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Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.

Man sentenced for role in turtle smuggling scheme

A New Jersey wildlife trader has been sentenced to two years' probation for his role in a reptile smuggling ring that stretched from South Carolina to Hong Kong.

Scientists take a peek behind those sad puppy dog eyes

What's behind those hard-to-resist puppy dog eyes? New research suggests that over thousands of years of dog domestication, people preferred pups that could pull off that appealing, sad look. And that encouraged the development of the facial muscle that creates it.

Ducks crossing road caused 5-car crash on I-40 in Durham, police say

A crash caused by ducks crossing the road slowed the morning commute for many drivers in Durham Monday morning. The crash happened shortly after 7 on westbound Interstate 40 between Highway 55 and Fayetteville Road.

Shania Twain set to party again in Vegas with new residency

Since Shania Twain launched her first residency in Las Vegas seven years ago, Sin City has been invaded with contemporary pop stars, from Lady Gaga to Drake to Christina Aguilera, jumping on the residency trend. Even Cardi B has plans for a short-term Vegas residency this year.

Police: Woman was drunk, but no DUI for toy truck joy ride

A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck.

Jacksonville girl appears in ‘Dance Moms,’ has big dreams with dance career

An aspiring dancer in our area is chasing her dreams by appearing on this season of the hit TV show “Dance Moms.”

Kim Kardashian back at White House to talk criminal justice

Reality star and activist Kim Kardashian West has returned to the White House to speak at an event promoting efforts to help those leaving prison return to the workforce. Kardashian West, who has been advocating for criminal justice reform issues, tweeted a video of herself en route to the event Thursday afternoon.

‘Baby Shark Live’ to tour 100 North American cities

"Baby Shark Live" is set to launch a 100-city tour in North America this fall. It is inspired by the children's song whose dance video has generated nearly 3 billion views on YouTube. The song was produced in 2015 by the South Korean firm Pinkfong.

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