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Good morning, I'm David Greene. Hi, Mom, send beer money. A guy was holding that sign Saturday behind the set of "College Gameday," ESPN's football pre-game show. You could see it on camera. The young man, Sam Crowder, also wrote how to send money.

Jessica Stefonik is grinning. She's got a bounce in her step. Her cheeks are a little puffy and her speech is a bit thick.

"It feels weird right now, but I'll get used to it," she says.

What she's trying to get used to is the feeling of having teeth.

On the day we met, Stefonik, a mom of three from Mosinee, Wis., got a set of dentures to replace all of her upper teeth, which she lost over many years to disease and decay.

Stefonik is just 31 years old.

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Politics In The News

Sep 12, 2016
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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Years ago, the party basket-maker Longaberger commissioned its seven-story headquarters in the shape of a picnic basket. The distinct edifice near Columbus, Ohio, even has giant handles on the top. Now the company is downsizing.

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Asteriod Named For Queen's Freddie Mercury

Sep 7, 2016
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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DON'T STOP ME NOW")

QUEEN: (Singing) Having a good time. I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky like a tiger...

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Londoners Reenact Great Fire Of 1666

Sep 7, 2016
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Thousand Island dressing – you know it as the mix of ketchup, mayo and a few other things that tops a Reuben or many a burger. In other words, it's pedestrian fare.

But did you know its origins trace back to the highest ranks of American society?

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President Obama is talking about his meetings with the leaders of China and Russia. All were in Hangzhou, China, for an economic summit.

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