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Six-year-old Naomi Pascal of Jackson, Wyo., has a dear friend who's been with her for most of her life, a little bear whom she calls Teddy.

NAOMI PASCAL: I first got Teddy in the orphanage. That with my first gift from my parents.

Thousands of workers across the U.S. are on strike, demanding better wages, better working conditions and more benefits.

In what some have called "Striketober," workers in factories as well as the health care and food industries have either started or authorized strikes in the past month.

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Wildlife biologist Greg LeClair has been obsessed with amphibians since he was a kid, when one rainy day, a black and yellow spotted salamander stumbled into his driveway in Maine.

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In a normal year, the first day of school can be anxiety-provoking for parents and children alike.

WENDY MOGEL: All kids tend to be a combination of excited and nervous about the first day of school.

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This year would have been the 40th wedding anniversary of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

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