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    Sisters, ages 15 and 11, charged with killing older brother

    What would compel a 15-year-old girl and her 11-year-old sister to allegedly shoot to death their older brother? Some mean treatment, they told police. The older girl claimed her brother had beaten her and locked her in her room. When he fell asleep, she got a gun out of her parents’ room and shot him, according to a police report obtained by CNN affiliate WJAX. The 11-year-old allegedly assisted her, authorities said. Both girls have been charged with premeditated murder […]

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    Gunman kills doctor, then himself, at VA hospital in El Paso, Texas

    One person died Tuesday when a gunman opened fire at the El Paso VA Health Care System in Texas, Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty told reporters. “The alleged shooter is dead, and we have one casualty. That casualty is deceased. All other VA patients and staff are safe. This is an active crime scene, and the shooting incident is under investigation,” he said. The FBI is taking the lead on the investigation. The Department of Veterans Affairs released a statement […]

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    1795 Boston time capsule opened

    Inscription on plate: dedicates the State House corner stone on the 20th anniversary of American Independence! #wcvb pic.twitter.com/8ym3afj4AV — Mary Saladna (@MaryWCVB) January 7, 2015 Officials opened a time capsule in Boston Tuesday, more than 200 years after Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and William Scollay buried it there. “Tonight is a new chapter in a story that began in 1795,” Malcolm Rogers, director of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, said Tuesday before the capsule was opened. It took more than […]

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    New house becomes homeowners’ ‘worst nightmare’

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — To most people, owning a home is part of the American Dream, but for one family it’s become a living nightmare. According to WXMI, Heather and Brian Vanorder found out the home they recently bought was used to make methamphetamine. Now, the home feels more like a prison, one they say is hiding dark secrets within its walls. The Vanorders believe they were lied to about renovations done to their home, a cover up of chemicals […]

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    This is Sony’s new Walkman and you won’t believe how much it costs

    If you are a music fanatic and money is no issue, you might want to consider a Sony Walkman. Seriously. Sony’s new ZX2 Walkman costs $1,119.99, and it plays music at a super-high resolution. That means songs on Sony’s new Walkman sound more life-like than the typical CD, MP3 or streaming media file, which are compressed to fit into a smaller, downloadable package. Sony says the new Walkman comes with audio technology that “can reproduce master quality recordings just as […]

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    2 New York police officers shot in Bronx identified

    An armed robbery call nearly turned deadly for two New York police officers, leading to an exchange of gunfire that ended with the officers hospitalized, a manhunt and fresh scrutiny surrounding the United States’ most populated city — specifically, about the safety of police on the street. The wounded officers spent Tuesday morning in the Bronx’s St. Barnabas Hospital. One of them, 30-year-old Andrew Dossi, is in critical condition following surgery after being shot in the arm and lower back, […]

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    Is it ever OK to spy on your kids?

    By Kelly Wallace CNN Editor’s note: Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. Whether you think spying on your kids is acceptable in today’s digital age or a breach of trust seems to really depend on how you define “spying” in the first place. In conversations over email with parents across the country, it’s clear that people have dramatically different […]

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    Wisconsin police find unusual ‘ornament’ dangling from Christmas tree

    GERMANTOWN, Wis. –The Germantown Police Department found an interesting “ornament” on its Christmas tree this past weekend. It was a diamond wedding ring. Police Chief Peter Hoell tells FOX6 News, the ring was found hanging from a branch while helpers were taking down the Christmas tree in the department’s lobby. “It wasn’t like it fell off or something, you know. It was intentionally placed on that tree,” said Hoell. So now, Hoell and his team are determined to find the […]

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    Girl Scouts reveal new cookie flavors for 2015

    Just in time to thwart that New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, the Girl Scouts announced today they will offer three new cookie varieties for 2015. Two of the new offerings are gluten-free: Toffee-tastic, a cookie with toffee bits; and Trios, a cookie made with peanut butter, chocolate chips and whole grain oats. Rah-Rah Raisins, an oatmeal raisin cookie with Greek yogurt-flavored chunks, will also be available for the first time. Approximately 1.5 million Girl Scouts sell 200 million boxes […]

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    Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden get married at their LA home

    Cameron Diaz kicked off her new year with the sound of wedding bells. According to reports, the actress married Good Charlotte musician Benji Madden in a small ceremony at the couple’s home in Los Angeles. Diaz, 42, had been dating Madden, 35, since May. The couple became engaged in December and are said to have sealed the deal the evening of January 5. The guest list reportedly included celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow, with Diaz’s friend Drew Barrymore […]

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