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These Companies Reward You for Being Yourself

These Companies Reward You for Being Yourself

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Your mother may have encouraged you to be yourself, but the advice has never meant quite as much as it does day. A growing number of apps now promise users real-life rewards on the basis of their virtual profiles.

Launched earlier this year, Hotelied is a booking site that prompts users to build profiles that add up to a "travel persona" -- social followings, profe...

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Man Who Killed Neighbor over Tree-Trimming Feud Has No Regrets

Man Who Killed Neighbor over Tree-Trimming Feud Has No Regrets

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(ENCINITAS, Calif.) -- From inside the California jail where he is awaiting sentencing, Michael Vilkin said that given the chance, he would not change anything about the day he killed his neighbor John Upton.

Im not a kind of person who, if you spit in my face, I will notjust turn around and leave, Vilkin, 62, told ABC News 20/20. And Upton was, figuratively speaki...

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No Survivors in Air Algerie Crash, French President Says

No Survivors in Air Algerie Crash, French President Says

Purestock/Thinkstock(OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso) -- French troops are headed to a remote area in Mali to secure the site of Thursday's Air Algerie jet crash, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

French President Francois Hollande announced Friday that there were no survivors in the crash of the MD-83 aircraft, which disappeared from radar less than an hour after it took off ...

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Agency Releases First Data from National ALS Registry

Agency Releases First Data from National ALS Registry

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An estimated four in 100,000 people in the United States live with Amyotriphic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, health officials announced Thursday.

Researchers released the first data summary from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, providing the only known data identifying all ALS cases among patients in the nation. ...

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These Companies Reward You for Being Yourself

These Companies Reward You for Being Yourself

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Your mother may have encouraged you to be yourself, but the advice has never meant quite as much as it does day. A growing number of apps now promise users real-life rewards on the basis of their virtual profiles.

Launched earlier this year, Hotelied is a booking site that prompts users to build profiles that add up to a "travel persona" -- social followings, profe...

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Josh Earnest’s Guide to Softening 'Hard-Bitten' Reporters

Josh Earnest’s Guide to Softening 'Hard-Bitten' Reporters

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Josh Earnest stepped up to the podium as the new White House press secretary just weeks ago, but already hes figured out a few ways to butter up hard-bitten White House reporters.

Principle among his methods, the father-to-be revealed to ABC News, is to discuss parenthood.

Its something that so many people can relate to and hearing the experience of even some hard-bit...

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WADK Local News
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    The 55th Newport Folk Festival kicks off today.  The three day festival at Fort Adams begins with Ryan Adams, Jimmy Cliff and Band of Horses along with 14 other acts filling 4 stages throughou...Read More

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    Public health officials recommend closing Scarborough State Beach South in Scarborough State Park to swimmers.  Officials say high bacteria counts are to blame.  They say they will contin...Read More

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    A Rhode Island sailor falls six stories to his death from a barracks at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.  Base officials say 22-year-old Morgan Louis Hayman from Pawtucket was involved in a ...Read More

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    A Warwick man is celebrating his second scratch ticket win in eight months. Kevin Gilchrist won $75,000 back in December and this week he won another $40,000. He hasn’t decided how he is goin...Read More

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    Governor Lincoln Chafee says the number of migrant children crossing the nation's border is dropping.  Chafee says federal officials have informed him of the drop in numbers, indicating th...Read More

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