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Redmond runner reflects on bombing

Year later, Redmond runner reflects on Boston bombing

A Redmond runner who crossed the finish line just moments before the bombs went off, in Boston last year reflects on the fear and terror. She also says her determination to return to Boston, is stronger than ever.

Sliding scale of patients after Cover Oregon

Patient counts surge, ebb in Cover Oregon's wake

Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of people who previously had no insurance now have access to health care, and that has meant a lot morea work for some clinics -- and for one, in Bend, a drop in patients and change in roles.

Rooting out a problem

New program takes bite out of kids' tooth decay

A Central Oregon dental nonprofit has launched a new school program to battle tooth decay among children.

Boston anniversary finish line

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Suspicious backpacks left at Boston finish line

The Boston Police Department evacuated the area around the finish line of the Boston Marathon Tuesday night after the discovery of two suspicious backpacks, WCVB reported.

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Prescribed burns planned near BBR, Camp Sherman

Given favorable weather conditions, Deschutes National Forest fuel specialists on the Sisters Ranger District plan to conduct two prescribed fires beginning as early as Wednesday and continuing through the week.

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OSP IDs 2 suspects in I-5 overpass assault

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say they have identified two teenage boys who may have tossed a cinder block off an Interstate 5 overpass in Creswell, Ore., injuring a Washington state woman riding in a car below.

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Oregon reports significant job growth in March

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon state economists say March saw the largest one-month increase in jobs since well before the Great Recession.

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New Cover Oregon director reins in spending

DURHAM, Ore. (AP) — A turnaround expert brought in to fix Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange is clamping down on spending and who can make financial decisions as he tries to get Cover Oregon back on track.

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Hundreds on sinking South Korean passenger ship

Rescuers raced to save hundreds of passengers, most of them high school students, from a stricken ferry off the South Korean coast early Wednesday.

Of the 474 people on board, 368 were plucked to safety, many from freezing waters.

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Calgary stabbing scene

5 U. of Calgary students fatally stabbed

Five University of Calgary students were stabbed to death Tuesday morning in what the city's police chief called "the worst mass murder in Calgary's history."

Dead whale floats onto Oregon beach

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Dead whale on Ore. coast: 'It's really smelly'

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — Visitors to the north Oregon coast town of Seaside are being cautioned to stay well away from the carcass of a 40-foot gray whale that's washing up on the beach.

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Deschutes County judicial candidates square off

Candidates for Des Co Judge Square Off

Two candidates for Deschutes County Circuit Judge Position 5 faced off Monday night in a question-and-answer forum at a…

Fire destroys snowmobiles; SE Bend home saved

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Sparks from metal-cutting ignited leaking fuel from a snowmobile Monday evening, and the resulting fire burned two…

Bend scissors stabbing victim speaks out

Scissor stabbing victim talks

Attacked with a pair of scissors, a Bend man speaks out after he allegedly was stabbed multiple times by his roommate…

'Blood Moon' rising: High Desert views eclipse

Blood Moon Time-lapse over Bend

Move aside, stars: Sunriver's Oregon Observatory was ready for something you can't see every night: a very special moon…

'Phishing' scam calls target Bank of Cascades

'Bank of Cascades' scam switches to text messages

Hundreds of people in Oregon and Idaho received the latest in a periodic wave of “phishing” scam calls Monday falsely…

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Deschutes County judicial candidates square off

Candidates for Des Co Judge Square Off

Two candidates for Deschutes County Circuit Judge Position 5 faced off Monday night in a question-and-answer forum at a…

Savings fall, debt rising as economy recovers

NeighborImpact offers money coaching

More and more Americans find themselves in the red, without any emergency savings and spending more than they have. But…

Boat erupts in flames on Prineville Reservoir

Prineville Reservoir boat fire

A Bend family's placid Sunday afternoon outing on Prineville Reservoir turned frightening when their boat caught fire,…

Vandals slash car tires in NW Bend

Car tires slashed in west Bend

Sometime between Saturday night and early Sunday morning, four cars on the west side of Bend had their tires slashed.

