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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

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This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

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With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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Takata air bag recall could take years to complete

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The largest auto recall in American history affects nearly 1 in 7 cars.

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Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records

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If the Senate doesn't act, the laws authorizing the programs will expire June 1, and officials say they will lose valuable surveillance tools.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

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With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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Survey: U.S. schools beef up safety measures

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Public schools have increased security with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Move over Bacardi – there’s a new rum in town

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Pernod Ricard is poised to sell its Cuban-made rum in the U.S. once a 53-year-old trade embargo is lifted, going head-to-head with Bacardi.

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Your knockoff makeup is too good to be true

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Counterfeit makeup, some being sold online, contains untested and dangerous ingredients including rat droppings and urine, police say.

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Fly the crowded skies

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The summer skies will be filled with passenger planes, as a record number of travelers are expected.

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This week’s top sports shots

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A look at some of this week's biggest plays and best moments in sports.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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Here's a look at some of this weekend's biggest sporting events.

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WATCH: Getting married by The Rock

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It's normal to cry at weddings, but you'll laugh at this one too.

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Aaron Hernandez has a new, mystery tattoo

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There were two "appearances" from former NFL player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez in court yesterday.

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NFL: Another lawsuit filed against the league

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Hundreds of former players allege that team doctors provided painkillers as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field.

Blogs

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Song Lyrics and Reading Level

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They’re Called Terrible Two’s for a Reason

Dealing with tantrums is part of raising a child.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Game of Thrones: The Musical’

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Coldplay teams up with the cast of "Game of Thrones" for a hilarious musical version of the hit HBO show to help raise money for Red Nose Day.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back on some of the most memorable moments in Hollywood history.

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REVIEW: Evil clown returns for “Poltergeist” reboot

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Just when you felt it was safe to look under the bed, we're given another "Poltergeist" movie.

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PLAYLIST: 19 of the best Summer songs

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Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Start your season off right with this playlist spanning the '60s to now.

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Netflix: What’s coming and going in June

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Take this long weekend to binge on shows and movies that are leaving Netflix and get a sneak peak at what's coming next month.

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REVIEW: Disney goes meta at the multiplex with ‘Tomorrowland’

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Long before the credits roll, Tomorrowland will have you craving a theme park turkey leg and planning a meet up at Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

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WATCH: Getting married by The Rock

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It's normal to cry at weddings, but you'll laugh at this one too.

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend

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A guide to Memorial Day festivities in the Finger Lakes

Cole Bros. Circus

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The circus is coming and we have your tickets!

“Clowning Around”

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We have a Cole Brothers Circus VIP package for you just for “Clowning Around!”

Cans Along Cayuga

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Bring your canned goods to fight hunger at the Ithaca Festival Parade on May 28th!

Save the Monarch Butterfly!

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Help us save the dwindling Monarch butterfly population

Lite Rock Text Club

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Local News

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Giffords, Kelly speak to seniors at Cornell University

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Famous couple urges graduates to make their own way and pursue their dreams.

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Cortland plant to close in 2015; 89 workers face layoffs

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Apex Tool Group filed notice with New York state this week

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2 Cortland teens killed in I-81 crash

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Accident happened Friday night around 7:30 p.m. on I-81 in Preble