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BBQ mishaps that could ruin your holiday weekend

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A man cleaning grill grates with a wire brush. Metal brush bristles can get into food and cause serious health problems if swallowed. Alexey Stiop If you clean your grill with a wire-bristle brush, you may be unknowingly putting yourself and your guests at risk. Earlier this year, a study …

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AI, Frankenstein? Not so fast, experts say

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Ask Apple’s Siri digital assistant if she’s evil, and she’ll respond curtly, “Not really.” Repeat a famous line from the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey,” in which a computer on a spaceship kills nearly all the human crew, and Siri groans. “Oh, not again.” And who can blame her? We …

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How you can avoid college debt

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I’ve always seen college debt as an albatross — a heavy, expired bird that becomes a financial burden over time. That’s why I’m writing this new column for CBS MoneyWatch: I want to share with you what I’ve learned not only in my own journey, but in helping others find …

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Dog owners, beware of homemade "tennis ball bombs"

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It’s unusual for dog owners to steer clear of tennis balls, but this Fourth of July, they’re being told to do just that. Ahead of the holiday weekend, police are issuing warnings about homemade fireworks — “tennis ball bombs” in particular. People take the insides of fireworks out, put the …

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