Hundreds on sinking South Korean passenger ship

South Korean ship 2

Rescuers raced to save hundreds of passengers, most of them high school students, from a stricken ferry off the South Korean…

Biden in Boston: 'We own the finish line'

Biden, Boston memorial service

A moment of silence at the finish line, the tolling of church bells and a solemn flag-raising ceremony capped the first…

5 U. of Calgary students fatally stabbed

Calgary stabbing scene

Five University of Calgary students were stabbed to death Tuesday morning in what the city's police chief called "the worst…

48 die in Togo bus crash, 15 injured

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Forty-eight people, including 15 Burkina Faso nationals and a Nigerian, died Tuesday after a bus crash in Togo, officials…

Jewish center suspect charged with murder

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The man accused of killing three people at two Jewish-affiliated facilities in Kansas made no secret of his racist views,…

Video shows large al Qaeda meeting

New al Qaeda video

A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the…

Suspicious backpacks left at Boston finish line

Boston anniversary finish line

The Boston Police Department evacuated the area around the finish line of the Boston Marathon Tuesday night after the…

Underwater probe scans for MH370 again

Bluefin-21 deployment

The underwater probe being used to look for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was back in the water after its first…

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Sebelius: ACA hits 7.5 million sign-ups

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The number of people enrolled in the Affordable Care Act stands at 7.5 million -- an increase of 400,000 since the Obama…

Poll: Rate of uninsured Americans drops

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A new survey indicates 15.6 percent of Americans don't have health insurance, marking the lowest rate since 2008.

HHS secretary: Work is far from over

Kathleen Sebelius

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius showed her appreciation to her department's employees after more than…

Obama: 7.1 million sign up for health care

Obama touts ACA success

President Barack Obama declared success Tuesday, saying 7.1 million people have signed up for Obamacare through federal and…

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Pay it Forward: Ochoco Elem. library needs books

Pay it Forward Ochoco Elem Library gets boost

Students at Ochoco Elementary spend time every day reading in the library. But what do the kids do when some of the shelves are bare and the books are outdated? In this segment of Pay it Forward, we help give the Mustangs a little library makeover.

Pay it Forward: 'Carly's Kids' have outdoor fun

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Pay it Forward is NewsChannel 21’s segment bringing awareness to the good things happening around us every day here in Central Oregon. This month’s unsuspecting “target” is dedicated fifth-grade teacher Sandy Phillips – not for her classroom activities, but her efforts to support kids outside of the classroom.

Pay it Forward: 'Backpacks in Bend' feeds kids

Pay it Forward Backpacks in Bend

Imagine being a child going to school hungry Monday morning. That's the reality for hundreds of Central Oregon students, but "Backpacks in Bend" is helping solve the problem -- and this year's "Pay it Forward' selection.

Pay it Forward: 'Kits for Kids' helps homeless students

More than 20,000 Oregon students are homeless, and many live in Central Oregon. But one Bend organization is working to help make things a little easier for those kids.  

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Housing, food costs on the rise

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If you feel like things are starting to cost a bit more, you're right.

Stocks finish higher on turnaround Tuesday

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Investors seemed to have trouble making up their minds Tuesday. Stocks rallied out of the gate, then languished for most of…

Facebook to require Messenger app

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Mobile users who have gotten used to chatting with their friends via Facebook will soon have to make sure they've downloaded…

Detroit cuts deal with retired police, firefighters

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Detroit's emergency manager and retired police and firefighters hammered out a deal Tuesday that marks a big step forward in…

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2014 midterms: What's at stake

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Their approval rating is horrendous. They rarely get along or get anything done. So here's your chance to do something about…

Has Aung San Suu Kyi lost her voice?

Aung San Suu Kyi, Obama

Having endured nearly 15 years of house arrest with grace and courage, Aung San Suu Kyi has earned a reputation throughout…

First lady, dogs visit military families

Bo, Sunny Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama visited military families on the campus of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Monday…

Christie's interview with investigators

Chris Christie

The first news report linking his top aides to an alleged political payback scheme to close lanes on the George Washington…

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Patient counts surge, ebb in Cover Oregon's wake

Sliding scale of patients after Cover Oregon

Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of people who previously had no insurance now have access to health care, and that…

New program takes bite out of kids' tooth decay

Rooting out a problem

A Central Oregon dental nonprofit has launched a new school program to battle tooth decay among children.

Fussy infants and toddlers watch more TV

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Does your baby have difficulty calm him or herself? Falling and staying asleep? It can be stressful, especially for new…

Obesity during pregnancy raises stillbirth risk

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Pregnant women who are obese or overweight have an increased risk of delivering a stillborn baby, according to a new study…

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Laurie Halse Anderson's 'Speak' turns 15

Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak

During 15 years of talking to high school students about sex and bullying, Laurie Halse Anderson has continued to get the…

UNC: Experts see flaws in whistleblower work

Poorly written paper earns UNC Chapel Hill student A-minus

The University of North Carolina says that three independent experts in the field of adult literacy have finished a…

Billy Joel surprises NY school kids at tribute concert

Billy Joel at school

When a New York elementary school invited rock star Billy Joel to a tribute concert of his greatest hits, the last thing…

Pennsylvania school stabbing: Why?

