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Sleepy space probe New Horizons awakens for close-up with Pluto

 Three billion miles away from Earth, in an unchartered slice of our solar system, a small space probe is shaking off its deep sleep and getting ready to become the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its moons.

#PottermoreChristmas kicks off this week for Harry Potter fans

 J.K. Rowling has an early Christmas treat for Harry Potter fans.

Paul McCartney is glad he and John Lennon repaired friendship

  Thirty-four years after his friend and songwriting partner John Lennon was shot and killed, Paul McCartney still remembers the jolt of his death.

'Frozen' and 'Serial' top Apple best-of-2014 lists

 Weary parents, doomed to hear "Let it Go" on a loop until the end of time, made the "Frozen" soundtrack the most downloaded album of the year on iTunes.

French Toast Crunch cereal is back!

2006 was the year Twitter debuted and Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status. It was also the last time French Toast Crunch cereal was for sale in U.S. stores.

Oregon QB wins Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has won.

3 dead after small plane crashes into Maryland house, officials say

A small plane crashed into a house in suburban Washington, D.C., Monday morning, killing at least three people, according to emergency officials at the scene.

Netflix speeds jumped 51% this year

Netflix streamers rejoice! Your movies and TV shows are streaming a lot faster now than they were a year ago.

Aziz Ansari's imagination takes flight as he creates #GhostPlane

Well, that's one way to crowdsource. "Parks and Recreation" star Aziz Ansari tweeted Sunday that he was bored on a flight, and what followed had all of the makings of a Hollywood movie.

How will we remember Bill Cosby?

It's as if the other Bill Cosby never existed. You remember the other Bill Cosby. For a long time, he was the only Bill Cosby.