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Saturday December 6, 2014    08:07 PM
Residents of a small Clackmannanshire town have been speaking of their disbelief after the violent death of a five-year-old boy.

Police have maintained a high-profile presence in Alva since the child was pronounced dead at a house in Carnaughton Place on Friday.

A 32-year-old woman, believed to be the boy's mother, has been detained in connection with the death.

One neighbour said the area had been "floored" by what happened.

A report has been prepared for the procurator fiscal.

Another child, believed to be the boy's sister, is said by police to be safe and well. Neighbours said the family had only recently moved into the area.

Local resident Jean Blair, who was delivering

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Saturday December 6, 2014    08:02 PM
WASHINGTON — As a young lawyer for the Watergate committee in the 1970s, Hillary Rodham caught a ride home one night with her boss, Bernard Nussbaum. Sitting in the car before going inside, she told him she wanted to introduce him to her boyfriend. “Bernie,” she said, “he’s going to be president of the United States.”

Mr. Nussbaum, stressed by the pressure of that tumultuous period, blew up at her audacious naïveté. “Hillary, that’s the most idiotic” thing, he screamed. She screamed back. “You don’t know a goddamn thing you’re talking about!” she said, and then called him a curse word. “God, she started bawling me out,” he recalled. “She walks out and slammed the door on me, and she storm

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Saturday December 6, 2014    07:59 PM
Justin Bieber surprised fans this week by posting a new shirtless selfie revealing that he has officially dyed his hair platinum blonde:

Bieber posted the pic of his new look on his Fahlo account, an app that helps connect communities of fans.

A source tells Us Weekly the 20-year-old singer got his dye job done at Nine Zero One salon in Los Angeles. The insider adds the star hasn't dyed his hair in years — not since he was "like 11 or 12."

PHOTOS: Justin and Selena — the way they were

The Biebs teased fans on Twitter, writing along with a link to his Fahlo account: "Left something for you on my @OfficialFahlo #blondebieber :) http://fahlo.me/justinbieber."

On his Fahlo accou

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Saturday December 6, 2014    07:55 PM
New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her Senate runoff race Saturday night, felled by the red tide that's swept the South and ties to an unpopular President that she couldn't shake.

CNN called the race for her Republican opponent Rep. Bill Cassidy a little over a half hour after the polls closed. Republicans picked up nine Senate seats this election cycle and will have control of 54 seats in the chamber next year.

Once seen as Democrats' strongest incumbent, Landrieu ended up such a long-shot in her runoff with Cassidy that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee cut its investment in the state, a move that Landrieu decried as leaving "a soldier on th

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Friday December 5, 2014    10:45 AM
WASHINGTON DC - The total enrollment sign-up target for the Affordable Care Act met its goal Tuesday with 7.1 million people who have signed up on federal or state exchanges for coverage.

The enrollment period began in October with a horribly designed federal website and ended with a far too many people people turning away in frustration.

Obama said the program approved by Congress in 2010 -- with no Republican support and knocked every way they could muster.

Obama said it wasn't perfect and predicted more hurdles in carrying it out.

The overall goal of starting to narrow the gap between those with health coverage and those without it has begun, and millions

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Wednesday December 3, 2014    09:12 AM
Bath time is the best time. Barry the pug has irrefutable proof.

Barry’s owner, Australian carpenter and photographer David Stanton, posted a video on YouTube last month showing his water-loving pooch luxuriating in a pug-sized “tub.” As you can imagine, it's two minutes of over-the-top sudsy cuteness.

As of Wednesday morning, the clip had been watched more than 1.4 million times.

Lather, rinse, replay!

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Wednesday December 3, 2014    09:05 AM
This young girl is truly benevolent beyond her years.

Three-year-old Ariana Smith from Winterport, Maine watched a video from Extra Life, a charity that raises money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through video gaming, that featured a girl who didn't have any hair. The curious kid then decided to ask her parents about what she saw, Josh Smith, Ariana's father, told the Huffington Post in an e-mail.

"She asked why the little girl had no hair. We explained that she was sick and that the medicine they were using made her hair fall out," Smith said.

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Monday December 1, 2014    09:39 AM
Giving back has become a hobby for Gunner Robinson.

The 9-year-old from Wilmington, North Carolina, has collected 401 pounds of nonperishable food items for those in need, his mother, Kristi, told The Huffington Post. Wanting to help families put food on the table for Thanksgiving, Gunner began collecting the items on Oct. 13, according to WECT News.

Gunner amassed the donations by reaching out to friends and family, Kristi's work colleagues and the family's church community. All but 15 of the 401 pounds of items have been donated to a soup kitchen and food banks, Kristi told HuffPost on Monday, noting the rest will be given soon.

Kristi said her son simply wants everyone to have wh

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Monday December 1, 2014    09:37 AM
Many believe the American economy has some inherent advantages over its major competitors – a more flexible structure, stronger entrepreneurial traditions, a more demographically dynamic society.

“Well, along comes a fascinating new book,” writes Farred Zakaria, that points out, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”

“Peter Zeihan’s The Accidental Superpower begins with geography, pointing out that America is the world’s largest consumer market for a reason – rivers. Transporting goods by water, he points out, is 12 times cheaper than by land, which is why civilizations have always flourished around rivers.”

”And America, Zeihan calculates, has more navigable waterways – 17,600 miles worth –

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Friday November 28, 2014    12:07 PM
When an abandoned puppy needed dire medical attention, this group was bent on giving her a life she was always meant to have.

Staff at the Villalobos Rescue Center, in New Orleans -- where the TV show "Pit Bulls and Parolees" is set -- received an alarming call last spring. They were told that a puppy was found, dumped in a sugar cane field outside the city. Tia Torres, a member of the rescue team, set out to save the dog, and was shocked by what she saw.

"When I got there, I met two guys with a cute little bulldog puppy and it was probably one of the cutest puppies I'd ever seen," Torres told The Huffington Post in an email. "They were sugar cane farmers and told me that someone just

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