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20 hours ago in Music, Viral Videos

Blake Shelton finally tries sushi

Jimmy Fallon takes "The Voice" judge out for a little dinner and a chance to broaden his horizons.

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21 hours ago in National

‘Flags in’ for Memorial Day weekend

The tradition marks the beginning of Memorial Day weekend activities around the nation.

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22 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ is a totally pointless, boring sequel

Not even Johnny Depp - reliable as ever inside a fright wig and exaggerated make up - can save this sequel.

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23 hours ago in National

Trump wins the Republican nomination for president

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president.

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1 day ago in Entertainment

Stage is set for toughest National Spelling Bee ever

The final day of the Scripps National Spelling Bee could feature the most difficult words ever used in the competition.

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1 day ago in National

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season.

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1 day ago in Lifestyle

Public pools are gross, but you’ll go swimming anyway

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says almost 80 percent of public pools fail routine health inspections.

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1 day ago in Entertainment

‘The Fast and the Furious’ racing back to theaters for anniversary run

The first film in the highly-popular franchise was released on June 22, 2001 and will hit theaters again next month for a limited nationwide run.

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1 day ago in Entertainment

Dustin Diamond back in jail in Wisconsin

The former "Saved by the Bell" star reportedly violated the terms of his parole.

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1 day ago in National

Hundreds protest for $15 minimum wage at McDonald’s headquarters

Hundreds of protesters marched through pouring rain to call for higher wages and union rights at McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, leading the hamburger chain to shut down its headquarters a day before its annual meeting.

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1 day ago in Entertainment

WATCH: ‘Game of Thrones’ creators apologize

They're not sorry for killing off Hodor ... they're sorry for the aftermath.

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1 day ago in National

Funding battle begins with House bill on regulators, agencies

The first shots in a political battle over funding for a range of federal activities rang out during a congressional subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, as Republicans and Democrats took opposing stances on a budget bill for financial regulators and other agencies.

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1 day ago in Weird

This man really wanted to set a world record

An Indian man obsessed with setting Guinness world records got 366 flags tattooed on his body and had all his teeth removed so he could put nearly 500 drinking straws and more than 50 burning candles in his mouth.

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1 day ago in Sports

Spieth welcomes gusting winds forecast at Colonial

Strong winds forecast for this week's Colonial tournament in Fort Worth, Texas have put a smile on the face of U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth who believes he will benefit from the challenge at Colonial Country Club.

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1 day ago in Sports

Security revved up for first Indy 500 sellout

The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will mark the first sellout in event's long history, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) said on Wednesday, putting added demands on already beefed-up security.

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1 day ago in Sports

Patriots back Tom Brady in ‘Deflategate’ court appeal

The New England Patriots on Wednesday urged a U.S. appeals court to reconsider its decision to reinstate Tom Brady's "Deflategate" four-game suspension, saying its star quarterback faced "unprecedented, unjustified and unsupported penalties."

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1 day ago in Sports

Sharks top Blues, advance to first Stanley Cup Final

The San Jose Sharks are going to finish their silver anniversary season chasing that big silver chalice.

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1 day ago in Sports

Cavaliers throttle Raptors, grab 3-2 series lead

LeBron James had 23 points, eight assists and six rebounds, and Kevin Love returned to form with 25 points as the Cavaliers dismantled the Toronto Raptors in a 116-78 win on Wednesday that gives Cleveland a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

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1 day ago in Entertainment

Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp

Actress Amber Heard has filed for divorce from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star after just 15 months of marriage.

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1 day ago in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

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Ken, Colleen, & Kurt’s I-Cubs to the Rescue

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Your kid’s Little League team could get some professional help from an Iowa Cubs player.

Winefest 2016

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Winefest is an 8 day festival with educational sessions, pairing dinners, and large tasting events.

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Check out the 14th Annual Asian Heritage Festival this Friday and Saturday!

STAR 102.5’s Grand Gas Giveaway

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Crack the code and win $1,000 in gas

What’s On Tap

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Find out where the cool places are to be this week. Presented by Bud Light.

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Looking for a job around the Des Moines area? Check out our current job listings here.

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1 hour ago in Entertainment

Would you eat crickets for lunch?

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A growing need for more food sources as well as a desire to treat animals more humanely have proponents predicting entomophagy, or eating insects, will eventually spread more heavily to western and developed countries.

3 hours ago in Entertainment

Running Man dance craze sweeps police departments across U.S.

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Police officers across the U.S. are dancing an updated version of the running man to a catchy 1990s hip hop song in videos that are gaining wide online popularity.