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    The Target Black Friday ad for 2015 is out — view all 40 pages

    A little more than two weeks before Black Friday, one of the most anticipated ads is now online. Target released its 2015 Black Friday ad on Monday. The story will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Some of the best deals include a 55-inch Westinghouse LED TV for $249.99 (Reg. $599.99), a free $150 Target Gift Card with purchase of an Apple iPad Air 2, and a Nikon CoolPix camera for $99.99 (Reg. $229.99). Shoppers who spend $75 on […]

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    S.C. student claims she was shamed, suspended because she wore this skirt

    BEAUFORT, S.C. — A high school student body president was sent home for a skirt one staff member said was “too short.” Beaufort High School student Carey Burgess, 17, says she was shamed and brought to tears over the ordeal. Burgess wrote in her posts on Instagram and Facebook that 20 minutes into a recent school day, she was walking to her classroom with a friend when she heard a staff member behind her say, “Your skirt is too short. You need to go to in-school suspension and […]

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    10 scenes from Furious 7 that used a VFX Paul Walker (and how they did it)

    When Furious 7 opened in April, several news articles mentioned how the film’s VFX team had re-created Paul Walker using virtual imagery. Walker died in November 2013, several months before the film was finished. Variety recently spoke with Joe Letteri, Weta Digital‘s senior VFX supervisor. Letteri’s team worked on 350 shots in the film, most involving Walker’s character. “We had to complete a performance — what Paul Walker would have done if he’d been able to continue,” Letteri told Variety. “And it had […]

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    When ‘Haunted Mansion’ goes down, clever Disney employees recreate ride for guests

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — What happens when the Haunted Mansion attraction goes down at Disney World? The Disney employees, better known as cast members, scare up some creative fun. Ashleigh Wojciechowski said she was at the Magic Kingdom on Sunday when the Haunted Mansion attraction went down due to technical difficulties. “I decided to ask for a walking tour. This is what I got,” Wojciechowski wrote on Facebook. The video has been viewed over 235,000 times on Facebook.  

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    Fla. 5th grader suspended after recording teacher taunting student

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A Florida elementary student was suspended from school after she recorded audio of a teacher taunting a student during class. Brianna Cooper, a fifth-grader at Fort Pierce Elementary School, recorded her teacher telling a classmate, “Don’t let the size fool you. I will drop you.” Later in the recording, the teacher can be heard telling the student, “..biggest kid in the fifth grade and you acting like the smallest one.” Cooper turned over the audio to […]

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    ResearchKit is a software framework to benefit medical research

    Apple unveiled ResearchKit, a software framework built to benefit medical research. The framework will benefit medical research for Parkinson’s, diabetes, breast cancer, cardiovascular asthma and other diseases. The ResearchKit will be open source. “We’re releasing ResearchKit next month,” Jeff Williams said during the Apple event on Monday. Story developing…

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    Latest closings and delays

    If you already know your code for closing or delaying your school, daycare, business or church, you can enter the closing online or call (336) 841-0808 to do it by phone. Click here to enter your closing online. To request a code to have your closing or delay published online and broadcast on FOX8, call the closings request hotline at (336) 821-1278. Codes are issued to schools, churches, large businesses (250 or more employees) and daycare centers with 50 or more […]

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    Here are the 33 richest cities in the U.S.

    Image Credit: Seattle, Washington. TomKli/Shutterstock The United States is home to great diversity—of people and beliefs; of lifestyles, dialects, and histories; and of geography. Using the FindTheHome Places Topic with data from the latest Five-Year American Community Survey (ACS) released in December 2014, we set out to identify the 33 richest cities in the U.S. In this list, a city’s wealth is ranked by the percentage of its residents earning more than $150,000. The list only includes cities with more than […]

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    The 10 baby names trending down in popularity

    Things typically change fast in the world of baby names. One year, a name could be the most popular in the country. A few years later, it’s an afterthought for new parents. FindTheBest recently looked at the 10 “fastest dropping” baby names. The names were in the top 100 in 2003, but have fallen since. FindTheBest used the slope of the line between 2003 and 2013 to determine the names trending down in popularity as we head into 2015: #10 | […]

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    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train catches fire at Walt Disney World; likely caused by firework embers

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — A small portion of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction at Walt Disney World caught fire on Saturday night when embers from fireworks at Magic Kingdom landed on the exterior of the attraction. The nightly fireworks had just ended when embers landed on the building outside the attraction about 10:30 p.m., igniting the fire, a Disney spokeswoman said. The fire was first reported on social media around 10:20 p.m. Reedy Creek Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire […]

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    Tennessee toddler rescued after getting stuck inside claw toy machine

    MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Colin Lambert is a handful. His parents have to lock up cabinets around the house to keep the 18-month-old from getting into tiny spaces. On Tuesday, he found a small space filled with toys and the fire department had to come rescue him. Colin’s grandmother was watching him when he got stuck in a claw toy machine at a laundromat. “I got a text message, looked down and flicked it.  I didn’t hear the bang. With Colin you have to […]

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    ‘The Little Rascals’ recreate movie poster 20 years after film was released

    LOS ANGELES — The cast of “The Little Rascals” recently reunited to recreate their 1994 movie poster. Brian Pocrass, Producer & CEO of 22 Vision, brought all the actors together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film. Blake McIver (Waldo), Travis Tedford (Spanky), Kevin Jamal Woods (Stymie), Bug Hall (Alfalfa), Brittany Ashton Holmes (Darla), Courtland Mead (Uh Huh), Ross Bagley (Buckwheat), Sam Saletta (Butch) and Blake Jeremy Collins (Woim) were all on hand for the reunion and recreated some of […]


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