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Japan sends Hello Kitty into space

Hello Kitty, Japan's ambassador of cute, is on a government-funded mission to space.

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More middle-aged women having babies outside of wedlock

More single women over the age of 35 are having children, even as the overall birth rates for unmarried women in the U.S. have dropped.

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Apps aim to be your digital, personal assistant

Too many things to do and not enough time? New apps act as personal time assistants to improve productivity.

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France the top tourist destination in 2013

France kept its title as the world's top tourist destination, drawing nearly 85 million visitors.

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After 23M rides, U.S. bike share program rolls on

Experts say no fatalities have been logged in any U.S. public bike share program since the first one launched in 2007.

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Amazon stops some Disney pre-orders

Amazon.com has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, in what appears to be another contract dispute.

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Fitness experts cut to the core, target the center of power

Whether it is running, swimming, weight lifting or aerobics, fitness experts say the center of all exercise routines is the core.

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Need to save a life? There’s an app for that

A new app could help cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a good Samaritan before medical responders arrive.

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WHO: Ebola an international health emergency

West Africa's Ebola epidemic is an "extraordinary event" and now constitutes an international health risk.

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Staying safe online

With the news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it's a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.

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Working moms have new breastfeeding rights under the ACA

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers must provide time and space for new mothers to express milk for their babies.

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‘Selfie,’ ‘Hashtag’ can score points in Scrabble

It's been a decade since the Scrabble dictionary was last updated, but now you can score with 21st century words like "bromance."

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Hybrid ‘kalette’ combines kale, Brussels sprouts

Eating kale or Brussels sprouts might make some people gag, but a British company is hoping a hybrid mix of the two veggies will appeal to U.S. taste buds.

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Illinois Ranked at the Top for School Emergency Plans

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Illinois is the nation’s most improved state when it comes to establishing emergency plans for children

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Prisons and Power

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A spokesman for AFSCME says power failures highlight a lack of necessary funding

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Quinn and Rauner Agree: Don’t Raise the Gas Tax

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Other ways to build and maintain roads, they say

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Accident Leaves State Trooper Injured

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Cause of crash under investigation