Police car outside Franklin Regional Senior High School

A day after a Murrysville, Pennsylvania, teen allegedly rampaged through his high school's hallways, stabbing wildly with…

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Solar plane set to circle globe

Solar Impulse 2

Their CVs combined look like the envy of all bona fide air adventurers. Pioneering ultralight aircraft? Been there. Setting…

Google Glass targeted as symbol by anti-tech crowd

Google Glass

Glass, Google's high-profile entry into the world of wearable tech, may help launch a revolution if it's released later this…

US Airways says lewd tweet was a mistake

US Airways tweet

It's not the first corporate Twitter blunder, but it might be one of the most obscene.

Netflix speeds surge for Comcast users

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Netflix's connection deal with Comcast is paying off. Streaming speeds for Comcast users jumped nearly 50% last month after…

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U.N.: To slow warming, no 'business as usual'

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Keeping global warming down to a level people can live with means cutting carbon emissions to "near zero" by the end of the…

New volcanic island eats its neighbor

Japan island eats another island

One Japanese island has swallowed another.

Chinese residents line up for bags of fresh air

Chinese line up for bags of fresh mountain air

Whatever the motive behind the event, it made for some powerful images of some China residents' desperation for better air.

Climate change could cost $100 billion a year

Drought affected corn in Missouri

Tackling the effects of climate change could cost governments around the world more than $100 billion a year, a United…

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MLB fines Farrell for remarks about replay

John Farrell, Boston Red Sox manager, ejection April 2014

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been fined by Major League Baseball for criticizing the new instant replay system…

Indians vs. Tigers postponed by snow

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The Detroit Tigers' game with the Cleveland Indians scheduled for Tuesday was postponed after three inches of snow fell…

Michigan's Robinson III, Stauskas declare for draft

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Michigan coach John Beilein announced Tuesday that sophomores Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas will forgo their final two…

Arizona's Gordon, Johnson enter draft

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Arizona freshman forward Aaron Gordon and junior guard Nick Johnson declared for the NBA Draft on Tuesday, the school…

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Portland woman awakened by cat escapes house fire

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland woman says it was her cat that awoke her and not the fire alarm when a blaze began burning…

Eugene mail carrier files suit over dog attack

Ex-Bend postal worker sentenced for $156,000 in thefts

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene postal worker seeks more than $180,000 in a lawsuit filed against the owner of a dog that…

'Smelly cat' returned to shelter

Smelly cat

A cat was returned to a shelter after it's owners claimed he was too flatulent.

Former firefighter rescues pets in disasters

Jen Leary firefighter rescues pets

Hazel Donnelly was taking her husband to the doctor when they got a call that their apartment building was on fire.

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Lawmakers release 250,000 GM recall documents

GM, General Motors

The House committee investigating GM's botched recall publicly released 250,000 pages of related documents Friday,…

GM finds new ignition flaw, will replace second part

GM finds new ignition flaw

General Motors has found another flaw in the ignitions of the 2.6 million vehicles it's already recalled, and will replace…

GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave over ignition recall

GM car

General Motors has placed two engineers on paid leave as part of the investigation into the massive recall that has been…

Get married, save on car insurance

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Did you know that taking 15 minutes to get married could save you at least 15% on your car insurance?

According to a report…

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'Happy' singer cries in front of Oprah

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It's hard not to get swept up in the emotion of singer/rapper/producer Pharrell Williams as he breaks down while discussing…

Miley Cyrus hospitalized in Kansas City

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Miley Cyrus suffered and has been hospitalized, her rep told CNN Tuesday.

Q&A: Marlon Wayans talks second 'Haunted House,' embracing success, failures

Gabriel Iglesias and Marlon Wayans in 'A Haunted House 2'

Actor-filmmaker Marlon Wayans talks about his latest parody, the horror movie spoof "A Haunted House 2."

Lindsay Lohan's mom pleads guilty to DWI

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Dina Lohan, mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, entered a guilty plea to drunken driving and speeding charges in a Long Island…

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Wayans talks second 'Haunted House,' embracing success, failures

Gabriel Iglesias and Marlon Wayans in 'A Haunted House 2'

Actor-filmmaker Marlon Wayans talks about his latest parody, the horror movie spoof "A Haunted House 2."

Emma Thompson through the years

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As she celebrates her 55th birthday, take a look at images of Emma Thompson throughout her career.

5 surprising celebrity soap opera stars

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Think soap operas are filled with nothing but second-rate actors? Clearly you haven't heard about these five celebrities…

Ivan Reitman loves suspense that goes into 'Draft Day'

Ivan Reitman on the set of 'Draft Day'

Prolific filmmaker Ivan Reitman talks about the thrill of one of the most exciting sports days of the year that is…

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Couple drives stolen car to court, police say

A California couple has been arrested after driving a stolen car to a courthouse, police say.

