as casualties of the ground war in Gaza.Sean Carmeli, 21, of South Padre Island, Texas, and Max Steinberg, 24, of Woodland Hills, Calif., were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed during clashes with Hamas fighters Sunday.They were "lone soldiers," the designation the Israel Defense Forces gives to 6,000 soldiers whose parents do not live in Israel. The military says 1,100... More>>

$190M payout over gynecologist who secretly recorded patients

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Johns Hopkins, one of the world's most prestigious medical institutions, has agreed to pay $190 million to settle claims by thousands of women against a gynecologist who used a tiny camera to surreptitiously make hundreds of videos and photos of patients..But an attorney for the Baltimore medical center on Monday described Dr. Nikita Levy as "a rogue employee'' and said Hopkins should not be blamed for his actions."Just because he was an employee doesn't make Johns Hopkins resp... More>>

Medal of Honor Recipient Says Award is for His Fallen Brothers

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In the predawn hours of July 13, 2008, a wounded Staff Sgt. Ryan J. Pitts dragged himself from one position to another, lobbed grenades overhead and fired a machine gun at insurgents in Afghanistan's Kunar province. He launched grenade after grenade under a hail of enemy gunfire as comrades at other nearby posts fell. He also asked other soldiers to fire at his position to prevent the enemy from gaining ground, according to the Army's account of events.By the time four fellow soldier... More>>

Deaths Mount in Gaza and Israel as U.S. Pushes Cease-Fire

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 The death toll on both sides of the Gaza battle jumped Monday, as Palestinian officials reported scores more killed and Israel announced seven more soldiers died -- including several on Israeli soil. About 550 Palestinians have been killed, Gaza Health Ministry officials said. It's unknown how many were militants, but the United Nations has estimated that 70% are civilians. Israel has reported dozens of terrorists killed.In total, 25 Israeli soldiers have died, including three believ... More>>

Netanyahu Says Hamas Wants to 'Pile Up the Bodies' for Sympathy

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Hamas on Monday for trying to “pile up the bodies” of its own Palestinian people to generate sympathy while it fires more rockets into Israel. In an interview with NBC News' Brian Williams, Netanahu said that Israel had no choice but to defend itself and said the Palestinian militants are culpable for mounting civilian casualties. "They just don’t care. It’s important to make that clear. They are responsible for all the civilian d... More>>

Three Teens Admit to Beating Homeless Men

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Trio accused of beating two homeless men to death, attacking several others. More>>

Rescued duck and signmaker are 'thick as thieves'

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A sign maker rescued a duck from a drain, and now the duck won't leave his side. More>>

Perry to Send 1,000 National Guard Troops to Border Video included

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AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry will announce Monday his plans to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, according to a source in the governor's office with knowledge of the announcement.Perry will announce his plans to deploy the Texas National Guard to combat the growing influx of illegal immigrants from Central America. Perry wants to spend about $12 million a month to send the troops to the Rio Grande Valley.Those numbers are coming to light after the McAllen Monitor ob... More>>

Obama: 'Burden is on Russia' to Push for Access to Jet Crash Site Video included

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President Obama delivers a statement on the situation in Ukraine. More>>

Obama Signs Ban on LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors

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President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday prohibiting discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of gender identify and sexual orientation, winning praise from LGBT rights groups and fulfilling a longtime promise to Democratic activists."Thanks to your passionate advocacy and the irrefutable rightness of your cause, our government - a government of the people, by the people and for the people -- will become just a little bit fairer," Obama told supporters a... More>>

MH17 Bodies Were Removed by Rebels Being 'Humane,' Borodai Says

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DONETSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russia rebels removed some of the bodies of passengers aboard the downed Malaysia Airlines jet from the crash site to be "humane," the separatists' leader told NBC News.Alexander Borodai, prime minister of the self-declared People's Republic of Donetsk, said that passengers had been "lying out in the heat." However, his forces kept international monitors away from wreckage for a fourth day on Sunday.The rebels also forced emergency workers at gunpoint to h... More>>

Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspects in Falls County Video included

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The Falls County Sheriff’s Dept. is currently searching for two men in relation to an armed robbery that happened last Saturday at Harbor Freight in Waco.The search started late this morning.The Sheriff’s Dept. and Falls County DPS have a perimeter set up on County Rd. 409 between Marlin and Chilton off of Hwy 7.The suspects are reportedly on foot after ditching their vehicle. Police are using dogs and a helicopter to aid in the search.Cars driving in that area are also being stoppe... More>>

Army Veteran Could Lose His 14 Therapeutic Pet Ducks

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An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. Darin Welker said officials in the village of West Lafayette told him to get rid of the ducks in May and cited him for a minor misdemeanor on June 23 for failing to comply. Walker is scheduled to appear in Coshocton Municipal Court for a hearing Wednesday and could face a $150 fine. Welker, 36, says the ducks help him with depress... More>>

