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Retailers get creative to lure holiday shoppers


Cue the music, string up the lights. For retailers, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year.  There are 37 shopping days until Christmas. As more Americans shop online, traditional stores have been forced to get creative if they want to stay in business. “I am so …

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Stories of survival emerge after Calif. shooting rampage


RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. — Michelle McFadyen was driving to the store with her husband when the couple strayed into the path of a shooting rampage in their small Northern California town. The gunman, identified by authorities as Kevin Neal, killed Michelle McFadyen, 55, and wounded her husband, Troy McFadyen, …

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New hope for people suffering from chronic itch


If you’ve ever had an itch that wouldn’t go away, you know how unbearable it can be to keep scratching and find no relief. At the world’s first center to study chronic itch, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, researchers are getting closer to finding answers …

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How to see the Leonid meteor shower at its peak


The famous Leonid meteor shower is predicted to reach its peak in the predawn hours on Friday, Nov. 17. Weather permitting, observing conditions will be perfect: There’s a new moon on Saturday, which means that the sky will be dark with no hindrance whatsoever from moonlight.  But don’t expect to see a …

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Pumpkin Spice invades the world


Nowadays everything, it seems, is flavored like pumpkin pie, from lattes and martinis to pet shampoo. Susan Spencer looks into the spice of life:  The ominous warning signs are there: Pumpkin Spice is taking over the world. “Certainly the pumpkin spice latte was the one product that really expanded into …

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How veggies impersonate other foods


With 4 out of 10 Americans moving toward a more veggie-centric diet, Susan Spencer finds out how vegetables can substitute for other foods: What’s the hot new side dish? Rice.  Well, it’s sorta rice …. In fact, it’s cauliflower rice. Vegan cookbook author Ann Hodgman demonstrated: “You just drop chunks …

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Rolled Ice Cream


Susan Spencer gets the scoop on a hot new dessert that Philadelphians are melting over: What’s the latest scoop?  Ice cream, in ROLLS. “The ice cream gets rolled up right before your eyes,” explained Jacob Billig. It is VERY cool. In fact, it’s downright freezing. After all, it’s anywhere between …

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