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Survey: Drugs, binge drinking down among U.S. teens

The annual survey of teens shows marijuana use is leveling off and some other drug use dropping.

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Chris Cornell, Duff McKagan join Mad Season

The Seattle band only released one album, in 1995, and the remaining members are coming together to mark its 20th anniversary.

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Mark Hamill was ‘ordered’ to grow ‘Star Wars’ beard

Luke Skywalker has swapped his usual clean-cut look for a new shaggy bearded image.

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in Music

Bono back on his feet after surgery

The Irish rocker has been spotted for the first time since undergoing extensive surgery.

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in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports stories making headlines today, Dec. 16.

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in Lifestyle

‘Culture’ gets nod as word of the year

Whether popular, corporate, or entitled, "culture" was named word of the year by Merriam-Webster.

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in Weird

A robot took a plane from to Germany from LAX

A humanoid robot wearing red sneakers became the first to travel as a paid passenger on an airline.

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in Sports

Struggling Kings fire head coach Malone

The struggling Sacramento NBA team has canned its head coach.

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Pacquiao says money no object in Mayweather showdown

Manny Pacquiao says they owe it to the sport to fight each other.

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Fast-starting Saints tame Bears 31-15

New Orleans climbed into first place in the jumbled NFC South after feasting on a struggling Chicago.

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New Surgeon General makes history

The Senate confirmed the long-delayed nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for surgeon general on Monday.

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Roman Polanski wants sex crime case dismissed

The "Roseymary's Baby" filmmaker wants the 1977 case dismissed.

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Green Day, Joan Jett, Lou Reed named Rock Hall inductees

The musicians beat other nominees including The Smiths, N.W.A., and Sting.

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Bill Cosby’s wife defends him from sex assault claims

Camille Cosby defended her husband from accusations brought by more than a dozen women.

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130 killed, mostly children, in Pakistani school attack

Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years.

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WATCH: Save time with this cool gift wrapping hack

You'll never wrap gifts the same way again.

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in Viral Videos

‘All About That Space’ NASA parody

NASA is all about that space, 'bout that space, space travel.

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in Local

UI Engineer: Illinois Tops in Moving Food

Professor: Better infrastructure is needed to support this commerce

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Rauner Inherits a Mess

Fixes easier said than done, says Civic Federation's Msall

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Jax Suspect in Custody

Avery Berry wanted in death of Marcus Jackson

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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REVIEW: Surprising talent creates weird onscreen magic in ‘Foxcatcher’

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Foxcatcher."

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher.

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REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild."

Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."