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New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

Friday, October 24th, 2014 9:00 a.m.

From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.

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Clan battles unite family

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 4:00 p.m.

I am writing this column inbetween battles and because my builders are busy. This is my new reality: I arrange my life around the smart phone game “Clash of Clans.”

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Washington school gunman was homecoming prince

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago. He was also facing problems, writing of some unspecified troubles on his Twitter feed: "It breaks me... It actually does...."

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Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

Friday, October 24th, 2014 7:24 p.m.

A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and without shouting or arguing, opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

Remains belong to missing Virginia student

Friday, October 24th, 2014 7:23 p.m.

Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search by thousands that took weeks and left the campus and community on edge.

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TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

Friday, October 24th, 2014 3:30 p.m.

The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family.

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Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

Friday, October 24th, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Lawn signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public spaces. It's the sign of the season. And despite legal restrictions, the markers can sprout invasively.

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Michigan program allows people to dispute tickets online

Friday, October 24th, 2014 2:00 p.m.

If you've ever spent an entire morning sitting in a packed courtroom to negotiate an outstanding parking or traffic ticket, you'll appreciate a new system intended to nudge the courts closer to modern times.

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Dallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola

Friday, October 24th, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Taking inspiration from the fear of Ebola, a Dallas-area man has stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and windows with white tape marked "quarantine."