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4 Dead, 16 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting

Four people, including the gunman, were killed and 16 others injured in a shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas Wednesday evening.  Fort Hood officials said the gunman was a soldier who had been receiving mental health treatment and that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Autism on the Rise, Says Federal Report [AUDIO]

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the rate of autism in U.S. children has gone up by 30 percent in the last two years, from 1 in 88 then to 1 in 68 now.

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March Madness Costing Employers? [AUDIO]

Employers would be wise to expect a drop in productivity among their workers over the next few weeks, and especially over the next couple of days, as March Madness launches and college basketball tournament games start airing all day and night.

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Too Much Homework? Or Just Enough? [POLL/AUDIO]

Lots of New Jersey students and perhaps some parents think too much homework is being given every night, but a new report finds that's probably not the case.

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Expert: Kids Would Rather Text Than Socialize in Person [AUDIO]

Remember how exciting it used to be to go to a school dance? These events provided young people with an opportunity to interact and develop social skills, and they used to be extremely popular, but these days attendance at some school dances in New Jersey is declining.

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We’re Paying More To Stay Warm This Winter [AUDIO]

To no one's surprise, we are all paying more to stay warm this winter, according to a recent report.

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Pet Spending Reaches $55.7B High [AUDIO]

We are treating our pets more like humans these days. In fact, Americans spent an all-time high of $55.7 billion on our furry friends in 2013, and spending is expected to reach nearly $60 billion this year.

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Are You A Distracted Parent? Put That Phone Down! [AUDIO]

Ignoring your child's needs when you get busy texting or paying attention to your smartphone can be detrimental to him or her in the long run, a study shows.

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High Schoolers Grabbing Internships [AUDIO]

Looking to get a leg up on those already in college, and given the disappointing job market that could be waiting for them on the other side, more and more high schoolers are taking on volunteer work or internships.

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Bigtime Store Closures by Big Retail Chains [AUDIO]

Radio Shack, Sears, Staples -- just a few of the retail chains that are shedding hundreds of stores, as the face of retailing changes and online buying and selling gains momentum.

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Miami Beach Police Documentation of Justin Bieber's Tattoos
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Police Video of Bieber’s Urine Test Released

Police video of Justin Bieber giving a urine sample for a drug test after his arrest on driving under the influence and other charges was released by prosecutors Thursday, with sensitive portions blacked out as ordered by a judge.

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Gas Price Climb Not Done Yet [AUDIO]

The upward march of gas prices that you may have recently noticed will continue into early April.

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