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Morning Express with Robin Meade

A fast, personal, and smart blend of all the news you want in the morning. We call it "News in the Fast Lane." So buckle up.

Lake effect snow in Buffalo, New York

Daily speed feed: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Today's must-see, must-share stories as seen on Morning Express with Robin Meade:

Buffalo buried by lake effect snow (CNN)
- 4 die, 3 were shoveling snow

File photo: Kristen Bell sings 'Text Me Merry Christmas' with Straight No Chaser

The new Christmas carol grandma won't understand

The a Cappella group "Straight no Chaser" and Actress Kristen Bell (Anna from ‘Frozen’) have put out a very techy holiday tune, "Text Me Merry Christmas".

Bell says the song is especially for sweethearts who are apart at the holidays.

This Oct. 26, 2014 photo shows Buddy a 4-year-old part-beagle in the back of an ambulance in Mason, Texas. The dog hitched a ride on the outside of the ambulance as it was transporting his owner, Mason County rancher J.R. Nicholson to Fredericksburg. After a motorist flagged down the ambulance to say a dog was on a side step, Buddy was then put into the ambulance with the patient.

Devoted dog hitches ride to hospital

A dog rode on the outside of an ambulance for 20 miles because he apparently didn't want his owner to be alone at the hospital.

Buddy allegedly jumped on the side of the ambulance as his owner, JR Nicholson, was headed to a hospital in San Angelo, Texas, to be treated for dizziness.

They claim to give you that extra boost, but recent studies have shown that energy drinks containing large amounts of caffeine and other stimulants, can actually cause major health problems in children, teens and young adults. In fact, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, of the 5,448 U.S. caffeine overdoses reported in 2007, 46% occurred in those younger than age 19.

Energy drinks dangerous for kids?

Some little kids are getting sick after drinking energy drinks.

Children's bodies may have seizures or heart problems after having the highly-caffeinated drinks.

Joan Tarshis, a journalist and publicist, said she met Bill Cosby in 1969 in Los Angeles when she was invited to have lunch by some friends of his.Tarshis claims Cosby sexually assaulted her 45 years ago, when she was a teenager.

New Cosby accuser: 'I've been quiet too long'

Another woman has come forward with allegations that she was sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby.

Joan Tarshis claims the comedian assaulted her twice 45 years ago when she was 19. Tarshis says she decided to speak up now to support the other women who have made similar accusations against the comedian. 

Jose Canseco selling severed finger?

Jose Canseco selling severed finger?

UPDATE: TMZ fingers Canseco in eBay hoax

Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco may be having the strangest sale you'll ever see.

California church offers drive-thru prayer service

Church offers drive-thru prayer services

A Catholic Church in Northern California has just introduced a drive-thru prayer service.

Starting at 5 p.m. the Priest comes right out to your car to deliver the blessing and a very quick sermon.

Singer Wang Rong has been described as China's 'Lady Gaga', her song "Chick Chick" was posted back in October, but it just went viral this week.

Is this the new 'What Does the Fox Say'?

Is it a cross between 'Gangnam Style' and 'What Does the Fox Say' or is this latest bit of absurdist pop culture something all together different?

Singer Wang Rong has been described as China's 'Lady Gaga'.  Her song "Chick Chick" was posted online back in October, but it just went viral this week.

Melisa Hutchings (L), Tracy Reust and Daniel Wentz walk past a sign reading, "Ferguson Proud Pray for Peace and Progress, " as they carry a cat from the Ferguson Animal Hospital where they placed plywood on the windows to try to protect the business from any violent reaction to the grand jury decision on November 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The area around St Louis, Missouri prepares for the release of the grand jury decision in the shooting death of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson.

State of emergency declared before grand jury decision

There is a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, over something that has yet to happen.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon made the order Monday before the impending decision by the grand jury on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

A small cargo plane crashed into a Chicago home early Tuesday morning

Small plane crashes into Chicago home

A small cargo plane crashed into a home early Tuesday in Chicago, Illinois, near Midway Airport.

The plane went in through the roof of the house into the living room and basement.

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