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US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

The White House says a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been deported to Germany, 14 years after a judge ordered his expulsion.

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Stevens Point woman killed in weekend Portage County crash Video included

A Stevens Point woman died in a weekend crash that injured four other people, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation reported Monday.

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Proposal would ticket students for using cell phones in class Video included

Students at Kewaskum High School could be ticketed for using their cell phones at school this year.

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MADACC wants to find the pony that was in a Milwaukee backyard

Officials at Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission are concerned about a pony that had been kept in the backyard of a home on the city's south side and want to know where the animal is now. 

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UW System wants $107 million more in next budget Video included

The University of Wisconsin System plans to ask regents this week to request an additional $107 million in the next state budget.

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Investigators identify women killed in Lake Winnebago boat crash Video included

 The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office has released the names of two women found dead after a boat crash on Lake Winnebago.

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Air pollution at 3M plant in Wisconsin under scrutiny again Video included

Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources is investigating air pollution at a 3M Corp. factory in Wausau.

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Second former Walker official comes out against him

A second former official in Gov. Scott Walker's administration has come out against him and is supporting Democrat Tony Evers.

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MTV launches drive to get young people to vote

MTV is launching its first-ever drive to encourage young people to register and vote during a midterm election year.

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Rhinelander gas station thefts could be "several million dollars" - in cash Video included

RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A 39-year-old Rhinelander man routinely stole $900 in cash from Remington Oil gas stations by listing it on the books as a refund for a company credit card, a scheme that pilfered at least $79,000 since April, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday. 

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A teacher battling cancer ran out of sick days. School employees showered him with theirs.

The chemotherapy dripped through a catheter in his chest. Cancer patient Robert Goodman had burned through his paid sick days while undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer.

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Wausau Fire Dept. gets calls about Possom Festival in Wausau, FL Video included

Concerns over an event where people shake possums has caused some confusion in Central Wisconsin. 

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UPDATE Rhinelander gas station thefts could be "several million dollars" Video included

RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A 39-year-old Rhinelander man routinely stole $900 in cash from Remington Oil gas stations by listing it on the books as a refund for a company credit card, a scheme that took at least $79,000 since April, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday.

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State agency seeing "influx" of complaints about fake IRS calls

MADISON (WAOW) - A state agency is warning consumers about fake IRS phone calls after "seeing an influx in reports," authorities said Wednesday. 

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Deal to sell Wausau bar and restaurant falls through; it will reopen Video included

Some seven weeks after announcing it would be sold, Hiawatha Lounge is ready to reopen after the deal fell through, the bar and restaurant said on its Facebook page.

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Phillips man pleads no contest to two felonies in stabbing fight Video included

MEDFORD (WAOW) - A 25-year-old Phillips man pleaded no contest Wednesday to two felonies following a fight witnessed by children that left a Medford man with at least two stab wounds, according to online Taylor County court records. 

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Green Bay man pleads not guilty in child sex assault at Wausau motel Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 28-year-old Wisconsin National Guard soldier accused of sexually assaulting a Lincoln County boy he met online pleaded not guilty Wednesday, according to Marathon County court records. 

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Wausau Boys & Girls Club leader resigning Video included

The executive director of the Wausau Area Boys & Girls Club is set to step down.

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Aerosmith announces Vegas residency

CNN--"Walk This Way" towards Las Vegas -- if you want to hear Aerosmith live.   

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Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

DETROIT (AP) -- People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor.  

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Man arrested in Appleton suspected of human trafficking in 9 states

A man being held in the Outagamie County Jail is accused of human trafficking in nine states, including Wisconsin.

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Trump tweets support to Wisconsin's Republican primary winners

President Donald Trump voiced his strong support for Republican winners in Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race and the contest to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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Turnout in Wisconsin primary highest since 2002

Turnout in Wisconsin's primary that saw hotly contested races among both Democrats and Republicans is the highest since 2002.

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Three businesses damaged in downtown Waukesha fire

Fire that may have started with a discarded cigarette damaged three downtown Waukesha businesses. 

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Germany creates 3rd gender identity for records: 'diverse'

Germany's Cabinet has approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a Supreme Court ruling. 

