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    Where scary lives in: Behind the blood and screams at Aurora haunted houses

    AURORA | A consortium of notorious Hollywood killers, half-dead creatures and downright sinister souls has been hanging out at an abandoned strip mall in South Aurora. In an old storage closet, tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the…

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    Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad

    LOS ANGELES | Man’s best friend is taking a bite out of renters’ wallets. Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steeper. Now, a monthly rental payment ranging from $10 to $50 is quickly becoming the…

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    Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

    NEW YORK | A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the…

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    Pucker up: lip balms, treatments having a moment

    NEW YORK | Artisanal or oozing with luxury, lip balms are having a moment. Joining cutesy offerings intended for kids and go-to standards around for years are newer lip scrubs, color tints and balms that ask buyers to put their money…

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    Go For the Food: Bryant’s barbecue in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. | I learned an important lesson from a food blogger in Kansas City: Talking about barbecue in these parts may involve “fightin’ words.” Case in point: When I mentioned on Facebook that I was heading to Kansas City,…





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