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The Midwest Painkiller Epidemic: Dr. Feelgood meet Big Brother

According to a report this morning by the Associated Press, sales of the most popular prescription painkillers in the nation have exploded in new parts of the country. It seems that from coast to coast the Drug Enforcement Administration figures show dramatic increases over the last decade in the distribution of Opioid Pain Relievers (OPR) including oxycodone, the key ingredient in OxyContin, Percocet, and Percodan

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Unseasonable Warm January Weather Reaches 60 Degrees In New York City
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No, It Wasn’t The Japanese Tsunami That Made Winter Warmer Than Usual

It's definitely been a weird winter. Here in Southwestern Indiana, we had a record (yes, I'm being sarcastic) whopping, half-inch of show all season. Hardly worth tearing the house apart last October to find all the gloves. So what's causing the weather to be so, well, whacked?

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Hero Dad Helps Wheelchair-Bound Son Join College Marching Band

Patrick Hughes was born without eyes and with a tightening of his joints that makes it impossible for him to walk or even straighten out his limbs. But incredibly, his disability hasn’t stopped him from joining the University of Louisville marching band.

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How Spanx Made Sara Blakely Rich [Video]

Back in 1998, the fashion industry got turned upside down by a little gal named Sara Blakely. For women, dressing up (or down) would never be the same.

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Kony 2012 targets Joseph Kony, Guerrilla leader of the LRA (YouTube)
Kony 2012 targets Joseph Kony, Guerrilla leader of the LRA (YouTube)
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“Kony 2012″ Aims To Get Your Attention, And It Works

Crimes against humanity in third world countries are not, unfortunately, anything new.  Most of us go through our day without giving it a second thought; worrying only about our own lives and the things that directly impact us.  But a 30-minute video called "Kony 2012" that popped up on Facebook and Twitter this morning is changing our consciousness. 

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Toyota Recalls Almost 700,000 Vehicles for Brake Light and Airbag Issues

If you bought a new Toyota car or truck in the past few years, you could be getting a recall notice. The automaker says more than 680,000 vehicles may have brake light and airbag problems.

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Angel Babcock, Infant Found In Field After Friday Tornado Dies

The little girl found in a field following Friday's deadly tornado in Southeastern Indiana, has died.

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Third Student Dies In Chardon High School Shooting

Monday's shooting at Chardon High School in Ohio has claimed yet another life.

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Second Student Dies In Chardon High School Shooting [Video/FD-PD Audio]

A second victim has died following an early morning shooting at Chardon High School in Ohio.

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Southwest Passengers Freak Out After Mistaking ‘Mom’ for ‘Bomb’

Important travel tip: when you’re piloting a plane, it’s essential to enunciate well so that passengers can tell the difference between “bomb” and “mom.” That’s a lesson a Southwest Airlines pilot learned the hard way.

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