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CHICAGO - Brian Cruz was only 12 when he came to Chicago's Little Village neighborhood from Mexico four years ago. He knew practically no English, but through hard work gained near-native fluency.

We're coming up on one of the watershed moments of a college student's freshman year - worse than the realization that the "freshman 15" is not an urban myth (except it's more like the "freshman 3") and more cringe-inducing than seeing a roommate in their underwear.

ROANOKE, Tex. - Seven years after losing her husband in a distracted-driving crash, Jennifer Zamora-Jamison has lost a daughter, too.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Like her name, the letters to Evangeline are from another time.

Hold up your hands and wave the white flag. Any argument about the holidays being too commercial is over, considering that lighted trees are in some store windows even before summer is officially over.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and chances are, you probably haven't bought your turkey yet. But we'll bet you're already on the lookout for Holiday presents for everyone on your lists. Here are some fun options that will bring a smile to everyone's face.

The 58-foot blue spruce was hoisted into place on Monday. Its lights will be turned on during a ceremony on Saturday.

Dillard’s, GameStop, Nordstrom among the big retail chains that will resist the pressure to launch Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day.

The Texas Board of Education couldn't muster the votes late Tuesday to grant preliminary approval for new history and social studies textbooks for classrooms across the nation's second-largest state, failing to act amid stinging criticism of the proposed books from both the right and left.

I remember so vividly the first time that my wife and I brought our baby daughter to dinner at a restaurant, because nothing happened.

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