Town named 'Jew Killer' eyes name change

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Castrillo Matajudíos sounds like a lovely place. Unless you speak Spanish.

Mom fends off intruder during 911 outage

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A Washington state mother takes matters into her own hands when someone broke into her home during a 911 outage.

Carpenter who cut off fingers makes 'Robohand' with printer

Robohand

"I was in a position to see exactly what happens in the human hand. I got the basics of what it's all about and thought yeah…

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World's best pizza not in Italy

Johnny Di Francesco

Australian pizza is now officially the best in the world. Well, sort of.

US Airways says lewd tweet was a mistake

US Airways tweet

It's not the first corporate Twitter blunder, but it might be one of the most obscene.

MH370: Sub returns to surface after just 6 hours

Bluefin on Ocean Shield Flight 370

After completing just six hours of its mission of searching for underwater debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the…

Most photographed places in the world are...

Moulin Rouge

The Eiffel Tower isn't the most popular place for pictures in Paris, nor is the Empire State Building the top photo…

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World's best pizza not in Italy

Johnny Di Francesco

Australian pizza is now officially the best in the world. Well, sort of.

McDonald's fights back with free coffee

McCafe Premium Roast Coffee

It's another salvo in the ongoing fast-food breakfast war: McDonald's announced Friday that it will offer customers…

Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

Frog in salad

A Wall Street Journal staffer returning to the newsroom found a stomach-churning stowaway after opening her Pret A Manger…

New world record set for largest Fritos Chili Pie

Fritos Chili Pie

Sure it can feed 5,000, but a Fritos Chili Pie that was cooked up in Texas this week did more than just kick up some snack…

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From "greenest" to happiest to safest, check out the healthiest spots for women in the U.S.

Our favorite TV moms ever

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We pay tribute to some of the best known moms from television.

Top cities for working moms

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Forbes ranks the top cities in the U.S. for working moms based on earnings, safety and school districts.

Moms: 10 affordable ways to treat yourself

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You’re thinking of everyone else this year, except the one person who matters most -- you.

Celebrity moms who have adopted

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We often hear the names Angelina Jolie and Madonna when it comes to celebrity adoptions, but several other stars have…

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Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious?

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Is there a difference between organic and regularly grown food when it comes to nutrition, safety and price? Find out here.

Drinking enough water important for kids and adults

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It's just as important for kids to drink enough water each day as it is for adults. Find out why here.

Should you give your kids fruit juice?

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Are fruit juice drinks healthy for your kids, or should you avoid them because of their high sugar content? Find out here.

Ideas to encourage your kids to eat well

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Use these tips to help your kids eat healthier.

Why well-baby visits are essential

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You should always be sure keep your well-baby visit appointments with your baby's pediatrician because the visits help your doctor check on the growth and development of your child.

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Pronghorn, in the News

It's been named home to one of the top golf courses in the United States. And now, Pronghorn Resort is getting bigger --…

Winter Cycling

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When winter comes to Bend it’s no reason to stop mountain biking. I think you will find some of the nicest conditions of…

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Putin: Ukraine on 'brink of civil war'

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The escalating conflict in Ukraine "essentially puts the nation on the brink of civil war," Russian President Vladimir…

Ukraine hikes rates in bid to defend economy

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Ukraine's central bank has hiked its benchmark lending rate for the first time in eight months amid an escalating…

No crackdown as Ukraine deadline passes

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Scores of pro-Russian protesters storm a Ukrainian police headquarters and confront the officers inside. Hundreds outside…

U.N. meets amid deepening Ukraine crisis

Ukraine barricade of tires

Strong condemnations and accusations were traded Sunday night as the U.N. Security Council held an urgent, previously…

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How to prepare for next year's taxes now

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As we mark this year's Tax Day, it’s not too early to start thinking about next year. To avoid the chaos that can come with…

How long should I keep old tax records?

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After filing your taxes you might be wondering how long you should keep your tax records and documents. Use these tips from…

America's biggest tax procrastinators

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We all hate doing them, but these cities take doing your taxes at the last minute to the extreme.

Top ways to spend your tax refund

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Are you looking for ways to spend your tax refund this year? Consider these ideas.

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Car brands that no longer exist

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From old brands to new brands, not all car brands have survived the test of time. Take a look at some of the more memorable…

What to tell your teen before they drive

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Before your teen gets on the road, here are the most important things he or she needs to know before getting behind the…

Take a closer look at the 2015 Subaru Legacy

2015 Subaru Legacy

The all-new 2015 Legacy also adopts some of the more aggressive styling of its smaller sibling, the WRX sedan.

Kia Soul now plugs in

2015 Kia Soul EV

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version doesn't have a gas tank, or a fuel…

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