Body of Missing 16-year-old Swimmer Found in Lake Georgetown

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The body of a 16-year-old swimmer in Lake Georgetown was found Sunday morning around 9 a.m. The boy had gone missing around Overlook Park at the lake on Friday.Dive teams with the Georgetown Police and Fire Dept. and from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office and the Travis County Sheriff's Office were involved in the search on Sunday.Employees with Texas Parks and Wildlife and volunteers with the Travis County Search and Rescue were also involved in the search. More>>

Flashback: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

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The Huntley-Brinkley Report from July 21st, 1969 following the successful landing of Apollo 11 on the lunar surface and man's first steps on the moon. More>>

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  • Bracelet Honoring Deceased Soldiers Found At Belton Lake

    Bracelet Honoring Deceased Soldiers Found At Belton Lake

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-07-22 04:47:16 GMT
    (KCEN)—A bracelet honoring two soldier killed in Iraq is found at Belton Lake, and the man who discovered it is using social media to find its owner. Cory Self was in his truck Saturday night, about to head home after a day of fishing, when something in the road caught his eye. “I looked down and thought it was a piece of metal,” said Self. “I picked it up and realized that this is a pretty important bracelet for somebody.” Inscribed on the bracelet was PFC John Bishop and 1LT Timothy Cunning...More >>
    (KCEN)—A bracelet honoring two soldier killed in Iraq is found at Belton Lake, and the man who discovered it is using social media to find its owner. Cory Self was in his truck Saturday night, about to head home after a day of fishing, when something in the road caught his eye. “I looked down and thought it was a piece of metal,” said Self. “I picked it up and realized that this is a pretty important bracelet for somebody.” Inscribed on the bracelet was PFC John Bishop and 1LT Timothy Cunning...More >>
  • Johnny Manziel’s Jersey The No. 1 Seller At NFL’s online store

    Johnny Manziel’s Jersey The No. 1 Seller At NFL’s online store

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:53:34 GMT
    (NBC SPORTS) -- Time will tell if the Browns’ selection of quarterback Johnny Manziel works out, but this much appears true: from a merchandising standpoint, the move has been a home run thus far. According to the NFL, Manziel’s Cleveland jersey has outsold all other jerseys from April 1 through July 17 at the league’s online store, NFLShop.com. The sales of Manziel’s jersey are all the more impressive when you consider he wasn’t drafted until May 8. From there, it appears, sales have taken o...More >>
    (NBC SPORTS) -- Time will tell if the Browns’ selection of quarterback Johnny Manziel works out, but this much appears true: from a merchandising standpoint, the move has been a home run thus far. According to the NFL, Manziel’s Cleveland jersey has outsold all other jerseys from April 1 through July 17 at the league’s online store, NFLShop.com. The sales of Manziel’s jersey are all the more impressive when you consider he wasn’t drafted until May 8. From there, it appears, sales have taken o...More >>
  • Temple City Council Moves Forward After Controversy

    Temple City Council Moves Forward After Controversy

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:57:55 GMT
    Temple City Council drama may finally come to an end.Judy Morales resigned months ago after being arrested for deleting emails that indicated her alleged use of public resources for her 2011 campaign. On Saturday, she was voted back into the district two seat.Wes Teeters, owner of Wes's Burger Shack says he went to a council meeting to speak up after getting sick of the protesting and fighting. "I'm glad that everything is done and now nobody can complain," Teeters said. "What's don...More >>
    Temple City Council drama may finally come to an end.Judy Morales resigned months ago after being arrested for deleting emails that indicated her alleged use of public resources for her 2011 campaign. On Saturday, she was voted back into the district two seat.Wes Teeters, owner of Wes's Burger Shack says he went to a council meeting to speak up after getting sick of the protesting and fighting. "I'm glad that everything is done and now nobody can complain," Teeters said. "What's don...More >>
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  • Ground Broken for Ft. Hood Shooting Memorial

    Ground Broken for Ft. Hood Shooting Memorial

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:35:22 GMT
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    The ground has been broken for a memorial to the victims of the Nov 5, 2009 shooting on Fort Hood. 13 people were killed, one of them with child, making 14.32 others were wounded Stillll more money is needed to complete the project just outside of the Killeen Civic Center, which will stand as a reminder of their sacrifice.The widow of the sole civilian killed spoke at the ceremony before joining city leaders and those who are working to make the memorial possible.13 sculptures include ...More >>
    The ground has been broken for a memorial to the victims of the Nov 5, 2009 shooting on Fort Hood. 13 people were killed, one of them with child, making 14.32 others were wounded Stillll more money is needed to complete the project just outside of the Killeen Civic Center, which will stand as a reminder of their sacrifice.The widow of the sole civilian killed spoke at the ceremony before joining city leaders and those who are working to make the memorial possible.13 sculptures include ...More >>
  • Army Veteran Could Lose His 14 Therapeutic Pet Ducks

