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Firefighters throw a surprise party for a boy whose house burned down on his birthday

Firefighters throw a surprise party for a boy whose house burned down on his birthday

Erick Hill was supposed to spend his 6th birthday celebrating at a cookout with family and friends. Instead, tragedy struck as a fire ripped through his Buffalo home. While everyone got out safely, Erick’s family lost almost everything, including all of his birthday presents. Erick’s mother, Jamia Jones, was out buying balloons and decorations for…MORE

Nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose D.C. statehood, a Gallup poll finds

Nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose D.C. statehood, a Gallup poll finds

Should the District of Columbia be its own state? A new Gallup poll finds that 64 percent of Americans say no. In a survey, more than half of participants across every category — gender, race, age group, education level, political party and ideology — said they would oppose the move to grant statehood to nation’s…MORE

A sunken barge might have saved these Louisiana towns from major flooding

A sunken barge might have saved these Louisiana towns from major flooding

While officials worked to restore power and remove fallen trees in Assumption Parish on Sunday, one hazard was notably absent in its towns as a major storm pushed north: flooding. Despite being near rivers that tend to cause backwater flooding, the parish had been largely spared — thanks to a 400-foot-long sunken barge in nearby…MORE

Monica Lewinsky shared the worst career advice she’s gotten and, well…

Monica Lewinsky shared the worst career advice she’s gotten and, well…

It’s okay to chuckle. Monica Lewinsky certainly is. The activist gave an “Oh, snap!” answer to one of those Twitter questions that goes around every once in a while: What’s the worst career advice you’ve ever received? Lewinsky’s reply? “an internship at the white house will be amazing on your resume.” Granted, for being at…MORE

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