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Amorous, Snowed-In New Yorkers and Bostonians Seek 'Blizzard Buddies' on Craigslist

Amorous, Snowed-In New Yorkers and Bostonians Seek 'Blizzard Buddies' on Craigslist

Originally posted 01/27/2015 09:00AM

Given the flurry of media coverage (sorry) surrounding Winter Storm Juno throughout Monday, residents of the northeastern U.S. had plenty of time to get prepared for the inclement weather.

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Japanese Volcano Erupts, Kills at Least 31

Japan's Mount Ontake Erupts, Kills at Least 31 People

Originally posted 09/28/2014 06:45PM

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Water-Main Break Floods UCLA, At Least 5 People Rescued

Water-Main Break Floods UCLA, At Least 5 People Rescued

Originally posted 07/30/2014 06:35AM

The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.

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Rob Lowe and Family Rescued from Raging Floods in France

Rob Lowe and Family Rescued from Raging Floods in France

Originally posted 06/26/2014 10:05AM

Rob Lowe's idyllic European holiday took a frightening turn Wednesday when the actor and his family had to be rescued at dawn from raging floodwaters that engulfed their vacation house in Grasse, France.

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Twin Twisters Level Nebraska Town, Kill 5-Year-Old Girl

Twin Twisters Level Nebraska Town, Kill 5-Year-Old Girl

Originally posted 06/17/2014 09:45AM

A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing a 5-year-old girl, leaving grain bins crumpled like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes.

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Giant Sinkhole Opens at Austin Peay Stadium in Tennessee (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/20/2014 11:00AM

Construction crews in Tennessee are working to fill a sinkhole that opened at Austin Peay State University's Governors Stadium.

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12 Killed, 3 Missing in Deadliest Avalanche Ever on Mount Everest

12 Killed, 3 Missing in Deadliest Avalanche Ever on Mount Everest

Originally posted 04/18/2014 08:30AM

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

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'S-c-a-r-y Stuff': Stars Tweet About 5.1-Magnitude L.A. Earthquake

'S-c-a-r-y Stuff': Stars Tweet About 5.1-Magnitude L.A. Earthquake

Originally posted 03/29/2014 01:10PM

Tinseltown is all shook up.

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Man Loses Wife in the Mudslide, Then Uses Stick to Call for Help

Man Pulled From Washington Mudslide Used Stick to Dig for Help

Originally posted 03/28/2014 12:45PM

Almost completely encased in mud, Gary "Mac" McPherson could only move his right arm.

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Inside a PEOPLE Staffer's Journey to Adopting Four Haitian Children

UpdatePosted 01/01/2014 12:30PM

PEOPLE Staffer Steve Helling's Journey to Adopting Four Haitian Children

Originally posted 12/30/2014 12:30PM

For PEOPLE staff writer Steve Helling, the moment of clarity came in a makeshift clinic outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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