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Turkish politician blaming US for financial crisis

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies. 

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Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker Video included

Wisconsin state schools chief Tony Evers, a cancer survivor known for his even-keeled demeanor, won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday and will face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November as he seeks a third term.

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2018 Primary Election Results

Election results are coming in! Click here for the latest updates on each of the races as the numbers come in throughout the evening.

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AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not Video included

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

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The Latest: Elections officials: Voting system secure

The Latest on Wisconsin’s primary election (all times local)

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Alert issued for salads, wraps due to parasite concern

Consumers have been warned by federal health officials not to purchase over two dozen salad and wrap products available in major grocery chains due to concerns about possible parasite contamination.

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Milwaukee police shoot, kill man on city's south side Video included

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police have shot and killed a 48-year-old man on the city's south side.

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Dehumidifier blamed for Manitowoc fire

Firefighters say a dehumidifier caught fire, damaging a Manitowoc home Sunday morning.

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Stevens Point "suspicious vehicle" ends up being good Samaritan Video included

The case of a suspicious vehicle in Stevens Point early Sunday morning has been solved. What some on social media thought was a possible kidnapping suspect turns out to be someone trying to do a good deed.

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Man injured after fall from steel bridge in Waupaca County

A 44-year-old man was airlifted to a Neenah hospital after falling from a steel girder bridge at the Symco Car Show grounds. 

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Walker reacts to Trump's call for Harley boycott

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is reacting to President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson by saying he wants the company to prosper in the state.

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Volunteers get ready to donate 50,000 lbs of items to Central America

From Central Wisconsin all the way down to the bottom of Central America, thousands of donations will be shipped. 

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Republican Senate, Democratic governor candidates make push

Democratic candidates for governor along with Republicans running for U.S. Senate were making a final push across Wisconsin the day before the primary.

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UPDATE: Crews battled structure fire for hours Video included

A Marathon County family was forced out of their home due to a fire early Monday morning.

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Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft Video included

It was not a fairy tale, but a rescue on a Minnesota lake did involve a rainbow unicorn.

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DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rules

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department on Friday.

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Stevens Point unveils new overnight parking regulations

Changes are taking effect for overnight parking procedures in Stevens Point.

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Shooting victim is Milwaukee's ninth in as many days

Three people were shot at a Milwaukee gas station, including one man who died, making his death the city's ninth homicide in as many days.

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OSHA investigating Wausau chemical lab explosion Video included

After a chemical explosion at a local lab, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking deeper into the matter.

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Parents turn in teen wanted in at least 10 Milwaukee carjackings, police say

The parents of a Milwaukee boy suspected of being involved in at least 10 carjackings around the city turned their son into authorities, police confirmed to WISN, our sister station.

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Contractor crushed to death on Sheboygan construction site

A 22-year-old contractor died Thursday morning after being pinned between heavy equipment and a wall during construction of the new Meijer store, officials said.

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Pence calls for creation of Space Force by 2020

Vice President Mike Pence called Thursday for the establishment of a Space Force by 2020, while also announcing immediate steps the Department of Defense would take to reform how the military approaches space. 

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CVS nasal spray recalled amid fears of ‘microbiological contamination’

A nasal spray sold at CVS is being recalled after concerns the product could be contaminated, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

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Top five things voters should know for Election Day Video included

The 2018 Partisan Primary Election just around the corner.

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Group of teens arrested on multiple drug charges Video included

Five Wisconsin teenagers find themselves behind bars after allegedly trying to mail drugs to a home in Adams County.

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Democratic candidates for governor gather days before vote

The eight Democratic candidates for governor are gathering for likely the last time just days before Tuesday's primary.

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Aaron Rodgers to NFL players: Ignore Trump's jabs

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said in an NFL.com column posted Tuesday afternoon that players should ignore comments from President Donald Trump, and he called it "absolutely beautiful" that basketball star LeBron James recently did just that. 

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Federal report shows concerns over Madison's VA Hospital

A new federal report finds Madison's Veterans Hospital provided deficient care for a patient who killed himself after being discharged last year.

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Bus companies searching for new drivers Video included

With the start of the school year just around the corner, bus companies around the country are looking for more drivers. 

