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Offbeat Ugliness is gorgeous at 'Beautiful Bulldog' event Ugliness is gorgeous at 'Beautiful Bulldog' event(Photo Gallery)
Lucey beat out 49 drooling competitors Monday to take this year's "Beautiful Bulldog" pageant, a tongue-in-cheek event designed to kick off the weeklong Drake Relays, an internationally renowned track and field meet in Des Moines.

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Sports Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102
Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.

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Outdoors Photos: The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival(Photo Gallery)
If you live in Washington State and have Instagram, Facebook or Twitter - you've undoubtedly seen amazing pictures of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival this month. Well, we had to join in the beautiful fun! Check out our gallery from this past Sunday here.
Outdoors Avalanche aftermath: Sherpas stage walkout at Everest(Photo Gallery)
Most Sherpas mountain guides have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing season that was already marked by grief over the lives lost last week in Everest's deadliest disaster.

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National & World New Georgia law allows guns in bars, churches, schools(New) New Georgia law allows guns in bars, churches, schools
Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.
National & World Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him
A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.

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Home Boy forgoes PS4 to buy smoke detectors Boy forgoes PS4 to buy smoke detectors(Video)
A fire that claimed the lives of a mother and her son has inspired a little boy to go on a mission to help save lives. The eight-year-old from Texas had been saving his money to buy a Playstation 4 -- but the deadly fire changed his mind. Brian New reports.
Home Couple marries in front of burned home Couple marries in front of burned home(Video)
A Connecticut couple gets married in an unusual setting. They exchanged vows in front of their home that was destroyed in a fire. Kate Rayner has the story.

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Consumer 'Tech Support' computer scams on the rise 'Tech Support' computer scams on the rise
The so-called "Tech Support Scam" has been around for years, but a recent spike in complaints to the Problem Solvers suggests the crooks are acceleration their bogus operations and perhap modifying their approach.
Technology Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps(Photo Gallery)
Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps. The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that attracts more than 1 billion visitors each month.

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Health Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines
Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
Health DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.
Health Spring Health Tips
Finally!!! It's spring. What a winter, especially for those in the northeast US. What follows are several very interesting tips.
Health Dieters move past calories, food makers follow
The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients

Business

Business Gay small business owners still face challenges
Despite increasing acceptance of homosexuality in the U.S., gay small business owners say they still encounter discrimination from possible customers and investors.
Business European recovery shows signs of strengthening
A closely watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.

Consumer

Consumer Is it really an allergy? How you can tell
Maybe it's watery eyes, stuffy nose, hives or itchy skin. Whatever they may be, your symptoms have you wondering if you're allergic to something. Finding out isn't all that difficult.
Consumer Tax day freebies
Tuesday is Tax Day and a number of companies – especially restaurants – will celebrate by offering Tax Day Freebies. Here are just a few of the many offers collected by DealNews.com:
Consumer Tinted glasses for migraines?
People who get migraines are often hypersensitive to light and other visual stimuli. And it seems, the color of that light can make a difference.
Consumer Investigators, victims weigh impacts of tax ID fraud, Oso disaster relief(Video)
Despite earlier alerts, IRS imposters continue to steal millions by calling taxpayers on the phone and threatening jail time if delinquent taxes are not paid immediately. Even if you're savvy, think of friends, family, neighbors and others in your community who might be fooled by these clever creeps. Spread the word that IRS agents do not call you with threats. They do not use other law enforcement to threaten you. They don't text your cell phone or send unsolicited emails. Bottom line: hang up on all threatening calls, delete all unsolicited emails, and notify the U. S. Treasury Inspector about any scam attempts.