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13 Surprising Ways Earth Is Just Like Newly-Discovered Planet Kepler 22b

We may not be alone. That’s the message from NASA, which says a new planet by the dorm room-sounding name of Kepler 22b has been discovered.Kepler 22b is reportedly a lot like Earth in that it orbits around a single star and may have water on its surface, indicating it may be the first planet with life on it ever discovered.

But did you know there are other similarities between the two? Here are some other features of Kepler 22b that are eerily similar to Earth:

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Deep Freeze Predicted Tonight How to Cope

With the National Weather Service predicting an overnight low tonight of around 25 degrees, it's time to make sure your home is "winterized."

First, make sure you have good insulation surrounding your plumbing pipes,  especially if you live in a mobile home.  Check the outside of your house, doors and windows.

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We Say Goodbye to the World’s Oldest Dog Who Died at 26

As the theory goes, when a dog lives for 26 years, he’s actually lived the equivalent of 182 people years. That’s a long time for anyone and it was a long time for Pusuke, the world’s oldest dog, who passed away Monday.

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What Will It Take to Get Holiday Shoppers to Buy More? Discounts? Maybe

Since a new survey shows more than a third of Americans have already finished their holiday buying, analysts say retailers need to cut prices to the bone if they want people to keep shopping.

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Autistic Kids Get a Special Meeting with ‘Sensitive Santa’ [VIDEO]

The bright lights, loud music and long lines can often keep autistic kids from engaging in a holiday ritual many children enjoy: an annual visit with Santa.

So one mall opened early last Sunday morning for some low-key “sensitive Santa” time.

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Larry King Reveals He Wants to Be Frozen After Death [VIDEO]

It seems like Larry King has been on television forever — and if he has things his way, he’ll live forever, too.

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Former Marine Can’t Stop Sending Spam to Troops Overseas

Most of us get annoyed when we receive spam, but one Maryland man has spent countless hours and money sending Spam to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan so they can have a little bit of home while they’re away.

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Shouldn’t a Former Miss USA Know Designated Drivers Aren’t Supposed to Drink?

Former Miss USA Rima Fakih was acting like a few Miss USAs before her when she was arrested early Saturday morning on misdemeanor drunk driving charges. She was pulled over near Highland Park, MI while behind the wheel of her friend’s car.

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Mindy McCready’s Ex Billy McKnight Issues Statement About Son’s Disappearance

Billy McKnight, Mindy McCready‘s ex-boyfriend and the father of 5-year-old Zander, spoke with the ‘Today’ show this week, but after his appearance found himself with more to say about McCready’s disappearance with his young son in tow. McKnight has since issued an official press release on the matter.

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This Day in History for December 4 – US Joins the UN and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1875 – Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees the country (More info)

1918 – President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first US president to travel to Europe while in office (More info)

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Coke Pulls White Holiday Cans After Customer Outcry and Confusion

Coca-Cola has once again learned that its customers don’t like change. Only unlike the New Coke debacle of the 1980s, this time it had nothing to do with the beverage itself, but rather the cans that hold the famous soda.

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Revenge of the Processing Fees! Ticketmaster Forced to Cough Up Millions in Refunds

If you bought a ticket for an event from the behemoth known as Ticketmaster between October of 1999 and October of 2011, you may be getting a bit of a credit next year.

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