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Gov. Walker: 'No value' to visiting state prisons Video included

Gov. Scott Walker says he's yet to visit a prison in Wisconsin and he doesn't plan to if he's re-elected because "there's no value" in him doing so. 

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Wausau man sent to prison for 4 1/2 years for Sugar Shack robbery Video included

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 23-year-old Wausau man was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison Tuesday for robbing an ice cream shop more than three years ago, according to online Marathon County court records. 

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Wausau jogger hit by car out of coma; friend says she is a forgiving woman Video included

Twenty days after being hit by a car that sped away, leaving her unconscious and bleeding on a Wausau street, a 22-year-old jogger is no longer in a medically induced coma and is breathing on her own, friends said Tuesday.

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Sextortion scam threatens to expose your porn watching habits

An old scam with a new twist is landing in inboxes.

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Local football team teaches new technique to prevent concussion Video included

With high school football just around the corner, local coaches are trying to score for a safer season.

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Police: Man stole proceeds from fallen officer fundraiser Video included

A man seen on surveillance video pried open a locked door at a Sobelmans restaurant on Saturday evening and stole hundreds of dollars during a fundraiser in honor of slain Milwaukee police Officer Michael Michalski, police said.

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Three dead in Milwaukee shooting

Milwaukee police are investigating overnight shootings that left three people dead. 

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California appeals ruling to let border wall proceed

A federal appeals court will hear arguments by the state of California and advocacy groups who contend the Trump administration overreached by waiving environmental reviews to speed construction of the president's prized border wall with Mexico.  

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Remains of dozens of presumed Korean War casualties escorted to U.S. Video included

HONOLULU (AP) — In an emotional and solemn ceremony, the remains of dozens of presumed casualties from the Korean War were we escorted by military honor guards onto U.S. soil on Wednesday, 65 years after an armistice ended the conflict and weeks after President Donald Trump received a commitment from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for their return.

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AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people looking for younger leaders

Young people are looking for a change this election season — a generational change.

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The Latest: Tornado smashes homes in Bondurant, Iowa Video included

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An official says four or five homes are destroyed by a tornado late Thursday afternoon on the northeast edge of the city of Bondurant.

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Indianapolis church locks up Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus to condemn immigration policy

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An Indianapolis church made a bold statement on a lawn near Monument Circle Tuesday morning, placing statues of Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus inside a fence to condemn the current immigration policies. 

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Capital Gazette shooting suspect charged with first-degree murder

A suspect who had once filed a defamation suit against the Capital Gazette newspaper, is accused of opening fire into the newsroom and killing five people Thursday. 

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Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick Video included

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court.

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Immigrant supporters demand parents' release, protest Trump

Immigrant-rights advocates asked a federal judge to order the release of parents separated from their children at the border, as demonstrators decrying the Trump administration's immigration crackdown were arrested Tuesday at a rally ahead of a Los Angeles appearance by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Ryan, Sensenbrenner endorse Vukmir in Senate primary

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner are endorsing Leah Vukmir (VOOK'-mir) in a Republican primary for Democrat Tammy Baldwin's U.S. Senate seat.

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Trump says he’ll be ‘signing something’ on detained children

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together after they are detained crossing the border illegally.

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2018 Rib Mountain snowmelt contest

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Check for updates on the snowmelt contest.

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Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

 In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics.

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Regents approve student fee, room-and-board cost increases Video included

The University of Wisconsin System regents have approved a budget that will raise student fees as well as room-and-board costs.

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Trump to sign bill expanding private care for veterans Video included

President Donald Trump will soon be signing a bill that will expand private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.

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Roseanne Barr blames Ambien for 'abhorrent' tweet that led to cancellation of show

In the time it took to compose a 53-character tweet, Roseanne Barr went from a hero that ABC was banking upon to unemployed.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Abrahamson won't run again

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson will not seek re-election next year.

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Schimel: DOJ has sent all untested kits to labs Video included

Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel says the state Department of Justice has now sent all untested sexual assault evidence kits to private laboratories for analysis.

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The Latest: Student says science teacher tackled gunman Video included

Someone opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, injuring an adult and a child before the suspect was taken into custody, authorities said.

