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New Jersey Man Tries To Auction Off A Place In Heaven

There is no heaven on earth, at least not according to eBay. The site shut down an auction for a spot in heaven. The auction reached $100,000 before it was closed for violating a policy against selling "intangible things."
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Tornadoes, Severe Storms Again Forecast For U.S. Midsection

Another day brings more warnings for the nation's midsection. The National Weather Service says that from Texas up toward the Great Lakes there could be strong storms, hail and possibly tornadoes.
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Blackhawks Beat Wings, Will Meet Kings In NHL Conference Final

The Chicago Blackhawks were on the verge of elimination from the National Hockey League playoffs. But in overtime Wednesday night, they came back to beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series.
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Ga. Center Takes Pets When Families Have To Evacuate

It's that time of year again: The Atlantic hurricane season begins Saturday and lasts six months. In past storms, some people have chosen not to evacuate because many shelters don't take pets. So Georgia decided to create a shelter exclusively for animals.
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Investors Approve Empire State Building IPO

The Empire State Building is going public. The landmark's owners approved a plan this week to offer shares of the building to Wall Street investors. The plan, however, was not without a fight.
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Arab-Americans: A 'Growing' Community, But By How Much?

The Census Bureau estimates 1.5 million Americans claim Arab ancestry. But some advocates say the Arab-American community is more than double that size.
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VIDEO: Miranda Lambert's Tears At 'Healing In The Heartland'

Among several emotional moments during Wednesday's benefit concert for victims of the tornado that struck Moore, Okla., Lambert's struggle to sing through tears is worth watching.
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FBI Pick Is A Republican With Deep Roots In Law Enforcement

President Obama is expected to nominate James Comey to be the next FBI director. As a top official in the Justice Department during President George W. Bush's administration, James Comey became famous for standing up to a White House effort to reauthorize a controversial wiretapping program.
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Will Chinese Firm Bring Home The Bacon With Smithfield Deal?

It isn't clear yet whether U.S. regulators will approve the takeover of the iconic American company by China's Shuanghui International. There are concerns that Shuanghui could ratchet up production to feed the growing demand for meat in China.

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