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McDonald’s Owner Closes for Renovations – But Keeps Paying All Employees For 3 Months

A 90-year-old owner of multiple McDonald’s franchises has done an extraordinary good deed for his employees, who were at risk of losing their livelihoods. When news broke that Tony Philiou

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Astronomers Detect Radio Pattern ‘Like a Heartbeat’ From a Galaxy Far Away

Astronomers at MIT—and universities in Canada and the US—have detected a strange and persistent radio signal from a far-off galaxy that appears to be flashing with surprising regularity. The signal

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Family Left Stunned When Their Dog Escaped–Only to Return Later With a Ribbon From a Dog Show

An English family was left stunned when their dog escaped only to return later that day with a ribbon won at a local dog show. Peter and Paula Closier became

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Good Gardening Week 2: What Are You Growing This Year

Welcome back to Good Gardening! In our Week 1 discussion thread we discovered what readers are using in their soil to boost production in the garden. They joined us on

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Amazing Spectacle as Rare White Risso’s Dolphin Leaps Above the Water For Photographer

A wildlife photographer captured an amazing spectacle when a rare white Risso’s dolphin flipped out of the water. Jay Spring was enjoying a Californian boat tour last month when he

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Vitamin D Could Help Protect Women Against and Even Reverse Ovarian Cancer – Study

Researchers believe vitamin D could be key in preventing ovarian cancer, one of the most lethal, as they found it stopped a key transformation in the metastasis of the cancer.

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Albuquerque Gas Station Cut Prices in Half to “Try to Help Out” Customers For a Saturday

Last Saturday, an Albuquerque gas station treated the city to a customer appreciation day, by cutting their gasoline prices in half between 10:00 AM and noon. The staff at Chronic

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