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Manny Crisostomo/ Sacramento Bee
Workers work on a section of U.S. Highway 50, known as the W/X Viaduct in Sacramento on Friday, April 4, 2014.

The need for plenty of adjustments is anticipated on the verge of the start of the Fix50 project, which will upgrade a stretch of the so-called W-X portion of Highway 50 over downtown Sacramento beginning on Tuesday, April 22. Here’s a preview by The Bee’s transportation reporter Tony Bizjak.

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KIRO Seattle video frame/
Two adults faked the abduction of their own child while terrified onlookers rushed to help.

Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real.

Read the story: Fake abduction outrages many in Washington state

Wednesday, April 16 2014
The book that changed Pharrell Williams

Oprah Winfrey interviewed Pharrell Williams, who emotionally reveals that Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist” changed his life.

Wednesday, April 16 2014
Four top trending videos

Here are four top trending videos right now: 1) Two adults faked the abduction of their own child while terrified onlookers rushed to help - why?; 2) Go inside a leopard’s mouth as he bites into a GoPro camera; 3) a spooked horse pulling a carriage full of tourists tore through downtown Savannah, Ga., smashing into cars, scaring passersby and injuring the driver; 4) A Bay Area teen gets a prom date with help from a “Breaking Bad” star. Watch:

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Fox40 video/ via News Distribution Network
Mason Johnson

Mason Johnson died last month, according to paramedics. Tuesday, Mason was reunited with those same paramedics who helped bring him back to life. Fox40 reports:

(See the video on all devices here.)

Monday, April 14 2014
How a ‘blood moon’ happens
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TIME Magazine/
A blood moon with a copper look.

Billions of people will be witness to this year’s first ‘”Blood Moon,” or total lunar eclipse. TIME science editor Jeffrey Kluger explains in this video:


Read: Eclipse viewing favorable in Sacramento

(Watch the video on all devices here)

Kendall and Kylie Jenner hit day two of the Californian festival Coachella, showing off their darker side in fashion.

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Splash! video/
Peaches Geldof

It’s been announced that Peaches’ 11-month-old son, Phaedra, was in Peaches’ care the day she died.

(See the video on all devices here)

A woman has been arrested by police in Las Vegas after she threw a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday during a speaking event.


Read the story on the shoe-throwing incident

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Bloomberg video/

From Cadbury and Dove to Reese's and Snickers, Bloomberg Ranx looks at the most popular chocolate candy in the world.

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AP video/
A chimp scales the wall at Kansas City Zoo.

Kansas City Zoo staff spring into action after several chimpanzees escaped their enclosure. A chimp ring leader beckoned the others to join him as he jumped onto the wall after using a log. Zoo officials used malted milk balls to lure in the escaped chimps, WSBTV reports in the second video:

(See video on all devices here)

(See video on all devices here)

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Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes is reportedly not taking any medication and her family is refuting rumors of any mental illness, despite what experts reportedly say. Instead, family blames past troubles on marijuana use only.

(See the video across all devices)

About Video Break Blog

David Caraccio is a Sacramento native and online news editor with over 23 years of journalism experience. A graduate of San Diego State University, he enjoys finding and viewing videos worth watching. Email: dcaraccio@sacbee.com. On Twitter: @DavidCaraccio. Phone: (916) 321-1125.

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