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Paltrow: Brad Pitt threatened Harvey Weinstein

  NEW YORK (AP) -- Gwyneth Paltrow says ex-boyfriend Brad Pitt threatened producer Harvey Weinstein after an alleged incident of sexual misconduct.  

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State asks US Supreme Court to deny Dassey's request for hearing

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has issued its argument asking the United States Supreme Court to deny Brendan Dassey's request for a hearing before the highest court in the country.

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Dancing with the Stars back with all athlete cast

Dancing with the Stars makes its return to ABC Monday night. And this season, it's all about the athletes.

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Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

Wells Fargo is being fined a combined $1 billion by two federal regulators for abuses tied to its mortgage and auto lending businesses.

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Sign-up for $100 child rebate to open May 15 Video included

Gov. Scott Walker says families will be able to sign up for a $100 per-child tax rebate starting on May 15.

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Bill Cosby's lawyers argue for trial delay

 NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Bill Cosby's lawyers say his April 9 sex assault retrial should be postponed if prosecutors are allowed to bring in more witnesses in a bid to bolster the accounts of five additional accusers who've been allowed to testify.     

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Doctor dressed as Chewbacca tells boy he's getting a new heart Video included

When 15-year-old Austin Eggleston was placed on a heart transplant list nearly five months ago, his doctor made him a deal. Dr. Phillip Thrush promised Austin - a die-hard Star Wars fan from Pontiac, Illinois - that when a heart became available, he would deliver the good news wearing a Chewbacca costume. 

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Oscars 2018: Complete winners list

HOLLYWOOD (ABC)-- The 2018 Oscars have come to a close as "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" both had big nights. 

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Oprah reacts to 2020 rumors: " I don't have the DNA for it."

(CNN)- Oprah Winfrey is pouring cold water on a possible presidential run in 2020.   She told In Style magazine - quote - "I've always felt secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not." Adding that the presidency "is not something that interests me - i don't have the DNA for it." The interview was published Thursday, but Winfrey spoke with the magazine back in December. The In Style chat happened three weeks be... More>>

Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding on Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship airline at 36,000 feet during a flight from Santiago. 

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Researchers share never-before-seen images of US ship that fired 1st shots at Pearl Harbor

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Seventy-six years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, researchers are sharing rare underwater images of the USS Ward, the U.S. Navy destroyer that fired the first American shots in World War II. 

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Couple shocked to find layaway Christmas gifts paid off by donor

A Rhode Island couple says a mysterious donor paid off their layaway balance on Christmas gifts for their children. 

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Gov. Walker declares Friday "Wisconsin Badgers Wear Red Day"

Governor Walker has proclaimed Friday "Wisconsin Badgers Wear Red Day". 

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Green Day releases greatest hits album spanning 30 years

  NEW YORK (AP) -- Green Day is putting out a massive greatest hits album, but they aren't saying "Good Riddance" anytime soon.    The Grammy Award-winning band and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees released "Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band" on Friday, an album that spans some 30 years for the threesome.    Lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong says the album is "sort of like a book of short stories."    The 22-track... More>>

Q&A: Garth Brooks on new anthology and lip synching at CMAs

  NEW YORK (AP) -- Garth Brooks says he's happy to share the first of five anthologies he created with his fans while he's still alive and kicking.    The 55-year-old singer released "Garth Brooks: The Anthology Part 1 The First Five Years" on Tuesday. It includes a book written by Brooks, five albums -- including songs never heard before -- and behind-the-scenes focused on the years 1989-1994.    Brooks says the anthology has "been the reques...

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Apple teams with Steven Spielberg on video expansion

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is teaming up with award-winning director Steven Spielberg for its first major push into TV programming.  

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'The Witch House' resurrected in Beverly Hills

Known as "The Witch House", it is the quintessential haunted house, with a distinctive medieval look unlike any other home in the 90210 zip code.

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Bette Midler falls on stage

(CNN)-- Bette Midler proved the show must go on for her Thursday night after an incident on stage in New York. 

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Judge sets date for Cosby retrial on sexual assault charges

  NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has scheduled a new date for Bill Cosby's retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago.  

