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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Pain and Gain’ Leads a Slow Weekend

Some will call this a slow weekend, but it may be better to think of it as the calm before the storm. Next week, the summer movie season begins and people are saving their pennies for 'Iron Man 3,' so it's not really surprising that this was an uneventful couple of days at the multiplex. At least the folks behind 'Pain and Gain' can be glad that their film led an otherwise quiet weekend.

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Marvel

‘Iron Man 3′ Opens Bigger Than ‘The Avengers’ Overseas

'Iron Man 3' may not have opened in the United States yet, but it's already a smash hit overseas, earning more money in its opening weekend than 'The Avengers' did. There's a reason why movie studios are starting to think internationally when it comes to their blockbusters -- people in other countries want to see these movies just as much as Americans and a successful international release can double or triple a domestic gross.

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New York Police Department

Plane Debris from Hijacked September 11 Attacks May Have Been Discovered Near Ground Zero

Investigators are looking into the possibility that a part of a landing gear from one of the planes which crashed during the September 11 attacks has been found near Ground Zero in New York City.

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NBC Renews ‘Revolution,’ ‘Grimm,’ ‘Parenthood,’ ‘Law & Order’ and ‘Chicago Fire’!

Holy cow! It's not even May and already NBC has taken drastic steps toward renewing five of its major drams, both new and old. Over the wire we've learned that 'Revolution,' 'Grimm,' 'Parenthood,' 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Chicago Fire' have all received episode orders for the 2013-14 season, but will they offer full seasons? Find out what's coming back and whose fate hangs in the balance inside!

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Watch a Heroic Police Officer Save a Man from an Oncoming Train

It looks like something out a superhero movie, but it’s for real.

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Huge Fires on Oil Barges in Alabama Finally Out; Three People in Critical Condition

On Wednesday night, an enormous fire exploded on two oil barges docked on the Mobile river in Alabama, badly injuring three people. After burning for hours, the flames are now out.

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Creatas

The 5 Best Ways to Finally Get That Raise

We’ve been going through a pretty rough economy these last few years, but you’ve been working hard, so why not ask for that raise? It may or may not work, but if you do decide to ask (and you should), you should be prepared to ask for it in the right way.

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David Henneberry, The Man Who Helped Find Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Needs a New Boat — What Can You Do?

David Henneberry became an unlikely hero in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Now, the public can give him a big "thank you."

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Oblivion’ Obliterates the Competition

Tom Cruise and science fiction are a powerful combination. Although the opening weekend of 'Oblivion' didn't break any records big or small, it's a more than solid start for a non-franchise, non-sequel, non-reboot. That's a sad statement on the current state of Hollywood, but that's another topic for another day.

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Erin Schlegel, Getty Images

Officials Say 12 Bodies Recovered at Texas Fertilizer Blast Site

The bodies of 12 people have been recovered from the site of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, officials said on Friday.

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