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Surge in U.S. dollar sending more travelers to Europe

The U.S. dollar is on a roll, up 28 percent against the euro, 18 percent against the Japanese yen and 40 percent against the Brazilian real. In fact, it has not been this strong since 1981. While it is pinching corporate profits here in the United States, it is delivering big bargains for American tourists.

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Crest decorates a wall at the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC. (Photo Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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FBI task force attacks child exploitation

One wouldn't necessarily associate child sex trafficking with the Garden State, but according to an FBI Special Agent, it's a much bigger problem than most people expect.

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How many miles do you drive each day?

What do you think is the average number of miles Americans drive per day? If you guessed under 30 miles per day, you would be right.

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Do you tend to favor one child over another? (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
Do you tend to favor one child over another? (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
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Do you tend to favor one child over another?

It may be normal, but that does not make it ok. When it comes to playing favorites in a household, if a parent aligns him or herself with one child over another, it can disrupt the dynamic of the family.

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Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, right, sits besides his attorney Charles Rankin during deliberations in his murder trial in Fall River, Massachusetts
Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, right, sits besides his attorney Charles Rankin during deliberations in his murder trial in Fall River, Massachusetts(David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
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Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

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Gov. Chris Christie answers a question during a town hall meeting in Moorestown (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Gov. Chris Christie answers a question during a town hall meeting in Moorestown (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Possible Bridgegate indictments stalling Christie’s presidential plans

As others including Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have officially announced they are running for president in 2016, Gov. Chris Christie has yet to make his intentions publicly known.

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Is it a cold or spring allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
Is it a cold or spring allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
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Is it a cold or spring allergies?

It's starting to feel more like spring, which means the trees are beginning to bloom, everything is turning green and a lot of Garden State residents are sneezing and feeling run down. But how do you know if you've spring allergies or a spring cold?

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Bridgegate and Christie’s presidential hopes

All eyes are on the U.S. Attorney's Office after a New York Times article cited sources who said indictments in the Bridgegate scandal could come as early as this week.

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Water company managers say some strange things get flushed down there. (Ryan McVay, ThinkStock)
Water company managers say some strange things get flushed down there. (Ryan McVay, ThinkStock)
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The 4 worst things people are flushing down their toilets

They say they're "flushable" on the label, but if you do flush one of those wet wipes or moist towelettes down the toilet it could cause big problems.

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Campus of Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ (Townsquare Media)
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Many middle class college students failing to earn a degree on the first try

We hear a lot about lower-income students failing to earn a college degree, but the same can be said for students from middle class families.

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How safe are you with your smartphone?

In a time when we hear regularly about security breaches and personal data being exposed, it may come as a surprise that smartphone users are not as safe as they may think they are.

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Airline fees for ‘extras’ are here to stay, according to travel experts

Airlines in the United States are expected to have their best spring in nearly a decade, continuing the recent trend of improvement within the industry, but that doesn't mean flyers should expect a break.

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