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World Cup: Who to Root For Now

World Cup: Who to Root For Now The U.S. might be out of the World Cup, but that doesn't mean the tournament is over....

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Meet Colombia’s James Rodriguez, the World Cup’s Latest Megastar

Meet Colombia’s James Rodriguez, the World Cup’s Latest Megastar Each World Cup, a few players become household names. Scoring spectacular goals or leading upsets tends to do that. So while Colombia’s James Rodriguez (it’s pronounced “Hahm-ez�) may have been on a number of lists about players to watch in Brazil, his rise looks like it’ll only continue rocketing skyward....

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Six Facts That Will Make You Feel Old on First Daughter's Sweet 16

Six Facts That Will Make You Feel Old on First Daughter's Sweet 16 First daughter Malia Obama, just 10 years old when her father took office, turns sweet 16 on July 4 – a milestone President Obama joked is “a little worrisome.� The young girl we remember as a die-hard “Hannah Montana� fan clamoring for a White House puppy......

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Police: Mom Kills Kindergarten Teacher in Class

Police: Mom Kills Kindergarten Teacher in Class Police: Mother stabs teacher to death in front of French kindergarten class on last school day...

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China Court Jails Christian Pastor for 12 Years

China Court Jails Christian Pastor for 12 Years Chinese Christian pastor sentenced to 12 years in prison in church dispute...

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Report: German Intel Worker Suspected of US Spying

Report: German Intel Worker Suspected of US Spying Germany's Merkel informed of espionage arrest; suspect reportedly accused of spying for US...

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Photos: The Surprising Top-Selling Zippo Lighters

Photos: The Surprising Top-Selling Zippo Lighters Zippo lighters through the years....

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Movie Review: 'Earth to Echo'

Movie Review: 'Earth to Echo' 'Earth to Echo' is an ambitious, low-budget sci-fi film that tries, very hard, to be the new millennium’s version of 'ET.' Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite try hard enough....

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Hot Dog! Eaters Ready for Famed NY Contest

Hot Dog! Eaters Ready for Famed NY Contest Hot dog-eating champs to defend titles at famed Coney Island contest on Fourth of July...

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Protests Mar Opening of French Theater Festival

Protests Mar Opening of French Theater Festival Shows canceled at famed French theater festival amid worker protest movement...

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100 UK Imams Urge Britons to Stay Away From Syria

100 UK Imams Urge Britons to Stay Away From Syria 100 UK imams urge British Muslims to stay away from Syria, offer support from home...

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Tense Calm in Jerusalem for Palestinian Funeral

Tense Calm in Jerusalem for Palestinian Funeral Tense calm in Jerusalem before funeral of Palestinian teen killed, Gaza violence subsides...

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Obama on Fourth: Rights, Equality Fuel US Success

Obama on Fourth: Rights, Equality Fuel US Success On July Fourth, Obama says US has succeeded because it's fought to expand rights, opportunity...

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Arthur Makes Landfall as Millions Alter July 4th Plans

Arthur Makes Landfall as Millions Alter July 4th Plans Hurricane Arthur made landfall over North Carolina, sustaining winds over 100 miles per hour as it forced vacationers to evacuate and millions to reschedule their Independence Day plans....

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Ex-Editor Coulson Gets 18 Months for Hacking

Ex-Editor Coulson Gets 18 Months for Hacking Ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson sentenced to 18 months in jail for phone hacking...

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Euro Working Group Approves Greek Loan Installment

Euro Working Group Approves Greek Loan Installment Euro working group approves disbursement of 1 billion euro loan installment for Greece...

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Tense Calm in Jerusalem for Palestinian Funeral

Tense Calm in Jerusalem for Palestinian Funeral Tense calm in Jerusalem before funeral of Palestinian teen killed, Gaza violence subsides...

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Hungary: 5 People Hospitalized, Anthrax Suspected

Hungary: 5 People Hospitalized, Anthrax Suspected 5 people hospitalized in Hungary suspected of having eaten beef infected with anthrax...

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Why Lance Bass' New Single Will Make History

Why Lance Bass' New Single Will Make History Lance Bass, 35, has changed a lot since his 'N Sync days. Now, more than a decade since the iconic group retired and its members went their separate ways, Bass decided to get back into music....

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'Yankee Doodle Dandy' Explained and Other Revolutionary Facts

'Yankee Doodle Dandy' Explained and Other Revolutionary Facts The origin of the word Yankee, the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" explained, and George Washington likely did stand while crossing the Delaware River. And other factoids about the American Revolution....

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