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Business: Coke makes bold recycling pledge

Source: CNN Money

Coca-Cola is pledging to keep more of its cans and bottles out of landfills.

Nation: What the government shutdown would mean

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON — Funding to keep the federal lights on will run out at midnight on Friday unless Congress passes a new spending bill and President...

World: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Source: BBC News

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is pregnant.

Out of the ordinary: Canadian man gets parking ticket for 'car' made of snow

Source: UPI

A Canadian man made a fake car out of snow and got a real parking ticket.

Business: Wyndham Worldwide buying La Quinta for $1.95 billion

Source: The Associated Press

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham is buying La Quinta's hotel franchise and management businesses for $1.95 billion in cash.

Nation: Winter storm kills three in the South, cancels hundreds of flights

Source: CNN

A winter storm that killed two people in Louisiana and one in Houston has blanketed the South in snow and ice, causing traffic pileups, canceling...

World: Kazakhstan bus fire kills 52 with few survivors

Source: BBC News

A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said.

Out of the ordinary: Turkish sanitation workers create library with trashed books

Source: UPI

Garbage collectors in the Turkish capital of Ankara have opened a public library filled with discarded books.

Business: Nestle selling U.S. candy brands to Nutella company

Source: CNN Money

Nestle is selling nearly $3 billion worth of its U.S. candy brands, including Butterfinger, BabyRuth and Nerds, to Ferrero, the maker of Nutella,...

Nation: New California declares 'independence' from California in bid to become 51st state

Source: USA Today

The founders of New California took an early step toward statehood Monday with the reading of their own Declaration of Independence from California,...