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Survey: U.S. schools beef up safety measures

Public schools have increased security with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Move over Bacardi – there’s a new rum in town

Pernod Ricard is poised to sell its Cuban-made rum in the U.S. once a 53-year-old trade embargo is lifted, going head-to-head with Bacardi.

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Your knockoff makeup is too good to be true

Counterfeit makeup, some being sold online, contains untested and dangerous ingredients including rat droppings and urine, police say.

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Fly the crowded skies

The summer skies will be filled with passenger planes, as a record number of travelers are expected.

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‘Most American’ crams whole cookout into one burger

Burger? Hot dog? How about both, with some sides thrown in.

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Survey finds decline in school bullying

More than 20 percent of students age 12 to 18 say they were bullied in 2013.

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Latest self-driving Google car heading to public streets

It can drive, brake, and recognize road hazards without human intervention.

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Battling Amazon, Walmart to test $50 unlimited shipping

The new, unlimited service for online shoppers will be priced below Amazon's widely popular $99 per year Prime service.

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USDA develops first government label for GMO-free products

The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.

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Facebook to publish news in an ‘instant’

Facebook will let nine news outlets publish articles directly to the social network's mobile news feeds.

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Gas prices still look low for summer even after spring surge

You can expect to pay far less for gas this summer than you have in at least six years!

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Only 3 of 7 midsize SUVs perform well in crash tests

The Nissan Murano and Jeep Wrangler were among the best performers, but several others failed to make the cut.

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Starbucks hopes ‘Mini Frappuccino’ tempts new customers

The coffee chain is launching its latest drink - a smaller version of a summer favorite.

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New treatments may transform cancer care

A new type of blood test could spare patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.

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Tiny houses make big difference

A man who built a tiny house on wheels for a woman who had been sleeping on the streets for other homeless people in his L.A. neighborhood.

In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, photo, a McDonald's Big Mac sandwich is photographed at a McDonald's restaurant in Robinson Township, Pa. McDonald's saw a key sales figure drop in the U.S. again in February 2014, as the world's biggest hamburger chain struggles to beat back competition and adapt to changing eating habits.

Have a little kale with your Big Mac

The world's biggest burger chain is embracing the trendy health food.

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McDonald’s reinvents the Hamburglar as … a suburban dad?

The "man in stripes" appears to have spent the last decade going to youth soccer games.

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Grown kids using tech to keep tabs on aging parents

It wasn't long ago that tech-savvy parents used baby monitors and nanny cams to keep tabs on their offspring. Now, the tables have turned.

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Macy’s test stores to offer deals at ‘Backstage’ prices

The retailer will open the first of four "discount" stores this fall in NYC.

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2015 Beach Blast Off Concert

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Arnold’s Park, IA (KICD)– The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association (IRRMA) announces a “Beach Blast Off” concert. Andrea Weisenmeyer…

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Chicken Barn Workers Sickened

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Workers in a chicken barn under quarantine become ill.

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Spencer Avenue Of Flags Volunteers Requested

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Volunteers are needed to assist with Spencer's Avenue of Flags.

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Ed Funding Issue

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As lawmakers struggle to resolve the state budget, a new conflict has sprung up about how much new money to give schools in the 2016-2017 school year.

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Fireworks Bill Passes House

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It would be legal to sell and set off fireworks in Iowa if a bill that cleared the Iowa House last night becomes law.