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The elephants are out of the circus

The Ringling Bros. Circus says it will eliminate elephant acts by 2018 amid public concerns.

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McDonald’s to use chicken without certain antibiotics

The announcement comes as the fast-food giant struggles to shake its junk food image.

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Google wants you to zip line through the Amazon

Wanna go on a zip line without all the harnesses and fear? Just hook your browser through to Google.

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Bill Gates is still the world’s richest man

The co-founder tops the list with a whopping $79 billion in net worth.

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NY couple married 82 years celebrates joint birthday

Duranord Veillard turned 108 on Saturday and his wife, Jeanne will be 105 in May.

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Labs are America’s top dog

Labrador retrievers reigned as the nation's top dog for the 24th year.

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Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push

What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips?

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Diverse emojis coming to a phone near you

The use of emojis has become universal — but their look hasn't.

The company logo is seen on the bonnet of a Mazda car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 5, 2014.

Lexus, Mazda get highest marks in ‘Consumer Reports’ study

Japanese brands took four of the top five places in the annual "report card."

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How to properly quit a job

According to a fall 2014 report from the U.S. Department of Labor, more American workers are on the move than ever before.

Breakfast cereal is shown for sale at a Ralphs grocery store in Del Mar, California, March 6, 2013.

The world’s diet is getting worse

We're eating more processed foods high in sugar, fat, and starch than ever before.

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Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking’s effects

America's biggest tobacco companies say they're willing to pass along factual public health information about cigarettes.

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Food companies aim to reinvent diet foods to stay relevant

These days consumers care more about ingredients that are simple to understand than they do about counting calories.

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Egg-cellent news: Eggs no longer considered a health risk

For decades, health officials warned against consumption of high-cholesterol foods, such as red meat and eggs.

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Cancer survival rates improving

Advances in treatments and better cancer screenings and diagnoses are likely responsible.

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Fight against obesity called ‘unacceptably slow’

In less than a generation, rates of child obesity have risen dramatically worldwide, yet few countries have taken steps to protect children.

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How to trim your Internet bill

You can cut your land line and sever your cable, but if you want to stream the new season of "House of Cards," you need to hang on to your ISP.

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Wanna lose weight? Focus on fiber, research says

People who ate 30 grams of fiber per day lost almost as much weight as those who followed a more complicated diet.

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Eye-opener: Teens getting sleepier

A 20-year study says the problem has worsened over two decades.

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Pair of new breeds join field in 139th Westminster Dog Show

The show is billed as the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the U.S., behind only the Kentucky Derby.

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Today in entertainment history: March 6

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Want to hear something shocking? It has been more than 20 years since "The Cosby Show" went off the air.

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Colorado beats Washington

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Colorado head coach Tad Boyle calls out instructions to his team during a second-round game against Pittsburgh in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 20, 2014.

Washington has now lost three in a row and 10 of the last 11.

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Wright, Loveridge lead No. 13 Utah over Washington St.

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Utah guard Delon Wright (55) brings the ball up court against Stanford in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 75-59.

Delon Wright scored 18 points as No. 13 Utah came back to beat Washington State 67-59 on Thursday night.

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WWU men advance in GNAC tournament with win over UAA

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Forward Joey Schreiber score a game-high 25 points as WWU defeated University of Alaska Anchorage on Thursday in a first-round game of the 5th annual GNAC Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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Strong month for Whatcom home sales

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February was a good month for Whatcom County home sales.