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How veterans cope with with holiday fireworks

While some may not realize that fireworks can be a source of stress for some veterans, there's a movement to make sure Fourth of July revelers realize it.

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Girl Scouts refuse $100K with transgender limits

It's not every day the Girl Scouts or any non-profit is handed a $100,000 pledge.

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently received the donation to help fund activities for girls participating in Girl Scouts.

But the gift came with a catch.

As ...

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The Internet survived the leap second

This evening, a "leap second" threatened to wreak havoc across the Internet. But unlike the last leap second in 2012, the Internet continued on without a noticeable hitch.

JULIA O'MALLEY: The Eskimo ice cream & Alaska-style donuts of Point Hope

Visit the kitchens of Point Hope with Alaska journalist Julia O'Malley. 

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Ballet dancer Misty Copeland makes history

American ballerina Misty Copeland, a cultural phenomenon outside the dance world, has been promoted to the highest rank of the American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company's 75-year history.

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Is PBR still cool? America's hipster beer is slowing down

Pabst Blue Ribbon was the comeback kid of cool beer brands.

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America's favorite fast food chain is...

While satisfaction with the restaurant industry has waned, the survey found Americans still eat out an average of four times a week. See which company topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for 2015.

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Texas, Alabama blast same-sex marriage ruling

With last week's Supreme Court ruling, same-sex couples are flocking to the altar in all 50 states, right?

Eh, almost.

There are still a few holdouts, as various politicians take firm stands against a 5-to-4 high court decision they argue is revisioni...

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Can same-sex marriage make America healthier?

A few weeks ago, Carlos Santos-Herrera was in a hospital bed, ill with a rare, severe form of strep throat. He was weak, but conscious -- and worried. His family members' religious beliefs differ from his own, and he didn't want to leave decisions ab...

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Gay pride: How the world became a rainbow

Scroll through your Facebook feed and you'll already see an array of family photos, pouting selfies and delectable dinners. But over the past few of days, there's also been a bright splash of color as users have been updating their profile pics with ...

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Lunchbox: Bar-B-Q Pit

Alongside food trucks, one of the quintessential flavors of summer is that of slow-roasted barbecue -- the kind many of us don’t have time to make. That’s why a recent stop in South Anchorage caught my eye.

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Does poetry still matter?

Quick: Name a famous living poet. Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year.

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