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Singer with alopecia inspires 4-year-old girl with same disease during inspirational performance

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An Illinois singer with alopecia inspired one 4-year-old with the same disease while performing an inspirational song of acceptance. 

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Report: Red Sox used Apple Watch to steal Yankees' signs

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly admitted to Major League Baseball that they improperly used electronic devices to steal signs from their longtime rival New York Yankees. 

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Maine's 'Passy Pete' lobster predicts 6 more weeks of summer

A group of Mainers says Passy Pete the Lobster has predicted six more weeks of summer at an annual ceremony. 

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Mark Hamill on Luke Skywalker's return, losing Carrie Fisher

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    NEW YORK (AP) -- When we last saw Mark Hamill in the "Star Wars" saga, he was a mysterious hooded figure on a jagged, remote island off the coast of Ireland. 

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Princes William, Harry pay tribute to Princess Diana

    LONDON (AP) -- Princes William and Harry are paying tribute to their mother, Princess Diana, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of her death by visiting a memorial garden at Kensington Palace.  

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Bank gets naming rights to hockey rink shown in 'Slap Shot'

 JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A regional bank is paying $720,000 for naming rights to a Pennsylvania hockey rink made famous in the cult hockey comedy "Slap Shot."  

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First Lady thanks Chelsea Clinton

(CNN)-- FIrst Lady Melania Trump thanked Chelsea Clinton Tuesday for defending her 11-year-old son Barron. 

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Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods among celeb photo hack victims

   NEW YORK (AP) -- A representative for Lindsey Vonn calls the theft and publishing of "intimate" personal photos of her and former boyfriend Tiger Woods "an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy."  

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Morgan Freeman will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award

     LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Morgan Freeman will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.    

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Katy Perry changes tour dates due to 'production delays'

  NEW YORK (AP) -- Katy Perry says she's pushing back the start of her new tour because of "unavoidable production delays."  

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Eagles announce tour dates with son of the late Glenn Frey

  LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Eagles are heading out on tour with a son of founding member Glenn Frey stepping in for his late father.   

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Van Gogh 'Sunflowers' reunited online

  LONDON (AP) -- Five versions of a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece are being reunited for the first time in a "virtual exhibition."   

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Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers

       BOSTON (AP) -- Hackers released an email from HBO in which the company expressed willingness to pay them $250,000 as part of a negotiation over electronic data swiped from HBO's servers.

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Bruce Springsteen plans a series of Broadway fall concerts

  NEW YORK (AP) -- The Boss is coming to Broadway.   

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Glen Campbell, superstar entertainer of 1960s and '70s, dies

Glen Campbell, the grinning, high-pitched entertainer who had such hits as "Rhinestone Cowboy" and spanned country, pop, television and movies, has died.

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Cornell's daughter honors father, Chester Bennington in song

 NEW YORK (AP) -- The late rock singers Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington were honored by Cornell's 12-year-old daughter and the band OneRepublic during a moving and heartfelt live performance Friday.  

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Ziering: 'Sharknado' has 'secret sauce' he can't explain

   MEXICO CITY (AP) -- When he read the script of the first "Sharknado", Ian Ziering says he had his doubts.   

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Iowa trial set for January for 'Bachelor' star Chris Soules

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on the television show "The Bachelor" two years ago, is scheduled to go on trial in January for leaving the scene of a fatal accident.   

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Driver repeatedly rear-ends car in Huntington Park

It was a wild scene in Huntington Park, where a driver repeatedly plowed his car into the vehicle in front of him. 

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Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood buy wedding gifts for fans

     LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- Married country stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are sharing the love by handing out wedding gifts to fans.    

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O.J. Simpson won't be invited to USC practices, functions

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   LOS ANGELES (AP) -- O.J. Simpson won't be invited to watch practice or take part in any official functions at his alma mater this fall following his release from prison 

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Couple throws rescue cow a special 1st birthday party

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Minnie Moo the cow celebrated her first birthday surrounded by the humans who love her on Thursday after a rough start to her life. 

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Stranded fugitive arrested after flagging down deputy

A fugitive who authorities say evaded capture since 2013 has been arrested after he flagged down a deputy in Louisiana. 

