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Bon-Ton Stores to close 40 stores in 2018

Parent company of Boston Store and Younkers and other department store brands announces move as sales continue to decline and losses mount.

These backpackers wanted to see Australia. Instead they became slaves for farmers

The working holiday in Australia is promoted as a cultural exchange: Travelers can experience the outback, while farmers gain agricultural labor.

Colorado doctors claim baby boy is first marijuana overdose death

Meanwhile, other doctors aren't sure there's bulletproof evidence the boy's death was caused by a marijuana overdose.

Retired Marine keeps promise made in bunker in Vietnam

Almost 50 years after they served together in Vietnam, one Marine stands vigil at his friend's casket.

General Motors recalls Silverado, Sierra trucks to fix potential fuel leaks

General Motors is recalling nearly 49,000 trucks worldwide to fix a fuel tank problem that increases the risk of a fire.

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