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Jell-O introduces edible slime out in December

Jell-O Play on Thursday introduced edible slime. The squishy and stretchy toy is a social media phenomenon, which spawned online recipes for edible versions. Jell-O Play's slime comes in strawberry-flavored Unicorn and lime-flavored Monster varieties.…
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Search for more fire victims continues with 48 dead and over 200 missing across California

The death toll from the wildfire that incinerated Paradise and surrounding areas climbed to 48 — matching the mark for the deadliest single blaze in California history — as crews continued searching for bodies in…
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TENS OF THOUSANDS FLEE FAST-MOVING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRE

Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate a fast-moving wildfire that exploded in size Thursday, threatening several Northern California communities and forcing panicked residents to race to help neighbors who had to drive…
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Four types of Duncan Hines cake mix recalled due to salmonella outbreak

A recall was issued for four types of Duncan Hines cake mix due to possible salmonella contamination, the US Food and Drug Administration said Monday.  The voluntary recall was issued by Conagra Brands due to…
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Lowe's is closing 51 stores in the US and Canada

In another sign of the times for retail, Lowe's is closing 51 North American stores.  The home improvement chain said Monday that locations are underperforming and the decision will help the hardware chain focus on…
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Pittsburgh synagogue shooter pleads not guilty

Wearing a red jumpsuit and a bandage on his left arm, the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting rampage that left 11 people dead made a brief appearance in federal court Thursday for arraignment on a 44-count…
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James 'Whitey' Bulger, notorious Boston gangster, found dead in prison; homicide suspected

James “Whitey’’ Bulger, the ruthless Boston gangster who eluded authorities for 16 years before being captured and then convicted in 2013 of participating in 11 murders, has died at a prison in West Virginia.   Bulger, 89,…
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Four Pittsburgh police officers recovering after terror at synagogue are heroes

Four police officers were among the wounded in the attack on a synagogue in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill as they answered Saturday's 911 call that became the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history.  Though authorities…
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Alleged synagogue shooter posted his intent on social media

The man who allegedly gunned down 11 worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue used three handguns and an AR-15 assault rifle in the 20-minute rampage and screamed to SWAT officers who wounded him in a shootout…
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FBI confirms 12th suspicious package recovered in Florida

A source told USA TODAY a package addressed to Clapper was recovered Friday morning at a Manhattan postal facility. Like some of the previous packages addressed to prominent Democrats, the one found in New York City on…
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