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Saving soap is saving lives

A non-profit group is on a mission to save lives, one bar of recycled hotel soap at a time.

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Apple Watch sleek, stylish but not for everyone

The new smartwatch - slated for release later this month - is a "beautiful" piece of tech with shortcomings that may limit its appeal.

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Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?

Tired of those annoying, sometimes costly, robocalls favored by scammers?

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Toilets on wheels help keep neighborhood clean

Mobile, solar-powered toilets are helping to keep the streets of one San Francisco neighborhood sanitary.

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Forget ‘friend’ requests, Facebook is in the divorce business

A judge has given an NYC woman permission to file for divorce via a Facebook message.

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Starbucks expanding free college tuition program

Baristas can now get a bachelor's degree for free.

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

Washington state job seekers … this bud’s for you

Legal pot has created job opportunities for people in Washington state who trim the marijuana plants with tiny scissors.

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France moves to ban anorexic models

It could soon be a crime to use super skinny models.

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College senior gives new meaning to ‘off-campus’ with hut

A philosophy and English major took a drastic move as part of his senior project.

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Arkansas woman now world’s oldest person, wants Obama visit

Gertrude Weaver will turn 117 in a few months and wants a presidential celebration.

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School threats by text, apps frustrate schools, police

Threats against schools don't just come written on bathroom walls these days.

The North Lawn of the White House, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Washington.

Healthy lunches could land you in the White House

If you know of a kid who can whip up a healthy lunch, they might earn a trip to the White House.

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Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves.

A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

Amazon wants to help you get your housework done

Amazon is offering to help get your chores done, with listings for everything from housecleaning to goat grazing.

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McDonald’s to test all-day breakfast

You could soon be able to get an Egg McMuffin at any time of day.

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Wanted: A kidney

A Maine woman's unusual method of finding a kidney donor has paid off.

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Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning

Elvis Presley had one. So did presidents from Kennedy to Reagan.

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Frerichs Releases Treasurer’s Office Audit

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The state treasurer says an independent review of his office has found problems with an internship program and a college scholarship program that needs a complete overhaul.

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Jobe Supports Historic Preservation Agency Consolidation with DCEO

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Illinois' historic sites are -- if the governor gets his way -- on their way to being part of an expanded Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

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Langfelder Updates on Transition

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What does Springfield Mayor-Elect Jim Langfelder expect his transition team to help him with?

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Lincoln Funeral Coalition: Still No Word on Obama Appearance

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"I've not heard from the Secret Service, so I don't know that [Obama will be coming]."

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Welcoming Centers for Immigrants Affected By Funding Cuts

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The immediate cuts to immigrant services include closing 10 welcoming centers around the state.