    Army Veteran Could Lose His 14 Therapeutic Pet Ducks

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:44:58 GMT
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    An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. Darin Welker said officials in the village of West Lafayette told him to get rid of the ducks in May and cited him for a minor misdemeanor on June 23 for failing to comply. Walker is scheduled to appear in Coshocton Municipal Court for a hearing Wednesday and could face a $150 fine. Welker, 36, says the ducks help him with depress...More >>
    An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. Darin Welker said officials in the village of West Lafayette told him to get rid of the ducks in May and cited him for a minor misdemeanor on June 23 for failing to comply. Walker is scheduled to appear in Coshocton Municipal Court for a hearing Wednesday and could face a $150 fine. Welker, 36, says the ducks help him with depress...More >>
  • Army Studies New Way To Test Ability To Perform Jobs

    Army Studies New Way To Test Ability To Perform Jobs

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:00:48 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Fort Hood soldiers are the subject of a study that will soon change Army standards. Once the research is complete, the force will be able to measure and test the specific, physical demands of each job for the first time. This comes as women are integrated into some combat roles formerly only open to male soldiers. “So long as their competent, it doesn't matter to me what gender they are,” says Sergeant 1st Class Mario Gonzales, an engineer who volunteered for the study. Sergeant As...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Fort Hood soldiers are the subject of a study that will soon change Army standards. Once the research is complete, the force will be able to measure and test the specific, physical demands of each job for the first time. This comes as women are integrated into some combat roles formerly only open to male soldiers. “So long as their competent, it doesn't matter to me what gender they are,” says Sergeant 1st Class Mario Gonzales, an engineer who volunteered for the study. Sergeant As...More >>
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  • Groups: League City Ban On Border Kids Violates Civil Rights

    Groups: League City Ban On Border Kids Violates Civil Rights

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:52:43 GMT
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    A Texas community’s resolution barring immigrants from being housed in the city is being challenged as violating the 50-year-old Civil Rights Act.Texas Appleseed, a social justice group, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a civil rights group, called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development Tuesday to investigate, require compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws and to “put a halt to League City’s illegal action targeting vuln...More >>
    A Texas community’s resolution barring immigrants from being housed in the city is being challenged as violating the 50-year-old Civil Rights Act.Texas Appleseed, a social justice group, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a civil rights group, called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development Tuesday to investigate, require compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws and to “put a halt to League City’s illegal action targeting vuln...More >>
  • Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart Stores

    Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart Stores

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:40:45 GMT
    If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Costco, Trader Joe's, and the Walmart Corp. -- which operates Walmart and Sam's Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websit...More >>
    If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Costco, Trader Joe's, and the Walmart Corp. -- which operates Walmart and Sam's Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websit...More >>
  • Sidekick Dog Rocks Sidecar Like a Superstar

    Sidekick Dog Rocks Sidecar Like a Superstar

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:06 GMT
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    Nelson the goldendoodle has more Instagram followers than most people, and it's not just because he's adorable.More >>
    Nelson the goldendoodle has more Instagram followers than most people, and it's not just because he's adorable. More >>
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  • 'Extraordinary' Little Boy Finishes Triathlon with Disabled Brother

    'Extraordinary' Little Boy Finishes Triathlon with Disabled Brother

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:11:43 GMT
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    Never underestimate the power of brotherly love.Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month, so he pulled and pushed his little brother the whole way as he swam, biked and ran in the sweltering heat.His determination didn’t surprise his parents, who said the brothers are best friends.“They definitely have a special bond, the two of them," dad Brian Aldrich told local NBC News af...More >>
    Never underestimate the power of brotherly love.Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month, so he pulled and pushed his little brother the whole way as he swam, biked and ran in the sweltering heat.His determination didn’t surprise his parents, who said the brothers are best friends.“They definitely have a special bond, the two of them," dad Brian Aldrich told local NBC News af...More >>
  • Rescued duck and signmaker are 'thick as thieves'

    Rescued duck and signmaker are 'thick as thieves'

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:39:46 GMT
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    A sign maker rescued a duck from a drain, and now the duck won't leave his side.More >>
    A sign maker rescued a duck from a drain, and now the duck won't leave his side. More >>
  • Boy Offers Concert on His Porch

    Boy Offers Concert on His Porch

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:06:07 GMT
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    A youngster in Minneapolis wants anyone who walks by his porch to sit down and listen to him play the piano. And passersby are taking him up on his offer.More >>
    A youngster in Minneapolis wants anyone who walks by his porch to sit down and listen to him play the piano. And passersby are taking him up on his offer.
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