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Champagne, roses and a ring: Valentine's Day in the WRAL gardens

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A couple got engaged Wednesday afternoon in the WRAL Azalea Gardens.
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Paratroopers arrive home just in time for Valentine's Day

Paratroopers arrive home just in time for Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day was a little extra special for 150 paratroopers who returned home to Fort Bragg on Wednesday after seven months in Afghanistan.
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Warmup underway in time for Valentine's Day

Warmup underway in time for Valentine's Day

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Just in time for Valentine's Day, the weather has gotten a bit milder, taking a bit of the edge off for those taking their sweetheart out for a meal Wednesday.
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Terry Glavin: Is the Pope abandoning China's Christians to Beijing's brutal regime?

Terry Glavin: Is the Pope abandoning China's Christians to Beijing's brutal regime?

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Owing to Ash Wednesday falling this week, and because the day's observances mark the commencement of Lent, there is no more suitable moment in the liturgical calendar for this country's Roman Catholics to start paying attention to an unconscionable betrayal that His Holiness Pope Francis appears determined to visit upon the clandestine Catholic faithful in the People's Republic of China.
This is not to be clever or gratuitously offensive. Lent sets aside 40 days to a righteous discipline of sacrifice and devotion, abstinence and repentance. It's supposed to be a time to reflect upon the...
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Why Your Valentine's Day Bill Is Going to Be Higher This Year

Why Your Valentine's Day Bill Is Going to Be Higher This Year

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Love is patient, love is kind. Love is also expensive, and it's getting pricier.
Dinners away from home, wine at a restaurant and tickets for shows all cost more last month than they did a year earlier - and their prices rose slightly faster than the 2.1 percent increase in inflation overall, according to U.S. Labor Department data released Wednesday, on Valentine's Day.
Dinners away from home, wine at a restaurant and tickets for shows all cost more last month than they did a year earlier. Here's the cost of loving on ValentinesDay pic.twitter.com/yqkkwZ7RQs
- TicToc by Bloomberg February...
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Nebraska Medicine officials comment on first heart-lung transplant in state

Nebraska Medicine officials comment on first heart-lung transplant in state

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Nebraska Medicine chose Valentine's Day to announce it has performed a heart-lung transplant on a 15-year-old girl from Dakota City, Nebraska.
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On Valentine's day, 15-year-old is grateful for new heart, lungs

On Valentine's day, 15-year-old is grateful for new heart, lungs

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Nebraska Medicine celebrates success of its first heart-lung transplant
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Valentine's Day falls on a Wednesday this year and that's bad news for restaurants

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Diners tend to spend more money on Valentine's Day, but just how much could depend on what day of the week it falls on.
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Report: Man told police he shot 'nuisance' neighbor in 'snap decision' killing

Report: Man told police he shot 'nuisance' neighbor in 'snap decision' killing

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Piece of plywood slices car's windshield, narrowly misses driver

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Taylor Swift didn't need a getaway car to escape from an exhibit at the Sacramento Zoo. Read more ...

Fish and game commissioner resigns after bragging about killing family of...

Fish and game commissioner resigns after bragging about killing family of baboons

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Father sitting on porch killed by bullet fired at street sign, deputies say

Father sitting on porch killed by bullet fired at street sign, deputies say

The man's family was sitting inside the house when the shooting happened, officials say. Read more ...