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5th Grader Writes Letter to God About Syrian Refugees

Kids say the darndest things.  And sometimes, through their innocence, they can simplify and paint a crystal clear picture of an insanely complicated world.  That's exactly what happened this week in Ryan Nowak's 5th grade class at Saint Wendel Catholic School in Wadesville, IN.  Mr. Nowak challenged his students to write argumentative paragraphs answering the question, "Should Syrian refugees be welcomed into America?" And one of the answers he received will blow you away.

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Consumers Get Jump On Black Friday Deals By Shopping Thursday Evening
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Stores That Are Closed (and the Ones That Are Open) on Thanksgiving [List]

It's that time of year again.  Time for the great debate about Thanksgiving.  Should retail stores be open for business on Thanksgiving to kick start their Black Friday sales?  That depends, of course, on whom you ask.  The shoppers love it.  Traditionalists say "Uh, no."  But as you decide if you'll be venturing out to shop after your family's turkey dinner, here's the list of stores that you won't be visiting . . . because they will be closed on Thanksgiving.  But, don't worry!  We have the list of stores that will be open as well (courtesy of various online sites like BlackFriday.com).

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Cory A. Starchuk via YouTube
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Fake UFO In California Turns Out To Be Kentucky-Related [VIDEO]

Someone in California and Nevada must have been a little too excited about 'The X-Files' is coming back to TV or they are glued to the new season of 'Fargo' (mini-spoiler!), however the light in the sky turned out to be a scheduled unarmed missile test courtesy of the USS Kentucky.  Here's video of the, at first, unexplained incident. 

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Don Mattingly Finds New Manager Home In Miami

Several news outlets are reporting that Evansville-native Don Mattingly is moving to the Sunshine State. The Miami Marlins have hired Mattingly to be their next manager, following his departure from Los Angeles last week.

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Deep Fried PB&J?!? Yes, Please! [VIDEO]

Just when you think the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival can't get any better, you stumble across a deep fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It was beyond amazing!

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Murray State University Student, Alexis Cain, Becomes First Student with Down Syndrome to Join a Sorority

More than 250 girls started sorority recruitment week at MSU with 233 accepting an bid. One of those girls is a little different. Her name is Alexis Cain and she's the first female student at Murray State with Down syndrome. She accepted a bid this week to become an Alpha Sigma Alpha sister.

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Nearly 2 Million Boxes of Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios Being Recalled Due To Gluten Concern

Are you or someone in your household on a gluten-free diet? Then you'll want to return that box of Cheerios and/or Honey Nut Cheerios. General Mills has announced a voluntary recall of 150,000 cases or 1.8 million boxes because they contain wheat flour instead of gluten-free oat flour.

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Locals Attend the Papal Mass in Philadelphia [Photos]

Susan Montalvo Gesser and her daughters, Jacquelyn and JoJo, didn't spent Sunday in Owensboro.  Instead, they spent it with Pope Francis.  The family traveled to Philadelphia on a charter with Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Bowling Green and were surprised to lean they had 8th row seats for the Papal Mass.  Here's how they snagged the tickets and some photos from the event.

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Jeb Bush To Visit Louisville On September 24th

Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush will visit Louisville next week. He's the first candidate, in what seems like a cast of thousands, to visit Kentucky since the race got rolling.

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Kentucky State Trooper Shot And Killed In Lyon County

A high speed chase Sunday night led to the death of a Kentucky State Trooper. The Kentucky State Police stated that Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder, 31, made a traffic stop when the driver fled the stop.

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McDonald’s All Day Breakfast Officially Starts October 6th!

We knew that McDonald's had been testing out the All Day Breakfast waters, but they're officially jumping in! ALL DAY BREAKFAST at the golden arches is coming soon!

Want pancakes for a late-night snack? Done! How bout an egg mcmuffin for lunch? You got it! Seriously, I'm really excited about this!

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Dr. Mike (Instagram)
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The Hottest Doc In America?

Hey Grey's Anatomy fans, are you still upset that McDreamy is gone? Well, allow me to introduce you to Dr. Mike, the real-life McDreamy. He's nearing 400,000 Instagram followers and it's easy to see why. He's ridiculously attractive, has an adorable dog and is a real person. Gorgeous, animal lover and smart?!? We'd better take a look...

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