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We’re Driving Our Cars Longer. How Old is Yours?

There are plenty of new vehicles on the road, but the average age of cars, trucks, and SUV's is higher than you might think.  We're driving our cars longer.

My 2009 SUV is almost paid off, and I'm planning to celebrate that soon and then drive it til the wheels fall off!  More and more people are choosing to have no car payment and are keeping their vehicles longer.

What's the average age among the vehicles on the road?

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12 MLB Players Accept 50-Game Suspensions for Biogenesis Connections [UPDATED]

Update 3:10 p.m. (EST): MLB has released an official statement confirming the suspensions of the players listed below. As for Alex Rodriguez, he will be suspended for 211 games, a period starting Thursday, August 8, and extending through the remainder of this season, the 2013 postseason and the full 2014 regular season. Rodriguez will appeal the suspension.

Major League Baseball will reportedly suspend 12 players for 50 games each for violating the sport's performance-enhancing-drugs policy in connection to a Miami health clinic called Biogenesis. The biggest name in MLB's investigation, three-time MVP Alex Rodriguez, is the only player who plans to appeal his suspension, which is believed to be far larger than the 50 games given to the 12 players who accepted their punishments.

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Possible Al Qaeda Threat Leads to Closure of Multiple U.S. Embassies, Travel Warning

The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel warning Friday morning for Americans, as a result of possible threats from Al Qaeda. It will also temporarily close multiple consulates and embassies in countries located in the Middle East and North Africa starting Sunday, August 4.

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Kentucky College Gets Enormous $250 Million Donation

Show me the money indeed. Centre College, in Danville. Kentucky, got the gift of a lifetime this week when it received a $250 million donation.

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Verdict Delivered In The Court Martial Of Bradley Manning
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Bradley Manning Acquitted of Aiding Enemy, Guilty of Espionage and Other Charges

Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private who leaked classified documents to the website Wikileaks in 2010, was acquitted Tuesday of aiding the enemy, the most serious of the many charges brought against him. He will still go to jail, though, likely for a very long time, because he was convicted of numerous lesser charges.

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FBI Busts Massive Child-Prostitution Ring, Rescues 105 Missing Kids

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Monday that it executed an extensive operation over the weekend that led to the arrest of 150 people on child-prostitution charges and the rescue of 105 children.

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Nationwide Strike Urges Fast Food Companies to Increase Wages

Fast food workers across the country are walking off the job today to protest low wages. If you're looking for a quick burger for lunch today, give yourself some extra time to wait!

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Ariel Castro Arraigned On Kidnapping And Rape Charges
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Ariel Castro Pleads Guilty, Receives Life Plus 1,000 Years in Jail

Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man who abducted and imprisoned three women in his home for a decade, agreed to a plea deal on Friday that will ensure that he does not face the death penalty. He will be in jail, without chance for parole, for the rest of his life.

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