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Weekend Express with Lynn Smith

Fast-paced look at the day's essential news and buzz-worthy stories

Not enough time to train? Try this 3-minute workout!

Not enough time to train? Try this 3-minute workout!

Author and celebrity personal trainer Joel Harper’s new book, “Mind Your Body” has the diet and exercise to get you on your way to a leaner, healthier life. See how HLN's Lynn Smith did with this three-minute workout challenge!

A 'milkshake' for a leaner, healthier life

A 'milkshake' for a leaner, healthier life

Author and celebrity personal trainer Joel Harper has spent 20 years helping people achieve their weight-loss goals. He’s sharing his recipe on how to “Mind Your Body” for a leaner, healthier life in four weeks, including this “milk” shake.

Recipe for Avocado Milk Shake
(1 serving: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Vegan)

The Graduates

What to get the grad in your life?

It's that time of year. Thousands of college graduates are receiving their diplomas. It's up to you to give them a gift that has real value to them. 

Ted Jenkin from Oxygen Financial has some great ideas for smart financial gifts.

Memorial Day getaways on a budget

Memorial Day getaways on a budget

It's not too late to get some great travel deals for Memorial Day Weekend. Jeanenne Tornatore, Sr. Editor at Orbitz.com, shares the hottest destinations and low airfares to get there.  She also has tips for saving money on a hotel room. 
Severe weather rakes Southwest

Severe weather rakes Southwest

Severe weather in Texas and Oklahoma churned up at least 22 tornadoes on Saturday, including one a half-mile wide.  

'Train's coming': Bus passengers escape crash

'Train's coming': Bus passengers escape crash

A bus in Atlanta, Georgia, was trapped in a railroad crossing as a train was barreling towards it. Surveillance cameras on board the bus caught the moment of impact and the panicked cries of passengers racing to get off. See more from CNN affiliate WSB.

Skin cancer selfies highlight tanning dangers

Skin cancer selfies highlight tanning dangers

Did you know that more people get skin cancer from tanning than lung cancer from smoking? Tawny Willoughby doesn't want anyone else to go through the painful skin cancer treatments she has to endure.

The selfies Willoughby posted on Facebook went viral. She hopes they serve as a warning message to others. HLN's Lynn Smith talked with a doctor about the dangers of tanning and some healthier alternatives.

Watch: Bus dragged little girl 100 feet

Watch: Bus dragged little girl 100 feet

The video is hard to watch, but it's an important safety reminder for kids, parents and drivers.  Surveillance video shows a little girl being dragged down the street by a school bus.  Her backpack got caught in the bus doors and she was dragged at least 100 feet!

Watch: The most shocking video from bus surveillance

Amtrak crash: Did something hit train?

Amtrak crash: Did something hit train?

NTSB investigators are talking with crew members of the Amtrak train that crashed this week in Philadelphia.  The assistant conductor says she heard the conductor radio just before the crash that something hit the train. Erin McLaughlin has more from the crash site.

Read more: Lives lost: What we know about the Amtrak crash

Deflategate: fines and fund raising

Deflategate: fines and fund raising

When the NFL fined the New England Patriots $1 million dollars for "Deflate-gate", the fans went nuts!  Some of them are even donating money to help the team pay the fine, never mind that the team is rolling in dough.  Meanwhile, two equipment managers were suspended indefinitely...no fund-raising for them, as far as we know.  What do you think of the fund raisers...and the fine?

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