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Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar

Discount Store Dollar Tree is buying its larger rival Family Dollar for 8-point-5 billion dollars. Dollar Tree has just over 5-thousand stores and an annual revenue of 7-point-8 billion.

Lake Charles mom arrested for leaving kids in SUV to perform sex act on boyfriend

LAKE CHARLES (KBMT) -- A woman was arrested shortly after midnight Friday morning after deputies say she left her two children, ages 7 and 5, in an SUV parked at a Lake Charles store as she performed a sex act with her boyfriend in a nearby veh

Robbery hostage said, 'I don't want my daughter to see me coming out with you'

 (CNN) -- Before she was taken hostage during a brazen bank robbery this month, Misty Holt-Singh worried about one thing, says a woman insi

Emergency landing on Florida beach kills beachgoer

A father was killed and his daughter critically injured Sunday when an airplane struck them as they walked along a Florida beach.

Boy with inoperable tumor gets 6th birthday wish: Lots of mail

(CNN) -- New England Patriots players sang "Happy Birthday" to a 6-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor Saturday.

BuzzFeed fires editor for plagiarizing

Confronted by charges of plagiarism, BuzzFeed on Friday fired Benny Johnson, the viral politics editor whose work often typified the website's energetic storytelling style.

2 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

(CNN) -- Two U.S. Army soldiers were killed Thursday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said.

Carjackers run over, kill 3 kids in Philadelphia

(CNN) -- Three children helping their mother operate a fruit stand were killed Friday when a stolen SUV plowed into a small crowd on a Philadelphia street corner.

DA to decide whether to charge killer of intruder who yelled 'I'm pregnant'

 Tom Greer says he fought back when he was attacked by intruders at his Southern California home. When he got his gun and fired at them, they ran.

Sonia Sotomayor sets kids upon Hillary Clinton

It was a mad dash to hug Hillary Clinton.

Report: Four journalists detained in Iran, three of them Americans

Concern is growing for the well-being of four journalists, three of them American citizens, apparently detained in Iran this week, according to The Washington Post.

Pope to visit Philadelphia next year for conference

Pope Francis accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, the Catholic News Service reported Friday.

Pope to visit Philadelphia next year for conference

Pope Francis accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, the Catholic News Service reported Friday.

What? I'm not overweight

Many overweight kids don't seem to see themselves that way, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.