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Mom asks strangers in all 50 states to send postcards to son with leukemia

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A Missouri mom is asking strangers to lift her son's spirits with postcards as he battles a cancer diagnosis. 

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New TV network to focus on Olympics making debut on Saturday

      NEW YORK (AP) -- While too early in the morning for a torch lighting, a new television network designed to highlight Olympic sports and American athletes chasing gold medal dreams is set to debut Saturday.  

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Co-Founder,130 Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew dies in Miami at age 53

      MIAMI (AP) -- A founding member of the Miami hip-hop group 2 Live Crew has died. Christopher Wong Won, known as Fresh Kid Ice, was 53.    

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Beyonce introduces newborn twins Sir Carter and Rumi

   By The Associated Press    Beyonce has finally debuted her twins a month after they were born.  

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Why the Force is not strong for director Christopher Nolan

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Christopher Nolan grew up a huge fan of "Star Wars," but he has no interest in ever directing in the galaxy far, far away.  

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Franken, Letterman take on climate, Trump with a light touch

   LOS ANGELES (AP) -- David Letterman is coming back to your living rooms thanks to Sen. Al Franken.  

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Jay-Z announces '4:44' tour kicking off in October

 NEW YORK (AP) -- Jay-Z will bring his latest album to life when he hits the road this fall.   

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'Valerian' director says Rihanna is focused, generous on set

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Director Luc Besson says getting Rihanna's team on board for her role in the sci-fi epic "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" was a little painful at first but worth it in the end.   

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Suspended Fox Business anchor says he's fighting back

     NEW YORK (AP) -- A suspended Fox Business Network host says he will fight reported charges of sexual harassment "like a lion armed with truth."   

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Jay-Z's new album is now on Apple Music, but not Spotify

 NEW YORK (AP) -- A week after releasing his new album on his streaming service, Tidal, Jay-Z has made "4:44" available on iTunes, Apple Music and Amazon Music.  

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17 cousins line up by age in photo celebrating family

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A group beach photo is a staple of many summer vacations, but for one family it became a way to showcase the 17 amazing ways the clan has grown. 

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Rita Ora on London fire, paying for her tour and 'Boy Band'

  NEW YORK (AP) -- For English singer Rita Ora, this week is both emotional and exciting.

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French Spiderman climbs 29-story Spanish hotel without ropes

French urban climber Alain Robert has scaled a 29-story hotel in Barcelona with his bare hands and in just 20 minutes.

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Chef Boyardee, other spaghetti products recalled over undeclared allergen

About 700,125 pounds of spaghetti and meatball products are being recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. 

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Formerly homeless teen is accepted to Stanford University

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Megan recently graduated from East Wake and was ranked No. 1 in her class with a 5.25 grade point average. Despite her troubled home life, she excelled in advanced-placement classes and participated in school clubs. Most importantly, Megan was accepted to Stanford University.

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94-year-old cancer survivor sets half-marathon record

A 94-year-old grandmother who beat cancer twice has also just set her second record for running.

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DJ Khaled gives Berkeley grads a crash course in winning

  BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- A group of future number-crunchers had their commencement crashed by DJ Khaled.   

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Police warn Harry Potter fans to stay off 'Hogwarts' viaduct

  LONDON (AP) -- British police are warning Harry Potter fans not to put themselves in danger by walking along an active railway line to a landmark from the fantasy films.  

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Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he killed himself

 DETROIT (AP) -- The family of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is disputing "inferences that Chris knowingly and intentionally" killed himself.    

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Fans and friends mourn the loss of frontman Chris Cornell on social media

Thousands sent messages overnight Thursday mourning the death of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, Chris Cornell.

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Katy Perry schedules Milwaukee tour stop

Katy Perry is bringing her tour to Milwaukee this winter. 

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Janet Jackson addresses split from husband, heading back on tour

Janet Jackson not only addressed her recent split from her husband Wissam Al Mana on social media Monday, she also told fans she's going back on tour.

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Caitlyn Jenner felt like a 'punching bag' in marriage to Kris Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner says she felt like a "punching bag" in her marriage to Kris Jenner.

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Home made famous by 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' on market for nearly $9M

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